Thursday, January 14, 2010

Some Fun Mail and a Flicker

GR&DF thank you for you kind words about my little blog - and my not boring you all into a daily coma!! I do enjoy posting daily during the week and often wonder about my blathering on about things I like or things going on in my life. I would guess that many times the Blog reading public would rather I didn't drone on about some topics, but that's me a soap box standing - droning crazy person!! Don't you think we are all just a bit off any way - and crazy comes in degrees... from completely unhinged to just slightly off the nut! I would hope I am on the nut end!

Yesterday brought some super mail. This mail would never had occurred if I hadn't been on the frantic search for those Sheepish Designs - "Alpha" charts. The search opened a Pandora's box of goodies that Ms Bradford published and that are now very scarce in the open market. In my searching on line and calling about a bazillion different Needlework stores searching for the "Alpha's" I came across another set of 5 charts - that make up 5 different ABC Pillows - I found 4 of the 5 charts in one place -

I first saw a single piece finished in an album somewhere on line and knew that there was more - as it was the V for Viper piece. I wrote it on my list of OOP things to find not thinking I wouldn't have an ice cubes chance in Hades of finding any of them. Then slam bang a call to a shop asking about the "Alpha's" led me to finding 4 of the 5 charts - and I snapped them up. Now I am only missing the R is for Rabbit chart to complete the set. I couldn't believe my luck. I would say to anyone that likes Sheepish Designs - If you see a chart you like for sale buy it - do not wait - they are getting harder and harder to find - especially the multiple chart pieces.

Last night I saw a very entertaining film - "A Harlots Progress" - 2006 - starring - Toby Jones, Zoe Tapper and Sophie Thompson. I really enjoyed this film - the story is imagined and tries to explain the creation of the series of 6 paintings (now lost) that William Hogarth made his name with in the 1730's. The series was turned into a set of etchings and from them we know of the paintings. "The Harlots Progress" tells the all to common story of a young country girl come to London to fond her fortune. The six pieces illustrate her rise and fall and eventual death from the seedy life of a Prostitute. The film is really well done and brings to life the early 18th century in London. It is an adult film made for TV. The sets and costumes are top notch along with the very interesting cinematography - all very well done. With the occasional sub title thrown in to explain something or for shock value - the film brings to life the common dirty underbelly of the city where the very wealthy and very poor mix for pleasure.

There you go sports fans - Thank you once again for stopping by and for your kind words!!

take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Sharlotte said...

Love the new 'stash'. Especiallly the "B" is for Bee. Those will be fun stitches!

Melissa said...

It's wonderful to find things along the way that we hadn't expected! That's why sometimes the frustrating can lead to new 'adventures'. I hope you find the 5th chart so we can all see you stitch the whole thing up!

Have a great day!

Margie said...

I love those other SD alphabet charts. I also went with those but did the alpha series instead. Enjoy!

Valerie said...

Those designs are darling! The B is for Bee and S is for Sheep are my faves. I love finding things that are OOP! The search is as much fun as the find! I have thorougly enjoyed reading your blog and I look forward to keeping up with all of you gorgeous needlework...Happy Stitching!

Margaret said...

Oh I love those! Isn't it sad that she didn't do the whole alphabet? That would have been fun too!

Catherine said...

Great new stash! Can't wait to see them all finished up!

Beth said...

I don't get bored reading your blog at all! I do get a bit jealous when I see all the wonderful stuff you show, but I still love reading your blog! I love those little Alpha blocks you got.

Kielrain said...

Congrats to you on finding and getting all these OOP pieces that you are looking for.

These look like they will be fun stitching.

Luned said...

Thought-provoking, insightful, whimsical, percipent, wise, humorous, and always interesting. The words 'droning' and 'blathering' certainly don't come to mind when I read your blog! I don't comment every day, but I read every word.
Plus, the photos are always inspiring. Thank you.

Colleen said...

I enjoy your "blatherings" very much and look forward to reading them every day :)

Glad you found the charts and I'm sure they will be gorgeous, as are all the stitchies you do!

Nic said...

Thanks for the 'heads up' on the Sheepish charts - I have the S, and would like to have the B too, will have to go a-hunting!

Enjoy your new stash!

Myriam said...

J'aime ton blabla...et je viens chaque jour!

saras said...

Hey! Officially we haven't been introduced! :) But over half of the visitors to my blog, come from your blog! Thanks for putting me in your side list! Sara

FayeRaye said...

I am pretty sure I have R is for Rabbit.....If you are interested, please email me!! Faye

carolinastitcher.blogspot.com

lriggsbee@nc.rr.com

Linen Stitcher said...

OK, Edgar, what kind of an enabler are you anyway? You show these GORGEOUS patterns that I immediately fall in love with, then you tell me they can't be found. Reminds me of how I learned about and fell in love with Goode Huswife patterns AFTER they were no longer releasing designs. [sigh] Add these to the list of finishes that I'm waiting to see from you . . .

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the Sheepish score! I have had V is for Viper in my stash for ages, thinking I'd do it to go along with my Adam & Eve thing. Or do all the charts (which I don't have) and display them on a deacon's bench (which I also don't have). LOL I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

Berit said...

I hope you get R is for Rabbit soon; I'd love to see it!

Congrats on the other four. I was in Toronto this week and so looked up a little shop to check out. I asked, but they had never even heard of Sheepish designs! Boo.