Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Friday Dancing!!!!!!

GR&DF - Here we are at the end of the week - on the cusp of a weekend of delightful doings and goings on..... or just a veggie tale (or is that tail?) in a comfy chair!!!!! :) So silly, I know.....

Thank you all for the info about "following", it would seem that it sort of does the same thing about keeping one notified about updates - like the side bar - and it is a warn loving "fan" base for the blog - who knew!! I love so many blogs out there and usually pop about going through other blogs to get to ones I read. My side bar is OOC - and I know if I had all the blogs that I read listed it would just be embarrassing. I will have to think about doing the following thing - what that actually means if that I will think about it for two days and just jump in on Monday or Tuesday.

That kettle korn stuff is certainly addictive - and just thinking about fair food makes me drool like a Pavlovian dog in heat!!!! Sausage Sandwiches, hot dogs, funnel cakes, and fried anything you can put on a stick and dip in batter....... yummy!!!!

I wanted to welcome all those new readers to my little corner of blogland !!

Yesterday the mail brought me a chart I have been trying to get my hot little hands on for a couple years.....

I have tried over and over again to acquire this - using eBay, different stitchity sites here and abroad and every time I got close to getting a copy I have been denied. That just was not working for me so always in the back of my mind simmered this image and I knew one day it would be mine!!! Last week on one of the stitching message boards I read I found a stitcher who was de-stashing and this was one of the charts she was willing to part with - I immediately emailed to see if it and another chart where available. They both were so I swooped them up like nobodies business - woohoo!!!! The other chart was the South Battery of Charleston. I don't know why this so appeals to me - or why I became so obsessive about getting one, but it does and it was and now I am thinking this may be a new start in January. The goal would be to get one square done a month. It is pretty big and square but so nice!!

I also worked on and finished up the second part of the Sail Away SAL - here is a pretty sad snap - but you will get the idea -

This is till a great stitch - the only issues I am having is how so many of the details are melting and fading into the background - Once I have it finished I may have to do a frog and restitch - but for now I will stitch it up as directed. Can't wait for the third part to post.......

While stitching I was watched a few flicks. Yesterday was Gloria Grahme day - she of the Novocain lip - and wry comment - what a stunner!!!! The first flick I caught was "In a Lonely Place" - 1950 - her costar was Humphrey Bogart - a very interesting film with a little twist at the end - the acting was top notch as both Gloria and Humphrey were playing to type and very believable without going overboard. The second flick of Gloria's was 'The Greatest Show on Earth" - 1952 - I saw about 3/4's of this as I have seen it multiple times and it is in my library of DVD's. Between these two films I got to see a Netflix selection - "Vicki" - 1953 - a film Noir starring Jeanne Craine and Jean Peters. Basically a Cinderella story with murder - both Jean's were beautiful and the story was full of twists and turns but the over the top acting, the extra silly good cop bad cop routines and the odd cat & mouse power play made this a hard film to watch. If you like the hard boiled Noir with "Cops" and "Dames" you should check it out.

There you go sports fans!! Thank you once again for stopping by and for commenting!! I do enjoy them. See you on Monday and don't forget about the drawing on last Wednesday's post - if you want to be entered leave a comment there - the drawing from the BOD will be Monday evening.

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Kielrain said...

Yeah! for you getting the chart that kept eluding you.

I like how the colours fade on sail away..... it makes me think of things that have been left at the ocean side.... fady and all, but still beautiful.

Berit said...

Nice going on getting that chart--BUT it is so crazy! So much going on!!

Are you thinking of making it all in one colour? Red as the example is?

Colleen said...

I love the chart you finally found! I'm anxious to see how it works up :)

Sail Away is looking a little pale. I think I'd substitute some colors if it were me.

I watched Gloria Grahame yesterday, too and before In A Lonely Place, I caught the last part of The Bad and the Beautiful with Kirk Douglas. I had never seen IALP and was surprised to see Humphrey Bogart in such a role. It was a good movie, though. I didn't watch The Big Circus...Not much of a fan of this movie. BTW, do you know the Gloria Grahame "story" on her marriages? If not, it's worth checking out. Crazy Hollywood!!

Colleen said...

OOOPS...I meant "The Greatest Show On Earth" :)

Rowyn said...

Sail Away is looking so pretty. Glad you got your much wanted charts.

Bronny said...

Congratulations on finding your ideal chart. Persistance often pays off.
I totally understand about the side bar, but I keep updating the list weekly - I also tend to stumble across new blogs by the 'stepping stone' method - Step from this blog to the next.
It would be a pity to have to frog your SAL - are there many floss colours that are blending into the fabric? Is it too late to change the floss colours to a darker shade for the project?

Andrea said...

Oh you cracked me up with the "novacaine lip" comment, so true! I think Gloria was a stunner too...one of my favorites she was in was "Cobwebs", which was also on last night on TCM....all that turmoil over DRAPES, it's too funny!

Good progress on Sail Away...I haven't done my second part yet for the SAL but will this weekend! A lot of SB samplers have the "fade into the background" kind of colors. But I've yet to do one that I was unhappy with in the end, they are always beautiful framed :-)

Have a great weekend!

Margaret said...

Isn't it lovely to find a chart you've been searching for for ages? Congrats! And your Sail Away is looking good! I haven't touched mine since the first assignment. Oh well!

Carol R said...

Well done on finally getting the elusive chart. Everything comes to he who waits! Now I will have to wait to see WIP.

Sail Away is looking good but don't you just hate it when threads disappear into the fabric. I am having the same problem with my Dutch Band Sampler and am going to chose another shade.

Jeanne said...

Congrats on scooping up those charts. I know what you mean about South Battery. I have Change of Pace in my stash. It's not my normal thing to stitch but I think the veranda just looks so inviting.

Peggy Lee said...

Hats and horns to you for getting that chart!! I LOVE it. I'm curious too....do you think you'll do it in red or another color?

Brigitte said...

Lucky you that you finally found this chart. Must be a great feeling to own it after such a long time of searching.

jaz said...

hi...i just found you and will sign on to follow. what a fun blog! check me out when you have time!

Siobhan said...

Great progress on Sail Away!

Woohoo on scoring the elusive charts. I love it when that happens.

Siobhan said...

Great progress on Sail Away!

Woohoo on scoring the elusive charts. I love it when that happens.

Loraine said...

Great chart! I'm glad you finally were able to add it to your stash.

Sail Away is getting lost? By all means frog it out. Sometimes we don't get the best parts of the overdyed silk to work with. I think mine might be a bit darker, and I could send you some if you decide you need it.

I'm excited to watch your movie picks. I've been watching old movies for a while, but you always seem to pick ones I've never seen, which is great!

Have a great weekend, (what's left of it.)

Hazel said...

I was like that about the AD chart Sampler four Saisons and I finally found it in good old Oz at Colours Down Under. I wasn't sure why I was so desperate to get my hands on it either. I think it is because they are very quickly going OOP. Love yours. Good buy. x