Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Exchange stitching and exchange received...

I finished up anther exchange but have to hold off on mailing for a bit. I have two more ready for the needle and want to get them done first before I stitch for myself.

I did hear from Hazel in the UK that my SBEBB - Spring Quaker Exchange has Arrived. That got there very fast!!! Here is a snap of the exchange -

and here is a closeup of the PynKeep that I stitched -


The pattern I used is from the Ackworth Pattern Book and is called Tulip #4. I used Thread Gatherer "Morning Garden." In the exchange I included some charts that were on Hazels wish list and some floss' I thought she might enjoy.

As an aside - I have been accused of only stitching in "Grey" by those that will remain anonymous (Rico) so this dispels that myth!! :)

No too much else going on - no movies last night :(

I did see quite a few over the weekend - "The Bridge Over the River Kwai" - 1957 a movie I have seen before and will see again. Done by one of my favorite directors David Lean and two of my favorite actors William Holden and Alec Guinness. Excellent movie well worth seeing if you have not seen it. Also on the bill was "The Guns of Navarone" - 1961 with Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn. Really good action adventure movie about WWII in the Aegean sea and German gun installations on the island of Navarone. The next two are "The Man Who Cried"- 2000 and "Mary Cassatt: A Brush with Independence" - 2002 - ......(see..I can watch a movie from after 1970. :) ) "The Man who Cried" is about a small Jewish girls trial/life trying to find her father through the ravages of pre-WWII Europe. The movie takes place starting in a schtettle in Russia and ends in Hollywood USA. The main actress is Christina Ricci ( as the grown up girl) and she is just gorgeous throughout the entire movie. It is a very quiet movie with not a whole lot of dialogue, but you know exactly what is going on by the characters emotions and the beautiful music!! Well worth seeing, not for kids as there are some scenes that are very adult!! The Mary Cassatt was a documentary of the artists life and was wonderful. If you like impressionism this is well worth seeing.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Take care,
edgar

15 comments:

Beatrice said...

Hi There, I just looked up your blog through Becky. You have some wonderful pieces, I will look in again.
The exchange was so nice.

Carol R said...

Another wonderful pinkeep Edgar - keep them coming! I see you are making good use of your Ackworth Pattern book.

Wanda said...

Gorgeous pinkeep! the color you chose is outstanding!!

Carol said...

Another outstanding job Edgar - congratulations!!

Annemarie said...

There's nothing wrong with stitching in greys, because you always choose the loveliest shades, Edgar! Having said that, this colourful pinkeep is a stunner! I loev the designs you use for these beauties, too :o)

Vonna said...

Consider the "grey myth" dispelled! I love it Edgar and it was gloriously finished ;)

Becky K in OK said...

Edgar, that is one gorgeous pinkeep. I'm adding Morning Garden to my stash list.

karen said...

another great finish by you!

Hazel said...

I love, love, LOVE it Edgar. Thank you once again. Btw I adore Christina Ricci. x

Jennifer/OH said...

Stunning color choice! Wow, what a wonderful package loaded with goodies. I must get in on this exchange thing. Great work Edgar.

mar77721 said...

Edgar I see we can watch movies together. Guns of Navaronne is one of my favorites. Your pinkeep is very pretty. Loved the BP finish I saw on Quaker Inspired. The tribute is a wonderful idea.

Marianne

Teri said...

The color is fabulous, and you did a great job with the finish!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchange to Hazel! Love your thread choice!

trillium said...

Incredible color blend!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

I absolutely love your colorful pin keep. It is so very pretty. Someone was a lucky...lucky person.