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!

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

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
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!

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

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
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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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, 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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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, 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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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

The Village Square Border

Gentle Friends, I finished up the border for the central square and a bit on the right... here's a snap... ... there's a tree/bush t...