Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Red Bird Arrives in SF and some Flicks

GR&DF your comments certainly made a bright spot this morning!! The menudo thing is not the tripe - I think - but the odor when the stuff is cooking. Not pleasant!! It reminds me of chitterlings cooking on the stove. I have only smelled that once over at a friends house out in the country when I lived in NC. It is very dis - stink- tive if you get my drift!!
Oh well each to their own.

Yesterday the mail brought me my ornament from the Ties That Bind Exchange. It came from Margaret in super fast time!! Here is a snap -

It is really darling and couldn't be a more perfect subject - the red bird - You know I love them!! Thank you so much Margaret it will look great on the tree!!

My stitching or lack of last night was spent working on finishing up exchanges. I miscalculated a couple things - measure once cut twice - so I had to do over some stuff which has now put me behind a bit - but the goal is a big mail drop on Friday - fingers crossed!!

There have been a few flickers lately so lets pick three - the first would have to be "A Month by the Lake" - 1995 - starring Vanessa Regrave, Edward Fox and Uma Thurman. Beautifully shot in the Italian Lake district around Lake Como. A lovely film to watch with a great little story. It so reminded me of my trip to Italy and when I was in the same area. The second film is "The Beautiful Country" - 2004 starring Damian Nguyen and Ling Bai - the story of a young man who is an outcast in his Vietnamese village for being half American. He leaves the viollage to begin a journey to find his mother in Ho Chi Minh City. After a dreadful accident it then becomes a story of the journey to find his father in America. Beautiful cinematography and a great modern immigration flick. The third film is "The Namesake" - 2006 - starring Kal Penn, Tabu and Irrfan Kahn - and directed by Mira Nair. It was because of the director I had this in my queue on Netflix. She has done some really wonderful pictures and this is another winner. This is a family story the spans 25 or years. I really enjoyed these films all for different reasons. All are well shot and have great stories with rich wonderful characters. I would recommend all three for just about everyone!!

Thank you all for stopping by - and for taking the time to comment, I do appreciate them all!!

Take care,


Myriam said...

Just to say "hello"

Colleen said...

Lovely exchange you received :) Red bird??? Do you mean Cardinal?? LOL You are a hoot, Edgar:)

Berit said...

Eek! I just had a vision of too-closely cut stitching! Please tell me it was something "expendable" like backing fabric!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the red bird ornament.

Nancy said...

What a pretty cardinal! I love to see their bright red color in the winter.

dixiesamplar said...

Love the ornament...cardinals are my grandma's favorites! We have them all over our yard...and they are the most vibrant red this year that I have ever seen. Must be the millions of $$$$ we spend to feed them...that would explain the iridescent green hummingbirds that have adopted us as well, now wouldn't it! LOL!

Those movies do sound worth a watch! I'll have to wait until winter break though; this semester isn't leaving me much time for anything.


Margaret said...

Lovely bird ornament! I need to note down some of these movie names. That one about the Vietnamese boy is so true -- there was so much prejudice in Asian countries against mixed children. So sad. Off to write the movies down! Thanks for the recommendations!

CindyMae said...

The ornie is gorgeous!! Cardinal's are one of my favorite birds.

Loraine said...

So much you have been up to! (I've been on vacation for 2 weeks, that's why I haven't said much lately.)
Love all the stitchy stuff you are working on.
Take Care!