Saturday, May 27, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, after I wrapped up "Wild Roses" I started my next stitch which I had already kitted up so it was ready to go... I've gotten along a bit, and here's a snaperoo...

"For the Birds"  a series of Loose Feathers charts - BBD
"It's Spring Fever" - LF#1
40ct  - "Biscuit" - Seraphim Hand-Dyed Fabrics by Laurie
Called for WDW Floss

This linen is from a new for me dyer.  A little backstory... I joined a "linen of the month" club last summer with Drema at Needlecraft Corner.   This means I have been getting big 1/2-yard cuts of lovely dyed linens for the past few months and really wanted to put one to the needle.  I decided this was the project and I'm really happy with the feel and the lay of the fabric.  The weave seems just right not too tight, I hate that, and not so loose as to be floppy, I hate that also, it's just right.  So my little goldilocks world is doing fine and I'm enjoying this great stitch immensely!! "For the Birds" is a series of nine charts that I am stitching as a single piece - so it'll be three across and three down.

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.  Since we are closed on Monday and I'll be sleeping in for sure... I wanted to get this up a bit earlier than usual.  That's about it for today on this foggy and cool Saturday Morning here by the Bay.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, May 22, 2023

A Little Finish

Gentle Friends, "Wild Roses" wrapped up and I've landed on my next project.  I had kitted up three things I really want to stitch and when push came to shove I made a decision.  However, today is all about the completed piece...it's very overcast and foggy here by the Bay so there's not much natural light for the image...

"Wild Roses" - Carriage House Samplings
40ct LL Pearled Barley
NPI Silk
4/16 - 5/19/23

The chart ended at the bottom of the seventh set of roses, as you might remember my linen was way longer.  I kept stitching away and I was able to stitch in two extra rows and so was able to use up the extra length, almost.  I probably could have squeezed in a third row but that would have brought me right to the edge of the fabric and if this ever gets framed the extra bit will be needed to pull the sampler taught.  
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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

Remembering an Anniversary

Gentle Friends, today would have been the 68th Wedding anniversary of my parents... 


I think this is a great shot from that day so very long ago...

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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, May 15, 2023

A Little Stichin'

Gentle Friends, so I've almost arrived at the end of the actual chart... but still have quite a bit of linen left, and plenty of NPI silks... that I think I'll just keep stitching away on the flowers and birds instead of cutting off the linen ... here's a snaperoo...

... it's a fun piece to work on so stichin' away until I run out of linen is the ore=der of the day!
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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, May 14, 2023

On Mothers Day

Gentle Friends, on Mother's Day I can't help but think of my Mom, and the women who came before her in my family...


... from left to right my great-grandmother, my grandmother, and my mom... these little portraits my mom cherished, and when she passed and we broke up house keeping they were three things I took for myself.  Hoping everyone is having a super Mothers Day!!
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Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

edgar

Monday, May 8, 2023

A Little Stitchin' a Little Wine

 Gentle Friends, still plugging away at WR... here's a snapperoo...


... it's coming along nicely and is a pretty easy stitch for the most part as each flower and bird are the same stitch count, only changing up the silk color combination... the exception is the first row of flowers each base is 4 rows and not 5.
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So, for the first time since before December 20th and my altercation with a surgeon and his scalpel, we left the City for a fun road trip north across the Golden Gate and into Sanoma...




for a wine tasting up above Santa Rosa in Windsor Califonia.  Some friends of ours are part of a wine club at La Crema and they needed to pick up their quarterly wine release. 


We booked a wine tasting first, to try some whites and reds...
... the glass on the far right is some of the delicious rose they gave us as we walked in, so good that Rico bought some to bring home along with a few other wines...

... after wine tasting, we did some antiquing, had some lunch then came on home... a really fun day!!
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Friday, May 5, 2023

A Thousand Miles.......

 Some great SF images and a super song from Vanessa Carlton...

thank you, Ben, Noah, and Lane.. enjoy...


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Monday, May 1, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I've been just working away through the roses, the whole sampler is just flowers, birds, and letters... for the most part easy enough, except for switching up the colors as I move down... here's a snaperoo...

... finally got a snap of the linen which is closer to the actual color.  I took this in the sunlight, where usually the sun has gone down and I have to use lamp light... sorry about the wrinkles.
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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

Memorial Day

  "Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives."   John Adams