Tuesday, February 19, 2013

First Finish of 2013... and a Little Nutty Weekend!!

Gentle Friends, for some reason I couldn't get onto Blogger yesterday so that I could leave a Post.  It was quite frustrating!!!

Over the weekend I finished up Miss Mary, so I finally can start something else without all the guilt of the WIP basket looming there next to my stitching chair!!!  So here's a snaperoo of this really super sampler...


"Mary Ann Hutton 1801 - Christmas Sampler"
36ct Days Gone By - my conversion to Belle Soie

I am not sure why but for some reason it looks all green on my monitor, trust me it is not on a green ground, but a lovely mottled tan.  As you can see I decided to stitch my initials and date instead of going full repro - since I deviated so far from repro-ville I figured why not.  I stitched that number  "3" a couple of times and am still not too happy with it, I may go back and re-do it again.  This was a super piece to work on, now I am thinking of what my next SL piece will be, there are so many I have already in my stash the decision will take a little while, but I think I know what I want to start.

Over the weekend I really didn't do too much.  A really good Friend of mine in North Carolina sent us some raw red peanuts, you just can not get them out here in the far west...


 he knows one of our favorite things is candied or sugar peanuts...  so I got out the old skillet


 and made a big ole batch of them.  It is a wonder how the miracle of sugar, water and the peanut can make such a delicious treat!!!


They are easy to make and so good!!!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

36 comments:

gracie said...

Beautiful finish and those peanuts...

Mary said...

Great finish, I always stitch my initials in somewhere even in repros....who cares... I change colors too...lets hope the stitch police never find where I live.....The peanuts look great ...just right for a night of movies watching.

~Judy~ said...

The sampler is a beauty! Ohhhh...I can taste those peanuts now. Lucky you!

Frances said...

I LOVE this sampler! You did a beautiful job with it--makes me want to stitch it myself!

Vicki said...

Miss Mary is beautiful. I really like her, I finally decided I think it's the "font" used in the text that I'm drawn to. Great job!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Mary Ann is beautifully done!
I could use a handful of those nuts right now...yum!!

cucki said...

Wow your sampler is looking so lovely...
Yummy peanuts...my mouth is watering...
Big hugs x

Gabriele said...

Wow, the peanuts make my mouth watering! Yummy!
Your sampler is absolutly beautiful!
Greetings from Germany

Margaret said...

Congratulations on your finish of Mary Ann. So pretty! I love this one and have her on my to-stitch list. candied peanuts -- oh they look so good! Have you posted the recipe before? I can't remember. Of course, getting raw peanuts would be a problem, like you said. I'd better just buy the sugared peanuts and be done. lol!

Karen said...

The sampler is lovely. Congrats on your finish! And the peanuts look pretty darn good, too. :o)

Kielrain said...

I love that sampler. Such a pretty piece.

diamondc said...

Edgar: On my monitor the color is a beautiful tan, I love your finish with your initals, your peanuts look yummy and thenyummy again.
Catherine

Nancy said...

Edgar your sampler is absolutely beautiful! The peanuts look scrumptuous! (not sure how to spell that) I never heard of making them in a skillet.

Beth said...

Mary Ann is lovely Edgard. I've never heard of your peanut treat before - it sounds scrumptious!

Jodi S said...

Love your finish of Mary Ann. Very nice sampler - that I may need to acquire. :) Those peanuts look delish!

Kate said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish. Those candied nuts look quite delicious

Deborah said...

Mary is just beautiful!I love it. Those peanuts looked yummy.

MarchAnn said...

Very nice job on Mary, and I'm with you about putting my initials on a sampler. Really like this sampler and may have to go find it myself.

DonnaTN said...

Miss Mary is so pretty. Wish I was there to help you eat those luscious sugar nuts.

Christine said...

Fabulous finish Edgar

jeffsrose35 said...

You do amazing work!!!!!! Would love to have the recipe for the nuts.

Kevin said...

Love your finish on Mary! She turned out wonderfully. And BOY do those sugar coated peanuts look amazing! I remember as a kid buying these (similar, but they were red in color? Maybe food coloring?)

Rita said...

Beautiful sampler!

Carol said...

Really lovely first finish of the year, Edgar--congratulations :)

Akila said...

Lovely finish. OMG candied peanuts are my favorite as well. They look yumm. In India we use jaggery instead of sugar, which is healthier too.

valerie said...

Pretty sampler finish! Love it!

needlenurse said...

The sampler is lovely............as is all your work! Would you please post the recipe for the candied peanuts? They look so good! Thank you.

Paula

needlenurse said...

The sampler is lovely....as is all your stitching. Would you please post the recipe for the peanuts? They look so good! Could you substitute pecans? Thank you.

Paula

Cathie J said...

Beautiful piece. I almost always put my initials and date on any cross stitch I make or I place a label on the back of the framed piece. Just as we would love to know info about vintage samplers, I figure someday, someone may want to know info about me. I make sure I supply it.

Nicola said...

Edgar I have never tried peanuts done this way before in the UK, I can get fesh peanuts please could you share the recipe.

Julie said...

Superb finish Edgar

Stress Less said...

Love the sampler. Congrats!!!

Susan said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Sugar peanuts are so good.

Sharon said...

Congrats Edgar on a fabulous finish!

marly said...

I really really like Hutton. And those peanuts.

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish! Oohhhh....those peanuts look good!