Friday, June 12, 2009

A Gift, A Gift-a-way and a Great Movie Month

The mail brought a super RAK from my Dear Friend Jennifer - she is just a wiz on the sewing machine and makes beautiful things - and she has sent me a great project bag!! Here is a snap -


Jennifer also included a couple of back issues of SANQ - a real favorite of mine - as it has some great articles and almost every month has a project I would want to stitch. Thank you so much Jennifer this sure beats the crappy plastic bags I usually use for projects!! Isn't that a cute cat card!

The mail also brought some stash I had ordered. Just some things I needed (saying that with a straight face kinda hurts) :) and in putting them away I find that I already had one of the charts!! It is a La-D-Da chart called "Let Live." I certainly don't need two copies - so I think I should have a little Gift-a-way to celebrate those 500 posts!! Here is a snap of the chart -

Leave a comment on this post and I will have the drawing on next Tuesday - 6/16 (which is Dale's Birthday!!)

The flicker last night was another TV Movie - called the "Scarlet and the Black" - 1983 starring Gregory Peck, Sir John Gielguld and Christopher Plummer. The story of a brave Catholic monsignor serving in the Holy See who saved Jews and Allied soldiers during WWII. An excellent movie with all the actors doing a top notch job.. A bit long at 2 1/2 hours but well worth it.

Speaking of movies I also got next months "Now Playing" yesterday -

This slim magazine is TCM's Guide for viewing during the month - and in July in addition to the Star of the month - Stewart Granger - they are having a film festival focusing on 1939 - that glorious golden year for Hollywood. Every Thursday is a different subject and some marvelous films for '39.

Here is a shortened list of upcoming goodies....

July 2nd - Musicals and Comedies - with "Wizard of Oz" and "The Women"
July 9th - Westerns - with ""Dodge City" and "Union Pacific"
July 16th - Action and Adventure - with "Beau Geste" and "Golden Boy"
July 23rd - Literary Adaptations - with "Dark Victory" and "The Old Maid"
July 30th - Romance - with "Gone with the Wind" and "Wuthering Heights"

Other things coming up on TCM are....... July 17th they are having a tribute to Ma and Pa Kettle - with four of those great films - "Ma and Pa Kettle" - 1949, "M&PK Go to Town" - 1950, "M&PK Back on the Farm" - 1951 and "M&PK at the County Fair" - 1952. Then on July 29th there is an evening of pre-code Musicals - showing 6 gems of the cinema!!! So there is some great flickers coming up and then in August TCM brings back "Summer Under the Stars" where each day is a different 24 hours showcasing a single star!! I am just beside myself with glee!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a Great Weekend!!

Take care,
edgar

48 comments:

Laura said...

I remember watching a few Ma and Pa Kettle movies with my grandmother. She was a very straight-laced lady and would always pretend she didn't like comedies or "foolishness" but then we would end up giggling like fools anyway. Thanks for the memory!

Sherry said...

I love the bag! How cute! I hate when I find that I order doubles of a design! Please enter my name for your gift a way! I don't have this La D Da chart yet!

devonaz said...

Good morning,
I love the movie list coming up in July,,and the bag is beautiful...I would love to have the chart,,please enter my name,,thanks again and congrats,,on your 500 post...

Devon

Kathy said...

Looks like a great month for movies. I am especially looking forward to the pre-code musicals. Musicals are my weakness. :)

I would love to have my name thrown in for the La-D-Da chart. Please include me in the gift-away. And congrats on the blogging milestone.

Becky K in OK said...

Love your new project bag. I don't have many La-D Da's so please include me in the draw. Have a great weekend.

While on my bus trip to Mt. Rushmore we watched North by Northwest. A great movie!

Stitchinowl said...

Enjoy your beautiful new project bag. Please throw my name in the bowl for your generous gift-a-away. Congrats on the 500th post in the blogosphere - your blog is inspiring (and enabling!).
Carolyn
rcscg at aol dot com

staci said...

Love that bag Jennifer made you, it's gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Diana said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who sometimes ends up with 2 copies of the same chart. I know I don't have this one though so please enter me in your drawing.

lynda said...

Please add my name for your giveaway. Thanks!

lynda
lyndamarie.a@gmail.com

valerie said...

What a nice RAK from Jennifer! That's a really cool bag! And sounds like TCM is having some great movies. I wish I had that channel. I am enamored with LaDDa and don't have this chart. Please include me in this giveaway! Congrats on 500 posts...that's a lot of writing! :)

Natasha said...

I wish we got TCM I just have the classic cable and in my area they do not include that channel BUMMER :( Oh well some of the movies you mention I have been getting them on NetFlix :)

I love La-D-Da so please add me to the drawing.
Thank you
Natasha
gbsgurl27@aol.com

Mel said...

What a cute bag! And I love wizard of oz... I do hope you enjoy watching that one!

I would love to be entered in your design giveaway draw.
Thanks!
Mel

trillium said...

I enjoy the TCM channel, too. I'd surely like to have a La-D-Da chart to stitch! Please enter me.

Jan said...

Oh I don't have that one Edgar, and would love to own it!! Thanks for the opportunity and please put me in the draw! Thanks!

Lucky you, that bag is wonderful!

Margaret said...

Thanks for the giveaway! What a great bag you got too. I always enjoy your movie rundowns. :D

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Cute tote, how nice. Thanks for the TMC updates I love Ma and PA Kettle, haven't seen them in ages. CJ ok;-)

Meghann said...

I love La-D-Da and would love a chance to win this chart.

Thank you,
meghannmarch1980@yahoo.com

Cari said...

La D Da's "Let Live" is a great pattern - thanks for being so generous and offering it up as a giveaway.

Cari in Virginia

SF said...

What a lovely chart -- please enter me for the giveaway.

SF

Berit said...

Star-centered movie days seem fun--24 whole hours!? Those TCM folks work hard!

It's pretty nice of you give away that extra chart, but I'll sit this one out as I somehow don't quite "Hear it calling my name".

I've never seen a "Ma & Pa" Movie, but all your mentions lately have got my interest piqued. I wonder if my library has any...

DonnaTN said...

Haven't we all gotten home with a treasure only to find we already have that one?! Just shows that we go with what we love. Please include me in your drawing for your extra La-D-Da. I can't get enough of them!

pam1228 said...

What a cute bag! I love the La-D-Da chart, please enter me for the giveaway.Thanks!

Melody said...

Edgar, Love the neat bag you received...very attractive.

Please enter my name in the giveaway.

Melody
mmheck@verizon.net

Kielrain said...

Nice bag! A very classy way to tote your projects. :)

Could you toss my name in the bowl for the chart too. Thanks!

Deb said...

I watched those Ma and Pa Kettle movies when I was young. And the Wizard of Oz has to be one of my all time favorite movies. I think I've missed only year of watching it! Enter my name in your giveaway. I don't have this chart!

Andrea said...

We got our first TCM guide (the same one you show here) this past week! I was surprised at how small it was, guess I didn't read the fine print when ordering it, where it clearly states the size ;-)
Anyhoo, it's GREAT! My hubba loves Ma & Pa movies so it'll be a great month for him!

I've love to have a chance at the La D Da chart, it's beautiful!

Have a great weekend :-)

Jennifer/OH said...

So glad you like the bag. What was it Frank Burns from M*A*S*H used to say...."It's nice to be nice to the nice".
A chart double! Done it myself too. I guess that means you really, really like it.Throw my name into the mix for the give-away.

Patti said...

I love your gift from Jennifer and I really really really need that La-D-Da chart so please please enter me because I have nothing to stitch. Well not much! Okay so I have loads to stitch but i really love that chart and you are so kind for sharing Edgar. Lots and lots of Love Patti xxx

Colleen said...

How sweet of Jennifer to send you that bag :)

I LOVE La D Da and would love to be entered to be "gifted".

Haven't received my TCM listing yet so thanks for the update!

Myra said...

What a nice project bag. Lucky you! Please enter me in your drawing. I am just finishing up a La-D-Da stitch and would love to stitch this one up also. Thanks! Have a great weekend.

Stitch Witch said...

I have learned so much about different movies reading your posts. You are like my own little guide to what I should order from netflicks. For me, tonight it is Dirty Dancing! Just love the music. Thanks for the memories of Ma and Pa Kettle.....I had forgotten all about them.

Chrizette said...

We also get TCM on our dish :) I wonder if we will have the same schedule . . . mmmmmm . . . just love the old musicals. Please also enter me in the draw.

Ellen said...

Lovely project bag! Please enter my name in your gift-a-way. I do not own any La D Da chart...yet

Thanks,

S said...

Great movie month! dont you just love the guide from TCM - dont know what I would do without it now, lol.

kjbright3 said...

I've been reading your blog for months now and I think it's wonderful!Wonderful project bag and wonderful chart!Please put my name in the hat for your drawing!Thanks- Kim in New York kjbright3@frontiernet.net

Maggee said...

Edgar--I am a 3rd generation native San Franciscan, living in Virginia Beach now... (at least it is still a beach city!! MUCH warmer water for sure!)I love coming to your blog and reading about movies you have seen or will see. Musicals are one of my passions...but oldies are great too. I have not done any La-D-Da charts yet, and would love to be entered in your drawing. My blog has nowhere near 500 posts, considering I just started it this year. But if I keep reading yours, I am pretty sure I will be enabled in more ways than one, and then I can post about it all!

Hugs!

Ja'niece said...

Hey Edgar It seems like forever since I dropped by for a look-see of your fab blog. Saw this in the Friday newsletter from Hoffman’s and it just screamed YOU!!!!

Quaker Love Letters by R & R Reproductions

and…

Quaker Love Letter Accessories by R & R Reproductions

I love the look of BBD Loose Feather Mystery Sampler. The linen you picked is just perfect for the thread colors. I hope you're having a great weekend!!!!

Jan

Ann said...

Oh, I'm guilty of that 'doubling up' myself--more often than I want to admit! Please enter me in the drawing for your gift-a-way!

And thank you.

Bonnie said...

What a neat bag. I am always looking for something to carry my projects in.
Please put my name in your drawing.

Cindy F. said...

Such a nice RAK!! Love it!
and love your giveaway:)
Thanks for the exciting opportunity Edgar:) and Happy upcoming Birthday to Dale!

acereta said...

Your gift bag is really cute!
I'd like to take part in the drawing! I don't have this charts yet!

Jeanie said...

A very nice project bag !
Would love the La D Da chart :) Thank you.

Nina said...

Lovely bag!
I've never seen before this LDD chart, please include for the draw.
Thank you!
Have a great day,

Nina

Karen said...

i do that alot too, forget i have a chart and go ooooooohh i like that, then get home. duh! LOL

please enter me in your giveaway, this is one i actually DON'T have. LOL
hugs

Sandra said...

I would love to win this chart by La D Da, I've stitched a couple of her designs and they're quite unusual.

Mary said...

I love the chart! Please enter my name! Thanks.

Pike said...

I want to thank you here, too, for the lovely birthday package! Everything was just great!

Please enter me to your drawing, too :)

Pirjo from Finland

CindyMae said...

I have been so behind on my blogging, almost missed this great one! Please enter me!