Monday, January 31, 2022

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitching down the sides now and another bit of alphabet... here's a snap...

... getting the holly and the peach blossoms stitched was a nice bit to accomplish this week...I made a huge counting error on the right side with the top two blossoms... which in turn caused quite a bit of frogging but eventually got back on track!
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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, January 24, 2022

A Little More Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, now I've moved on to the middle section and started to work on the alphabets and "decorative" stitches.  I remember when I stitched the Califonia sampler how much I enjoyed the decorative stitches in the breaks between the alphabets... and once again the breaks are fun to stitch... here's a snap...


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, January 17, 2022

A Few More Roses

Gentle Friends, I finished up the top row of roses and carnations... here's a snap...


... now on to the middle and the alphabets...

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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

Friday, January 14, 2022

A Little Sumo Season

Gentle Friends, you may know or not about me that I can become obsessed with some things in my life.  One of these things is Sumo Citrus Season.  It's a short season from about mid-January to the first of April... that these delicious oranges are around.  I started stalking the produce at the two Safeways we go to and even the fruit vendor I get things from over in the Richmond District... well they came in this past week and we got some this morning...  here's a snap...

.. they are big and juicy and without seeds (usually)... a little pricey but so worth it!  Off to lunch at Patxi's Pizza with some friends today ... a super way to start off the weekend!
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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

Monday, January 10, 2022

A Few Little Roses

Gentle Friends, starting in the upper left corner, as I am wont to do... I got busy stitching the bunch of roses... there are roses like this in each corner of the main body of the sampler ... here's a snap...


...  Belle Soie is great silk to use and I have always liked using it to stitch.  I know the name was dropped but I'm pretty stubborn (surprise, surprise) and will continue to call it that.  Now on to the next bunch of flowers!
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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, January 2, 2022

A Little Start for the New Year and a Last Snap of Christmas...

Gentle Friends, I had kitted up a few projects anticipating a start once I finished up the SAL and my Christmas piece...I started one of them and got a bit stitched and became less enthused with the linen with every stitch...so I frogged that sucker all out, put the linen back into stash, and couldn't come up with a replacement from the pile, so I moved on to the next piece... I'll get back to the first one, after a trip over the Bay to Needle in a Haystack for a piece of linen that will work for the piece... here's a snaperoo of the piece I did start... a sampler...


"A Deleware Inspiration" - Heart's Ease Examplar Workes 
40ct LL Vintage Navy Bean
 Called for Belle Soie Silks

I've gotten the border structure in, the fill for triangles is Butterscotch and I'll get to that later on...  I really enjoyed stitching "Sojourner" the Califonia Sampler from HEEW... and who can resist the blue chickens that are on this one!!
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On New Years Day Rico and I headed over to St Ignatius Church to get a look at the Christmas decorations before they come down... it's a lovely church and was once again beautifully decorated for the Season!!  Here's a snap...

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That's about it for tonight sports fans.  
It's back to the grindstone in the morning so I'll sign off for now.  CYA next week.  Stay Safe!

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...