GR&DF I am glad you enjoyed the snaps of my past - I "borrowed" them from the Internet and when I posted them they cropped oddly and I am sorry about that. Addie - what a good idea about a sampler using the Blount-Bridgers House. I so enjoyed working in that space. Our offices where downstairs in the raised English Basement so it was always cool and comfortable. The House proper was both an Historic Home and Art Gallery. As Director and then Curator my main focus was art and art history which I really enjoyed.
Yesterday was Farmers Market Wednesday and it was blustery, cold and bright at the market. Walking over to the Civic Center I pass a lovely old theater called the Orpheum, 1926. It is a lovely old building in a pseudo French style - right now they are playing "Wicked." Here is a snap of the front -
I also thought the side advertising was quite interesting and here is a snap of that -
I loved how the shadows look against the wall.
At the Farmers market was a bounty of Autumnal goodies....... like....
......these beautiful grapes - how can you beat the colour on these lovelies!!!
And there were lots of Nopale fruit -
I really like the name "Cactus Figs" so descriptive.
Here is another stall with some fruit of the vine -
One of my favorite grapes to get are champagne grapes - so very small and tender sweet!!
"And they swan, and they swam , right over the dam" kept running through my head - as I got this snap.........
I knew eventually I would get one - and no yelling, nothing was said to me when I snapped this. The odd colouring is from the tarp they have that covers the large double stall the fish people set up in.
Last night we ran out to the Mall for birthday presents for my niece and nephew - and stopped into the Hallmark Store. They have most of their Christmas stuff up and it is truly a festive place!!! I took this snap of the ornament wall -
Sorry about the crappy snap - but my little camera just can not compensate for the low nasty mall lighting and it looks like the store is a cave, it really wasn't!! Now, I do prefer home made ornies, but some of the super cute ornies that Hallmark has put this year are just amazing!! We also stopped into Borders and I picked up two mags - Cross-Stitch and Needlework and the JCS Hallowe'en Issue.
I had no intention of getting either of these but after seeing the Sampler on the CSN issue and the Primitive Needle piece in JCS I knew I had to have both. On the sampler in CSN I will need to rechart the quote because I do not care for the lettering. The JCS Hallowe'en issue has the seasonal ornaments - which I could live without - I do like the La D Da one but that was no reason to get the issue, it was the article about Lisa of "Primitive Needle" and the chart for Halloween Revelry that sold it for me!!
After we got home and settled in I picked up on my Exchange stitching. I also watched a really delightful movie - "Miss Potter" - 2006 - starring Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson. I am not a big fan of Renee, but this movie couldn't have been any more charming and well done. Wonderfully shot and acted I thought it was completely enchanting!! It is a bio pic of Beatrix Potter's life. The first half of the film moves back and forth from the 1870's to 1902 in Beatrix's life and all she went through getting her books published. The second half is her life after publication of Tale of Peter Rabbit and the 20 or so books she eventually wrote. The film fleshed out the Peter Rabbit and company with bits of animation that added so much to the film - I can't say enough good things and would HIGHLY recommend this film!! I have read many reviews saying that Renee was wrong for this part but I disagree - she really did a wonderful job bringing Miss Potter and her world to life.
There you go sports fans!! I do thank you for the kind comments and for just stopping by!!