Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The last few days......

Yesterday I got in to work at my usual "crack of jack" and found that two people had called out and so my early morning of posting and stuff was wrecked - and all I got to where some emails - and no post :(

So here goes the weekend stuff - no yard saleing as Dale's schedule has changed and he is doing some training - I think I was almost having withdrawals. Rico and I ran around doing some errands - While at the mall we stopped into Lupicia and check out the teas. I did pick up one I had seen before called Asia, but had never tried...

A really nice tea - here is a snap of the actual tea...

Just full of the bits a pieces that make it an unusual and tasty tea - I made a big pot of the stuff and it was quiet good. After a couple of mugs there was plenty left to try over ice and it held up really well. This is such a great store as they always have tastings going on and all the tea is so interesting!!

The stitching stuff was focused on exchanges - no snaps - and the Mystery Sampler I started last week - I do have a snap of that piece.... as it stands now....


It is just moving along. I always really enjoy BBD pieces.

There where some flickers also. Starting off with "Smilla's Sense of Snow" - 1997 - starring Julia Ormond - a thriller adventure film - not bad but certainly not the best. Ormond is excellent and very believable. I also saw "Malice in Wonderland" - 1985 starring Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Alexander. This was a made for TV movie that is pretty interesting as it tells the story of the rivalry between Hedda Hopper and Luella Parsons - sort of. Entertaining - and a light piece - there are way better Taylor movies so I wouldn't go out of your way to see it. Last night was Stanley Donen night and TCM. They showed some of his wonderful films - leading off the evening was "On the Town" - 1949 which he co-directed with Gene Kelly - This was followed by "Royal Wedding" - 1951 and the last one I watched was "Singing in the Rain" - 1952 - I know - how many times can I watch this flick - about a bazillion I would guess!!!!!! The night carried on with "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" - but it was getting late so I trotted on off to bed.

There you go sports fans!! Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
edgar

13 comments:

Sherry said...

The mystery sampler is coming along super duper great! I just love all the birds on it! I may have to check out my BBD and see if I have all the installments of the mystery sampler!

I love tea!

Cindy F. said...

I'm loving your sampler! Good job!

Patti said...

Edgar, the mystery sampler is coming along beautifully and I love it. Can't stitch it - too much one but I do love it and can't wait to see more of yours. I love the tin - forget about the tea - I don't drink tea ever but I love the tin. Keep stitching and watching really old movies which I won't because I probably saw most of them the first time round. Lots of Love Patti xxx

valerie said...

Mmmm...that tea sounds and looks yummy. Will have to stop and try this shop one day. Your BBD is coming along nicely!

Julianne said...

Edgar,

You are so fast! I'm loving your mystery sampler. It's going to be really beautiful.

staci said...

You are making wonderful progress on Mystery Sampler, just lovely!

Kielrain said...

Great progess on the mystery sampler...

And tea....mmmmmm.

Colleen said...

I watch a TCM movie yesterday called "Blue Gardenia" with Anne Baxter and Richard Conte and Ann Sothern. I forget what year it was made (I think in the 50's) and it was a very good movie. Oh, yes... Raymond Burr was in it and he played a womanizer that gets murdered. If you haven't seen this one it's worth checking out :)

Sampler is coming along great!

Chrizette said...

I love your blog, Edgar. I will definately be back :) I love movies and stitching too although I have to admit, I love coffee more than tea . . . sorry :)

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Bronny said...

I too enjoy your blog - Love your progress on your sampler - looks like something I'd stitch too! I absolutely adore Gene Kelly - On the Town is/was one of my favourites - then you mention Singing in the Rain - but wait - I love Royal Wedding - and what about - High Society - and then American in Paris - West Side Story, Seven Brides, Carosel, Kismet, South Pacific oooooo the list goes on and on. If only hubby was like-minded I could watch old musicals all day long!

Kristen said...

Your mystery sampler looks great! (Re: Smilla's Sense of Snow: I liked the book better.)

Jennifer/OH said...

Wow, that's some tea...more like mulch! But those are the most interesting kind, aren't they. The mystery sampler is lovely!

Dianne said...

Your sampler is coming along beautifully! It's one of my favorites