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

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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!!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
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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That's about all the news today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay safe!

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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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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, 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!

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

Good Thoughts! Godo Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Memorial Day

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