Friday, October 23, 2009

Border Stitching and a Couple of Flickers

GR&DF we are once again at the end of a week and looking a two days of "rest."
Or at the very least some sit down time!!

Last night the stitching was focused on Hetty's border and not exchange stitching.
Here is a snap -

I am so happy about everything lining up without being off a stitch - as that makes me just want to pull out the last 4 hairs on my head!!! When I turned the bottom left corner and started to stitch up the left side I kept looking ahead to make sure it would meet. Please forgive the wrinkled and crappity snap - once again it was way too late to be up stitching much less taking a picture. This will probably be the last snap of any progress on Hetty for a while as I am behind on my exchange stitching. I work with a stitching schedule for my exchanges and I am not where I want to be on exchanges. I am off a bit due to my stitching away on this sampler - but she is such a fun stitch I just can't resist.

The flickers last night started off with a TCM pick - "Gold Diggers of 1933" 1933 - starring Joan Blondel, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell and Aline McMahon. I love the Gold Digger movies and this is one of the best!!! This was released in the Busby Berkley DVD set a few years back. The second flicker was a NetFlix pick - "Dixie:Changing Habits" - 1983 - starring Suzanne Plashette, Cloris Leachman and Geraldine Fitzgerald. A predictable TV movie about a Madame from New Orleans who is incarcerated in a convent for 90 days. Not very believable but kinda cute at 100 mins - there are worse things to watch. Then I rounded out the evening with a few more of the Upstairs Downstairs installments. Almost through the 4th Season and WWI.

I think that's about it for the week sports fans!! Thank you all for stopping by, the great comments and you friendship!!! Have a great weekend!!

Take care,
edgar

21 comments:

stitchenmylifeaway said...

What a beauty!! Great progress too.
You and me both being behind on the exchange stitching. I'll race you. I have 4 to go. How many do you have? {ggg}
Happy Stitching

Kim B said...

Looking good! I love when a border lines up!

Sadie said...

It looks lovely Edgar. I am glad it all lined up for you, it's quite a tense moment when you are waiting to see if it does line up and then 'whew' it does :-) Sigh of relief.
Have a great weekend :-)

CindyMae said...

It is looking gorgeous!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Edgar! Borders are one thing I find very boring to stitch yet they are one of my favorite parts of a sampler. Makes no sense!

Berit said...

I'm too 'fraidy to do the border first--I just do bits of it as I go along--what if I'm off!?

Yet, I'd love to have the satisfaction of having it all come together in perfect symmetry like that...

Margaret said...

Great border! I totally agree on the border meeting when you finish. It's always such a relief, isn't it? lol!

Jan said...

It is just looking so beautiful! Congrats on meeting up with your border! WooHoo!

Mel said...

The border is so pretty. I'm so glad that it met up for you!

Kathy said...

Wonderful progress. I can feel your disappointment at not stitching on it through the weekend. But maybe the anticipation will help you finish up your exchange stitching all that much quicker.

Have a great weekend. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful treasures you find. :)

myriam said...

Tout joli!!! Belle avancée! Bon week-end!

Tracey said...

Looks great so far!! And what a good idea to get the border out of the way first.. I usually do mine last and it makes me even more anxious to get finished. lol Not sure if you are a fan of the Sampler Girl(personally I love her designs) but she is having a $5 sale today on nearly all her patterns(new patterns and booklets are excluded.) Great deals!!

Colleen said...

Hetty is going to be gorgeous!

DH and I watched "Fracture" a couple nights ago with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling and loved it. We also watched "The Island" with Ewan MacGregor and Scarlett Johannson. I had not heard too much about this movie and was surprised at what a good movie it was. If you haven't seen it, check it out. My DH likes Sci-Fi (which I'm not too keen on) and this was not about aliens or giant bugs or anything like that.

Have a great weekend :)

Charlene said...

Don't you just love it when a plan (or a stitch in this case) comes together? Me, too - start watching ahead and getting a bit anxious... funny, we stitchers are!

Kielrain said...

I really like the border of that piece. It is coming together great! Gotta love it lining up just right. :)

Carol R said...

Hetty is looking great - I'm so glad it joined up too! Have a good weekend
[[[Hugs]]]

dixiesamplar said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished piece, bet she'll be stunning!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Irma said...

I always get this lump in the pit of my stomach as I turn a corner on a border and in my head I'm chanting "please let me not have made a mistake..please..please" LOL...I'm so glad your border worked out. :)

Kellie said...

Hetty looks great! Gotta love when the ends meet and the border matches up from start to finish. That always makes me a little nervous too.
Hope you had a great weekend!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, that is impressive. All the way around and it met at the end!! Great work.

Melissa said...

The border on this sampler is gorgeous!

And there is no better feeling in the world when that border lines up just right. I find I'm always holding my breath just as I get to those last few stitches where the border meets.