Monday, September 15, 2008

Exchange received, RR round up and a couple of flicks

I got a lovely exchange from Nela - it arrived on Friday as I was leaving work and I opened up this great package when I got home. It was the Needle Roll exchange from over at HOE - included in the package were some beautiful ribbons for finishing, a sweet little vase and chocolate bar and a beautiful Needle Roll!!
Here is a snap of the entire exchange -

and here is a close up of the delicate 1/1 needle roll -

It is really pretty with two pins already poked into the top. Thank you so much for this really wonderful exchange - it is a great addition to my growing collection!!!

We seemed to run around all weekend so the only thing I seem to be able to get to was Cheryl's RR - and I got that finished and here is a snap of the whole piece -

I laid the piece across the back of the couch to use the daylight so it looks kind of wonky - but you get the idea - here is a snap of the upper right corner I worked -

I am really happy with the way it turned out - Now, I read that Donna has gotten her piece back and will be sending it on so that I can get at that last square. I can't wait!!!

There you go on the stitching front - I also worked a tiny bit on VoHRH -
but no snaps of that piece.

There were some movies also - a couple in particular I would like to mention - the first being - "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" - 2008 - what a super movie!!! Set on the eve of WWII in London - I would say run don't walk to rent a copy of this film - Frances McDormand is just great as Miss Pettigrew and Amy Adams does a super job as Delysia Lafosse - in supporting roles are Shirley Henderson (suburb as always!!) and Ciaran Hinds as Joe.
Absolutly try and see this will not be disappointed!! The second film I would like to mention is a real favorite of mine - "Trip to Bountiful" - 1985 - with who was probably one of the greatest actress' of the 20th century - Geraldine Page who has the lead as Carrie Watts. She is supported expertly by John Heard, Carlin Glynn and Rebecca de Mornay.
This is one of a handful of films that I could watch over and over - Miss Page won her only Best Actress Academy Award for this role.

That was the weekend in a nutshell!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,


Carol R said...

Gorgeous needleroll from Nela.

Love Cheryl's RR - lots of cute little houses!

Anne S said...

Beautiful exchange from Nela :) And the RR is looking awesome.

Shelleen said...

Love your exchange. Last week I also watched Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day. I thought it was a fun movie.

Nelapx said...

you really like? for my work was more difficult because it is not wise thing embroidery for you ... I explain you have a magnet inside, so we can attract needles. why is heavy, not realized, is an area of magnet. at first was not kind pillow, if not with a cylindrical case, but not got the proper metal tube of tobacco,so the idea that abortion, and the padding, but put a magnet dentro.asi besides you can click on the attract needles.
plus you a magazine in another package. but I am sad, in the mail will not let me send chocolate, which is the second lei you like ... had achieved one of exportation, but I left him to send it had no labels for export, and most regrettable is that there was something to buy for you for which travel three hours by car, not what I was able to send ... indian as special packaging, it is very long .. want to see that it was? ayyy that sadness ..
I was very happy to do something nice for you. I devote much time to share your tastes.

"Magnolia" said...

I love the square you stitched for Cheryl's RR. It fits beautifully with the other houses on the piece.

And that needleroll from Nela is exquisite!

Annemarie said...

I'm stunned at the beauty of that needleroll. Wow! Lucky you.
Your work on the LHN RR is fabulous. And any film with Frances McDormand must be worth a peek :o)

Daffycat said...

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a wonderful movie! It has such a fantastic moral...I just love movies like that!

Beautiful exchange you received~enjoy!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Lovely exchange, Edgar, and very nice work on the RR. I loved Miss Pettigrew!