Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Some More Stitching and Weekend Snaps...

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I was having a time with Blogger yesterday.  I sat down to get a post ready and was typing along and then tried to get a picture up - not working...  alrighty...  then I was just going to post a little "non photo" type thing - and again, no go....  alrighty....  then I just gave up.  I dug around in my albums some, deleted some photo's and then came back later in the day with the little post -  and now everything seems to be working fine.
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On Monday afternoon I got a phone call from the framers that the two piece I left were ready for pick up.  So after work I drove down to south city and got them  - and I am pretty happy overall with the way they turned out.  Here are some snaps of the pieces...


This is "ABC Hornbook" from The Primitive Needle, designer Lisa Roswell.  I started this just after her death - I really enjoyed the stitching and still feel the loss of such a talented person.  I am sorry for the craptastic picture, I just couldn't get a clear shot with no hot flash spot.  Here is a close up of the frame..


I liked the brushed and distressed elements of the frame and think it works well with the overall piece.

The other piece I had framed was this...


This is the "Mystery Sampler" from With thy Needle and Thread, designer Brenda Gervais.  I choose a plain oak frame for this and I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  I am planning on sending this to my Mom as it really "looks" like her style and is totally her colour scheme...  and her Birthday is coming up - so it all works out fine!  I actually took a few more pieces but with the selection of frames they had I couldn't find anything that I liked to go with what I had brought - so maybe next time.
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I am part of a stitching group "Friends Stitching Through the Seasons" and heard from my partner, Diane, that the package I sent her for Spring, had arrived - and I wanted to show the stitched piece I made and sent..


I made a box for this exchange - the stitched piece on top is called "Hip Hop" from Bent Creek.  I have had this chart for quite a while and just never had just the right time to stitch it up - this was the time to stitch it up and it turned out really cute!!   I sent along some extra treats and everything arrived and was well received.
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I wanted to Post some of my weekend snaps ....



With all the storms pushing in from the NW - the ocean is just gorgeous!!!  I took this picture up by the Cliff House looking south.  Look over to the left and you can see a little windmill in the distance- that's were Queen Wilhelmina's Garden is.  Some more shots from the garden...







Those dark purple tulips were really lovely.  It was a beautifully bright sunny day - however the wind off the ocean was blowing a freezing gale from freaking Alaska - and so we were frozen solid by the time I wrapped up my picture taking.  
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I made a super easy coffee cake on Sunday....

That recipe will go up in the morning.  

I think that's about it for today sports fans.  I am way behind in my emails and things so please forgive some latish answering on my part!!  Let me leave you with a snap of our cute little Easter bowl..

A sweet gift from a dear friend. Mr Rabbit is just darling holding down those Reese's Pieces Pastel candy eggs - they are delicious!!!

Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

30 comments:

Denise said...

Wonderful pics! Your stitching/framing looks great - your mom should be thrilled to receive her gift! Love those tulips.

Laura said...

Tulips are my favorite flower. Thanks for brightening my day with these great shots!

Katherine said...

Your stitching is lovely as ever - and framed too! That garden is gorgeous, especially the windmill. Must have been an invigorating day with the wind.

diamondc said...

Edgar: The Nornbook is lovely, I am totally in love with the Mystery Sampler the framing really fits this lovely sampler.
Your Bent Creek is so cute.
P.S. I love love the tulips
thank-you for sharing.
Catherine

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching!!

I really enjoy the scenery pics you take as my DD lives in the Bay Area too.

The coffee cake looks delicious!

Shirlee said...

I searched out that Primitive Needle pattern so I could order it & found 2 more to go with it! You are a bad influence on someone as easily influenced as me ... lol! The stitchings look great & I enjoyed all the photos, especially the one on the shore. Gorgeous!

Joy said...

I love this time of year for the Cadbury Cream Eggs. Not so much about the Peeps though (I've been burned out), although I wouldn't say no to the stuffed Peeps in a box (but it was like $7 so I didn't get it). I'll take your Reese's Pieces though.

Lovely flowers. We were at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens about two weeks ago and they had some lovely flowers out but sadly the roses were not even budding yet. The Japanese Garden there is always gorgeous.

butterfly said...

Your stitching looks great,great photos,thanks for sharing.

Stitchinowl said...

What a wonderful post this morning, Edgar! I love your framed pieces and the BC Hip Hop exchange piece is great. Lovely photos of Queen Wilhelmina's garden. Thanks for sharing.
Carolyn

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your stitched pieces look great all dressed up in their new frames, Edgar! I started the PN piece when Lisa first released it and I know this will be hard to believe but I spilled iced tea on it! The colors bled terribly and I couldn't save it. I was about 1/3 of the way through the design, I guess. Bummer. I have got to finish the Mystery Sampler. I had to frog a bunch on it and got disgusted with it and threw it aside. Seeing yours all framed and lookin' pretty makes me want to finish it. Soon.
Lovely pics of SF, too. The tulips are gorgeous!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your two framed pieces look wonderful. Sweet exchange gift you stitched!

Linda said...

Your stitching is gorgeous - and now I want the Mystery Sampler one - thanks a lot - LOL!

I miss Lisa too! I keep thinking I'm going to see a new design come out by her - and then I remember.

Linda in VA

Katya5 said...

Beautiful garden, beautiful stitching! How do you manage to complete so many projects? Do you have a secret? Please share!

Mouse said...

oooo how wonderful your pieces look framed and I am sure you mum will the love the BOAF one :)
gorgeous exchange piece too and lovely tulips on your trip :) love mouse xxxxx

robindefender said...

Your framed pieces look great, and I love all the garden photos. Looks like you had a great trip.

Sherri said...

Great post today. Loved everything in it. I'm sure your mom will cherish the piece you stitched for her. I would! Thanks for sharing all the pics.

Beth said...

Your Primitive Needle piece is wonderful Edgar. I think we all still more the loss of Lisa - our stitching community is smaller in many ways with out her. Love all the tulips too! 7" of snow this morning here.

Jenny said...

What a wonderful post, Edgar! Congrats on the fab framings you got back. Your samplers are so pretty and I am especially impressed with the light and cheery colors of the mystery sampler; I like the colors in your photos so much better than how they show up on the chart cover-pic. The blue birds and the sheep are simply adorable!

Thanks a bunch for sharing all those tulip pics too. The dark purple ones are gorgeous!

Daffycat said...

This is an awesome post, Edgar! I LOVE the Bent Creek design you stitched for your exchange. That is one CUTE rabbit!

Deborah said...

Wonderful pictures! I have been to the garden and loved seeing your shots. Both pieces look great framed. I am sure that your mom will love her gift.

Mary said...

Beautiful framed pieces. I confess that I copied your idea of changing the color of the alphabet on the Mystery Sampler - and I love how it looks!

Mary in MN

Margaret said...

Oh my, I love your framing! Just gorgeous! Lovely exchange piece too. And I love all the garden pics. Beautiful!!

Delania said...

Edgar, I love reading your posts. I live in Hot Springs, AR and would love to do an exchange with you sometime. Your garden pictures are just beautiful. We are fortunate to have Garvan Woodland Gardens in our city to enjoy nature at its best. Best Regards.

Catherine said...

Great frame choices Edgar! Your pieces look wonderful!
And those gardens ~ so pretty! If you had not mentioned how cold it was, one would never have known.

sheravery said...

Hi Edgar,
Your framed pieces are lovely. The Mystery Sampler is one of my favorites. I'm sure your Mom will be thrilled with it!
Those garden photos are beautiful. I love tulips- wish they lasted longer.

-Sherry-

Lana said...

Great stitching and framing!!

Christine said...

Your framed pieces are gorgeous and the gardens look lovely, but my favourite thing in the post is definitely your adorable little rabbit bowl

melodyr said...

That frame is so beautiful. I love the distressed look. I have never seen one like that before. And your stitching is beautiful also.

Anne said...

Beautiful framing Edgar!! Those pieces are fantastic!! Lovely box you made for the exchange too! Such a pretty purple! Thanks for sharing those lovely photos of the tulips!!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous frames!! I really like the looks of the distressed one too.
The garden photos are so striking with all those fabulous colours! I can't wait for our tulips to bloom here.