Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Shores and Shoes

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends  - I do love Wednesdays...  half way to the weekend with only two days to go....not that there are any plans in the works - The Weather Folks on the TeeVee say that it is supposed to be a dry one but I will not hold my breath hoping for that... they are often wrong.  At the moment all I can think about is just getting up a little later, going out to breakfast, doing our little shopping thing and then sitting around.  Hopefully I can get the laundry done Thursday or Friday and the house work out of the way so that can come true.    Then to spend it with a lovely cup of coffee or tea... and something delicious from Dianda's on a plate... some stitching and a movie....  total heaven!!
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I finished up Block 10 on Shores  - and I actually got a half way decent snap...


Although not my favorite Block - it needed to get done for me to move on.  Here is an overall shot of the entire piece - its kinda wonky sorry...


I think I have narrowed down what I will stitch into Block 8 - now to see if I can squeeze the info in.
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Last Friday I posted about my newest addition to the Chucks "heap" - and got quite a few emails and comment type questions about "just how many pairs of these things do I actually have?'  I thought  I would gather them together - usually they are just in a pile in the corner and I fish around to find a pair to wear in the mornings.. but, here they are all lined up like soldiers ....


Usually as I add a pair I throw a pair away - the one that gets the toss is the pair that is the most torn up and disreputable (usually those are the ones that are the most comfortable.....)   but, I threw out three really worn/torn out pairs just before Christmas so I didn't have any to pitch when my Nectarine ones came in.  
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

29 comments:

  1. Love Shores and your Shoes!!!! You know what, I really like that block a lot. I never really noticed it before. I have to get my shores out tonight. I am totally with you 100% on the weekend wish to just sit and be and stitch and drink beverages!!!! Hope it comes true.

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  2. Shores is coming along beautifully. You're on the home stretch now!

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  3. Oh boy, your Saturday plans sound like heaven to me too! I hope you get to do all those wonderful things this week!
    Your Shores is looking gorgeous. I am so motivated to pull mine out of it's hiding place and put in a few stitches.
    Also, I love your shoes! The orange ones are great.

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  4. Nice progress on Shores!
    I love your collection of shoes too! The Nectarine ones make a nice addition. :)

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  5. Your Saturday plan......ahhhhh...perfection.

    Your Shores is sooo close to being complete! Keep going....it is beautiful! I look forward to seeing what you choose for a frame.

    as for the shoes........really love the orange ones!

    Dianne

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  6. Your Chucks picture made me smile today. Your newest ones are so cheerful! Shores is coming along nicely. We are on the downward slide for another week! Woohoo!!

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  7. Shores is looking great! I'm with you on this block...I love the ship in the bottle, but the top...not so much. =)

    Glad to see you broke out of your Chuck color rut with the Tangerine, LOL!

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  8. Your Shores is looking wonderful! And your shoes! Love the pic! What fun! I see the tangerine ones are the standout in terms of color. :D

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  9. Wow, your Shores are in the home stretch! Love all the sneaks, the tangerines certainly pop!

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  10. Beautiful Shores! I love it all -especially the moon. But then, I am not stitching it right now.

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  11. Hi E! Long time lurker... I always LOVE your stitching! Today, though, I must say I think you need another new pair of Chucks. After all, you tossed three pairs and there is a lonely spot on the stairs. Make it an even dozen!

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  12. And if you do buy another pair ... go for some more color ... all that black and grey looks a little sad next to the nectarine. I rather like the block of Shores that you just finished ... very autumnal in color and feel.

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  13. Great progress on Shores Edgar. You will be done with it soon, only 2 blocks to go! (I'm going to ignore the fact that your recent block appears to have a snake on it - oh horrors! I don't do reptiles.)

    Your shoes are a hoot...yeah I say get some more colors! I thought of you this week as I was watching a very old film "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" loaned to me by a friend. I enjoyed it.

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  14. Shores looks wonderful... it won't be long before it's finished.
    That's quite a collection of Chucks!

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  15. I love how Shores is coming along!And I laughed with all those shoes. If I can see correctly some pairs are exactly the same colour so I suppose when they are in a hip you just take whatever comes in hand. Have you ever put two different ones on?AriadnefromGreece!

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  16. YOUR CROSS-STITCH IS COMING ALONG NICELY!

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  17. Hi Edgar, I love your shores!!I have the chart but after finishing Autumn at HRH I've been slow to start another one. Shores is so pretty, I think I need to get going!

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  18. You're really on the home stretch with Shores, it's looking great!

    The shoes - you're just like my husband. He's got quite a collection of Converse but only half are chucks, the other are the Jack Purcell. I can't figure out why he wants so many shoes without any padding. :-)

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  19. Shores looks lovely! It really is beautiful!

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  20. Edgar: Lovely stitching on Shores, i look forward to the finish.
    Plesae donot throw away the shoes I have seen people put dirt and hen and chicks in shoes and set them on a step outside or the patio.
    Hugs
    Catherine

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  21. Beautiful stitching, Edgar. I love that ship in the bottle. That's quite a number of pair of shoes you have there :)

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  22. That is a beautiful block! You are almost at the finish.

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  23. I never noticed how much the houses in Shores really look like New England to me. It is looking great and I can't wait to see your finish. I like the splash of color with your shoes. Can't go wrong with basic black, but a little color sure perks things up!

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  24. Shores is looking great. That is quite a collection of Converses (Conversi?)

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  25. Your Shores is looking fantastic. You are getting really close to a finish on it too!
    Love allthe Converse. :)

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  27. Like this block finish and the nectarine shoes, lil. CJ in Ok ;-)

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  28. Congrats on your block finish! Shores is coming along quite nicely. There looks like there is quite a bit of solid stitching in some of those blocks which would explain why it takes a while to stitch one of these lovelies.
    Love the shoe collection!! The tangerine pair are a wonderful addition. I've always preferred canvas runners but we were never allowed to wear them in the lab at work. You see, canvas shoes could soak up a spill if it occurred.

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  29. Wow, and I always thought (was made to think?!) that women always splurge on shoes. Now I can bring them over to this post :d Makes me feel good, lol

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