Monday, November 9, 2009

Stitching up a Storm and a Winner

GR&DF we had a very quiet weekend with nothing exciting happening at all! We didn't go anywhere except to Pac-and-Save to do the weekly grocery shopping Saturday Morning!! Aside from the grocery store visit and 5 loads of laundry - I spent my time sitting and stitching!! Which allowed me to finish up the stitching on two more exchanges. I was going to focus on the finishing but it was the stitching that kept me going for two days. In addition to the exchange pieces I also put some stitching into Margaret's RR. Here is a snap -

I only completed the single flower/acorn motif, I think with time at a premium during the next couple of months I am going to spread the stitching out and do it in small bits. The floss Margaret has chosen is a gorgeous red from Threadworks.

I also got to do a bit on Hetty - but the snaps I took of her last night was just disgraceful so I will not show them this morning. I will try and get a better one for tomorrows post.

The comments from Friday where very kind and I do thank you all!! Jennifer asked about the puppies treat jar - yes that is exactly what that is and boy don't the hounds know if you come within about a yard of that sucker. If they aren't around looking they can hear the clink clink of the lid being lifted off!! and Lana - how funny that you would mention In-n-Out Burgers... with Thanksgiving coming on we are certain to make a pilgrimage to one for lunch over the Holiday weekend. This is my BIL's favorite place to get a burger from when they visit from Vancouver, WA. Expect some snaps of that treat after the long weekend!!.

One of the films from the weekend was "The Libertine" - 2004 - starring Johnny Depp and John Malkovich. What a very interesting movie - and what a great job Johnny Depp did in the role of the Earl of Rochester. Set in the world of Restoration England with Malkovich as Charles II we see the very seedy side of court life. I enjoyed this film an thought how very realistic it came across at depicting the late 17th century.

I also wanted to announce the winner of the DVD give away.....
with the Peach again supervising the drawing...

then the claw draws the name...... and the winner is.....


Dear Carol !! I have sent you an email and will send out the DVDs in the next day or so, Enjoy!!

I will leave off today with another snap of the Peach - since she is a totally sweet hunk of love!!

Thank you for stopping by and for the kind comments I do appreciate them!!

Take care,
edgar

14 comments:

Evelyn said...

Edgar, What a peach that Peach is! I have to tell you that The Libertine is one of my favorite films of all time. I ask you, is there any more moving, talented, contemporary actor than Johnny Depp?? I have the soundtrack to The Libertine and it always moves me.

Myriam said...

it's great "sitting and stitching.
I like so much! Very serious Peach!

Carol R said...

The Peach and Rico have done me proud - thanks guys! And thanks to you too Edgar.

Margaret's RR is looking good.

Berit said...

Yay for acorns! I just love seeing stitchy acorns. :D Ah, laundry. Marc did a fair bit of that this weekend :D

We also stopped by the store, but forgot to go to the one having the sale (50% off!) roasts! So, no delicious beef roast in the crock pot today. :( I've also missed the sale, making me wish I'd just gotten it at the first place. :P

Nancy said...

Congratulations to Carol! The Peach is too cute!

Kathy said...

Love those photos of Miss Peach. And about the treats jar.... The one I have for my Rory is huge and shaking it is the fastest to get him back in the house when he is outside exploring. :)

Jennifer said...

Aww, what a cute photo of Peachy-Peach! They do have an ear for the treats don't they. My Sammmy can actually tell the difference between and ordinary zip-lock bag and the zippy pouch of the cat treats! It's amazing.

Margaret said...

Oooh, I love that red that Margaret chose for her RR! Beautiful! I loved The Libertine as well -- who can resist Johnny Depp anyway? lol! And yes, the movie was good too. :D Peach is so cute!

Lana said...

lovely stitching on Margarets RR!! Love the pics of the Peach, so cute!

Kielrain said...

I am loving that colour of floss. That would be fun to work with for me.

Colleen said...

In-n-Out Burger...one of my all time favorite places for a burger!!! I was trying to remember the name on Friday when I read your post, but it eluded me :)

Congrats to Carol!!

Julie said...

In-and-Out Burger is such a great fast food place. One other FF place I miss from out that way is Wienerschnitzel! They made the best chili cheese dogs and mini corn dogs. Enjoy your In-and-Out over the holiday!

Johnny Depp is such a good character actor. I have been a fan of his since 21 Jump Street. I will have to see The Libertine sometime, but I think my favorite is still Benny & Joon with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a close, close second!

Oh, and Peach looks so adorable!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Oh, Peach!!! She's a doll baby, Edgar. Congratulations to our dear friend, Carol. She'll love those DVDs!

Mel said...

Love that variegated floss. Looking great.