Monday, March 17, 2008

It was a movie weekend with some stitching....

This past weekend I finished two upcoming exchanges and they are waiting to be mailed this week. I really like seeing the packages just sitting there waiting instead of me in panic mode!!! I am usually such a procrastinator about things in my life - as Scarlet would say - "Tomorrow is another day!!" Now I need to start up on the next exchanges and get ahead of the game - wouldn't that be nice. I also will finish up the QFRR since I got the rest of my silk from HDF last week I need to put the initials and date and rabbit in and then get it in the the mail to NZ.

I almost started my mom's sampler on Saturday but couldn't find my working chart. I always make a copy of the chart I am working so as not to mess up the original. I can mess up a piece of paper faster that anything - with the multiple pin holes and pen marks and folding and refolding it usually ends up a complete crumpled mess.

So The stitching I did was on "Forgiveness." Here is a couple of progress shots -


Here is a positioning shot - and



Here is a close up. I am working from the left to the right. Kind of in rows of items. The brown piece will be a swan motif at some point in the near future.

It was a really heavy movie weekend, since there was nothing on the TV. Starting off with the French film "Bon Voyage" - 2003. A pretty good film about France and the reaction of the populace to the invasion of the Nazi's at the beginning of WWII. I did not care for the ending, but that may just be me. Next up was "The Clandestine Marriage" - 1999 - a period movie set at a country house in the later part of the 18th century. With Joan Collins - very over the top, Nigel Hawthorn - good, but better in "The Madness of King George" - 1998, Timothy Spall - very funny as Sterling, but better known as Peter Pettigrew from the Harry Potter movies. Very well acted and a very funny and a satisfying ending! Then it was "Seven Days in May" - 1964 - entertaining film - and well acted by the entire cast. Ava Gardner was stunning in her role!! Next was "Indiscreet" - 1958 - with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. Excellent film and wonderfully acted!! I will see this one again! Then last night on TCM was an Anne Baxter Double feature. "All About Eve" - 1950 - a movie I have seen a 100 times and always enjoy!! followed by "The Blue Gardenia" - 1953 - along with Anne Baxter and Raymond Burr (the bad guy) there was the always delightful and witty Ann Southern one of the movies most underrated actors ever!!! The last movie was "You Only Live Once" - 1937 - with Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney - an interesting film of an ex-con trying to go straight with the woman who stands by him no matter what!!

And there you go - Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Take care,
edgar

9 comments:

Nicole said...

Great progress Edgar! Oh yeah, I know all about procrastination - I'm the queen of it!! :)

Carol said...

Awesome job with Forgiveness!

Vonna said...

My favorite saying from Gone With the Wind...that and "As God as my witness..."
:)
Can't wait to see those exchanges!

valerie said...

Wow! * movies in one weekend?! I think the max I could ever do was 4. Foregiveness is coming along great!

valerie said...

Oops! I meant 8 movies in a weekend not *. Not enough coffee yet this morning! =)

Barbara said...

Though I don't always comment, I do always greatly enjoy your stitching shots - always such wonderful projects and colors and talented stitching. :) Your movie reviews are also a lot of fun!

Annemarie said...

Oh Edgar, do you think we could arrange to swap weekends? 'Cause it sounds like you had a wonderful time :o)
'Forgiveness' is such a beauty. I love the colours you're using.

Carol R said...

I am in love with Forgiveness! Please stop stitching these gorgeous samplers because I need to do them all too! The colours are really popping.

And what a great weekend you had - I think a stitch-in at yours next weekend is called for.

mar77721 said...

Oh gosh Forgiveness is on my big wish list. Are you using the colors called for Edgar? You are definitely enabling me. Wonderful movies! I love the old movies.

Marianne