Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Post - some stitching and a Flick

GR&DF thank you again for stopping by and for your kind comments. I got to thinking about the OOP comments...... I remember when I was first getting back to x-stitching a few years back - 4 to be more accurate - after being away for more than a decade. I was just blown away with all the lovely linens and gorgeous floss - I had only known Aida and DMC - I think the biggest hurdle I faced back then was whether or not to become one with a blog. I thought to myself would I have enough to write about or would anyone want to read what I had to say. After I got over the hurdle of self doubt and finally realized that a blog is more cathartic for me and sort of an ongoing mini diary of what I do. I am so very happy that others enjoy what I write about and what I stitch. Now - where was I going.... oh, back then when I picked up the needle again, I kept seeing things on various Blogs being stitched I just had to have for myself - and so very often I was hitting that old wall - OOP. So I made it a mission to find certain charts I "Had to have." Ebay got lots of my money, but what is money when there is a lovely chart to acquire!! These blogs are the great enabler and the lust machines of the stitching world. I have found that in the past few months that I am not alone in wanting the OOP and hard to find and do thank everyone that has helped me in my chart searches.

I did want to post a little snap/teaser of my Alphablocks piece.




This Batman inspired angle shows where I am.. I will post a full snap on Tuesday - as I am already in numb-butt mode for the weekend!!

Last night the flicker was a BBC Masterpiece Theatre TV Movie called "Miss Austen Regrets" - 2008 - starring- Olivia Williams, Greta Scacchi, Imogen Poots and Samuel Roukin. I thoroughly enjoyed this film - even with the tiny problems of story line. The film is of the last years of Jane's life. The sets, costumes and locations used where all top notch. I would highly recommend the film as I think that Olivia Williams who plays JA is so very believable and makes this historical figure a very 3 dimensional person. The DVD is part of a JA series and the disc art is incorrect but that is so very negligible.

There you go sports fans, thank you again for stopping by!! I will be back to the Blog on next Tuesday. I took Monday off - so there will be 3 days of stitching and movies and I can't wait!!!

Take care,
edgar

31 comments:

Vonna said...

Your alphabets are growing and getting more lovely with every posting :)
I sure am glad that you started a blog ;o)
Huggers to you, Rico and poochies for the weekend!

Catherine said...

Your alphabet is looking lovely! I sure like the colors you are choosing for the fill ins.

Like Vonna, I am glad you started a blog - but even more glad that I came across it!

Enjoy your weekend!

Alf N Stitches said...

Looks GREAT! You always inspire me!! Have a fun, relaxing weekend!
Amy

Brenda said...

Great progress on alphabets.

Have a great stitchy weekend!

Brenda

Nancy said...

The alphabet becomes more beautiful with more stitches! Have a wonderful weekend!

Erna said...

Loved the film and love your alphabets.
Hugs
Erna

Evelyn said...

Edgar,
Your alphablocks piece takes my breath away! Just gorgeous.

Karen said...

i really like the different colors on each block! it looks great!!

Carol R said...

Alphabetblocks looking good. Have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

Edgar, I can totally identify with your comments about returning to stitching, the blog question, and hitting the OOP wall. It just never occurred to me that things would go out of print so quickly but there you are, live and learn.

Glad you started your blog and I'm sure you have inspired many a stitcher (myself included) to do the same! :-)

Alphabets are looking great!

DonnaTN said...

I am loving your alpha block fill in colors! Now you've made me want to get mine out. I've only had it kitted up and ready to start since it first came out!

Tracey said...

Your alphablocks look wonderful so far! I believe I watched "JA Regrets" when it first came out and it was very believable. You know there is going to be a new version of "Emma" on soon on PBS I believe- it has already been out in the UK if I'm not mistaken. I'm looking forward to it!

Kielrain said...

Can't wait to see a full photo of your alphbet. It is looking so great. I really like the colours you are using as the fill in.
Enjoy your stitch-y weekend.

Margaret said...

Your alphabets is lovely -- I love the different colors you're using for fill in!

MarchAnn58 said...

I love this piece and your choice of materials is perfect. It's wonderful and as alway your stitching is the best.

Colleen said...

Oh, no!!!...3 days without reading your blog....YIKES!!! I'm not sure I can survive!!! You may laugh, Edgar, but I enjoy your blog so much that I could almost cry when you take more than 2 days off!!! Oh, well...I suppose I'll manage and I guess I'll just have to look forward to reading you on Tuesday :) Have a great LONG weekend :)

I love Alpha sampler. It is just gorgeous.

I, like you, took several years off stitching and when I got back into it I couldn't believe how things had changed. Now when I look at Aida and DMC it looks "primitive" and uninspiring. I'm so glad for all the other choices we have now :)

Beth said...

Your Alphabet looks fantastic Edgar. I started that one myself but put it on the back burner because I am currently stitching all four Hawk Run Hollow patterns, am I nuts or what? And you don't know how many times I have tried to get a particular OOP Prairie Schooler pattern on ebay and lost, sigh. I am looking forward to 3 days of cross stitching and quilting myself.

Kelly said...

Thanks for starting your blog. I have been lurking on it for months. All the blogs make me want buy all the beautiful patterns and threads. Have a fun weekend.

Kathy said...

Have a fabulous stitchy weekend. I hope we will see the alpha piece on Tues. :)

blazensun said...

You stitching is just fantastic. I wish my stitching looks that good. Your entry and writing style has me comming back for more.

Hugs Sunny

Kristen said...

These blogs are the great enabler and the lust machines of the stitching world.

Truer words were never blogged, Edgar.

p.s. I love the colors you're using to fill in the letter blocks. So soft and pretty!

FayeRaye said...

I will be dropping R is for Rabbit in the mail to you tomorrow..with holiday Mon, you still should get it by end of next week~~ Have a great looooonnnngg weekend as I am planning on doing!~ Faye

Kellie said...

Your CHS alphabet looks fabulous! I so know what you mean about the OOP charts. I got back into stitching about the same time and started discovering "new to me" designers who were retired and lots of oop designs. Now when I hear a designer is retiring, I am scurrying to get as many of their designs that I really like before I can no longer find them.

I enjoy your blog! One of my favorites! :)
Have a great weekend!

Myra said...

I am glad you started a blog as I enjoy reading every day. Your alphablocks are looking great. Remember to walk around a bit every couple of hours this weekend. :o)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Man, Edgar! Your needles are smokin! Your Alphabets look awesome - I can't wait to see 'em all done. Have a great weekend!

Love to Stitch said...

yes, I commented a while back about these blogs doing such a great job of enabling our starts, and wants and needs! I was just reminded of a pattern --porcupine collection '
Hannah Lancaster" and I have had that on the 'list' for a while, keep watching and hope to someday own and stitch this great design. I have only been stitching on linen for the past 5 years, and only new of aida and DMC myself. Who knew there was such an array of 'out of this world' goodies!! If you see it, buy it!! I am thrilled to have so many stitching and blogging friends to keep me informed!

Amazing progress on Alphabets. It is really coming together! Have a great weekend.

Berit said...

I love Batman! (and your Batman shots, too!)

I want to stitch the "C for Cat" block someday...but then I'll wind up wanting the whole thing! :P

I really do enjoy your blog; my secret is that I don't like movies (shh; don't tell! Everyone will think I'm weird) but I do enjoy reading your descriptions and have even been contemplating signing up with Netflix as they seem to have a lot of stuff that's "off the beaten path" if your viewing is any indication.

Have a super stitchy weekend!

Cathy B said...

Your alphablocks look great Edgar. Have a great weekend!

Brigitte said...

I love your alphabet. And I love the solution you found for the filling of the letter boxes. Looks so delicate and fine all over.

ariadne said...

I am always amazed at how much you and others who stitch and blog manage to do with your time.I was just wondering do you stitch and watch all these movies at the same time?I love Jane Austen!

Kathy A. said...

What lovely progress you are making on your alphabet.
I am indeed glad that you rediscovered stitching and started your blog. You are a bright spot in my blog reading. I love your stitchy news, your tours of the city of SF and your sharing of your life.