Monday, October 7, 2013

A Wintery Stitching Finish and Cake!!!

Gentle Friends I thought to day I would give you a break from my "Travel Log."  The weekend here by the Bay was just lovely....  or would have been if it wasn't so dang hot!!  Bright and sunny and in the low 80's/upper 70's.....  that's how it is during our "Autumn" - you get those warm days.  But, we have been told that the cool weather is coming by the end of the week - woo hoo!!!
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Yesterday I finished up the Winter Sampler I had been working on.....


Heartstring Samplery - "Baby, Its Cold Outside"
36ct "Ale" - my conversion to Belle Soie
8/30 - 10/6/13

I laid the antique frame I had over the finished stitching to show what it will eventually look like, once I get it in gear and stretched and pinned and in place.  If you remember that I stitched this piece to fit the frame so I elongated the piece and added quite a bit of stitching to the letters and moved things up and down to work better visually.  It's a great piece to do and worked up really fast!!  Beth, the designer behind "Heartstring Samplery" has a great Blog to read HERE, and does some really wonderful things, go check it out!!
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On Saturday Rico and I and some Friends went to dinner to celebrate my Birthday, I wanted to stay in the neighborhood so we went to Patxi's Pizza down on 24th Street.  It's my favorite Pizza in the City!!  Then we went back to our house and had some cake and coffee.  Rico had gotten me an Italian Rum cake from our favorite Bakery, Dianda's, and I got a snap of that.....


It was lots of fun and low key, just like I like it!!!

Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

48 comments:

Carmen Sutton said...

Happy Birthday the cake looks wonderful and your stitching finish also!

ariadne said...

Happy birthday!Hope you have many happy returns!AriadnefromGreece!

riona said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks marvelous. I couldn't help noticing your small cake plates match a stray dinner plate I acquired somewhere along the way. Since it doesn't match a single thing I have, I would be happy to send it to you. Perhaps you could use it as a serving plate.

Wagapapa said...

Lovely stitching, it looks great!

Happy birthday! xoxo

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your finish is stunning Edgar and that is a perfect frame for it!
Lo key and fun, that IS the way to go :)
Happy Birthday to the sweetest young man around!

Cole said...

Happy Birthday! :D

Beautiful finish, it looks wonderful!

NanaPeggy said...

Happy Birthday Edgar xxx

Melody said...

Love your finish. The frame looks so good with it! I admire you for adjusting the design to fit the frame. That takes some planning. I finished this one also, but have not found a frame for it. Your lovely finish make me think it needs to be a priority..

Happy Belated birthday! The cake looks delish!

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday to a fellow Libra (my B'day was the 1st :)).

Here's another stitchy done while I'm still working on things from last fall....haha. How do you do them so quickly???

I love this sampler and the frame is perfect for it :)

What's next??

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your stitching! Happy Birthday!!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Edgar!

When I first looked at the phot of your stitching, I thought it was already framed and that it was a perfect frame and I loved the gold on the inside of the frame - perfect. Then when I read how you had altered the design to fit the frame, I thought "How Clever!" Well done!

Jan said...

Happy Birthday Edgar... the cake looks yummy!!!!!

Heather, aka: Big Auntie said...

Italian Rum Cake? Rico is a keeper! Happy Birthday, and congrats on the finish.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Happy Birthday, Edgar! I hope you have a wonderful year! Love your finish - the Winter Sampler is lovely and it echos one of my favorite Christmas songs. The frame, and your adjustments, are perfect.

Loraine said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Edgar! I love the cake. It looks fabulous.
Also, your finish is wonderful! The frame looks really nice with it. I love the changes you made.
Have a great week. I hope it cools off for you. :)

needlenurse said...

Happy Birthday! Your stitching is lovey as always. I don't have that pattern so I couldn't tell what changes you made......maybe you should start designing.

Paula

Sweet Sue said...

Happy Stitchy Birthday!

Rita said...

Happy birthday!!

What a beautiful sampler!

marly said...

Hope you had a happy happy birthday!

rosek1870 said...

I love your finish and the frame is perfect! I have "Baby It's Cold Outside" next to start. Happy Birthday!
Hugs
Rose

Kay said...

Beautiful stitching. Happy birthday, I love the cake knife and small china plates by the way.

stitcheranon said...

Love the stitching! Rum cake looks amazing....bet it tastes it too xx Happy birthday!

cucki said...

Happy Birthday.... the cake looks wonderful and your stitching finish is super cute :)
Hugs x

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Happy, happy birthday, Edgar! The cake is really pretty. Your winter wonderland looks great - nice arrangement!

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: I am singing Happy Birthday to you as I type this.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Beautiful pattern the frame is perfect.
Happy Birthday

Catherine

Nancy said...

Your sampler is very pretty! That's one of my favorite winter songs. Is the frame one of your treasure finds?

Belated Happy Birthday! The cake looks delicious.

Mary said...

Nice finish, and I noticed one candle.... fire code any all that limited the candles. That is what happens when I have a cake. Being married to a retired firefighter and having a son-in-law a firefighter too ( Both comment on the number of candles ) Hope you had a great Birthday.

Jules said...

Happy Birthday! (You had me at cake, lol). The rum cake looks so delicious.

I also love the new finish. Very quaint! Looks great in that frame.

Lisa V said...

I just love that design Edgar, and now I have seen your beautiful finish I am definately going to have to put it on my To-Do list.
Congrats.

Gene Black said...

Sorry I missed the celebration...Happy Birthday to you!

Margaret said...

Lovely finish! I don't think I'd be daring enough to change things to fit the frame. You did a great job! Love your cake -- happy birthday! Hope it was a good one!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!! The cake looks and sounds delicious! Fabulous finish too ~ another pattern on my one day to do list!

Vicky said...

Happy Birthday Edgar and welcome to the 50 club :)

I joined in July and it is fabulous!!

Wanda said...

Edgar, the 'Baby it's cold outside' is beautiful and will look fabulous in your frame. Happy Birthday!

Miss LindaLee said...

A late, Happy Birthday to you Edgar. Love your finish. Beautiful stitching as always.

Jeannine520 said...

Happy Birthday Edgar!! Glad to hear you had a nice birthday. Many happy returns.

April said...

Happy Birthday Edgar!!! Oh How love Birthday Cake! lol I love the stitching finish you had. That frame looks beautiful with the stitched piece!

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! Your finish looks wonderful. That cake looks yummy.

Barb said...

Happy birthday again! Both the cake and the stitching look wonderful! I love that old frame!

Vivian said...

Happy birthday!!

I really love your latest stitching project, it's simply beautiful. I have to tell you, it was very fitting as the woodstove is roaring and big ol'snowflakes have been falling all evening.

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Edgar.
The winter sampler looks gorgeous

Shirlee said...

The stitching is fabulous, & so glad you had a nice birthday : )

Krista said...

Happy Birthday, Edgar!

Great new finish and how sweet that frame works perfect!

Berit said...

Awesome!

BiCO looks so cute in that "old gold" frame. :D

Sounds like a great little celebration, too!

Happy Belated Birthday! (Or did I already wish you one and forget...)

Jodi S said...

Great finish! Happy Birthday to you!

valerie said...

Happy, Happy belated birthday Edgar! The cake looks scrumptious. And your finish looks even better. Congrats!

Kate said...

Happy belated birthday.
Lovely stitching.

Kate said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday. If ever you get tired of "Baby it's cold outside" I'll take it off your hands! Gorgeous finish and I love the frame.