Tuesday, July 21, 2009

PIF arrives, Cookies and a Flick

Yesterday the mail brought a gorgeous PIF from Su. I joined her PIF last fall - it was my first ever PIF and it was just great. You get a year to stitch and mail the PIF's and you get a PIF. What could be better than sharing your stitching with others. One of the real pleasures of all this stuff is making something nice, decorative or just fun for another stitcher. We rarely meet in person and these little things are just nice hugs across the miles!! Well, I wont go on any longer - her is a snap of my PIF...

Su sent a beautifully stitched and finished pin cushion I love the blanket stitching around the edges - and it looks super with my other stitchity treasures!! Thank you so much Su for doing the PIF and letting me take part.

On the way home we stopped at the store and I picked up some small canning jars. I am determined to put up some cherry jam and even some peach preserves. Two of my favorite bread-spreads!! I also love Damson Plum and may try my hand at that after I try the cherry. My Granny put Damson Plum up every year and I always remember when we would visit them in Holly Hill, FL, there would be her preserves on the table. The things you remember...... we will see how this turns out - :)

Last night after getting home I made a batch of peanut butter cookies....

They are Rico's favorite cookie - I like them also and these turned out pretty good. I have a few for lunch today, yummy!

Stitching last night was once again focused in gifts/exchanges so there are no snaps of any of that, yet.

The flicker last night was "Heaven Can Wait" - 1943 - starring Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Majorie Main, Charles Coburn and Spring Byington. A really very good movie - basic story is of an old playboy type review his life with Satan to see if he is eligible to enter Hell. A beautiful print by Criterion. If you have the chance I would recommend the flick as it is really very good and directed by Ernest Lubitsch.

I also finished re-reading "Half Blood Prince" - such a great series, I totally enjoyed it once again. I have read that there will be changes from the story in the movie, well that always happens - I can't wait to see the newest HP Flicker - "Half Blood Prince." I have heard both good a bad things about this movie - but I like to make up my own mind.

Thank you all for the comments - I always enjoy them!!! Have a great day!!

Take care,
edgar

20 comments:

Colleen said...

I was just visiting Su's blog and saw your PIF she sent. It is darling and I love the blanket stitch.

I had to smile when I saw your pic of your peanut butter cookies because I was just on my way out to the kitchen to make peanut butter cookies for DH!! How funny is that?? :) It's a cool, rainy day so it puts me in the mood to bake!

Kathy A. said...

Oh, now I am hungry for peanut butter cookies. Love those things.
That is a very lovely PIF.

Nancy said...

Your PIF from Su is lovely! I have been fortunate enough to do some exchanges with Su so I know you have a real treasure! Your Peanut Butter cookies look delicious - they're baked just right!

Vonna said...

Su's PIF...divine...isn't she the bestest?!
And we all have loads in common, did you know that my Peanut Butter Cookie won Grand Champion at our fair and I got to the State Fair :O)
Yeppers pretty doggone good and I LOVE THEM! I could eat a whole plate full of yours!

Natasha said...

I saw that beautiful pin cushin on Su's blog yesterday. It is really pretty. She did a great job finishing it.

Mmmmm PB cookies. I have'nt made a bacth in ages they look terrific Edgar, my mom use to make them ALL the time and they were my favorite I get family calling me all the time for her recipe and when they make them they say"they just don't taste like hers" LOL must of been all the love she used ;)

Take Care and enjoy your jam making

Mary Elizabeth said...

I just went to the Half Blood Prince last night. It was so good. My house mate made cookies and that was my snack in the theater. YUM. I love P.B. cookies. Well I just love cookies. The Cookie Monster was my favorite as a kid. Art = Life and all that.
The pin pillow is just the cutest thing. Makes me want to join an exchange group.

Kielrain said...

What a wonderful PIF. How lucky for you!

valerie said...

Beautiful PIF...saw it on Su's blog yesterday!

Those cookies look super yum.

Have fun jamming! :)

Patti said...

Edgar your PIF from Su is just absolutely perfect and I LOVE it and you so deserve it.

I hadn't thought about Spring Byinton in years thank you so much for reminding me about her - such always appeared to be such a lovely lady and I loved that movie too - well I think it was the remake of it. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Susimac said...

Peanut Butter cookies - OOO will you share your recipe, please please please, they look so lovely.

Glad you liked the PIF, I had fun stitching for you.

Cathy Roginela said...

Hi Edgar,

The stitched pincushion from Su is wonderful. How lucky you are! I am a new blogger and am not familiar with the acronym PIF. Can you explain?

The cookies look yummy, too. Haven't made PB in years! I will have to remedy that!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Su's cushion project is lovely, but those peanut butter cookies look amazing. Yum CJ ok;-)

Tracey said...

Beautiful gift! Those blanket stitches do look so neat. And the cookies look delish- want to send some to NC? ;)

CindyMae said...

That is a beautiful PIF!! Those cookies look wonderful!!

Michele said...

wow what a lovely PIF! enjoy it!

yummy pb cookies :) they are my favorites too :)

ohhhh I hope you enjoy the HP movie .. we loved it!

Sadie said...

Very pretty PIF Edgar. And those cookies! Oh my goodness I swear I can smell their peanutty melty goodness! Yum yum.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful PIF you received!

Xangles said...

Love, love, love your PIF pincushion - such delicate colours and so well put together. You deserve it, Edgar so enjoy!
Cheers,
Pokua

Paula Nunes Lima said...

To look at those cookies and see "Heaven can Wait" by Lubitsch that is really heaven!!!! I started by seeing the version with Warren Beaty, but have to say that a film made by Lubitsch makes a difference.
Ah!!! I wouldn't mind a cookie right now!!! Still 4 h of work to go!!!!

NIKY said...

I'm so happy that one of my very first desings is in S.Francisco now"!Enjoy this lovely Sue's gift.