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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Thanks for stopping by, Happy Hallowe'en!!!  Stay Safe!!

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

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
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???

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 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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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 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!

Good Thoughts! Good Words!  Good Deeds!
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!!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
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.  
Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Let's Stick to the 1840's

 Gentle Friends, I finished up Miss Sarah Barker 1840 here's an old snaperooo of how she looks... "Sarah Barker 1840"  from Ne...