Friday, January 8, 2010

Wrapping up the Week

GR&DF - TGiF (Remember that Movie??) I just can not wait for this week to end and have a couple of me days! Most weeks just run on into the next and the seasons turn.... but..... I was and am ready for this weekend to start.

Don't forget that today is the last day to throw in for the JCS Drawing/Giveaway. I will toss all the names into the "Bowl of Destiny"... have the Chihuahua's dance around a bit and then have Rico draw the winning name - you know the usual shtick - then on Monday announce the winner. The post to comment on is HERE. This issue has this sampler chart in it....

This is my version/conversion on meadowlark by BOAF - I really enjoyed stitching this piece.


Last night the flickers were two of the "Histo-tainment" variety. First up would be "Warrior Queen" - 2003 - starring Alex Kingston, Emily Blunt and Gary Lewis. This version of the Boudica story was entertaining first and foremost - and historically correct secondly - as a TV movie should be. They got the basic story right and then embroidered upon that. In a nutshell - Boudica was the Heroic Celtic Queen of the Iceni and fought against Roman occupation of her lands in east Anglia. The second film was "Follow the River" - 1995 - starring Sheryl Lee, Ellen Burstyn and Eric Schweig. I enjoyed this film also but have come to find that the story is from a book and that this movie version is not very accurate. I have not read the book, but will find a copy and read it for myself. Until then I thought the movie was really pretty good. The story is set in 1750 in a small settlement in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The settlement is raided by the Shawnee settlers are killed and captives taken. They are then marched for many days back to lower Ohio as slaves/captives. FtR is the story of one of these captives and her determination not to give up and to get back home. Both of these movies are short at about 90 mins each so everything moves along quite briskly without much to bog them down.

Here are some final Mural shots from Clarion Alley -



There you go sports fans - Thanks for stopping by and for your very kind comments!!

Take care,
edgar

14 comments:

Colleen said...

Have a great weekend :)

Kellie said...

I just recently watched Follow the River for the first time and really liked the movie. A friend of mine had read the book and loved it. Afterward, I started looking up some information on the internet about it because I knew it was somewhat based on true story. Unfortunately I think the movie had a much happier ending than real life. I, too, want to read the book eventually.

Sharlotte said...

That third mural is quite interesting and for some reason reminds me of "Alice in Wonderland". Maybe it's the hat and hte chaos! LOL! Can you believe by the time Monday rolls around we will be heading into the middle of January?! Where is the time going?

Rachel S said...

The book that Follow the River is based on is a really wonderful book. I think the guy's last name was Thom, and he wrote a lot of books about Kentucky history. I will have to watch the movie now.

Myriam said...

Wonderful this sampler! A good week-end

Margaret said...

My son would love that mural with the T Rex and the little army men. :D

Sharon said...

I loved the book - now I'll have to watch the movie. Good grief - I haven't thought about that TGIF movie in YEARS!! (That's a good thing, if I remember correctly! LOL)
As always, love your pics!
Have a great week-end!

Barb said...

Follow the River is one of my all time favorite books. At the time I read it , I was living in the Ohio River Valley (Louisville). It seemed very real. I didn't know it was a movie. Can't wait to see it! I do love that sampler so please put my name in the drawing. Thanks for such interesting posts!

Sharlotte said...

Congratulations Edgar on hitting the 150!!

Jennifer said...

You've posted some beautiful, bright and inspiring photos lately. Thanks for giving the "Winter Blues" a little color.

kcjewel said...

Found your blog through Heartstring Prims today. Your photos, stitching and writings will bring me back for repeat visits. It's a lovely blog!

sea gull lights said...

Your blog is so cute!

Shelleen said...

I love the dinosaur mural. That is so cool

Cathy B said...

Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend Edgar!