Thursday, November 20, 2008

Exchange arrival and a couple of flicks....

Yesterday the mail brought another gem for the Christmas tree - a really sweet ornament from Melissa - I was part of the Ornament Exchange over at HOE and she was my partner. Here is a snap of the exchange...

She saw from my blog that I really like Prairie Schooler and stitched up this super deer couple from a JCS Ornament Issue (either 97 or 98) and included some delicious black licorice bears and a note pad - What a really great exchange - Thank you so much!!!!!

My stitching was focused on exchanges..... so no snaps yet.

The flicks last night were really good and very different from each other. The first was "Blues in the Night" - 1941 - starring that wonderful character actor Jack Carson and a host of others. I was very surprised at this movie as it had everything - really good music, a pretty good story, murder, revenge and redemption all in glorious black and white! You couldn't ask for anything more!! Quick paced and very watchable - highly recommend you checking it out. The second flicker of the evening was "Copying Beethoven" - 2006 starring Ed Harris as Ludvig Von B and Diane Kruger as Anna Holtz. This is a highly fictionalized story of the last year in Beethoven's life. The high point of the film is the performance of that masterpiece the 9th Symphony about mid way through. I enjoyed this film... very much like I enjoyed "Immortal Beloved" - 1994 - but - I think that IM is the better of the two films. Both very watchable and easily accessed in DVD form - give them a shot - you wont be disappointed. The one thing to watch out for in CB is that sometimes the odd manipulation of camera and film - it seemed to detract instead of add to the film.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,
edgar

8 comments:

Autumn said...

Immortal Beloved is one of my most favorite movies!

Dianne said...

Looks like a great exchange! I've always liked that ornament!

Carol R said...

Lovely Christmas exchange ornament from Melissa - you will need an extra tree this year Edgar!

Andrea said...

A wonderful exchange.

Vonna said...

Oh my...that's a beautiful ornament for you :)

Irene said...

Great exchange, the ornament is really nice.

Lisa said...

I love that ornament! I have it kitted up but haven't gotten to it yet! Now I am motivated, maybe I will make it a weekend project!

I love looking at you blog and seeing all the nice stitching!

karen said...

I LOVE that deer ornament! i will have to find out which leaflet it is from now!