Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sweet RAK and the La-D-Da Start

The mail brought a sweet RAK from Carol - she knows how I love black licorice and so she sent me some delicious All Sorts - here is a snap...

All Sorts are made by many different companies and looks like this delicious mix of tasty treats!!!!! Thank you so much Carol!!!!

I think the corner of the finished "Gentle Words" piece from yesterday may just end up having my initials there - it is charted that way so why not - I think I won't make them as big.... that does seem to be a thing with these delightful charts - large initials - oh well - so be it. Here is a snap of the newest La-D-Da piece....

- not too much going on. I changed up the colours from what was charted .... I did not care for the pink flowers. This chart was a Rak from Jan and one I have wanted to do for the longest time - It is called "Tis the Gift" from an old Quaker song that I have always liked
- here are the words

-Tis The Gift-
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come round right.

There have been quite a few movies over the last few days - last night the flicker was "Lured" - 1947 - starring Lucille Ball, George Sanders, Sir Cyril Hardwick, Boris Carloff and Charles Coburn - this is a film I had never heard of and really enjoyed. It was directed by Douglas Sirk. It is a thriller crime film where Sandra played by Lucille Ball - is a stranded New York actress in London making a living Taxi Dancing and her friend disappears - she then starts working for Scotland Yard to find the "Poet Killer." You have to really suspend reality - but Lucy looks great in gown after gown after gown .... and in the final scene she shows up wearing a gorgeous little black cocktail number that is so tight you can read the label on her undergear!!! If you like Lucy and want to see her in top movie form with a great supporting cast check this one out!!! A flick from the weekend was "Everybody Sing" - 1938 - starring Judy Garland, Allan Jones, Billie Burke and the irrepressible Fanny Brice. A really delightful film. Judy is great in some unforgettable musical numbers - but the best parts and best lines of the movie are given to Billie Burke as the ham actress mother and Fanny Brice as the wisecracking Russian maid. This film is worth watching just for these two performances. It is so nice to see Fanny Brice since most audiences only know of her from the films Funny Girl and Funny Lady - it is super to see the real deal!!

Thanks for stopping by and all the great comments I do appreciate them!!

Take care,


Annemiek said...

Hi Edgar, I had to laugh when I saw your picture today. This is what we call here in the Netherlands English Licorice. I don't know if it was invented over here, but my friend in TX just LOVES it. I think that most foreigners like this kind of licorice, and not the regular ones. Enjoy it.

Alf N Stitches said...

Hi Edgar, I love every stitchy thing you do! I want you to move in with me so I can stitch with you every night! After stitching, you could go home-how does that sound? :) Your work really inspires me!!!

Kim B said...

I love the colors you chose for your new start! And what a thoughtful RAK!

Carol R said...

A sweet treat to munch while watching your favorite movie - enjoy!


Michele said...

what fun to received a RAK .. that licorice looks yummy :)

lovely start!

CindyMae said...

I think that your initials would look great, that is a very pretty piece. Great sweet mail today!

Mel said...

Your stitching is looking great! :)

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

What a delightful treat, your La~D~Da start is beeeautiful, especially love that it's *frakturish*-LOL! Lori is so very talented, love everything of hers. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

Stitchin Sweet Sue