Gentle Readers and Dear Friends sorry to break off for two days but there were so many folks out here at work my load was heavier than usual.
The weekend here was just gorgeous... lots of wind (not breeze) it was almost "blowin a gale." Yesterday the fog rolled in over the city and I had to turn on the heater a bit to take the chill out of the house. Summer in SF, you just can't beat it!!!
On the stitching front I finished up August with quite a few changes.... here is an overall shot...
and here is a close up of August Cottage....
As you can see the most obvious change is the Cottage itself... with this being the 4th light blue Cottage in the set I just couldn't do it again... so I chose to go yellow. I also stitched the waves a bit differently to give them some depth - outlining with the light "Morning Glory" blue and filling the centers with "Tropical Ocean" - I think it is more interesting than just all light blue. Here's my conversion...
Simply Shaker Sampler Threads - "Melon Patch" - DMC 352
SSST - "Apple Cider" - DMC 420
CC "Finley Gold" - DMC 744
SSST "Portabella" - DMC 3022
SSST "Lexington Green" - DMC 3022
WDW "Swamp" - DMC 3031
GAST "Tropical Ocean" - DMC 3755
DMC B2500 - DMC White
GAST "Morning Glory" - only for outlining the waves
SSST "Grape Leaf" - "Shutter Green"
I couldn't find any SG in my stash. I did eventually find some but by that time I was to far into the grass to take it our so I left the Grape Leaf.
Now that I am a bit ahead on this piece I will just sit back and wait for September to come out.
I also got some of the bits done on AST.....
This is coming along nicely and I am really enjoying all the different colours and bits in this section.
I got some thrift shopping in on Saturday.... and here's the haul.....
I picked up three books a fun DVD and a Sterling measure. I think that they thought the measure was an egg cup or something as it was in the kitchen section marked $1.60. I immediately knew it was a single/double jigger (in a past life I was a bar tender) and that it was Sterling - just by picking it up you can feel the heavy silver quality and I found a sterling mark once I got the tarnish off. I guess with it being so blackly tarnished they just didn't know/or care. I got it for .80 as everything was 1/2 off. Now, you can't beat that with a stick!!
I baked up an easy little coffee cake yesterday...
I'll post that up in the morning.
Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!