Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More exchange stitching

Still working on getting exchanges done so no snaps of my stitching..... I do have a snap of a piece of needlework that was my great-grandmothers. I do not know who actually made it, but it came from her home in Georgia and she did needlework so she could have made it but why, when or really who, is lost to time. Here is a snap of the front -


and here is a snap of the back where the colours are still very bright -



It is about 10x8 big and the edges are well bound on the back. My granny used it as a mat/coaster on a table with a piece china on it. I have no idea what it is supposed to be - and why would someone make something that looks to me like three cowboys wearing chaps are looking out to sea with a dog? If you have any idea what it might be or what the subject is just drop a comment. I don't think it has ever been framed or been a pillow but has always been a table "coaster."

The movie last night was "Bloodhounds of Broadway" - 1952. It is a light comedy/musical in the vein of "Guys and Dolls" - 1955, but without the abundance of talent the G&D has. B of B does have Mitzi Gaynor and she is wonderful as always!!!! The accent she manipulates throughout the film is odd at times but it is Hollywood and from 20th Century Fox so that is excusable. This is a few years before her stellar performance in "South Pacific" - 1958 - which was one of the highlights of her career!! B of B was lots of fun and well worth seeing. There really should be a release of the rest of her musical movies on DVD as she is a wonderful dancer/singer and just all around great entertainer!!!!!! - I wonder what the hold up is?

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Take care,
edgar

2 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm not sure there are very many places a cowboy can get away with wearing chaps and an orange and pink shirt! But that's cool that it was your grandmothers. My grandmothers don't have heirlooms like this.

Mary said...

That's a very interesting piece of needlework. Even more of a treasure as it was your grandmother's.