Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's gonna be a short one -

I think I will end up putting my initials on the La-D-Da piece - but they may be a smidge smaller. I am very happy about the response to the Pyn Keepe I made for Jen!! I love those little things and haven't a clue why!! I did forget to give the stitching info about that piece - the chart is "For a Friend" from The Marking Samplar - and is based on a 19th century piece - I have always wanted to stitch it up and thought this was the perfect opportunity. I used a conversion of my own of DMC and HDK silk and it is stitched on a small piece of over dyed linen that I won a couple of years back that is unidentified, but lovely... and I am running out of it. I think I need to get myself over to NIH and get Mary to figure out what kind of linen it is. She does a bang up job of figuring out that kind of stuff!!

There was basically no stitching last night to speak of - we where a whirlwind of cleaning - since we are having house guests starting tonight and lasting through the long 3 day weekend. The ones coming tonight are leaving Saturday morning and then more come in Saturday afternoon. It will be a busy weekend - but everyone is very self sufficient so I really am not worrying.

I did get two flickers in last night while doing stuff - The first was "Wake Island" - 1942 - The basic story is true while some of the story lines are Hollywood, but basically the film is set on Wake Island in December of 1941 just after Pearl Harbor - A small detachment of Marines and civilian contractors held the Japanese at bay for about two weeks and did this knowing that they were on their own and that there would be no reinforcements. Very good movie a well filmed - The second flicker was one I have seen a number of times but continue to enjoy - "A Letter to Three Wives" - 1949 - starring Jeane Craine, Ann Southern and Linda Darnell - just a great film. Wonderfully written and directed by Joseph Mankiewicz - done the year before his mega hit "All About Eve" - which he also wrote and directed. If you have not seen these tow flick give them a look you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take Care -
edgar

6 comments:

Patti said...

Edgar I love the pinkeep you stitched for Jen and don't ask me why either but I love stitching little things. Instant satisfaction I guess. Anyway keep it up. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Berit said...

I LOVE A Letter to Three Wives! What a fabulous movie! It is SO SO SO funny! I love the "icebox", lol! (^_~) That, along with Meet Me in St. Louis are my favorite classics!

Berit said...

Plus, it's a "Mystery"!

Colleen said...

I watched "A Letter to Three Wives" and "Since You Went Away" with Claudette Colbert, Shirley Temple, and Jennifer Jones last weekend. Love these classics!

Andrea said...

That pinkeep is wonderful, and beautiful!

I love that movie "Letter to Three Wives"!

Margaret said...

I love the pin keep
have a great weekend