Monday, October 25, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentler Friends, we had quite a bit of rain over the last few days... let's hope it keeps up!!  I've been stitching away on Mighty Oak and here's where I left off...


... now to get work on the house and the two squirrels.
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edgar

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A Little Brunchin'

 Gentle Friends, Sunday we set a date for Brunch with friends of ours to meet in Cole Valley, which is between the Haight and the Castro just over the hill from where we live in Noe Valley, at a new to us restaurant called Zazie.  Here's a snap I stole off the internet because I forgot to take a snap when we were there... 


... and even though we had a wait of about an hour and 1/2 before we were sat I still forgot to get a snap of the front...  usually, I won't wait for more than about 20 minutes but we all wanted to eat here and after putting our names in the queue we were I think 87th inline......  we went shopping.  Cole Valley is very much like Noe Valley, our neighborhood, lots of shops and a great place to walk around so the wait was not bad at all.  As with most restaurants here in the City, they have a double "parklet" built in the parking spaces directly in front but we got sat at an inside table.  Here's what we had...

Rico got the scrambled egg dish... "Genevieve", leave it to him to find the dish with the avocado... he loves that fruit!!

Denise got the Eggs Benedict "Divorcee" without fontina...

Julie got the Omelette du Jour, with butternut squash and grilled onions...

... and I got the eggs benedict "Monaco"... the egg was perfectly done and the roasted tomato a delicious addition...I like that you can order just a single eggs benedict and a single pancake...  so I also ordered a gingerbread pancake for us all to share!

... I love gingerbread and this exceeded my expectations, it was warm, thick, and delicious, the lemon curd was tangy, and the poached pear perfect.  The long wait was well worth it and we'll be back!!
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edgar

Monday, October 18, 2021

A LIttle Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitchin' away on both pieces this past week... first up Fruits SAL...

... finished up October's part...
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....then when I got October wrapped up I pulled out Mighty Acorn

... I finished up the top section and the border outline... I was very happy when everything met up without having to fudge and or frog any stitches!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again.  Stay Safe!

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edgar

Sunday, October 17, 2021

3 Little Years ago....

 Gentle Friends... my Facebook popped up a snap this morning from 3 years ago...

.. I remember what a fun sitch this was... 

"Sojourner" by Heart's Ease Examplar Workes  
April 11, 2015 - August 6, 2016  
Stitched on 36ct "Pecan Butter," Using the called for "Belle Soie" silks (Classic Colorworks)
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Hope you are having a great Sunday afternoon!!
edgar

Monday, October 11, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends,  as I turned another year older this week I reflected on all the stitching I've done over the years and how much I still want to do in the future.  I came to the conclusion that if never another chart was released I would still have too much stash to ever complete in my lifetime... yet I still accumulate and dream....  here's a bit more stitched on Fruits...

... I've gotten the bulk of the dark blue in and even a bit done on November...
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I have lined up a couple of new pieces for the New year that I want to start.  They will be both in silk - a floss I really enjoy working with and haven't much worked with this year.... so stay tuned!!
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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar 

Monday, October 4, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends stitching away on Mighty Acorn... here's the progress...


... and since it's the beginning of October I received and started in on the dark blue of Fruits... here's a snap of it still in the Q-snap...

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edgar

Sunday, September 26, 2021

A Little Finish and a Little Start

 Gentle Friends, I finished up Paradise over the weekend and made a start of the Fall sampler...here's a snaperoo of Paradise...

"Peaceful Paradise" by Midsummer Night Designs
3/28 - 9/25/2021
LL 40ct Pearled Barley
Using the Recommended floss

This was a great piece to work on and I think the only change I would make would be to just use a single black as I can't really see any difference in the two blacks, but whatever, she's a done deal...

... now on to my Fall sampler.....

"Mighty Acorn"- from Blackbird Designs
36ct LL Vintage Light Examplar
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edgar

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A Little Fall

 Gentle Friends, it's the first day of Fall...


...The Enigma Quartet Play Autumn from Vivaldi's Four Seasons performed at the 
Glasshouse in Port Macquarie... Enjoy!
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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, September 20, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitching away this past week, and here are a couple of snaps to show...  first Fruits...

... the lighting is a bit odd, but here we are with just three months to go... 
and here is a snap of  Paradise...

... closing in on the end... all that's left are a few flowers and a couple of sheep.
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edgar

Monday, September 13, 2021

A little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, this morning has been so hectic...here is where I've landed on Fruits...

.. finished up the blue fill along the border... and just a bit into the December section.
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edgar

Monday, September 6, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I worked some on Paradise...  here's a snap...


... and then on the 1st I got September's section... and put down Paradise and dug out Fruits... and as I always do I am laying in the dark color first...  here's a snap...

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edgar

Monday, August 30, 2021

A little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends,  stitching away on the Paradise "garden"...  here's a snaperoo...

... those green lines will be green hills with a duck pond, but right now it looks a bit odd...
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edgar

Monday, August 23, 2021

A Little Italian Dinner

Gentle Friends, so... I got an email this morning that I had left off some snaps of dinner... of course, I took some but really wasn't planning on posting... but ask and ye shall receive!!... here goes...

... we always start off with drinks, and tonight Rico suggested some Prosecco.. we already had some Chambord... so Kir Royales were the way to go!!

... you can't have lasagna without a little salad so chop, chop, chop et voila a little tossed salad... with some Olive Garden dressing...

... the bottle of Prosecco got drunk up quite quickly and my Dad always told me to have a bottle of champagne in the fridge, ya never know, right!!  so I pulled out the emergency champagne et voila more Kir Royale!!!!

.. Rico had cut a delicious focaccia bread with rosemary and had made a sauce to dip the cubes into with blackberry balsamic vinegar and olive oil ... he also wrapped up some melon with prosciutto....... a little snack before the meal.....

... and I had made a small loaf of hot french bread to go with the lasagna.... and our friends brought a watermelon cream pie...  here is a snap of one I stole off the internet but their pie was a dead ringer for this one...
... it was a fun evening!!
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edgar

Sunday, August 22, 2021

A little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends picked up a little on Paradise... and here's a snap...

... working from L to R I finished up the tree, birds, and bees...  I also kitted up the two small projects I'm going to work on next.. a piece for the Fall and a Christmas piece.  They are both from Blackbird Designs.  I was very saddened when I heard of Barb Adams passing this summer.  She along with Alma Allen made up the team of Blackbird Designs.  They have brought me many hours of stitching pleasure over the years and so many lovely designs I have stitched of theirs are hanging in my home. Thinking about how much BBD has meant to me I have wanted to make a start of another BBD piece or pieces.  I have so much BBD stash I've not stitched it was hard to pick just two, but I did.  I pulled the linen and floss together easily so there will be a new start in a couple of weeks.  I'll put aside Paradise for a bit and stitch my seasonal pieces along with working on Fruits.  That's the plan right now.....
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That's about it for today.  As I wrap up the weekend I am sliding a lasagna into the oven as we are expecting some friends over tonight for dinner and a film... 

The Women, 1939... they've never seen it, and I've seen it many times... so bitchy, but fun!!
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edgar

Monday, August 16, 2021

A Very Little bit of Stitchin'

 Gentler friends, I was just not motivated this week to do much stitching at all... here is where I am now working on the lighter blue at the moment...


... I also have to decide which one of I think six-building variations I want to stitch in the center octagon...  I'm leaning towards either the windmill or swiss cottage... I saw a bunch of snaps on Instagram of other stitchers' pieces that are at this point which was rather inspiring!!
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edgar

Sunday, August 8, 2021

A Little Stitchn'

 Gentle Friends, stitching away this week on both pieces... here's a snap of Paradise...


 I've blocked in the black line around the bottom image and finished up the little hill on the left... 
and Fruits is moving along...

... with a little start of the dark blue.
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edgar

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

A Little Brunchin'

 Gentle friends, as you know a favorite pastime of ours on the weekend is to go eat somewhere for dinner or go for brunch after mass is always a good time... just before the crowds start waking up and you can be home for a nap by the early afternoon!!  We headed to Bonita's this Sunday... before it was Bonita it was called "Squat and Gobble."  Bonita has Latino-inspired cuisine... here are some snaps...


... Bonita is on the corner of Noe & Market Streets in the Castro... above it used to be a really delicious Chinese restaurant and the Lookout is a fun bar with a wrap-around balcony you can sit, sip a cocktail and watch the world go by...

... brunch specials...  I would usually get the chilaquiles but knew going in what I wanted to order...

... the brunch menu...

... I started off with a really quite tasty Bloody Mary, on the sour side as they put quite a bit of lemon in their mix...

... John got the Mexican Hash...

... Rico got the Omelet de Bonita...

... and Mike and I got the Tres Leches French Toast, delicious... the strawberry jam had an infusion of jalapeno that took this up quite a few notches!!!

It was a fun place to get brunch and we'll be back!!
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I stopped by the Walgreens yesterday afternoon and to my surprise, a harbinger of Fall has arrived...


... I do love candy corn and was ecstatic to find it... now bring on the fun Fall stuff!!  Although we've been having our usual low to mid 50's weather-wise here in the City for the past few months, I am so ready for the summer to be over.....
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

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edgar

Monday, August 2, 2021

A Couple of Stitches

 Gentle friends, stitching away on Fruits and Paradise this past week. I finished up the July Section on Fruits and got the border in for the bottom of Paradise... here are a couple of snaps...

                                  

... this is the entire piece as it is for the moment... it's coming along nicely!!

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I'll print off the August part for fruits and get to work on that at some point this week.  I think I want to finish up the little hill with the sheep first.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

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edgar

Monday, July 26, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I got some of the light blue stitching in on Fruits... here is a snaperoo...

... although there is some stitching in the open space to the right I am going to hold off until next month to stitch this, it's not much more than vines and leaves so I'll stitch it in when I get the next piece of the chart.
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edgar

Monday, July 19, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, here are a couple of snaps of the stitching this week...


.. I completed the scripture part of Paradise... and...


... got busy on the dark blue parts of the next part on Fruits...
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I'm not sure how much stitching I'll get done this week as I smashed my thumbnail against the dryer yesterday morning and it's throbbing to beat the band... the little bit of stitching on the dark blue I got done was very uncomfortable so we'll see as the week wears on.
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edgar

Thursday, July 15, 2021

A Little Brunchin'

 Gentle Friends, I've been meaning all week to get this post up... so here goes... last Sunday we headed out to brunch after Mass with some friends to a place we last went to over 16 months ago... The Presidio Social Club Exchange located in the historic Presidio...  and since it is Summer here in SF and the Presidio is right on the Bay it was a windy, overcast 50 degrees... we sat outside on the deck under heat lamps.... chilly but fun!!  Here are some snaps...

... the front of the Social Club, the deck is around to the left side and behind ...

... I had a big cup of coffee and a large bowl of "East-West Chicken soup"  it was quite tasty very similar to Tom Yum Gai you would get in a Thai restaurant...

Rico got the Croque Madame, grilled ham and cheese with an egg popped on top, 
along with a Rose Sangria...

Julie got the Exotic Mushroom Quiche...

and Denise got Mary's Chicken Salad... the girls got Mimosas to drink

we got an order of truffle fries for the table, they stayed warm for about 1/2 minute but even cold were delicious!!  It was fun to see Julie and Deinse after so long, we last went to dinner two weeks before the lockdown last year...we've been friends for years since we all worked together on the SF Stock Exchange.....
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Have a super weekend and I'll stop in on Monday with a stitching update.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar