Monday, December 25, 2023

A Merry Christmas

 Gentle Friends, just a quick post to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!  

Here's a fun snap I found of me and my brother taken with Santa in Oxford, Mississippi... Christmas circa 1967..... I'm on the left... 
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Thanks for stopping by have a wonderful Christmas!  Stay Safe!

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edgar

Sunday, December 24, 2023

A Little Christmas Finish

 Gentle Friends - I finished up my Christmas stitch last night and here's a snaperoo...

"Feliz Navidad" - by Blackbird Designs
Number 2 in the Christmas Sampler Series
40ct Barn Owl from Birds of a Feather
Called for WDW

It was a great little sampler for the season and I really enjoyed the stitching!!
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edgar

Friday, December 22, 2023

A Little Nutty

Gentle Friends, we headed out into the cold last night for a little culture... the ballet to be precise.  I missed it last as I was in ICU recovering from surgery and we gave away our tickets... but a year has passed, I'm quite a bit better and so off we went... to see the Nutcracker...here's a little taste of what we saw.  This is from the ad that the Ballet runs on our local stations...


... they do a really spectacular job... and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!
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Christmas is fast approaching and now that I'm off until the 2nd of January I'm going to fit in some serious stitching time!!  That's about it for today sports fans have a super weekend!!   Stay Safe!

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edgar

Thursday, December 21, 2023

A Little Winter

 Gentle Friends, winter is truly upon us, here's some Vivaldi to welcome in the season...

Thanks for stopping by, stay warm!

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edgar

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

A Few Little Changes....

Gentle Friends, this mid-week post is all about changing up charts and making them your own.  I more often than not change floss and usually always change out the linen... I have also changed up whole charts or large sections to suit me and my stitching.   

A while back... like a few years... I stitched up a lovely sampler that had been commissioned by the Knoxville, Tennessee Chapter of the EGA. It was in honor of the "Ramsey House" or as the property has been called for a couple of hundred years "Swan Pond."  I saw the chart on another Blog and fell in love with the border, house, and very sentimental verse.  

Swan Pond Sampler 1797
Designed for the Knoxville TN EGA
40ct Ale from PTP - My Conversion to overdyed Floss from the charted DMC

I changed quite a bit about this chart.  I expanded the alphabet to complete all the letters.  I also did away with the central medallion that had far more info about its original owner.  Now, what prompted this post in the first place and my digging around in my completed pile of stitching to look at the sampler once again was a lovely email from another stitcher.  She lives in Tennessee and had seen my version of the sampler and ran with it making it her own... here's a snap...

...  a super job and totally changed up to reflect her family.  So, the gist of this post is to never be afraid of changing a chart or the recommended floss or linen... make that sucker your own!!
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That's about it on this very wet, rainy day here by the Bay!  
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edgar

Monday, December 18, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, well, I got antsy about the border meeting up and so I went ahead and got the "vine" connected...here's a snaparoo...


... what a relief when the two points met... exactly... for some reason as I stitched along I felt I was off a thread, and I would go back over the stitching and re-count, and re-count, but never found a mistake..... but I knew there was one there... and now I'm proved wrong.  A good thing as fudging the border would have been a real pain.
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edgar

Monday, December 11, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, not much stitching during this busy time of year, but here's a snap of FD...

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edgar

Monday, December 4, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, still plugging away on FN... here's a snap...

... I'm really enjoying the various, non-traditional color scheme of this sampler!
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edgar

Sunday, December 3, 2023

A Little Christmas

Gentle Friends, our Christmas season has really gotten going now... we headed out last night to our first party of the Season... an annual event we've been attending for the last few decades... here's my annual shot of this year's magnificent tree in the front parlor...

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edgar

Sunday, November 26, 2023

A Little Stitchin' and a Thanksgiving Snap

Gentle Friends, I had some extra time over the weekend for stitchin', here's where I am at the moment...

.. I went back and frogged the "C"... then replaced the called for WDW "Parchment" with WDW "Pebble."  I like the "Pebble" as it is still light but it shows up against the linen.  This is turning out to be a really fun stitch with all the colors.  It's not a very traditional Christmas piece.
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Here's a snap from Thanksgiving ...from l to r... sweet Rico, our dear friend, Teresa, my baby sister Cissy, and her husband my super BIL, John, we were a smaller but festive group this year.....
... those damn candles just never would stand up... I remember my Mom, these same silver candle sticks, and the many "candle battles" she had during the Holidays... a fun memory but so frustrating...is there ever enough Stick-um??
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edgar

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving

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Just wanted to stop by a wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving... 
and a repost of my Mayflower piece...

... with my ancestress Mary Brewster's name in a different colour. 
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Have a safe a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
edgar

Monday, November 20, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle friends, here's a snap of the start of the Christmas stitch...

"Feliz Navidad' - by Blackbird Designs
Number 2 in the Christmas Sampler Series
40ct "Barn Owl" from Birds of a Feather
Called for WDW Floss

The picture makes the linen look more yellow than it actually is, and the Q-snap makes the stitching look wonky but you get the idea.  I am thinking I'll need to switch out the "Parchment" floss for something else as it totally disappears against the fabric... the letter "C" is what's pushing me towards that decision.  Other than that I'm pretty happy with the rest of the colors so far.
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edgar

Friday, November 17, 2023

A Little Hallowe'en Finish

 Gentle Friends, I finished up Halloween Rules, and here's a snaperoo...

"Halloween Rules" - by Lizzie Kate
40ct "Chocolate Milk" from Fabrics by Stephanie
Using the recommended floss

... it ended up being a fun stitch in the end and I'm glad I stitched it ...now to get it framed.  Although I did use the recommended floss I stitched it on higher-count linen than the 32ct called-for linen.  The only difference this made with the end result is that each section has accompanying little buttons that I did not use.  Where appropriate I stitched a black "X" for the black buttons or an orange "X" for the orange buttons or just nothing where the button was charted.  I really don't miss the little additions and more times than not on past stitches I've left off the doo-dads and not really missed them.  This is because I like to stitch on 40ct linen and many times when there are doo-dads or adornments charted the called-for linen is 30ct or 32ct which I really do not enjoy stitching on... I stitch because it's relaxing and if it isn't then what's the point???  I started up my Christmas piece but it's sad looking at the moment so I'll wait until Monday to post that snap.
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edgar

Saturday, November 11, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle friends...  three more "Rules" stitched.... here's a snaperoo...

...  getting close to the finish on this one... a Christmas Stitch is up next!!
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edgar

Monday, November 6, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, a little late today...the next two sections are done, and here's a snap...


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edgar

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Happy Hallowe'en!!

 Gentle Friends, just popping in to wish everyone a safe and festive Hallowe'en...here's my favorite Hallowe'en piece I stitched back in 2017... it's framed and hanging in our living room...

"Thine is the Trick or Treat" - Prairie Moon
36ct "Days Gone By' - Silkweaver
Stitched with my conversion to Belle Soie 
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edgar

Monday, October 30, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, two more "Rules" stitched... here's a snap...

... a little wonky still in the old Q-snap.
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edgar

Monday, October 23, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, not much to show this week...here's a snap of the first two blocks...

... as I have been stitching along on HR I think in my head just how much "what" I stitch has changed from a decade ago and when I completed "Christmas Rules."  I doubt today if I would bother with either of these pieces... oh, well... HR is still cute and I already had it in my mind I would do this companion piece... and once something gets stuck in that steel trap (Ha Ha) there is no prying it loose!  I guess everyone's taste as to what they stitch changes over time... do you find that to be true???

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edgar 

Monday, October 16, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I've finished up the header for Halloween Rules, and here's a snaperoo...


... I fixed the camera settings so you can see the linen color quite a bit better...however, you might also notice a change.  When I started stitching the first grave marker "R" I kept thinking about why or what is the jagged black line of stitching.  I took a good look at the chart, which is free from the Lizzie Kate site so the copy I had printed is not as clear as the card charts - so I read it wrong and had to go back and rip out the "Blackbird" and re-stitch the correct "Moss" - which makes sense and looks far better... oh well,  onward!
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edgar

Monday, October 9, 2023

A Little Start, an Old Finish some Shots and Dinner

 Gentle Friends, here's a snap of my start on the second Hallowe'en piece ...

"Halloween Rules": - by Lizzie Kate
40ct "Chocolate Milk" from Fabrics by Stephanie
Using the Recommended Floss

The snap is quite washed out due to the sorry lighting... as you can see it's a very small start and kind of dull...  I stitched up the companion piece back in 2010... here's a snap...

"Christmas Rules" 
36ct LL Lite Exemplar
Recommended Floss

This piece is framed up but also packed up so this old snap will have to do.
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We started off Saturday morning getting vaccinated.  I got my booster COVID shot and the 1st of a two-part Monkey Pox Shot.  I had already gotten my Flu shot a week ago at my check-up with my Doctor.  Rico on the other hand got all three.  We go back on November 4th for the 2nd part of the monkeypox vaccine.  Since it was my birthday last week, Saturday evening we celebrated by going to dinner at Moss Beach Distillery south of SF.  As usual, the views were incredible...


Stopping first in Pacifica to do some antique shopping... 
I found a great paperweight to add to my collection...

John Barber a glass artist from Laguna Beach - signed and dated 1981

...we also walked on the promenade that runs against the ocean and were lucky enough to see a large pod of whales swimming along and feeding as they were migrating south for the winter.  
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It was a super weekend!!  That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop again.  Stay safe!

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edgar

Friday, October 6, 2023

A Little Hallowe'en Finish

 Gentle Friends, I put the last stitches in Jenny Bean last night and have a snap to show today...


"Jenny Bean's Halloween Sampler" - Shakespeare's Peddler, 2009 - 9/10 - 10/5/23
40ct "Eastwick" from Needle & Flax
I used the called for GAST Floss - except I exchanged...
Pecan Pie for Woodpile & Baked Clay for Fudge Ripple

This was a fun little piece to work on and since there is still plenty of October left I pulled another Hallowe'en piece from the stash heap.  It's a companion to another piece I stitched over a decade ago, but has been lingering about waiting for me to get a move on and stitch!  I'll post a snaperoo of that on Monday of whatever little bits of stitching I get done over the weekend.

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop again. 
 Have a great weekend!!

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edgar

Monday, October 2, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle friends, here's an updated shot of Jenny...

.. still in the old Q-snap, so it's a bit wonky.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Short and sweet.  
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edgar

Monday, September 25, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle friends, I'm stitching through the Hallowe'en Sampler, here's a snaperoo...


... when that border matched up perfectly it was a true moment of relief.  Looking ahead a bit, I've gone back into the stash heap and found another Hallowe'en project I've had for a few years as I am thinking this will wrap up a bit sooner than I had expected.  It's a companion piece to one I stitched many years ago... and another Fall piece will be fun!
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edgar

Saturday, September 23, 2023

A Little Autumnal Music

Gentle Friends,  here is a really lovely interpretation of"Autumn" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons played by The Netherlands Bach Society.... enjoy!

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We'll be out of the City today down south in Monterey.  Have a super rest of the weekend!!

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edgar

Monday, September 18, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, still plugging away at the border... here's a snaperoo...


.. I miscounted the right arm by a single thread and didn't realize it until I got to the pumpkin at the bottom.... so it was a frog-zilla almost 2/3rds of the way up... oh well, now everything is back on course.
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edgar


Monday, September 11, 2023

A Little Hallowe'en Start

 Gentle Friends, I got the old needle going on my Hallowe'en Sampler over the weekend and as usual, began with the border, It's a bit quirky, but here's a snaperooo...

"Jenny Bean's Halloween Sampler" - Shakespeare's Peddler, 2009
40ct "Eastwick" Needle & Flax

I am stitching this using the called for GAST, except I had to switch out  "Woodpile" ( a color even the GAST folks had never heard before, I called there and asked) for "Pecan Pie."  Originally, when this chart was released 14 years ago there was a limited edition bespoke thread pack you could get, I failed to get said pack at the time but I'm good with the regular GAST floss and had them all in my stash, Woo-hoo!  Since the next two stitches are smaller pieces I went ahead and got a jump on the conversion from DMC to overdyed floss for the bigger sampler that lurks after the Hallowe'en and Christmas pieces are finished.
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edgar

Friday, September 8, 2023

A Little Summer Finish

 Gentle Friends, what won't a day off and some late evenings accomplish... I finished up "For the Birds" and here's a snaperoo...


Loose Feathers "For the Birds" - a 9 Part Series by Blackbirds Designs
40ct "Biscuit" from Seraphim Hand Dyed Fabrics by Laurie
Using the Called for WDW Floss
5/25 - 9/7/2023

I really enjoyed this stitch, and will look forward to next Spring and another multi-part BBD stitch... always looking towards the future and the next project!!  I have my Hallowe'en piece all ready to go, then the Christmas Sampler... since both of them are smaller pieces I think they'll stitch up quite quickly so I've even pulled a third stitch, another sampler I've had lurking about for quite a few years...  It's only charted for DMC which I'll switch out for over-dyed floss and then figure out what linen to use.  But all that is in the future...  now it's a fun little Hallowe'en sampler to get a move on.....
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by and for following along on this piece.  Stay Safe!

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edgar

Monday, September 4, 2023

A Little Stitchin' and a Little Tudor

 Gentle Friends, I've made a good start on the 9th Part of "For the Birds". This last piece is called "The Last Ripe Berries."  Here's a snaperoo...


... sorry about how wonky it is but as per usual I took the snap with the piece still trapped in the old Q-snap.
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Over the weekend I got us tickets to see the exhibition at the Legion of Honor called " The Tudors: Art and majesty in Renaissance England."  
"Elizabeth I' by Nicholas Hilliard 1592
This painting is on loan from Hardwick Hall... It's an enormous painting and just gorgeous... notice the elaborate kirtle or underskirt a gift from Elizabeth Shrewsbury, or as she is better known as Bess of Harwick, the richest woman in England after Queen Elizabeth I.  The exhibition is here until the 24th of this month so if you're near San Francisco I would highly recommend getting over to the Legion of Honor for a view.  You do need tickets but they can be gotten on the Internet.
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edgar

Saturday, September 2, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, here is an overall shot with the 8th Part all stitched up... the only change I made to this square was on the front door.  It is charted for an initial, which I didn't like so I put in a little window to match the fenestration of the house...


I took off yesterday for a long weekend and got in some good stitchin' time... now on to the 9th Part "The Last Ripe Berries"... another big bird dominates the square...  looking very much like a pigeon... or as I like to call them our "City Chickens."
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edgar

Monday, August 28, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, the 8th Part is coming along nicely... here's a snaperoo...


... I've gotten the garden stitched in with the orange tree on the left and the rose bush on the right with roses along the bottom... once I get the house in the middle stitched then it's on to the 9th Part.  I went back and re-stitched the bottom of the vine with a curly end (I really didn't like the way the vine ended before) and have done the same on the end of the right vine - I like this "end" resolution far better!!
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edgar

Monday, August 21, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle friends, my needle was flying this week and the 7th part got completed.. here's a snaperoo...


... sorry about the wrinkles, but I just popped it out of the ole Q-snap.  I really liked the stitching of this part, maybe it's the parrot... I dunno, but it was a joy to stitch, and came together so quickly.  Part 8 has another large house and some trees so that will be a fun stitch.
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edgar

Monday, August 14, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I finished up the 6th part, and here's a snaperoo...


... with the piece at the 2/3rds spot, I thought I should start thinking about my next project,  So, I dug around and found a fun Hallowe'en sampler that'll work up nicely for the Fall!!  It's been a really lovely summer here by the Bay.  Upper 50's low 60's most of the time, lots of fog rolling down from Twin Peaks, and breezes blowing during the day... We've had our sunny days also, but they don't last...  thank goodness... for me, dank and foggy days are the bestest!!
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edgar

Monday, August 7, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitching away on Block 6... here's a snaperoo..


... it's a little wonky from me being too lazy to pop it out of the Q-snap. 
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edgar

Monday, July 31, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, so I've finished up the center square, and here's a snaperoo...


... the changes made to this part are to leave off the date and initial from the bottom as I've already stitched in the year and a letter "E".  Now on to the sixth part...
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edgar

Monday, July 24, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, just stitching away on the 5th section, and here's a snap of the progress...


...  I've still got to add in all the beige flowers... A change I made in this section was to add on the right-hand side of the border those single stitches.  I did this so as to extend the image and leave the single stitch (two threads) break at the vine.  Although the counting was correct I couldn't figure out another way to visually widen the border without the single stitches, without the extension this section looked like a mistake.  Trust me I tried lots of variations with the border before settling in on this "fix."
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edgar

Monday, July 17, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I finished up the 4th part now on to the 5th... here's a snaperoo...

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We've been having a really nice Summer here by the Bay.  
Lots of fog and breezy weather with the temps hovering in the low to mid-60s... now I'm ready for Fall!
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edgar

Monday, July 10, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, here's a snap of where I'm at on the fourth part...

... it's a little wonky as I took the picture with the piece still in the Q-snap.
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edgar

Monday, July 3, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I finished up the third part... "She Sights a Bird  " Here's a snap...

...now, as I stitched the "animal" between the two birds... what could that be??  The chart says it's a "cat' but I see a cute puppy... what are your thoughts?? Here is the poem (about a cat by the way) from Emily Dickinson that inspired the design...

She sights a Bird—she chuckles—

She flattens—then she crawls—
She runs without the look of feet—
Her eyes increase to Balls—

Her Jaws stir—twitching—hungry—
Her Teeth can hardly stand—
She leaps, but Robin leaped the first—
Ah, Pussy, of the Sand,

The Hopes so juicy ripening—
You almost bathed your Tongue—
When Bliss disclosed a hundred Toes—
And fled with every one—

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edgar

Monday, June 26, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitchin' away on FtB, and here's a snaperoo...


...I've adjusted the stitching of the "bars" between the letters to fit a bit better with the vine/flowers and the outside border... I like how it fits better visually.  
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edgar

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

A Little Summer

Gentle Friends, here's Delirium Musicum once again with a bit o' summer from Vivaldi....enjoy


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edgar

Monday, June 19, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, still moving along with FtB... here's a snaperoo...


...I have a couple more doo-dads to stitch in the blank spot above the solid blue bird and then it's on to the third part.
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edgar

Sunday, June 18, 2023

On Fathers Day

 Gentle Friends, on Father's Day especially, I think about what a great guy my dad was and that time passes to fast... here's a snap from long ago...

l to r - me, my dad, my little brother, and in front my baby sister

... so, a little back story about the picture, taken in Mississippi in the backyard by my mom who was not ever very good about centering a picture or cutting off body parts, but she always gave it the old college try!  My dad was an avid photographer and I've many snaps of all of us, but this is one of my favorites!

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edgar

Monday, June 12, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, on the second Loose Feather of FtB... here's a snaperoo...

... when I began stitching on the second part I just left two spaces between the charts and got that bottom section stitched.  Even as I stitched along I really thought about the final image and the 9 parts together - I wasn't as happy as I could have been thinking about the final piece...  I then got on the old computer and started looking for finishes of this as a single piece and how they might look completed.  There are not too many out there but I did find an example where the stitcher had added a vine and flower chain between each of the three rows vertically... me likey!!  

 I frogged out that urn and flowers and figured out my vine addition.  I dug around in the stash and found a green (WDW Kudzu) and blue (WDW Blue Fescue) that I think works well - both of these floss colors are my addition to the called-for blues and greens.  I like the break between the charts since they really have no other connection other than being a series.  They do look a bit odd bumping up against each other.  

I also noticed when I posted this snap that I am off on the right, going back and looking at the actual piece I'm off two threads down, so that means another round of frogging and a re-stitch as that dip to the right is makin' me crazy at the moment!!

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edgar

Thursday, June 8, 2023

A Birthday

Gentle Friends, today would have been my mom's 97th birthday.  With my grandfather, her father-in-law, and my mom having back-to-back birthdays it was easy to remember them and we often had joint family dinners and parties for them both.  Here's one of the pictures I treasure most...

Baby Adelaide 1926-2012

This great shot was taken in the sideyard of my grandmother's house in North Carolina, I'm thinking spring or even a birthday shot when she was turning two, that info is lost to time.  I always see this snap and think both my mom and the goat were not too happy about taking this picture!!!

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edgar

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

A Birthday

Gentle Friends, today would have been my grandfather's 116th birthday... he is often in my thoughts... here's a favorite picture of him as a baby...

Baby Herbert 1907-1994

... I think this picture would have been taken in the Fall of 1907 on the family farm outside of Atlanta.  You can just see my great-grandmother, Stella,  just behind holding up my Grandfather.  It's a sweet picture and I'm very happy that it has survived all this time.
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edgar

Let's Stick to the 1840's

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