Monday, May 22, 2017

A Little Remembering

Gentle Friends, today would have been my parent's 62nd Wedding anniversary, and my mom always said it was a rainy, wet day.... here by the Bay it's cool and foggy.......  

May 22, 1955  
1st Presbyterian Church, Greenville NC
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I like to remember the event with some flowers at Chrurch and arranged for some to be put on the altar yesterday...

 ...they were nice and pink,(my mom's favorite color) and by tomorrow will be spectacular when all the lilies finally open up....

.. on either side of the Tabernacle were some pink azaleas... 
 my mom would have really enjoyed all these flowers!!
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There you go sports fans.  Thanksd for stopping by do stop again.

Take care,
edgar

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Little Devil

Gentle Friends, knowing me and reading this Blog you may recall my fondness for Converse Chucks.... and every now and then I get a catalog from Journeys and they often have fun versions of Converse sneakers.....  so from the latest one, I ordered.... 


..... and they came in a great box,.....

... som Tasmanian Devil All-Star Chucks!!  I can usually refrain from new shoes (I've got far too many now) but I just had to have these!!
... aren't they great!!  
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There you sports fans, thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, just a quick snap of  the progress on AotH...


... I finished up the border and am now working away on the body of the square...
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There you go  - short and sweet -  thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, May 12, 2017

A Little Frida

Gentle Friends, the last few weeks have been slim pickins' on the thrifting front and I've been finding next to nothing out and about in the shops..... I did find this past weekend a great piece...

"Between two Curtains 1937"

It's a purse made from a cigar box and covered in prints of paintings by Frida Kahlo with extra bits of rick rack and small paste jewels...

 "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser 1940"

Each side excluding the top and bottom has a different self-portrait or a detail from a portrait...

 "The Two Fridas"

The clasp and handle I think came from a craft shop ...

 "Self Portrait with loose Hair"

... and the interior is lined with a green velvet....

... I love the quote ... " I Never paint dreams or nightmares.  I paint my own reality... Frida Kahlo"

Whoever made this piece spent quite a bit of time putting everything together and I think it is a super box - for a couple of dollars, it was a real bargain!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar





Wednesday, May 10, 2017

And We Have a Winner!!

Gentle Friends, I wanted to start off by saying how nice it was to read through all the nice things about the Blog and the years of posting everyone commented about, thank you!!  Last night I had the Hag Claw....

 ... with the help of the Who Hounds pull a name ..... and out of the bowl of destiny came....

...  Donna...... and I've popped an email off to let her know.
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There you go sports fans, we've arrived at the "hump' of the weekend and now it's a downward slide to the weekend!!

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Little Reminder...

Gentle Friends,  just a few short hours until I close up the 10th Anniversary Gift-a-way.... so if you've not entered you can still click HERE and leave an entry in the comments.

I'll be announcing the winner in the morning.
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Have a super Tuesday, it's bright and sunny here by the Bay....

Take care,
edgar




Monday, May 8, 2017

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I've been stitching and frogging away on Anniversaries for the past few days... 
here's a snap...


... I was much further along until things starting to fall apart and started to not line up..... then I started to look back and count and eventually I found I was off 1 stitch way, way back.  So instead of just fudging it along, I decided to just frog it all out.  It would have made me crazy with things off a by a stitch.
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again.

Take care,
edgar

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Little Thrifting

Gentle friends, I'm off a day with my posts, but thems the breaks sometimes...  last Saturday morning we headed over to the Treasure Island Flea Market, which only happens on the last weekend of the month.  I'd never gone before but had always wanted to ...

 ... looking down the road at the booths...


... looking across the Bay towards Oakland and Berkeley

 ... there are lots of food choices...

 ... it was a really bright and sunny day and leaving I took this picture of the city....

 and going back into the City across the Bay Bridge I got this shot...

... I saw quite a few things I wanted but only came home with this super iron skillet, a number 10 that's about 11 3/4" in diameter, I've got to clean it up and reseason it and it'll be good to go!!
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There you sports fans, that about wraps up the week.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Little Dinner

Gentle Friends, over the weekend Rico was visiting his family in the Central Valley and I stayed home and dealt with the who hounds.... I did a couple of fun things with some friends.... one was to go out to dinner....

 .... so Saturday evening we headed to a fun restaurant in the Castro called  Kitchen Story.... its an Asian Fusion restaurant with some very tasty food selections....

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We were first sat sort of in the middle and I got this shot off of the bar....


...  then they moved us to a better table nearer the front, but the light was very harsh with evening setting in...  and the photos reflect that harshness

 ... we started off with a delicious tempura calamari...

... for the main course Mike and I each had a "Sexy Aloha" - which is yellow curried rice, shrimps, raisins and pineapple all served up in a hollowed out pineapple, then John had...

...grilled teriyaki salmon with a cucumber salad... for desert they had...

...banana cake with caramelized bananas...

... and a warm chocolate lava cake....  I had a nice cappuccino and was perfectly happy!!  It was a fun day capped off with a super evening!!
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Take care,
edgar


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, wowsers, such kind things being said about little ole me.... you all are the best and I do appreciate it much moire than you will ever know.... and I think I landed on something nice to gift to whoever is drawn by the hag Claw....I'll update the Gift-a-way Post with that info..... today I wanted to show the ongoing stitching on AotH....


... the fourth square has another super house, a sweet little rabbit, and is very March"y" with a long vine of clover.  
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, May 1, 2017

A 10th Anniversary Gift-a-Way

Gentle Friends... well, it's been 10 years this month...May 9th of 2007 to be exact ...


...that I've been posting to this Blog.  I've posted about the good, the bad and even the ugly sometimes, but it's been entertaining I hope for the most part.  I was thinking over the weekend that to celebrate I should have a Gift-a-way thing and have the hag Claw pull a winner from the BoD (Bowl of Destiny)... I've not done one in so long I can't even remember when......

So, on Tuesday, May 9th, I'll have the Hag Claw work it's majic.  To enter the Gift-a-way all you need do is leave a comment on this Post Only - by 4:00 pm PST May 8th.  In the comment should be info with a way for me to contact you if your name is drawn.  If you're a No Reply comment type that's alright, but please make sure to leave an email address or some other contact information.  - I'll let the winner know on Wednesday, May 10th.

UPDATE... I settled on what I would like to do for my anniversary...
the 10th Anniversary GIft-a-way gift will be in two parts...the first part will be a 
$25 Gift certificate from 123 Stitch, 
and the 2nd part will be some Treats from San Francisco....
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That's about it for today sports fans, remember to leave a comment to enter.

Take care,
edgar



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Little Kitty

Gentle Friends, the last couple of weeks have brought more little four-footed love bundles.  A little back story...  most of our neighbors have cats - and "kitty sitters" or to board a cat can get really expensive - so we've stepped into the breach and help out when asked - last week Kim and Brian asked us to help out ... so I got some snaps of their three kitties....

.... here are Hubert and Roger.... really sweet and needed lots of kitty kisses and scratches.....

...  Roger was all up in the camera and really is the sweetest ...

...  of the three kitties it is Bob-Cat, the oldest kitty, that needs the most attention, he's basically blind and needs to be given a little pill twice daily, he's really great about taking them... and that's what been going on around the old homestead lately, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, April 24, 2017

A Very Little Stitching

Gentle friends, over the past week there has been very little stitching going on, but I did take a snap...


... just stitching along on block four, month three.....
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Little Dinner

Gentle Friends, over the long weekend we met up with some friends in the Mission at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants.....

... it a family run place that's been around for decades and the food they make is really delicious...

... we started off with some of their guacamole...

... John and I both had shrimp quesadillas...

... Rico had beef flautas....

... and Mike had one of their gigantic wet burritos with some of their homemade red sauce!!  

Another delicious dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.  What is so really great about this neighborhood place is that it's run by nice people and they serve delicious food.  It's also off the beaten track and we can usually find a parking space in under 10 minutes!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, well, I had a good loooong weekend of doing just about nothing.... a little stitchin a little cleaning a little laundry....  a little nap..... some movies and a fun dinner out with friends......  today I wanted to post a snap of where I've gotten to on AotH...


...  I finished up the first of the two filler charts - and I've almost solidified what, who and where I'm going to start stitching in some personalized stuff..... but for now, I'll just keep plugging away.....
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Little Baking

Gentle Friends, over the weekend I baked up a super cake from a recipe I found last week....


...from Sally's Baking Addiction came this delicious recipe....  Pineapple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.... the only changes I made were to bump up the spices a bit and shift out the walnuts for pecans ( I only had pecans) but other than that nothing more and it was really delicious.  Moist and solid like a great cake should be, thank you so much Sally another winner!!!
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That's about it for today sports, thanks for stopping by dos top again!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Little Stitching

Gentle Friends,  still stitching away on AotH and here's a snaperoo...


... the bricks and mortar took quite a bit of time so I've not been able to finish up this square.... but I'm pretty close - then it's on to the next.
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Little Thrifting

Gentle Friends, out and about last Saturday I found a few nice things.....

... from the top left... a super cut glass decanter that cleaned up clear and sparkly... when I spotted it sitting on a kitchen table at an estate sale it had the residue and dregs of sherry swishing around in the bottom with the insides entirely clouded over with dried on sherry, the lord knows how many years the liquor had been evaporating leaving only the sediment ...  

...I was also lucky enough to find this super 19th-century majolica figural piece for cigarettes and matches, it's unusual in that there is no damage at all... I also found a little carved frame, and great victorian papier mache tray, the last thing in the snap is a lovely, heart-shaped hand painted piece of porcelain from Dresden.... overall not many pieces in quantity but some great quality to be sure!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Little Glamour

Gentle Friends, one of the fun things that go on in our lives here by the Bay are the events for Rico's Softball team.  Each team in the SF Gay Softball League is sponsored by a Bar which in turn becomes the team's "Home Bar.'  The "F" Liners (named for the trolly cars that turn around on upper Market in the Castro) home bar is The Edge... at many of the fundraisers Rico and the other Cheerleaders dress up in Drag and do an over the top show which packs the Bar to overflowing and they raise quite a bit of money that go to support the "F" Liners....  so.... what today's post is all about is Rico getting made up for the first event a week ago...

... we headed over to Patrick's house, he is the Teams Coach and in real life, he's a professional makeup artist - and done lots of famous folks when they perform here in the City, the last famous person he worked on that I can think of was Cindy Wilson of the B52's....  

...the above snap is Rico getting ready for his transformation.

... Patrick applying the undercoat....

... working on the eyes...

... more application...

... with the upper lashes on...

... the lower lashes make a difference...keeping the white highlights that will pop in the spotlight...

.. with the wig, jewels, dress, and tulle the look comes together!!  As you can see he's wearing his Summer diamonds.......some are diamonds and some are not!! (stolen from Mae West)    
Mama Rico was a huge hit and made a ton a money, in fact making the most of all the "gals" performing!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!
Take care,
edgar

A DISCLAIMER....No synthetic animals were hurt in the making of this Drag Queen!!!