Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A mid-week Posting and a Drawing

GR&DF - Thank you once again for so many nice comments -
I do appreciate your time a trouble!!

I think I Will answer some of the questions that were asked.. I looked around on line and found that the name of those scissors is "Criss." Last night while I was stitchin' away on an exchange and was using them that they are pretty heavy for embroidery scissors. or at least in comparison to the Dovo pair I usually use. They work very well but they a thicker and heavier - just an observation.

I was thinking about what might have happened to the baby pidge - I think that it was a weaker and smaller bird - like a runt in the litter. A sad point in nature.

Mary Beth - what Musicals are you watching???? I got my "Now Playing" TCM Guide for next month and the actor they are highlighting is Claude Raines - such a great actor be sure to catch some of his films. Colleen - I love that movie "The Nun's Story" and it is also in my collection.
Last night the flicker was "Frances" - 1982 - starring Jessica Lange and Kim Stanley. This is a flick I had never seen but had heard of - a very gritty biopic of the life of Frances Farmer - from her super rise to stardom on the screen and the stage - and her fall into mental illness - a really compelling film at 2 1/2 hours it moves along a good clip - I would recommend it just for a look at how the studio system in the 30's could create and destroy actors -

I finished up a very good book that I wanted to pass on - so lets have a little drawing-giveaway...

This is the book - The Sisters - about the Mitford family as a group but focused on the lives of the five girls -

Jessica, Nancy, Diana, Unity and Pamela -

A really good book - that I thoroughly enjoyed. If you would like to throw your name in the BOD (bowl of destiny) then leave a comment on this post and I will have a name drawn on Monday evening 8/17 with an announcement of the winner on Tuesday - leave a email or way for me to contact you so I can get the book in the mail as soon as possible.

There you go sports fans - Thanks for stopping by - do come again!!!

Take care,
edgar

23 comments:

Colleen said...

I'll have to see if I can locate "Frances" somewhere. It sounds like a movie I would enjoy. BTW, thanks for all the great info you pass along in the way of movies, cross stitch and other interesting subjects. You're one of my favorite blogs and I miss reading it on weekends but I understand you need a break, too :)

I am a "reader" and would love to have this book! The problem is...the first person to sign up very seldom wins anything...LOL Here's my email, just in case:

ckbaker46@yahoo.com

Carol R said...

Yes please put my name into the draw for the book but if you think the postage to the UK might be a bit high then I'll quite understand if you leave me out this time round!

CarolG said...

Please enter me in your drawing for the book - I am a reader! Thanks so much - here's my email.

cgrierson@hersheys.com

Berit said...

I'd like to enter the drawing, as well! Looks to be a really good book!

Kim B said...

Count me in for this drawing Edgar! It sounds like it would be right up my alley!

reflections314 (at) gmail (dot) com

Denise said...

Next best thing to stitching: reading! Please kindly add my name to the pile....that should be
a great book.
Wishing you well!

Kielrain said...

Interesting looking book. Toss my name into the pot.

Anna van Schurman said...

I've been meaning to find this book. Throw my name in the Bowl Of Destiny. And tell the chi who picks it I'm a very good dog mommy.

Bronny said...

That book looks like it would be a great read - certainly the style of books I enjoy. Howver, due to the cost of postage to Aust - I will search for the book instead at my Library. I would like to forward my entry to Anna VanS - sorry if that's against the rules..
Thank you also for showing your yellow bowl - I find that things mix and taste better when using vintage ceramic rather than modern plastic.

DaisyGirl said...

That sounds like a cool book! They are closing my library! Horrors!
I've sent every stinking councilperson in Gwinnett County a very unhappy email. They did it by a sneaky way, a closed meeting a day before they let the people know! Rotten Rats, I told them I would NOT be voting for them in the future. I'm so burned up about it, so many students use this library, it's right beside both middle and high schools.
So my book ready frenzy will be slowing down:(
I'm glad you've got the birdies, I'd be crying and making a grave for the poor deceased one. Sigh. I blew your ear off, sorry Edgar!
Hugs,
Donna

Margaret said...

Thanks for the drawing -- I love books! :D Never heard of this one before. You're probably right about the poor baby pidgeon. It's still sad though. :(

Shelley said...

Please include me in your drawing Edgar!. I'd heard about this book some time ago...and I am interested.
Thanks!

Phyllis said...

You have a wonderful blog (yes, I'm a lurker), that I read at least once a week. Your stitching is absolutely beautiful, and seeing some of the pieces makes me want to increase my stash! I also enjoy the movie reviews. Please enter my name into the draw for the book. Have a great week.

Phyllis
pdaw4790@austin.rr.com

Linda said...

Edgar, Please put me in the bowl for the book. I love reading your blog and wish it was longer. I could look at your stitching all day and never get mine done.

Linda

Jennifer/OH said...

Sorry to hear about the baby pidge. Nature can be cruel sometimes.
I'd love to be in the drawing for the book. Looks like a topic I would be interested in. Have you read the one about King George III daughters?

Peggy Lee said...

This book looks like a good one. Count me in! I've just finished reading "Velva Jean Learns to Drive" and am now in to "The Time Travelers Wife". I always like to read the book before I see the movie (coming out this weekend).
mrscpom@yahoo.com

Mary Beth said...

The book looks very interesting! Please put my name in the drawing.

I saw Frances a couple of years ago and I remember it being a good one. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

My list for MGM musicals to watch this week includes... Singing in the Rain, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Wizard of Oz, Harvey Girls, Silk Stockings, Brigadoon, Summer Stock, & Broadway Melody of 1938. It should make for some excellent stitching time!

DonnaTN said...

Please include me in your drawing. I am a reader, but I also just like thinking about being in the bowl of destiny! I don't have a blog so here is my e-mail: ladybug8@bellsouth.net
Thanks!

Jill said...

I just found your blog and love it! Keep up the good work. I am an avid reader and always on the lookout for a good book!

Jill said...

I just found your blog today and love it! I also love a good book! Keep up the good work!

pj said...

Edgar, thanks for the chance to win this great book. I would love to read it and pass it along to another reader when finished. I love your blog and your stitching projects. Great movies too...pjstitcher@mchsi.com pj

Mary Kathryn said...

I love a good book. Thank you for the drawing, please enter my name.

Rachel S said...

I just finished this one a few weeks ago. It was a great book.