Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Halloween Square finish and some flicks

I finished up the square on Hannah's RR from the Witching for Stitching RR - and think it turned out really nice. Here is a snap -

The squares on Hannah's piece are a bit smaller than on other RR's so this one fit it perfectly - I was also looking for it to have some or at least one pumpkin as the poem that Hannah picked out is about pumpkin pie - I think I really lucked out to find something that would fit AND have pumpkins!! This is the second witch I have stitched in this RR - I do see a pattern emerging. The square is from book 23 or 24 called "A Prairie Year II" - I used the called for DMC floss'.

Last night was a really nice flicker evening - starting off with a really good Irish movie on TCM - "The Quiet Man" - 1952 - starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara - a great movie and a must for St Patricks Day!! This was followed up with a fluff piece called "If a Man Answers" - 1962 - starring Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin - entertaining in a 60's film kind of way. The final film of the evening was a true classic "The Palm Beach Story" - 1942 starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor and Rudy Vallee. A wonderful film full of snappy intelligent dialogue and well thought out characters. Although I hadn't meant to.... it seems that I chose a film from the 40's , 50's and 60's.... and it was interesting to see how the approach to the battle of the sexes was handled. From the very clever writing and super talented actors in the 40's to the less than good writing and really only personalities that passed for actors by the 1960's - not the each wasn't fun and entertaining to watch but that the first two flicks were so much more superior. It is still happening today - we rarely get good acting or good films what we get in film are tricks and CGI AND instead of acting we get to watch a personality on the screen. Just MHO -

Thanks for stopping by!!

take care,


Paula Nunes Lima said...

The Quiet Man is one of our favourites too. But if you like Irene Dunne you have to see My Favourite Wife.
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karen said...

great finish for the Halloween RR. love it!

valerie said...

Great Halloween block! Very cute...

Nicola said...

Fabulous finish on the RR Edgar.

heidistitches said...

I love If A Man Answers! The part that cracks me up is when her mom gives her the "How to Train Your Dog" book and tells her to just insert her husband's name in place of dog! Priceless!

Anna van Schurman said...

I love The Palm Beach Story. Screwballs are my weakness. And Preston Sturges! They just don't write snappy dialogue anymore.

Milly~ said...

The Quiet Man is an awesome film.

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. That RR will look gorgeous when finished

Brigitte said...

PS Halloween motifs are also my favourites. And they make great additions on RRS.

Yoyo said...

Awesome witch!! The Quiet Man ranks as an all time fav for me to, who could not enjoy those two together!