Monday, February 19, 2018

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I 've been stitching away on Sheep Virtues... here's where I left off...

... sorry for the craptastic snap but you get the idea.
______________

There you go sports fans, short and sweet.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, February 16, 2018

We Have a Winner and a New Year!!

Gentle  Friends, first let me wish everyone...Kong Hei Fatt Choy!!!!  It is the Chinese New year!!

...and it's the year of the Dog!!!  
______________

I also had "the Hag Claw" pick a winner last night from the "Bowl of Destiny"...


... it was confirmed by Lolly, the Who Hound Extraordinaire...

 .and the winner is...

... Mangojam!!  Thank you all for entering!!  I'll be having another little Gift-a-way in a couple of weeks in Honor of St Patrick's Day.....  so, stop by and pop your name into the mix!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Little Lunch

Gentle friends, we were out and about over the weekend and nothing fun turned up for purchase but we did head over to a new place for some lunch... Lazeez... and here's what we picked up to take home...

 ... we both chose Gyros's... Rico went for grilled chicken and...

.... I picked the more traditional meat - "beef & Lamb" ... they both came with lettuce, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce... both came on grilled pita bread.  We also picked up a side of fries to split.  They were really good, and super big, like giant burritos, so big that we cut them in half and had them again on Sunday for lunch!!
________________

There you go sports fans, today is the last day to jump in on my Linen Gift-a-WaIt'll be open up until noon today PST and I'll announce the winner in the morning.
________________

Tha t's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar






Monday, February 12, 2018

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle friends, I've been working a bit on HEiotS...

... filled in the house part and the only real change was to use "Old Purple Paint" for the door instead of "Mulberry"... then I started up on my Spring piece... I began this stitch using a 40ct RR piece of linen... which I didn't like, it was far to stiff and the color was just off a bit so I frogged out the border that I had stitched and then dug around and found another piece of linen I liked far better.....

...  a really lovely piece of  36ct Lakeside Linen, the color is "Vintage Sand Dune."  I've restitched the border I frogged out of the other piece of linen and am a much happier stitcher with the way it looks.  The piece I started is LHN "Little Sheep Virtues" and I am stitching it as a single large sampler.  I have modified the border from the many colours and variations charted to a single color "Wilderness," and will be leaving the diamonds open - for now - I like the way it looks, but I just might change my mind.......  the end is a long way off.  I have also changed all of the colors from the recommended DMC floss to various overdyed floss' including WDW, CC, and GAST - I'll talk about them as I stitch along.
________________

There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, February 9, 2018

A Little Linen Gifting

Gentle friends,  while digging around in my linen stash (I'm working up a new start for Spring) I came across quite a few lower count linens that another stitcher would be able to put to use and so have decided to have...


... a little Drawing for the whole shebang so that they can have a new home!  This mix of linens are all different counts like 20, 22, 24, 28 and even some 32 and all different sizes... I didn't make a list or even count how many pieces... it's a real grab bag of things... so here's how it'll work... If you'd like to win this pile of linen... leave a comment on this Post only by 12pm PST - next Thursday, February 15th.  I'll have the hag Claw draw a name and announce the Winner on Friday.  Make sure that I can contact you if you win and that's all there is to it... easy peasy!!
_______________

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks agon for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, over the weekend I found some interesting things on our usual journey through the thrift and consignment shops....

... I found this great sterling "Pansy Bowl" and after cleaning it up...

it turned out pretty nice!!   The Nativity triptych is a great find and that when it is folded up the has a "night on the desert" kind of painting on the outside ...  I think it was made in the 1940's or so just from the way it is made and the painted images ... I also found the beautiful old lustreware plate with hand painted decoration that dates to ca. 1810 or so...

____________________

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by !!  Do stop again soon!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, February 5, 2018

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends,  still working away on HEioTS and here's where I am at the moment...


... the biggest change I made was to use GAST "Mulberry" for the four chimneys, I like the idea that they are brick, the chart called for them to be stitched with WDW "Havanna" the same as the outlines and roofs and that wasn't going to work for me...
______________________

That's about it for today sports fans, short and sweet!! 
Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, February 2, 2018

A Little Groundhog

Gentle Friends..... Phil saw his shadow and so...

... it's another six weeks of lovely winter weather!!
______________________

Don't forget to give a look at the 1993 classic fantasy film "Groundhog Day"....
...starring Bill Murry, Andie MacDowell.  It's a really fun film!!
_______________

That wraps up this sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop in again next week!!

Take care,
edgar

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Little Road Trip to Monterey Bay Part IV

Gentle Friends,  and finally we arrive and the last post about our day in Monterey... after the Aquarium we headed right out the front door and along Cannery Row...

.... since the day was still bright and beautiful was a nice to walk in the sun ...

... there are spots along the way where you can see the open Bay...and has an open feeling instead of a built-up wall of condos...

... there is a lovely park that has at the front a bust of Johna Steinbeck and a newer larger statue of nine historical figures... this area is called Steinbeck Plaza...  then it was on to lunch.....  
__________________

... we headed to Sly McFly's...



... and ordered a round of drinks...

... and I thought what better way than with a Bloody Mary... gotta have that vitamin C...  
here are our lunches...

... fish and chips...

... Turkey club...

... roasted Chicken Salad...

... and I had a Chef's Sampler Platter of tempura fish, shrimp, and squid "steak strips"...  then some live music started up and we settled in for a little listen...... and another round...

.... with a delicious Buffalo Trace bourbon Old fashioned!!!  It was a lovely afternoon!!!
______________

... then we went shopping... Rico tried on squid hats!!

... and we hit a candy store...
__________________

Then it was time to get back on the road and head north and home.......

... at last, shot looking out over the Bay towards the open Pacific ocean......
______________

That wraps up our day in Monterey, I would highly recommend a visit!!  Thanks again for coming along with me a reliving our trip it was lots of fun!!  

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A Little Road Trip to Monterey Bay Part III

Gentle Friends its Tuesday and the adventure continues.....

... it's hard to see in a still photo but this exhibit is huge - it's is a gigantic overhead tank of Pacific Sardines... they swim in circles and flash brightly as the sun above hits them... this leads on to the "Jellies" a really beautiful exhibit that is a real "not to miss" section of the Aquarium!!

... The Purple Stripped Jelly......





There were many more Jellies I just didn't want to overload you with pictures... the entire exhibit is hypnotizing and beautiful, a real treat for the eyes!! 
___________________

...then it was on to the Baja Peninsula where there are desert dwellers like this tarantula (hard to see but under the rock) and his bronze counterpart on the ledge

... and along the bottom are there Garden Eels..

... and then we came up to another enormous tank of swiftly swimming fish called Lookdowns - again they swam fast and flashed color. it was quite mesmerizing!!  These fish usually stay close to shore as young then move out to the open water as adult fish thus linking the reefs to the open ocean moving freely back and forth.
___________________

I think that will wrap it up for today.  There's only one more Post to this ongoing narrative that I'll get up tomorrow.... thanks for letting me revisit our day I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!!

Take care,
edgar