Monday, June 18, 2012

A Post About the Weekend

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.
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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!
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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.
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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....




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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

23 comments:

Margaret said...

I love both your WIPS. And the DMC's -- good for you for getting that done! It looks so pretty and colorful in the boxes. I wish I had such a complete collection of DMC. Reading your description of the weather out there makes me miss those SF type weather days. Ah, so lovely!

Vera said...

Great picture of sunset! I used to have my DMC threads that way...switched to another method and now am going back...wish I had kept my boxes!! Love the way you are stitching the grass on Ann! Vera

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Call me a floss nerd, but there's just something about looking at a full floss box. LOL! And those cherries, they are my downfall this time of year...like little bits of candy! Yum!

Michelle said...

Wow - look at that sunset! Congrats on getting all those DMCs wound and boxed - that is a huge task, but you will be so glad you've got it done now. And your WIPs look fantastic. I really like how you're stitching the grass diagonally.

Denise said...

Oh my goodness - the view from your balcony is amazing! You are so blessed to live in such a beautiful city! Your floss looks great - what a project! Then the market -- oh, to have a market like that.

Julie said...

Stunning sunet, here in the UK we say - red sky at night, shepherds delight. You have an amazing view from your balcony.
Well done on winding and boxing up all the DMC, they do look so lovely and pretty in their boxes.
Cottages is growing well and i love what you have done with th grass on Mary Ann.

Rita said...

You can call me a floss nerd too. Your floss boxes all organized are beautiful just by themselves.

Your wips are looking great.

Cathy B said...

Happy Monday Edgar. Your photo of the sunset is gorgeous; I always enjoy seeing your market colors too. Those cherries look delicious!

You are making good progress on Mary Ann; I think I might have to add that one to my stash!

Mary said...

Beautiful sunset, That looks too much like work too me I just keep my floss in those plastic sleeves and toss them in a box. Saying some day .....

marly said...

What a beautiful sky. Good job on the floss files. I'm sure that was quite time consuming but so worth it! Samplers are looking great.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What a beautiful shot of the sea of humanity from your balcony :) It amazes me when I see photos like that!
I love your bobbins all ordered and neat....that is a big project and one that is never ending, cause once a project is over, you gotta file those guys again.
Love Ann and I love your cottages!

geeky Heather said...

WOW, what a sunset! Gorgeous! I love the way the overdyed floss worked on May, too...makes it look like a clapboard house. =)

Bianca said...

Wow, you sure did a lot of winding. I'm sure it was worth it as the floss looks so nice, neat, and organized. Plus, it's nice to be able to take a true inventory of supplies. Mary Ann looks simply beautiful.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous photo and OMG I LOVE Ranier cherrys. They haven't arrived in stores here yet; I always splurg and buy just one every summer. We had your broccoli salad this weekend and my husband loved it! Thanks again for posting it.

valerie said...

Wonderful sunset photo! Wasn't it a scorcher on Saturday?! It was 95 near me! Love your farmers market photos...I couldn't resist cherries, strawberries and peaches this time around. Great progress on your stitching!

Barb said...

I don't know what I'm most impressed with, the sunset, the organized floss, or the cherries!!

Shirlee said...

What can I say? I love the WIPs, the sunset is gorgeous, & the farmers' wares looks wonderful! Congratulations on getting all your DMC organized. That is a huge job! I got some small Ziploc baggies, made labels numbered in order per their DMC numbers (3 or 4 numbers per baggie) & then I file those in plastic shoe boxes. I came up with this system back when I was in my cross stitch life #2. Works for me but I see where it would be really nice to just look & see all the colors at one time for the most part : )

Joy said...

Did you get the little labels for the DMC? I do bobbins as well, except since I acquired most of my DMC in college when I had nothing better to do, I organized it right away.

Can't believe they turned off the pool heater. In Texas, they're pretty unnecessary but I can see the need for one is San Francisco.

Oh, and the flat stanley is cute. I have that book and it's sequel. Kinda comes with wanting to be an elementary school teacher.

Deb said...

Your samplers are looking great Edgar. I can't imagine winding all those tags!! Although come to think about it, I think that I had to do that years ago. It seemed to take forever! But how nice when all the threads are organized. The sunset is beautiful. How lucky you are to see that!

Beth said...

Ha, last summer I decided to wind all my DMC onto bobbins too, I thought I would never finish and get them all into boxes. I never want to have to do that again!

Yuko said...

Hi Edgar,
Sorry for not leaving you comment at all recently!
What a beautiful scene you could take a photo!
And your WIPs are looking gorgeous!
Especially Mary Ann!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful sunset!! Great job on the dmc! Can I send mine to you for organizing?? ;)
Your sampler is beautiful!
Yummy on all of those cherries!!

Lynn said...

You did a great job on organizing your DMC. I absolutely detest winding floss on bobbins so now all of my floss resides in small bags stored on rings.
Those cherries look so delectable!!