Monday, November 2, 2009

Hallowe'en Fun, Sampler Stitching and a Movie Give-Away....

GR&DF this past weekend went a little different than most. There was no estate sale, consignment shop, thrift store or Garage sale shopping at all!! How odd is that - I think I am having withdrawals!! :)

We did however get to Dales Annual Haollwe'en Blow Out Bash!!! Once again it was over the top and lots of fun - Nicole and Kurt came over and went with us - Nicole as the Red Witch, Kurt as an Acid Rocker, Rico as Amy Winehouse and I in devil horns and mask - we where an odd bunch!! I thought the best costume of the evening was Dan - here is a snap

This was after a few hours and is makeup had started to smear a bit - but doesn't he make a great Beetlejuice - 1988. His girlfriend Amelia came as a great flapper - all be-fringed.

Before the weekend started we stopped on the way home Friday in the Mission to pick up some avocados (we brought some of Rico's delicious Guacamole to Dale's). Across the street from the produce stand is a super Panaderia we like and so we stopped to get some Day of the Dead Bread and couldn't resist some of the other fabu pastries they always have....

From l to r - DotD bread, almond muffin, custard horns, sponge cake with fruit and cream and a version of poppy seed bread.

On the stitching front I am still a'stitching on exchange pieces, but I also got in some time on Hetty - here is a snap of her progress....


She is coming along fine - at the moment I am not sure if I want to put Hetty Child's name and date on it or some other name and date........ decisions, decisions....

There were a couple of flickers this weekend - starting off with "Operation Pacific" - 1951 - starring John Wayne, Ward Bond and Patricia Neal. A pretty good flick about the submarine Thunderfish. The secondary story was an on again off again love story. Although I did enjoy the film it did get pretty hokey when you could see the wires pulling the torpedoes - not once or twice but every single time. I think they could have worked on this a bit - but what ever - it was still a good flick. The next film was also a war film - "Go For Broke" - 1951 - starring Van Johnson - This film told story was about the Japanese-American soldiers and their superior service during WWII in the European Theatre. I enjoyed this flick also as it showed the men from basic training in Mississippi to fighting in Italy. I also started rewatching the BBC mini-series "Brideshead Revisited" - 1981. I am once again enjoying this great mini-series!!

Now for the Give-Away..........I thought it would be nice to have a give-way in honor of the Birthday of Marie Antoinette -

She was born on November 2, 1755 - just a mere 254 years ago. The drawing is for both Marie Antoinette DVD's - the 1938 version starring Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power and the 2006 version starring Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman. If you would like to enter the drawing please leave a comment on this post only - the only requirement to enter the Give-Away is that you post a link on your blog about the drawing (if you have one). These are Region 1 DVD's but will play on any multi-regional player. I will have a name plucked from the BOD this weekend - so be sure to enter by 3pm PST Friday, November 6, 2009.

Thank you once again for stopping by and your very kind comments!! Do come again.

Take care -
edgar

18 comments:

Berit said...

Oh, now, I would LOVE to see Rico's AW costume; there's a woman who always seems to be in-costume!!

As for Hetty Child, I had No Idea she was so gorgeous--how darling is that squirrel!? IRL, I'm not so fond of those mean-spirited little nutters, but they do make a charming stitchery motif--particularly in the fall. I continue to be surprised by your HC progress because, as I haven't seen her before, I don't know what she's becoming. :D

As for your generous drawing, I'll sit this one out. But, I will mention it in my obscure little stitching blog if I make an entry in time. :D

Laurie in Iowa said...

I enjoy all the wonderful snaps you include in your blog entries. I'm having my coffee and wish I could reach out for one of those delicious looking pastries.

Your Hetty looks wonderful.

I'll be sure to mention your movie give-away on my blog.

Please enter me in your contest.

Jennifer said...

I must see a photo of "Amy Winehouse"!

Missy Ann said...

Oh please throw my name in the hat for this one. I've been meaning to see that MA movie - just to drool over the costumes.

Carol R said...

Hetty is looking wonderful!
Throw me into the Bowl of Destiny Edgar please.

Sadie said...

Hetty looks fab Edgar. Sounds like a wonderful party, are we getting any more pics? Custard horns sound like my kinda thing!

Nancy said...

It sounds like you had a fun Halloween celebration! Your friend's costume is spectacular.

Your Hetty sampler gets more beautiful the more stitches you put into it. Please enter my name in your giveaway. You can't have too many movies.

Margaret said...

Love your Hetty Child! And Halloween sounds like it was a blast! I recently watched Brideshead Revisited for the first time and I loved it! Watched the movie version that came out in the last year -- eh, not as good. :D If I post about your contest on my blog, I'll let you know.

Colleen said...

You've made some great progress with Hetty!! It's going to be gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

Love your Hetty!

I wandered into your blog via 'Laurie in Iowa' link. I'll be back. Wonderful Halloween costumes & I'll spend more time looking at your stitching.

Please, enter me in your MA contest. I love historical fiction.
Pam R. (Google won't seem to cooperate, so I have to post as anonymous first! )

CindyMae said...

Now are we not seeing a pic of you two in your costumes???? Love the ones pictured! The yummy's looks wonderful. Wonderful progress on your current WIP!

Carol said...

Love Hetty! Don't you just love working with Belle Soie silk? Will you post a pic of your halloween costume?

Sharlotte said...

Include me in the drawing please, I've linked to your blog from mine. :)

doris said...

Hetty is truly fabulous!

nanaknit said...

Sounds like it was a fun weekend even though your missed all your sales.

Hetty is coming along beautifully -hmmm do I need more stash!!!

Please enter me in your drawing. I'm sorry I do not have a blog.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Oh, Edgar, You know I'm out of my mind, crazy about anything having to do with Marie!! I have been since I read her autobiography and envisioned her when I was 7 or 8 years old. So, please do add me in on your drawing. I'm going right now to mention you on my blog. I've been watching "A Room With A View" today with Helena Bohner. Such a beautiful movie. I'm a fiend for anything in that time period. Hugs, Deb PS: Isn't our RR coming along beautifully!! Love it!

Maggee said...

Hetty is gorgeous! Yet another one I will have to put on my wishlist! So many enablers out there, so little time.

Since finding out that some of my ancestors had to flee France because they were 'remotely' associated with the royals, I have researched much french history. Several females were named after Marie Antoinette (in particular my gr gr gr grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cesarine, but others had parts of her name also)so I would LOVE to be entered in your drawing for these two flicks.

Hugs.

Shelley said...

Greetings edgar..am sending this along hoping that I can still take part in your drawing..altho' I think I might be too late. Regardless...thanlks for the offer and enjoy your weekend!