Thursday, July 24, 2008

Blooming away and some flicks

Getting those "trees" in the garden done, here is last nights progress -

Boy, it is extra crooked this morning - whoops!! - but you get the idea! :) This is stitching up pretty quick and I will probably have it done sometime this weekend - I will need to chart out some initials and shift a couple of the bits around to get them to fit - that shouldn't be a problem. Then I have an exchange to start and my last stitchy Christmas present to whip up - which I won't be able to show as the receiver reads this space and I don't want to spoil the surprise - :)

Last night there where a couple of flicks starting off with "Second Chorus" - 1940 - a pretty dismal film with Paulette Goodard (who was excellent as always!!), Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith - both who were completely mis-cast !! The reason to see this film is for the band sequences - it was Artie Shaw and his orchestra who were superb. The films last night where part of the Big Bands in Film Series on TCM - the second film was "Du Berry was a Lady" - 1943 - not the best movie - but gorgeous in beautiful Technicolor - a Cole Porter Broadway musical reworked and cleaned up for film audiences then tailored for Lucille Ball, Red Skelton and Gene Kelly. The evening ended with the premier of "Sordid Lives - the Series" - parts where as funny as the movie but you can tell it is new so was bumpy in spots .....but the potential is there and if given time may come together.
Being a prequel to the movie they have lots of really great places to go.

Last but not least - I am overwhelmed by the out-pouring of awards and congratulations to this, my little blog!!! Thank you all so much!!! It really means a great deal to me!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,
edgar

14 comments:

KarenV said...

Lovely progress on WMHB, this is such a pretty piece!

Paisley said...

Fabulous progress! Looks like you'll have it finished soon!

Jenna said...

Wow, your progress is amazing! I swear you must be another Carol or something. You two just really put these pieces away in no time flat. Great work!

Wendy said...

You and Nicole and your wrinkleless WIP fabrics are really beginning to annoy me. ;) (Or rather, it is making me feel severely self-conscious! LOL)

Great job, speedy! It's looking great!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! You are stitching this up so quickly your needle has to be smoking!! It looks great.

by Claudia said...

Your "little" blog is one of the one I really love! That's why deservevs a little award you can find on my really little blog!!! :D
Claudia :)
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Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Edgar you are going great guns with yr BBD ... I put mine away for a few days to work on something else. Looking so fab!

Lisa said...

This is coming together beautiful, the colours are just lovely.
Cant wait to see the finished product.
LISA V

Sonda in OR said...

Enjoy lurking on your blog and seeing all the wonderful stitching. I finally placed an order with Drema since you so highly recommend her. Shamelessly name-dropped, of course. I don't suppose you have a top 20 favorite movie list, do you???

Clare said...

Hi there - I'm new to blogs and stumbled upon yours a few days ago and have become fascinated. I hope you don't mind if I add you as a link on my blog.

I really like the fabrics you pick to do your work on. And also, I like your taste in movies! I love old films.

Creative Chaos said...

Great progress !! It is such a pretty design , i am looking forwards to the finish !!

Carol R said...

Not long to go on this one - what's next?

AnnMcD said...

You don't know me Edgar but I have given you an award..details on my blog. I visit you via Beatrice's Stitching with a view blog from time to time just to see your stitching, hear about the movies and see your city!

tkdchick said...

This piece is moving along in leaps and bounds!