Sunday, October 31, 2021

A Little Start

 Gentle Friends, here's my start on my Christmas piece...

BBD - Merry Christmas Ella Vaughn
40ct LL Pear
Recommended Floss

It's an older pattern from 2006.  The Fourth Pattern in The Family History Series.  I've had these charts from this series for years in my stash and just never have gotten around to stitching any of them... no time like the present! 
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Also on the Christmas front, at the grocery store this past week they got in my favorite eggnog...

Bud's, elixir of the gods!!!!!!   Even with my Hallowe'en cookie jar still on the counter, I had to have a slug of that old Christmas magic, delicious!!!!
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That's about it for tonight sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

A Spooky Post

 Gentle Friends, I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful All Hallows Eve... 


... "Thine is the Trick and the Treat"...this was a fun stitch a few years ago, it is framed up and I look at it every day, probably my favorite October sampler, ever!! Stay Safe!

Happy Hallowe'en!!!!!
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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar


Friday, October 29, 2021

A Little Finish

 Gentle Friends, I'm wrapping up the week with a finish of Mighty Acorn... here's a snapperoo...

"Mighty Acorn" - Blackbird Designs
9/26 - 10/28
36ct LL Vintage Light Exampler
Recommended Floss
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I won't be getting the November section of Fruits until Monday or I'd just pick that up this weekend to stitch on....  I've already pulled together my next "seasonal" piece...a little Christmas sampler which I'll get a start on over the weekend and post a snap on Monday.

That's about it for today sports fans.  Have a super weekend... It's massage weekend here by the Bay for us so I'm totally stoked about that!!  Thanks again for stopping by.  Dos top again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

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

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds1
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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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!
Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
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!

Good thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
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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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by dos top again!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Flashback Friday

 Gentle Friends, I've always loved stitching Quaker pieces, but none more than this piece... 1798 Quaker Sampler by Goode Huswife 40ct B...