Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall Decorations

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends your sweet comments once again are makin' my day!!!!  Thank you so much!!   - and - for the the new Followers thanks for following, I hope you enjoy my blathering!!   - and - for the lurkers...  thanks for lurking, I do like to know that you are there also!  I also wanted to mention that in response to the overwhelming email requests and what I have seen happening all over the Blog World I have turned off the "word verification" and turned on the "Comment Moderation" - I think that will be easier for everyone.  Some of the squished up words and numbers are just really too hard to read!
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I got a box in the mail yesterday that had a couple of wonderful finishes I had Faye over at Carolina Stitcher whip up for me.  I can usually accomplish most things I set out to do, but occasionally I know when I'm licked.  So I turned to an expert in the field - I told her what I was thinking of and slam bam thank you ma'am she magically transformed my bits o'stitching into lovely pieces.  I can only show one of them at the moment as the other has not not been sent and received. 

 I redid my Fall Table over with one of the pieces Faye made up for me... here's a snap - 


As you can see I added a few more Fall / Hallowe'en things and now I'm all set for the Season!!  Here is a close up of the table mat ....


I stitched this piece a few years ago and at the time I made it into a flat-fold.  I was never very happy with the way it turned out - so - I ripped up the flat fold and sent the stitched piece the Faye and now I have this beauty.  I can not say how great Faye is and her work is impeccable!!!  I highly recommend her finishing skills!!
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Yesterday at dusk we had the privilege of a double rainbow.....

 
.....yes, the sky was a purple/pink colour and although you can see the double rainbow in the snap - the real thing was just mind boggling.  It lasted for about 14 minutes and then was gone.  This shot is taken looking East across the Bay and toward the Oakland Hills and Mt Diablo.

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

Take care,
edgar

26 comments:

Margaret said...

Faye really does do nice work, doesn't she? Love your piece and what Faye did with it too. And the fall decorating! And the double rainbow -- wow! Gorgeous! Thanks about the word verification. I'm getting really annoyed with it -- for a while it was better, but it seems to be worse again. Yuck!

BrendaS said...

Love your Fall display Edgar! I've ordered a few project pouches from Faye and just LOVE them. She did a great job on your Fall mat.

Beautiful picture of the double rainbow. Love the pink/purple color in the sky.

Have a great weekend.

Vicki said...

Love your fall display. I started decorating yesterday. Putting out those gorgeous fall colors makes me feel cooler... even here in Phoenix! The rainbow photo is gorgeous!

Vera said...

Hi Edgar. Love the mat that Faye sewed up for you -- it is gorgeous. And, a double rainbow - WOW! Beautiful photo of it.

MarchAnn said...

I like the table set up Edgar, it looks great. Faye did a very nice job on the piece too.

gracie said...

What a magnificent sky!

Rita said...

I love your fall display.

Beautiful double rainbow!

Tracey said...

I do so love your posts Edgar... you always share the neatest things!! The table mat really sets off your autumn display, and the stitching and finishing are both beautiful.

And talking about beautiful... WOW what an amazing double rainbow!! :-)

Sharon said...

This post was full of things that make me smile! I just love anything related to the Fall season and your table-scape is just lovely. What a wonderful blogging world we live in - yea, Faith for being able to bring to life just what you envisioned for your needle's beauty! :)
I also love rainbows and San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the world! How sweet of you to pack so many of my "bring on my happy face" loves in one post!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Karen said...

Love what Faye did with your piece! She is an amazing finisher!! Her sewing skills are just out of this world! and love the feel of fall you have going there, getting my stuff out tonight to try and make it cooler here in AZ. LOL

Natasha said...

Ohhhh I just the what Faye did!! Was'nt the weather yesterday funny. We had rain AND thinder down here in the Bay and the sunsets was jut amazing!!

Have a great day!

Krista said...

Lovely finish from Faye, her work is amazing, I have a few of her pouches to carry my stitching around in and love them! I am not good with the sewing/finishing, only the stitching :D
Love that beautiful rainbow!

Parsley said...

Oh my! Now I'm certainly in the mood for fall and Halloween!

Love the rainbow pic.

Denise said...

I love how 'Be Ye Thankful' is finished - I must admit I am tiring
of doing 'little pillows'. This is a great idea. I enjoy seeing
the pictures you take around San Francisco. Thanks for sharing
your lovely city with all of us.

Deb said...

I love what Faye finished for you and your arrangement! You're definitely ready for Fall. I'm not ready to release summer yet, but I know that it's just a matter of time - the nights are getting cooler and the days shorter!!

Wonderful picture of the double rainbow. Beautiful!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love the rainbow photo, it's the prettiest I've seen in a very long time. I hope you don't mind me saying this Edgar but I think what makes your blog such a pleasure to visit is your honesty - you post in a very natural way - I don't feel as though you're pretending to be someone you're not.

Tracey said...

That finish turned out lovely! Faye does beautiful work. Your fall table is so nice. :) I have some fall smalls in a basket too, almost exactly like yours.. but I don't have anywhere to display it yet. I do have some shelves from a friend I need to hang- maybe it will go there. We have to keep it out of the reach of Ginger as she will pull things out of it and tear them up. :( Beautiful rainbows! You were in the right place at the right time. :)

Catherine said...

Aawwww.....Faye's finishing is awesome and your display is ssoooo cute!!

Beth said...

Edgar - what a lovely fall stitch, and yes, Faye did a wonderful job finishing it off for you. The rainbow is so very pretty, but then SF is a pretty city!

Mouse said...

faye is a gorgeous finisher isn't she and what a beautiful double rainbow with that background sky ... love mousexxxxx

Maggee said...

Small world! I just got home from running errands, and about an hour ago I saw a Double Rainbow too! It took a while to get here, eh?!? Your fall display is very nice. Gonna hold off a little longer on mine. Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Barb said...

I love your Halloween table and thanks for sharing those amazing rainbow pictures!

Deborah said...

The double rainbow is spectacular! Your fall table looks wonderful and the piece Faye finished for you is beautiful.

pj said...

Edgar, great post! Your stitching is beautiful and glad you are happy with the table mat. Faye does great work and is very creative with her finishes! Enjoy the fall season. And, don't forget about your Christmas stitching...:) pam in iowa

Shirlee said...

Your fall decor is great, & Faye did a wonderful job on that finish, but WOW! The rainbows & sky are gorgeous! I'm so glad you were able to get a photo to share with us : ) Have a great weekend!

C in DC said...

Great finish. I love the pattern. Who's the designer? I would love to find this chart. Thanks.

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