Friday, January 23, 2015

Two Terrific Tongues

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Gentle Friends, as you may remember a couple of years ago we had a bad night with the Peach, she collapsed at about 3 AM one Sunday morning and we rushed her to the Veterinary Emergency room - and when I say rush, I mean running the red lights kind of rush!!  After multiple tests and a couple of days of worry, we found that our little old lady who hound had some heart issues.  So for the last two years morning and evening she gets her pills (well hidden in a lump of ground up chicken).......

...... Dr Williams (Peaches' heart Doctor) has not had to change the low dosage of the three pills in all this time - he told us that is very unusual.  We take her in for blood work and x-rays about every 6 months, and Wednesday she had another "check up" - and she is doing "the best of the best" the Dr's words.  No change in the medication - and her x-rays look super, no change what so ever in her heart, and she eats and drinks water normally and poops a'plenty - so no change there.  It was only the blood work we were waiting to hear about and Dr Williams called yesterday and everything is doing super de duper all liver panels normal with one actually better than last time!!!  We couldn't be happier!!  For a 13 (I say 14) year old - she was the first rescue so we're not too sure - she is the bees knees!! 

 I took the snap last night and what you see is my usual evening view.....  a couple of hounds half asleep waiting to hear someone in the kitchen dropping a piece of bacon, or a ham or turkey or just any ole thing they can snack on!!!
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That wraps up the week sports fans, thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"One Swan a'Swimin'......"

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Gentle Friends, on the stitching front I finished up "February" on my Prim Animals Sampler.... 
 here's a pretty crapitty snaperoo....

... I really hate the way the flash bleaches out the colours......  I took about 20 pictures at all different settings, but I just couldn't get one I liked - but you get the idea.
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It's a slow week here by the Bay -  so Posts may be on the spotty side -
 unless I see a soapbox or two to pontificate from.... 
 Thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL January Posting

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Gentle Friends, I joined the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL this year started by Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching.....  the piece I'll be working on is "Santa's Village" from CCN.  It was also my New Year start - why not kill two birds with one stone, eh!!  So I finished up Santa's House.  Here's a snap....

... I'll be adding some beads - so I've left off some of the details - and of course I couldn't leave well enough alone and I've changed up some of the DMC suggestions for over dyed choices.......  in fact, just so you know I change my mind way too much, I've restitched the pine needles three times with three different greens until I settled on this green - which is a piney green - at least to me it is.....
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by dos top again!!

Take care,
edgar







Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Little Thrifting

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Gentle Friends, last Saturday - while Rico was enjoying ill health and hacking his lungs out at home - I went on my merry way to visit my regular thrifty haunts  - and - two estate sales..... 
finding a few fun things.....


.......  from l to r - a set of four Russian plates c. 1900 - Imperial Porcelain from the Gardner Factory near Moscow, a Bunnykins cereal bowl from Royal Doulton, a Christmas DVD I didn't have (if you can believe that) and a St. Hilda of Whitby.  
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Little Chocolate Cake........

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Gentle Friends, I was looking through some of the cooking Blogs I frequent trying to find something new to bake over the weekend and on Stacey's Blog "Southern Bite".........I found........


....... a recipe for this super cake......called "Nana's Chocolate Pound Cake" it is the best chocolate pound cake I've ever had!!!  Basic ingredients and easy to come together, it's moist and delicious!  You can bake it in either a Bundt or Tube pan, I usually will choose Tube over Bundt as I did this time.  It' is great with either a coffee or cuppa tea.  Thanks, Stacey!!!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks again for your continued kindnesses!!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, January 12, 2015

Starting off the Week with a Nap.......

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Gentle Friends, I thought I will start the week off with a warm Who hound shot -


....I walked in from the downstairs laundry room with a ton of "warm from the dryer" stuff and as I started to separate things into piles for folding, Lolly and the Hump nestled down into a pile of unmentionables.......


.... they heard the camera go clicky click and woke up - sort of.... Lolly wasn't interested, and the Hump started to yawn, then turned over and went back to sleep .....  
notice his freckle on the tip of his tongue.......
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On the stitching front I worked on "Santa's Village", I'll post an updated snap on the 15th........
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, January 9, 2015

Dinner in the Mission and the Hounds

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Gentle Friends, a couple of nights ago we went to dinner with some friends to Puerto Alegre.  They are known for their margaritas and their extensive tequila selection.


..... from our table I took this snap of the bar.......

...... I had grilled shrimp quesadillas.......

...... and Rico had chicken fajitas....  as you can see the cilantro was flung off the plate first.....
.......  it's a fun place and we had a great dinner!!
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I thought I would wrap up the week with a little puppy fun......
..... a co-worker of Rico's had this super ornament made with pictures of the who hounds!!
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!
Take care,
edgar


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thrifty Thursday

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Over the Holidays I was still out and about thrifting and finding a few fun things...........

........ clockwise from l to r.....  a great Gorham sterling handled basket, date marked 1916, a wonderful old brown glazed stoneware bowl, two Christmas DVD's, a great vintage Boston Terrier etching and a turned olive wood recorder made in Holland.  Rico asked why the recorder, well, it is very well made, was only a couple of dollars and I played one in music class at Mattaponi Elementary School and why not try playing it again........ my playing is kind of squeaky so far, but hope springs eternal.
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That's about it for today, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Buying Some China

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Gentle friends, I thought I'd show you a Christmas present I bought for myself........

..... I found this set of cream soup bowls and liners on the bay of evil - they were a super price and I just couldn't pass them up.  At Replacements they are really expensive per set, so when I ran across them I had to have them.  The pattern is called "Lace" and was made by Castleton China.  This expands my mom's wedding china and although I inherited quite lot of it - for some reason there were never cream soup bowls to the set - and I knew I could use them..........

......  "Lace" was first introduced in 1954 so it was quite a new pattern in 1955 when my parents were married - they have a real 50's feel to them - IMHO - the combination cream china, grey base and pink and white Queen Anne's lace flowers with platinum banding look great on the table.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
edagr

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Christmas Start for the New Year!!!

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Gentle friends, I kitted up and was just chomping at the bit to get a move on this project.  It's been building in my work basket ever since it first reared it's darling head monthly.......   I was ready to make a start a few times, but I put it off and put it off until I found a SAL called " Gifted Gorgeousness 2015" click HERE to go there.  I had collected most of the charts with GC's.  I knew it was time to get it together and make a start.  We post on the 15th of each month with progress, but I wanted to post a bit early as I usually show stitching on Mondays.......
 so here's my little start on a new piece......


....  it's "Santa's Village" by Country Cottage Needlework's.  I'm stitching it as a single large sampler on a piece of 36ct "Natural" linen.  I am using mostly the suggested floss, but will be switching out some of the DMC for over dyed's to make it a bit more interesting to the eye and to stitch.  I'm also going to leave off some of the candy cane stripping between the rows and encircle the entire "Village" with the red and white candy cane.  At this point I made the decision to not put any of the buttons on, but I may add some beads and other bits and pieces........  I'll make those calls as I stitch along.  Other than that not too much was going on at my house but some lazy dayz.....  and a Downton Abby marathon yesterday leading up to the premier of Season 5 last night!!!  
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar