Friday, April 3, 2009

It's Friday..

The computers were down for most of the day yesterday, but now we are much better and I'm back for an end of the week blab. Heaven forbid I actually blog at home - The rule I made for myself is that I will only get on the computer at home under great duress - Since I sit in front of one at work all day long I simply refuse to touch the one at home!!!

The only stitching I have done for most of the week is a little bit on the ongoing ABC SAL - here is a snap of the pitifully small bit I have done -

(could this be just a little more crooked!!!)

This is the decorative part of section 5 and the beginning of the box that will hold "O,P,Q and R." I just can't seem to get motivated to stitch - but I am sure it will pass. I am really feeling the startitus bug a gnawing away.... I may have a new start come Monday -

Flipping around looking at blogs I have seen a few glass jars with smalls inside - what a super idea!!! I looked around my house and found the prefect glass jar, It is one that I found in the attic of my Grannies house when we where cleaning it out. Here is a snap -

I have used it as a cookie jar and other such things but recently it has just sat empty on top of the fridge. I like what is embossed on the knob and screened on the side "Eat Tom's Roasted Peanuts" 5 cents. Now it holds many of the smalls I have received and looks great!!!

There were quite a few flicks over the last two days - On Wednesday TCM celebrated Jane Powell's 80th Birthday with a bunch of her films - that were just grrrreat!! Then Last night they had an Alexander Dumas Fest showing a few films made from his stories. Wednesday flicks were - "Royal Wedding" - 1951, "Two Weeks with Love" - 1950, "Small Town Girl"- 1953. These three films are simply great - Jane couldn't have been lovelier and the music was super de duper!! They showed one of her best movies very late "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" - 1953 which is one of my favs, but I just couldn't stay up to watch and I have seen it dozens of times already. Last night I caught two of the films from the Dumas Fest - "The Corsican Brothers" - 1941 starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Ruth Warrick - A really great adventure film - This was followed by - "The Man in Iron Mask" - 1939 - Starring Louis Hayward and Joan Bennet - I really liked this film and had seen it before.

I think I will leave off this week with a snap of our kitty here at work
- she has gotten very "boxy" this week.....

Thank you all for stopping by and for the great comments!!
Have a super weekend and see you next week!!

Take care,
edgar

19 comments:

Sherry said...

the ABC is looking great! I love the jar with smalls. I have a jar that I just may have use for this purpose as well!

Have a lovely weekend!

Jill said...

Edgar,
Love your glass jar! I see my ornament in there.

Have a great weekend,
Jill

Dianne said...

I too like this idea for smalls! It is probably better than baskets like I'm doing right now...better to keep of dust anyway! I have that same Tom's jar in my office at work...it's a great one!

CarolG said...

I really like your glass jar idea - I have some of mine in baskets and bowls around the house but am running out of room.....I have a large glass jar with cookie cutter inside....hmmmmmm! I post (and read)from work too!

Kathy A. said...

What a great place to display some smalls - and dust free too!!!!
Oh, I think the spring time - stitch slump is starting. I am starting to see those words around the blogs. Hopefully yours won't last long.

Kathy said...

I love your jar of smalls idea. It looks fabulous. With the number of smalls that I have at the moment I would only need a real small jar. :) Guess I better start stitching. LOL
Cute pic of the kitty.
Have a wonderful, bargin finding weekend. :)

corinna said...

great glass jar
love it filled with stitched treasures

Nelapx said...

GRACIAS, gracias, gracias, gracias, gracias, gracias, y de nuevo....... MUCHAS GRACIAS

Kendra said...

I missed Small Town Girl?? I've been wanting to see the musical version for a LONG time (I've seen the other non-musical one with Robert Taylor and Janet Gaynor several times). I swear it was not in our Tivo schedule or else I definitely would have had it in our to-record list. What a BUMMER!

Love that glass jar...looks straight out of an old time five and dime store.

Srinity said...

ABC SAL looks great. Lovely "old worldish" colours.
Your kitty is cute! When I was little I had a kitten that liked to sit in a box and bite the edges of it "crunch, crunch, crunch" :D
I saw a picture of your Halloween RR. I love the layout and the style you have picked.

Brigitte said...

Oh, you also got your smalls jar. I love this idea very much and all I have seen look terrific with those smalls inside.

Chris said...

I love that jar. It brings back memories of buying Tom's peanuts and snacks with my dad and grandpa at the railroad yard office when I was little.

Jan said...

I love that jar, Edgar!! Great idea to use it for smalls storage. Your wip is looking wonderful, don't worry that stitching bug will come back real soon!

Carol R said...

A jar of smalls - what a great idea Edgar! I even recognise a tiny Quaker scissor fob in there!
ABC is looking good.

Sharon said...

What a great jar and what a perfect way to combine a treasure from your grandmother and treasures from your many friends. I hope you have a great week-end that will go a long way towards cheering your heart! Hugs to you...

Julianne said...

Hi Edgar,

I hope you have a good weekend. Hope you got the card that I sent.

Jennifer/OH said...

Smalls jar, stitching, movies.....oh wait, what's this a WORK KITTY!!!!! OMG, tell me more!

Cindy F. said...

Oh Edgar! I love your Granny's glass jar holding your smalls:) I have been eyeing those in the antique shops here...selling from $85 to $155 here! And they don't look in as good a condition as yours! Yours is more special because it was your grandmother's:)
How awesome!!

Yoyo said...

Don't blame you a bit for ignoring the home computer, I used to be the same way when I worked. Your ABC is gorgeous again. I am working up another ongoing SAL and then will do the ABC part, but I love stopping by to see yours as your colors are so great. Quite a movie fest for Jane Powell, I just loved most of her movies.