I met one of my baseball friends (from RF 149 and a member of the drummers) for coffee and pastries. We have mostly been communicating by text over the last couple of years. She works for KQED and feels fortunate to be able to still work from home most days. Reasons include decreased commuting time (Alameda Island to SF) and just the general hassle and cost. She usually drives to the games as well and has kindly offered to take a bunch of excess “stuff” to the next tailgate in her car. By excess stuff – I mean all the t-shirts, souvenirs, bobbleheads etc that have come home with me over the last several years. I normally wear t-shirts, and really – how many bits of cardboard, bobbleheads or pennants does one really need?
Also, with Passover starting tonight, it was my last chance to enjoy food out with a friend. Did I mention scones and muffins? Anyway – I drove over to Alameda (through the Webster Tube) and made a stop at Michaels. One always needs floss.
From there it was to Signal’s on Webster St where we enjoyed excellent coffee as well as stopping up the last scone and muffin. They are also on the delivery route for Boichik Bagel but had been sold out hours ago.
But this is where the Spidey Senses kicks in. Apparently Alameda goes all out for Halloween with many just leaving the decorations up all year. Click on the picture if you want a better view. Me? I don’t think I would want a pair of giant spiders hanging off my house.
From there I headed over to Needle in a Haystack to indulge in fondling specialty threads and filling in some missing threads and beads for the series I mention below.
Aries is ABB (all but beads) which I was able to do once home. It had been on hold due to missing one of the Caron Waterlillies. This is the third of the Zodiac Girls from Nora Corbett that I have stitched so far. Stitching on 32 ct Vintage Country Mocha (or French Cafe) with all the called for threads. I haven’t decided whether to add the Greek or Hebrew signs at the end when I add the backstitching. .
Which meant then I was ahead of schedule on those and moved on to a couple of small Barbara Ana Dreaming whatever which I hope to finish tomorrow.