Monday, February 18, 2019

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, so another weekend wooshed by once again and as I sit here on a cold (45 degrees outside) Monday morning I think back and say... lordy, that long nap yesterday would be nice to repeat just about now!!!  On TCM they had a really good line up of musicals so after I got home from the 8am Mass I ran the Who Hounds out for potty then flipped on on the tube, sat down with a big cup of coffee... then wrapped up in a quilt and promptly fell asleep.  Rico was down in the Valley visiting his mom this weekend so the house was quiet, except for the TV.  I had planned to stitch all day, but the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry... you know...so here's a shot where I left off on my stitchin'...

... it's still a great piece to work on and I really like the colour changes along the way.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!... 

"Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds"
edgar

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentines Day

Gentle Friends, just a fly by post to wish you all...

... a very Happy Valentines Day!!!

Hugs,
edgar

Monday, February 11, 2019

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, still working away on the Quaker and here's a snaperoo...


...I made a mistake on the flower looking bit in that open space between the two large motifs on the right side...and had to frog-it out...I hate it when I'm off 1 stitch and can't fudge it to make it work, oh well, them's the breaks I guess!!
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That's about it for today sports fans thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Take care,
edgar 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A New Year 2019

Gentle Friends, just a quick post to wish you all a happy New Year!!!

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Today is the Chinese traditional Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.  You can read all about it HERE.  2019 is the year of the Boar so to you all...  

This New Year, my prosperity and peace never abandon your home and hearth!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, February 4, 2019

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, it was a windy and raining weekend.  After a little running around I settled into a stitching couple of days...here's the progress...


... just moving along down the right side to the corner...
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Little Road Trip

Gentle Friends, over the weekend we headed south to Monterey Bay... 



and a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium...once again it was a super visit and I took some snaps...


... the first thing we headed for was the Jellies exhibit.... they are really beautiful!!  

Moon Jellies, Medusa luna del Pacifico

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 It was great to see the GPO out and moving around, we found out that they had added into this tank a female so there were three octopi moving about in the tank.  usually, they are huddled up in little crevices and quiet... that's how they were last time.


... some super anemone...
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... some clown fish...
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... looking out towards the Bay and the Pacific ocean...
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... I really love this life-sized model of a Gray Whale...
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, January 28, 2019

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, still moving along with the 1798 Quaker.... here's a snap...


...sorry about the "q-snap" wrinkles, but it was late but you get the idea...it's a very relaxing piece to work on in the evening.  
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We went on a small road trip over the weekend...more about that later!!  That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A Little Thrifting

Gentle Friends, although I'm still out and about just about every weekend there's not been too much out there to bring home... so I've gathered up the things I've picked up in the past couple of months...

... so starting from the left... a leather bound with gilt decoration, 1921 "Rubaiyat," a 1st edition of "Homebodies" ( I do love the Addam's family!!) a great transferware pitcher with hand decoration and some gilding, a few silver pieces... 3 sterling bowls and an Italian made 800 silver Silent Butler...  these silver pieces were in sorry condition when I got them, basically black and filthy!!.....and wrapping up with a cute pink lusterware creamer, English c.1840.... not too much but, some fun things!!
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That wraps up today post, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, January 21, 2019

A Little Stitchin' Finish and a Stitchin' Start....

Gentle Friends, well, you all knew this day was fast approaching...and it arrived last week with a finish of my Christmas stitch...here's a snap...

Scandinavian Christmas Sampler 
11/17 - 1/15
40ct Vintage Navy Bean
"Poinsettia" Gloriana Silk

It was a super piece to stitch and was perfect for the season!!  I used just under two skeins of the 12 stranded silk and have quite a bit left over.... so I have my eye on another red monochromatic piece for stitching later in the year.  It was an easy peasy purchase from Jacob's sites.  The chart was easy to follow and I can highly recommend MFE and will be back for another project.
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I also started a new piece...I'm a "one at a time" type stitcher.  I've tried doing the rotation thing, but it just didn't work for me...so here's the new piece...


"1798 Quaker" Goode Huswife
40ct Vintage Pecan Butter 
Recommended NPI Silks

It's a pitiful little start but I'm plugging away and am really enjoying stitching a Quaker piece again.  I haven't stitched a Quaker in a really long time and this chart has been in the "to do" pile for years.  It moves to the top...it moves to the bottom, but it was always in the pile and one of the charts on the back burner to stitch.  I think the reason I never got this piece going was I wasn't sure if I was going to stitch in all the initials.  If your not familiar with this particular Quaker almost every spare space between the main motifs is filled in with dozens of initials...they meant something to the original stitcher, but not so much to me...so do I stitch them in or not??? 
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!
Take care,
edgar

Monday, January 14, 2019

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends,  still moving along on SCS... here's a snaperoo...


... I'm almost at the end of this row and then there is just one more row of large circles and the sampler will be a wrap.   

It's usually at this point I start thinking about picking a new project... so... with that in mind ...yesterday I pulled a bunch of things from my "I'm gonna stitch this before I die pile"... and pulled 3 samplers, then I started plowing through my stash notebooks.  I keep the bulk of my stash in 3" ring binders with the charts in clear pages.  It keeps them clean and sorted by either subject or designer.  While looking through a couple of binders I found another great sampler so I've narrowed it down to 4 projects... and before the end of this piece, I'll be able to pull things together and make a start sooner than later...
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop by again!!

Take care,
edgar