Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Tuesday posting....

Thank you all for the super nice things you all say!!!!
It brightens my mornings immeasurably to read the great comments!!!

Regarding VoHRH..... it is not so much a relief that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on VoHRH, as I am still really enjoying the stitch - it is the frustration with the silk colour choices - and how similar they seem to be as I stitch. I feel that if I have to change silk every few stitches then the colour should be at least a noticeable difference and not so slight that even up close you can barely see it and sometimes you can not see it at all!! I think this is an ongoing bitching of mine, sorry. I have learned that when the next HrH piece gets stitched I will certainly change up the colours as I stitch to show - and that the next HrH will be Shores - I have Houses but - I look at Shores everyday - (I have a small copy tacked to my bulletin board at work, and have since it was released... not very obsessed am I!!) - and I love that thing!! BUT I am doing the Alphabet Blocks before Shores!! - Oh my, going off on a tangent.....

Here are some Quilty snaps from Saturday.....



It was very hard to get snaps of the pieces as the lighting was poor and my little flash was not adequate at all - but you get the idea.

The flickers last night were.... "Night Must Fall" - 1937 - a creepy suspense about murder and a rich old widow browbeating the help!! Starring Robert Montgomery, Dame May Whitty and Rosalind Russell - set in a remote forest in England outside of some obscure village - kept you guessing right up to the end, almost - a very good movie!! This was followed by "That Certain Woman" - 1937 starring Bette Davis, Henry Fonda (completely miscast) and Donald Crisp - on IMBD I like the line "Bette Davis meets Stella Dallas" and that says it all - this is a messy contrived plot that only a hard boiled BD fan like myself would enjoy - so if you like to see Bette doing what she does best - then give this picture a look, hanky in hand (it ain't called a weepy for nothing)..... otherwise avoid it like the plague!!!

The stitchery report from yesterday evening is that I finished up and packed up for mailing my Winter Quaker piece - so that goes out as does a few other goodies to friends - I feel like a pack mule this morning on my way to the post office!!!

Thank you once again for stopping by!!

Take care,
edgar

8 comments:

Margie said...

I hear you about the color changes with Village - I found the same thing. So far with Houses not to the same degree but then I'm only on block #3. :-)

Sherry said...

Oh, that Trip around the World (the first picture) is beautiful! Of course I prefer it done in darker scrappier colors!

Kathy said...

Those quilts are stunning. I don't know which one I like best.
I know exactly what you mean about the comments. It's fun to leave them too. :)

Brigitte said...

Those quilts are a dream. And look at that wonderful Baltimore quilt (#2), isn't it a beauty? Thanks for sharing all these pictures.

doris said...

I've stitched Houses, and there were a few color choices that I changed along the way. Makes me wonder what she was thinking at the time. Like you, I can't wait to start Shores as soon as I'm out of Eden.

Vonna said...

You might have just pushed me off the ledge...I've been thinking about doing the alphabet myself...oh heaven's.....just thinking about them makes me think things that I shouldn't think...like another HUGE START! :)
Go off on tangents all you want, they make me smile...because I believe your brain works similarly to mine! LOL! isn't that scary?

Anna van Schurman said...

Lovely quilts. It must have been a beautiful weekend.

Paula said...

I love that Baltimore quilt - I have been keeping for several years a stitching pattern that works up to a quilt. Maybe one year I'll even get it started!