Monday, February 19, 2018

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I 've been stitching away on Sheep Virtues... here's where I left off...

... sorry for the craptastic snap but you get the idea.
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There you go sports fans, short and sweet.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, February 16, 2018

We Have a Winner and a New Year!!

Gentle  Friends, first let me wish everyone...Kong Hei Fatt Choy!!!!  It is the Chinese New year!!

...and it's the year of the Dog!!!  
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I also had "the Hag Claw" pick a winner last night from the "Bowl of Destiny"...


... it was confirmed by Lolly, the Who Hound Extraordinaire...

 .and the winner is...

... Mangojam!!  Thank you all for entering!!  I'll be having another little Gift-a-way in a couple of weeks in Honor of St Patrick's Day.....  so, stop by and pop your name into the mix!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Little Lunch

Gentle friends, we were out and about over the weekend and nothing fun turned up for purchase but we did head over to a new place for some lunch... Lazeez... and here's what we picked up to take home...

 ... we both chose Gyros's... Rico went for grilled chicken and...

.... I picked the more traditional meat - "beef & Lamb" ... they both came with lettuce, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce... both came on grilled pita bread.  We also picked up a side of fries to split.  They were really good, and super big, like giant burritos, so big that we cut them in half and had them again on Sunday for lunch!!
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There you go sports fans, today is the last day to jump in on my Linen Gift-a-WaIt'll be open up until noon today PST and I'll announce the winner in the morning.
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Tha t's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar






Monday, February 12, 2018

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle friends, I've been working a bit on HEiotS...

... filled in the house part and the only real change was to use "Old Purple Paint" for the door instead of "Mulberry"... then I started up on my Spring piece... I began this stitch using a 40ct RR piece of linen... which I didn't like, it was far to stiff and the color was just off a bit so I frogged out the border that I had stitched and then dug around and found another piece of linen I liked far better.....

...  a really lovely piece of  36ct Lakeside Linen, the color is "Vintage Sand Dune."  I've restitched the border I frogged out of the other piece of linen and am a much happier stitcher with the way it looks.  The piece I started is LHN "Little Sheep Virtues" and I am stitching it as a single large sampler.  I have modified the border from the many colours and variations charted to a single color "Wilderness," and will be leaving the diamonds open - for now - I like the way it looks, but I just might change my mind.......  the end is a long way off.  I have also changed all of the colors from the recommended DMC floss to various overdyed floss' including WDW, CC, and GAST - I'll talk about them as I stitch along.
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, February 9, 2018

A Little Linen Gifting

Gentle friends,  while digging around in my linen stash (I'm working up a new start for Spring) I came across quite a few lower count linens that another stitcher would be able to put to use and so have decided to have...


... a little Drawing for the whole shebang so that they can have a new home!  This mix of linens are all different counts like 20, 22, 24, 28 and even some 32 and all different sizes... I didn't make a list or even count how many pieces... it's a real grab bag of things... so here's how it'll work... If you'd like to win this pile of linen... leave a comment on this Post only by 12pm PST - next Thursday, February 15th.  I'll have the hag Claw draw a name and announce the Winner on Friday.  Make sure that I can contact you if you win and that's all there is to it... easy peasy!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks agon for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, over the weekend I found some interesting things on our usual journey through the thrift and consignment shops....

... I found this great sterling "Pansy Bowl" and after cleaning it up...

it turned out pretty nice!!   The Nativity triptych is a great find and that when it is folded up the has a "night on the desert" kind of painting on the outside ...  I think it was made in the 1940's or so just from the way it is made and the painted images ... I also found the beautiful old lustreware plate with hand painted decoration that dates to ca. 1810 or so...

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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by !!  Do stop again soon!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, February 5, 2018

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends,  still working away on HEioTS and here's where I am at the moment...


... the biggest change I made was to use GAST "Mulberry" for the four chimneys, I like the idea that they are brick, the chart called for them to be stitched with WDW "Havanna" the same as the outlines and roofs and that wasn't going to work for me...
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That's about it for today sports fans, short and sweet!! 
Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, February 2, 2018

A Little Groundhog

Gentle Friends..... Phil saw his shadow and so...

... it's another six weeks of lovely winter weather!!
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Don't forget to give a look at the 1993 classic fantasy film "Groundhog Day"....
...starring Bill Murry, Andie MacDowell.  It's a really fun film!!
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That wraps up this sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop in again next week!!

Take care,
edgar