Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Exchange received - on to Square One and some movies

The mailman delivered a gorgeous piece of Redwork stitching
- for the SBEBB Redwork V Exchange -
- the exchange was from Linda over at MooMotif.
Here is a snap of the entire exchange -

Included with the Mattress Pyn Cushion was a JBW Rooster chart with 3 skeins of lovely red floss and a great box of delicious dark chocolate candies!! The Pyn Cushion is stitched on both sides and is as gorgeous on one side as the other - here is a close up of one side -

and here is the other side -

Linda has read my profile and found that I was born in the year of the rabbit and included some in the stitching!! The note that was included explained where both charts came from but I left that at home this morning so I can't post that info today - I'll do that tomorrow. This is an absolutely gorgeous piece and it is my first Mattress Pyn Cushion!!
Thank you so much, Linda!!!!!

Last night I finished up Square 2 from the VoHRH and moved on to the border for Square 1
- here is a snap -

I deliberately corrected the spelling on Isaiah - if I hadn't done that it would have just driven me insane every time I looked at this when it gets finished!! Not that my spelling is any great shakes as you all know from just reading my ramblings here - but I try.

There has bee quite a few movies lately - TCM is having their annual "Summer Under the Stars" where they showcase for a 24 hour period the films of a single actor or actress - Yesterday was Claude Rains day and they showed some really wonderful movies last night - the two that I caught I have seen frequently - "Now Voyager" - 1942 - with Bette Davis... this weepy picture is really superb and I enjoy it every time I have seen it and last night was no exception!! The second flick was - "Mr. Skeffington" - 1944 again with Bette Davis - another top notch film featuring this pair of actors!! I finished out the evening with a recommended film. Back in July Kathryn suggested I watch a flick called "Paprika" - 2006 - This is usually not the kind of film I would normally watch as Japanese Anime is not my cup of Tea - but like with so many things that I do not care for there are exceptions and this is definitely one - What a visual feast - the story is odd but the images are just spectacular - worth watching just for that alone.
There are layers upon layers of visuals that leave you not really knowing where you are or if the characters are awake or dreaming -
If you get the chance you should try and watch it, you will not be sorry!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

take care,


Sherry said...

What a great exchange! I had to laugh when you corrected the spelling in your chart. Mispelled words drive me nuts too!

Anna van Schurman said...

That's so funny that you corrected the spelling. You know how I am with spelling, and I would have either 1) not stitched it at all (see my post on La D Da's "Zip ah dee doo dah" er Zippity doo da) or 2) left it as charted. Many samplers had young girls' errors in them, and I think I would stick to the original. Bet that's not what you'd expect!

Kathryn said...

I'm glad you liked Paprika. No, it makes NO sense at all, but it is such a visual feast that I watched it for that alone.

Carol said...

Nice exchange!!

Creative Chaos said...

What a great exchange Edgar !!!
Lol... i didn't notce the spellingmistake , but Enlish is not my motherslanguage :-)
Patti xx

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

Gorgeous pyn cushion you got! And your completed square looks beautiful, can't wait to see what you're stitching next.

sari.i. said...

Great exchanges again! :)

Cathy B said...

Gorgeous redwork exchange Edgar!

Mary said...

Lovely redwork exchange!