Gentle Readers and Dear Friends the weekend was very nice and relaxing!! As the week wound down the weather heated up and by Saturday we were in the upper 80's and for out here that's a scorcher!! But, Friday evening the winds died down and the sun set with this glorious sky...
Taken from our balcony looking North East across Noe Valley towards downtown SF.
.... and the old saying - red at night sailors delight... held true, as the weather was dry and lovely Saturday and Sunday - if not a bit hot Saturday. Sunday early morning the winds picked up and the cool/cold Pacific breezes blew in and we had a perfect SF day - cold and clear most of the day, then the fog rolled in and Summer in the city was back in full force.
One of the things I accomplished was to finally wind up and organize my DMC. For the longest time this project has sat bagged up and forlorn...
..... I finally got it together to get the skeins of floss on bobbins and in order!!
Now, I have all the colours in order and handy - I felt Like I had killed a bear when I finished. I was amazed at how may duplicate bobbins and skeins I have - some colours I must have bought a dozen times!! That at least will not happen again, I hope!
On the stitching front I worked some on Mary Ann.... just lots of grass stitching...
Sorry about the wrinkles. I am stitching the grass diagonally to add some visual interest. Since there are three rows of colour I am stitching the two narrow rows leaning left and the fat middle row leaning right, it sure gets tedious after a while!! I also worked some on the Cottages...
I converted all of May's recommended DMC's to over dyed floss and I'm really pleased with the outcome. I am very behind on this piece and I plan on playing catch up this week.
Yesterday after Mass and a quick breakfast at Eddie's Cafe, we made it to the Grove Street Farmers Market. The summer fruits and flowers were just great....
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!