Monday, August 31, 2020

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends... I'm still stitching away on Little Birds...

... I'd love to have the border completed before I jump in on Coming to America...  we'll see.

That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

Monday, August 24, 2020

A little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends,  stitching away on Little Birds and have finished up most of the right side vine...

where I left off there is some twisty vine at the bottom that turns left to go across the bottom, but I'm leaving it off until I get the left side and then along the bottom as I usually meet up borders in the lower I usually begin in the upper left...from habit, just crazy...who knows...a little of both!!

  You no something, I just noticed that the border is completely uneven all the way around....  duh!

It's a very smoky morning here by the Bay and until the breeze kicks up later today to blow it further east to be replaced by the usual fog we'll have smoke.  

There you go sports fans, not too much going on other than that.  Stay safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

Friday, August 21, 2020

A Little Mayflower Stash

Gentle Friends, yesterday the mail came, an event around here as over the past couple of weeks it's been hit or miss at best.... mostly miss as we went three days with no mail delivery....back on track ... and brought something fun that I wasn't expecting...
... the box for a new project celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower.  Or more specifically the Women of the mayflower.  The SAL is to start on September 6th and now I've got my 40ct linen my floss and needle.  In the box of goodies was a really cute little Pilgrim lady needle anchor, and an additional 1621 Thanksgiving project some good info from William Bradford. This is going to be just a really fun piece to work on this Fall!!  Thank you so much, Brenda!!!!!

I got very excited when I first read about this project back a few months ago.  As I can trace on my Mothers side back to two of the women on the Mayflower. Mary Brewster (Here's a little tidbit about Mary... she was one of only five adult women to survive that first winter in the New World, and one of only four to survive the "first Thanksgiving" in 1621, which she helped to cook) and her daughter Fear Brewster Allerton, second wife of Issac Brewster, they married in 1627, his first wife, Mary Norris Allerton, dying that first winter in February of 1621.   It'll be so nice to stitch up something that's kinda personal to my family.

There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by... the smoke here in the City from all the fires around us both north into Marin County and south towards Monterey are a bit less today.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, it's been a couple of hot days here by the Bay, hovering in the mid '90s and we had the fans a-going all day and through the night.  No air-conditioning dontcha know!  Now it's Sunday afternoon and we've had thunder and lighting through the late night and all morning, with the rain coming in waves.  It's nice to have a break in the heat and even nicer to get some rain.  Usually, we don't get any rainy anything until around Thanksgiving.  Oh well, even with losing the electricity for a couple of hours last night I got some stitching done on Little Birds over the past few days...
 here's a snaperoo..

.... here comes some more rain so before we loose the electric again (and I just know we will!) I'll sign off.  Hope your weekend is going well, thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A Little Stitchin...

Gentle Friends...  I finished up the vine along the top border and turned the corner...

... the weekend was spent at home... napping, stitching, and movie watching.... two of the films were  "Jane Eyre," 2011, and "Immortal Beloved" 1994.

I really enjoyed this interpretation of Charlotte Bronte's 1847 book immensely.  In addition to the leads, Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre) and Michael Fassbender (Edward Rochester)  Dame Judi Dench was in the film playing Mrs. Fairfax!!  It was beautifully shot and even though I know this story well, I found the film well done and would recommend it highly.


What a super movie... and although the premise of the story is faulty, the film is really wonderful.  Again, it was a feast for the eyes and Gary Oldman  (Ludwig von Beethoven) was top notch and did a superior job at bringing back to life a bigger than life character.  I also enjoyed Isabella Rosalinin's sensitive and moving portrayal of the Hungarian Coutess Erdody.  Another two thumbs up for this film!!

There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again. Stay safe!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A Little Bithday Remebering.....

Gentle Friends,  today would have been my Dad's 89th birthday... 
and a couple of snaperoos from long ago...

... here we are, three Edgar's my great Uncle, me and my Dad... 
I think this was taken in Atlanta in 1964

... and here a few years on.. me, my dad my brother and my baby sister... this would have been taken in Mississippi in 1969...  my dad has been gone 17 years and I still miss him!!

Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

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Monday, August 3, 2020

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends,  stitching away on the border...

...not far along at all.  Oh, well I'm still loving this piece!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words!  Good Deeds!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

A Little Snow

Gentle Friends, although we never see snow here by the Bay, I do love snow!!  We have been having our regular Summer weather where the temps stay in the upper 50's and tons of fog.... gotta love that!!  So here is a lovely woodblock image, Snow Drum Bridge by Hiroshige...

Fall's a 'coming and Winter's on its way!!!
Have a super weekend. Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

A Damp Weekend

 Gentle Friends, still stitching away on Sarah, and here's a snaperoo... ... I like all the little bits of "wonky" that are pa...