Friday, August 15, 2008

Opal's is going up - and Greer Garson Night

Worked on the boarding house last night - here is some progress -

Patti asked who the the designer is - "Carriage House Samplings" - I have both "Houses" and "Shores" in the wings and I had planned to go on to houses when this finished up but I think that has changed..... I hear the waves.....

I also started to work on my next exchange - HOE - "Needle roll" - but no snaps of that.... and I started to stitch on Carol's Halloween RR but the stitching I have done is very small so I will not post until next week with snaps of that.

Last night on TCM was Greer Garson night - and we all know what a fan I am of hers - so needless to say I was in hog heaven - oink...squeal!!! I got home early enough to see most of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" - 1939 - co-staring Robert Donat. An excellent flick and Greer is lovely in this her first Hollywood film. The evening continued with "Pride and Prejudice" - 1940 - although not as accurate as some more recent incarnations of Jane Austin's novel - it is a really wonderful version with such great actors - including Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland and Edna May Oliver, and the super snobby Frieda Inescort. Then is was on to Greer's favorite movie - "Random Harvest" - 1942 with costar Ronald Coleman. This is a real tear jerker and a super movie about amnesia and sacrifice. The evening rounded out with "Mrs. Parkington" - 1944 - she is paired with Walter Pidgeon (they did 9 movies together) - along with this super duo were Agnes Morehead and Gladys Cooper - a really good movie where Greer has to age about 60 years. There were other Greer movies into the late night but I had to get some sleep!!

Have a great weekend!!! Thanks for stopping by!

take care,


Shelley said...

I love how your Village is looking. I was never crazy about this series until Shores came out, now I covet the other two! I think when I can start a big project again, Shores is going to be the one.

I don't think I've really commented here before, I also have always wanted to say how much I enjoy your movie reviews. You've put more than one film on my "must see" list. :)

DaisyGirl said...

Glad we got Valerie! Too bad about Mindi! I need to email Lizzy and see how mine is coming along.
Try not to worry, everything usually works out for the better in the end!

Shelleen said...

the village is coming along nicely

Creative Chaos said...

Thanks so much for answering Edgar ... i am gonna surf around today to see if i can get it !!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend !!
Patti xx

Cathy B said...

Edgar, you are really cruising along on VoHRH! Great job!

Annemarie said...

Great progress on the Village! I was actually afraid I could never pick up the Village again (a lousy excuse to start the Shores), but after following your recent progress, I felt inspired to start work on Block 9! So thank you for that ;o)

Anonymous said...

i love your village its coming on great. I also enjoy your commentries on the movies. We love watching movies and stitch constantly all the way through. My partner leigh loves anything violent and horrific.. but i enjoy them all. last night we watched the last king of scotland which was a good film and the night before it was brewsters millions. was quite funny ..