Monday, April 14, 2008

Turned the corner....

I worked a ton on exchanges so no snaps of those, yet. I also worked some on "This and That." Here is a progress snap.

It is a pretty boring picture but now I will work along the top. There is a box that goes between the triangular hearts and this leafy band that I will put my moms initials and the date, I re-charted them to fit here. On the tops of the gates I will put my brother, sister and my initials.

I also watched some pretty good movies - Friday saw "Crash Dive" - 1943 - pretty good propaganda film about a sub, a girl (Anne Baxter) and a evil Nazi ship base in the north Atlantic. Saturday was a double feature starting off with "My Favorite Wife" - 1940, starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. A wife presumed dead comes back to find that her husband has remarried. Very good film!! The second flick was "Halls of Montezuma" - 1950 - about a group of marines against an evil Japanese rocket base. A different kind of war film with lots of background for each character...staring Richard Widmark. Last night was TCM salutes musicians - with "Rhapsody in Blue" - 1945 a fictionalized film of the life of the brothers Gershwin. Great music but a silly story.

Staci asked what the pattern was that I used for the Pyn Keepe exchange - it was a modified Willow Tree Inn by LHN - I cut off the top part of the chart and finished the border around.

Vonna - of course you can use my antiquated spelling of Pyn Keepe. I saw it spelled that way somewhere and liked it so that's the spelling I use. Like you, if I like a pattern enough I have no problem stitching it again and again.

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone left and for stopping by!!!

Take care,
edgar

6 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

I love "My Favorite Wife." I watched "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and boy was that tedious. But Cagney was very good!

Itching To Stitch said...

This and That looks terrific ;)

CraftyT said...

I am really enjoying your progress on This and That. Is is looking good.
Natasha

staci said...

Thanks Edgar for the pattern info, I may have to get it one of these days!

Mary said...

Looking great! Love the colors.

Carol said...

ndztYour progress on This and That has been amazing!