Friday, June 28, 2013

Wrapping up the Week... Thrifting, Hallowe'en Branch and Chihuahua Friday Snap!!

Gentle Friends another Friday rolls around and I just can not wait for the weekend!!  The weather here in the City by the Bay has been really lovely the last few days... we had some rain and dampness Monday and Tuesday then it got warm and sunny and should stay that way through the weekend.  When I say warm, I'm talking mid 70's and breezy, perfect walking weather.

Last weekend we did some thrifting and here's a snap of the things I couldn't leave behind....

There have been some great DVD finds lately, and last weekend was no different. The four I picked up were all over the place theme wise, the "Santa Clause 2" is a Christmas film I didn't have, "Ball of Fire" I picked up as it replaces a DVD I loaned out but never got back, "The Wedding Banquet" is a great film directed by Ang Lee, and I picked up the Carol Burnett disc because it has the show that they did a version  of "Gone With the Wind" and Carol wore that great dress.....

... The "Went With the Wind " parody was iconic and the scene with the dress is a show stopper!!  The two books I picked up of course are Christmas related.  I also found the great Camel ornament, a little hard to see but he's there in the middle of the picture.

Here's an updated snap of Hallowe'en Branch...

.... it's coming along just fine without any more mis-stitches...  fingers crossed for the frogs to stay away!!

and.... I liked the idea of a Chi' Friday snap....  and here are some of the herd at the top of the stairs.....

I'm not sure were the Lollinator was but here are Smokie, The Peach and Whahumpi, or as they are more commonly known around the homestead as....  Mokie, Sweet P and Humpa.

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!  Have a super weekend!!

Take care,


  1. I too love Christmas stories, I have a collection that comes out every Christmas. Even thinking about Carol Burnett in this scene makes me of the BEST. Enjoy the weekend,

  2. Wow! You have really made some progress on the branch. I like this one. Nice seeing it 'come alive. Your dogs are just too cute. Smokie just has the cutest face and Peach with that tongue! Too funny!

  3. I love Christmas stories too..
    Sweet stitching xx

  4. Dearest Edgar: I love all your finds the Halloween Branch is looking so cute and sweet, I love Owls.
    I have to say my most favorite picture is of your lovely babies, they are oh so sweet looking I really like the tongue hanging on the side of Sweet P's sweet little mouth.
    Happy Stitching

  5. I have the Night Before Christmas in this edition in Greek.Lovely illustration!AriadnefromGreece!

  6. I love the pic of the who hounds -- adorable! Oh gosh -- a DVD with that classic Carol Burnett skit -- definitely worth getting just for that! Love that skit!

  7. Hallowe'en branch looks great! (idk this one; looks a little Bent Creek to me; I'll have to watch it as it shapes up! Yay, Halloween!)

    The hounds are looking cute. Their nicknames are just adorable.

    Your weather sounds so much better than ours (But what else is new?)! Marc is lamenting the loss of his cool mornings for the NYC commute.

  8. Cute picture of the dogs. So funny to see Peach has the tip of her tongue showing... too cute.

    Have a great weekend.

  9. Good purchases! I love seeing the dogs! So cute!!

  10. The branch is coming along nicely. Love the pic of the pups. Peach couldn't be cuter with her tongue hanging out.

  11. Great thrift finds. I do wish our weather was more along the lines of yours. That Carol Burnett scene makes me laugh every time. My absolute favorite with the Siamese elephants a close second. Great progress on the Branch. The pups are too cute.

  12. Such a fun stitching project, it's growing so quickly

  13. awww are they not the cutest bunch :)

  14. Hooray for weekly pooch pics!


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