Thursday, November 6, 2008

My last Ornament arrives.... and Happy Birthday

I received my last Ornament from the Ornament Exchange as my month was October
- it was from Amy -

I really admired the strawberry that she made for Vonna and am so happy about the one she made for me!!! The design is from a JCS Ornament issue - PS Quaker Strawberry (I forgot the card that Amy sent so I do not have the correct year - 2006 - I think - will post the exact year tomorrow). I am over the top with happiness about all the lovely ornaments I received from all the super stitchers - I will post a snap tomorrow with all of them together so you get an idea of how wonderful these treats are!!! Thank you so much Amy and every one!!

I did want to thank you all for the suggestions about VoHRH - I think I will have to live with the "MI" issue for a while - I still have 3 squares to get done before I trot that monster off for framing. I also wanted to thank you all for the the info about starting a finishing album - it just never occurred to me that anyone would want to see my old finishes once they were posted - but now after thinking about it - if you stumble on this blog who wants to go back through all my ramblings to dig out the snaps. I will work on getting an album together - it may take a while as I am not the smartest when it comes to these here computin machines and such.....

I have been busily stitching - but on exchanges only so no snaps - yet -

Yesterday would have been Vivian Leigh's 95 Birthday so TCM had a really nice tribute to her last night starting off with a really wonderful film "Waterloo Bridge" - 1940 costarring Robert Taylor - Such a beautiful film and so well done. This was followed by "Anna Karenina" - 1948 costarring with Ralph Richardson who once again played the heavy. This version is beautiful movie - a remake of a Greta Garbo vehicle from 1935 where she played opposite Fredrick march as Vronsky and Basil Rathbone as Karenina and which Greta had done even earlier as a silent film in 1927 with John Gilbert - that version was called "Love." The next Leigh movie of the evening was a pre- GWTW flick called "Fire over England" - 1937 costarring Flora Robson as Elizabeth I and Lawrence Olivier. The evening ended with "That Hamilton Woman" - 1941 - again costarring with Lawrence Olivier. All really great films and all worth seeing if you haven't. I think it would have been nice to throw in a later film as all the ones they showed were all made about the same time - if I had been asked I would have thrown in "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" - 1961 - where she costarred with Warren Beatty - in a roll I think he shouldn't have played as he has a really bad fake Italian accent - and by the 60's there were plenty of Italians that could have played the roll of gigolo - other that that it is a fine movie and a really good late one for Vivian - as she would only have one more film before her death - in 1965 - "Ship of Fools" which is very ensemble, but really good.

Enough for now - Thanks for stopping by!!!!

take care,


Jennifer/OH said...

"Anna Karenina" that story. I really like the Vivian Leigh version as it is more true to the Russian phrasing then others I've seen. Also, the costumes are amazing.
I am just in awe of VoHRH. I am dieing to take on a hyge project, but most get lost in the WIP/UFO bag. I really want to stitch "Shores".
The strawberry is so cute. Haven't tackled one of those yet, even though I have the PS chart for 6 patriotic strawberries. The site "Anita's Little Stitches" has tons of strawberries and I've always wanted to try one.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

It's funny that you watched Anna Karenina cause that is the book that I am reading now..."Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy. I love the book so far and I can't hardly put it down. If you ever get a chance to read it Edgar please read it. It does have 837 pages in it. I wish I could get the TCM Channel but I can't unless I have Digital Cable and I just got regular Cable TV and I can't get the TCM Channel but we get a channel called TNT and Lifetime Channels which has movies on it every day.

I do have the HOHRH Series...all of them. Maybe someday I will get mine started.

I am currently stitching Welcome To Our Pad by X's and Oh's. I just finished Halloween Kitty and that turned out really cute and very adorable.

Take care & Happy Stitching

Shelleen said...

the strawberry is very pretty.

Vonna said...

Hey Ho! That's a lovely, lovely ornie from sweet Amy...but my name is VONNA :) LOL!!! Actually I answer to anything, Donna, Vanna, Yolanda, Yvonne, Yvette, Lana :)
So just pestering ya!

Cathy B said...

Awesome strawberry ornament from Amy!

Anonymous said...

that strawberry is gorgeous love the colours and it looks so sweet.

Annemarie said...

Wowie, that's some Christmas ornie you received. It's fabulous!
I think you should leave the 'Middle' as it is. Part of the charm of the chart, I think. Unlike youm though, I love this block! And I admire you for the speed with which you are tackling this baby. Er, the Village, that is :o)

Dani - tkdchick said...

That strawberry is gorgeous!