Gentle Friends we had a cool/cold foggy weekend here by the Bay - I am love watching the fog as it rolls in over the City......
... I took this Friday evening from the end of our street - looking NW towards Downtown. As you can see the fog rolls in over the city through the Golden Gate (on the far left outside of the snap) and from behind where I am standing it was also rolling in over Twin Peaks and then both arms of fog sort of meet over the Mission..... glorious Summer!!
As I mentioned last week I am saving the fill stitching on "Thy Needle" for my upcoming trip, so I needed another piece to work on, Heaven forbid I actually pull out a WIP from the basket.... I was itching to get to a piece that was released last year, the 3 Part Hallowe'en Mystery Sampler from Lizzie Kate. It is a small and sweet piece that is working up nicely..... here's a snap...
.. I am stitching it on a piece of recommended 30ct WDW "Tin Roof" and using the recommended WDW floss ( I added a couple of GAST colours) I am not a fan of 30 ct linen and would prefer a higher count linen, but like with most LK designs there are some bits a pieces to add at the end and they would be over sized on higher count linen. Another thing... "Tin Roof" is a great grey shade of linen and in the snap it looks brown, what's up with that!!
On Sunday I baked up a version of Jean's Apple Coffee Cake I found the recipe over on the
"New York State of Mind" Blog -
... the cake came together quickly, the only changes I made were to the apple mixture, I added about a 1/4 teaspoon of ground clove and grated in quite a bit of nutmeg, to kick up the Fall spicy back notes - I also doubled the chopped walnuts, I like a nutty cake!! It is a super cake and really delicious warm with a cup of coffee, Thanks Jean!!!
That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!