Monday, July 19, 2010

Weekend Stuff

GR&DF thank you for stopping by and sharing a few moments with me and my Blog - I always appreciate the time and trouble you all take with commenting - thank you for Friday's comments. This past weekend was just beautiful here in City - it hovered in the mid 70's both days and there was a gorgeous cool breeze blowing in from the Ocean. I am always so grateful to be here enjoying this weather when I know that most of the country is just baking. We are surrounded with scorching temps - down in the central valley the temps where in the triple digits and stay there into the evening - on Saturday evening the fog rolled in and over Twin Peaks and I had to close the sliding door onto the balcony as it was actually getting chilly - and I was wearing sweats.

On the stitching front I got some more done on The Garden Path - here is a snap as it stood last night -

Sorry it is a bit wonky - I also got some more done on an exchange piece.

On Saturday we ran around to some estate sales and picked up a few things....

The gorgeous large mixing bowl is from the 50's as close as I can tell from the mark and is made by T.G. Green - the same company that makes one of my favorite kinds of pottery - CORNISHWARE - you never see Cornishware here in the states. It is a British product and if I had a pile of bucks I would have stacks of this stuff!! I really love the blue and white bands - go figure. Back to the bowl - it is in great condition and fits in so well with my pile of blue banded yelloware. The green pheasant is super de duper and probably from a California Pottery company and dates to around the 40's? The Madonna is Goebel and is also from the late 40's - so we did pretty well for a few dollars.

Also while running around we stopped for a visit at The Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption. A newish building (and not my favorite) but the quite space that is the inside is really nice. I got a couple of snaps....

Looking straight up from where the congregation sits is this super giant space.

and here are the pipes for the organ - just magnificent. I always look for the organ and usually the pipes are hidden behind shutters or behind walls - but here they are right out in the sanctuary - Here is something you didn't know about me - I took years and years of organ and played at Our Lay of Lourdes church in Daytona - my organ teacher was a nun and music teacher there. I also played in my own church Christ Presbyterian in Ormond Beach. It was many years ago but I still love to hear organ music and always look for the organ in any church space I got to.

Here is a snap the jam I made this weekend - I may make one more batch as the peaches are just beautiful this year. I also....

.... made a batch of Rico's favorite cookies - peanut butter - also over the last couple of days..... vacuumed the house, picked up and dusted, did a bunch of laundry, hung out by the pool, took a nap, watched some movies, walked the who-hounds - just regular weekend stuff - nothing too strenuous.

There you go sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by - do come again!!

Take care,


  1. Nice stuff from the estate sales. I love that mixing bowl! Love your WIP as well. And your cookies and preserves -- you are always creating!

  2. You have been busy! The jam and cookies look wonderful and so tempting! And, you are making great progress on Garden Path. It really looks good.

  3. WOW! You always get a lot done. The jam look so good! Your stitching is wonderful as always. You really have got a lot done on it.

  4. Love the yellow bowl, I have the same one sitting on top of my kitchen cabinets. :)

  5. Love that mixing bowl Edgar. Gosh it has been ages since I have went to any yard sales. Everytime I make plans this pesky thing called work gets in the way LOL I usually have to work on Saturdays.

    Your Jam looks mighty yummy!! I bet that fresh jam is the best ever!! And Penut Butter cookies, boy Rico sure does get spoiled :)

    I hope you have a lovley week and the WIP is looking super!

    Take Care

  6. For just an average weekend you sure did accomplish alot! Your WIP is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Hooray for you...playing the organ. I wish I could play an instrument but all I can do is sing.

  7. What lovely pictures. I love that pattern you're working on. If you have time, take a look at my blog rosetintedenchantments1.blogspot.

  8. I love that yellow bowl--isn't that buttery yellow the best?

    Your wip is really powering along--you've done SO much of the border! 0_o

    Those peaches just look like sunshine in a jar. :D Beautiful.

  9. I love the border on this sampler. The vine by itself looks so delicate I can't wait to see it surrounded by the beautiful flowers. Your estate sale finds are great. I love the yellow mixing bowl!

  10. Stitching is coming along great Edgar! I'm with everybody else! I love that yellow bowl!

  11. I know what you mean about the Cornishware - that was our 'every day' crockery when I was a child and I still have a few pieces - it's often available here.
    Have you seen the Elizabeth Bradley kit of carnations in a Cornishware jug?
    I'm not sure if the link will come out but if you go to her website you'll find it under 16inch kits and flowerpots.

  12. It may not have been a strenuous weekend, but it looks like you got a lot done! The sampler is looking good and now I am craving peanut butter cookies!

  13. Sounds like you had a busy weekend!
    Love the bowl - magnificent!
    I always enjoy your estate finds.
    We had an indoor yard sale at our local convention center last week.
    I got some good deals, too.
    Your jam looks great - would love some on a hot biscuit!
    Now, I am truly envious of your weather - so very hot here.
    Just want you to know how much I enjoy your blog. I can always count on Edgar Mon-Fri!!

  14. Love your progress on Garden Path. It is looking great.

    Your preserves look very very tasty. mmmmm.

  15. The cookies and the jam are making my mouth water. Yumm-o! The stitching is wonderful too :)

  16. Sounds like a great weekend. the cookies and the peach jam look delicious.
    Sounds like after all of that you needed to relax at the pool.

  17. Thanks for sharing your weekend with us. Fun to see what you call an uneventful weekend translates into with the gorgeous pictures. The pipes on the organ are great but that stained glass window behind it is fabulous. The cookies are making my mouth water but that plate underneath is really what I'm salivating about!

    Do you miss playing the organ? What a talent that is.

    Keep up the good work.

  18. Great stuff - once again! Love that bowl! And those cookies and that jam - yummy!!

  19. Nothing too strenuous? Wow, you got tons done! TONS...and sounds like so much of it was fun stuff too. I love the yellow bowl! Your stitching looks great and lots of progress.

  20. I think my mom has that bowl. :) You got some great stuff at the estate sale. I really like the green pheasant.

    As always, your stitching is fabulous! I can't believe how much progress you've made on this piece! :)

  21. I've been lurking here for a while, in awe of the beautiful stitching you do, but your mention of Cornishware has persuaded me to stick my head over the parapet and post a comment. I love that stuff, though I only have a couple of original pieces(I actually live in Cornwall). Its getting pretty difficult to find over here too, though there are some quite decent "look-a-like" pieces available

  22. Hummm !!! It looks like your jam and your cookies seem to be delicious !!!
    congratulations on your new progress: it is a design that I have in my to-do list and you give motivation:-)
    Cheers from France,

  23. Garden Path is lovely. I love all the soft colors.
    Great garage shopping. My mom has bowls like that - maybe I can convince her I should have them.

  24. Oh I love seeing the pipes at the church too! I also took organ lessons when I was young. We had a Gulbransen organ in our home and the teacher came to our house. My brother played the organ at our church too!

    The peach jam looks yummy. Is it hard to make? I would like to try canning a few things I think.

  25. Your stitching is beautiful, but then it always is Edgar. Great finds, and I love the blue bird especially. Hope you don't mind - I snatched one of your peanut butter cookies!

  26. This peache jam look delicious and the cockies,mmmmm!!

  27. I make arbutus jam (in spanish madroƱos)and is very original and delicious.

    Your stitching is wonderful!

  28. Oh boy, I have to have some cookies now !! The jam looks delicious too !!


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