Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stitchin' an Angel

GR&DF you are really the best - and such nice words about the Easter Basket exchange. I was lucky to find the Longeberger basket - they are really nice and wonderfully handmade, dated and signed. I think this one was dated 1988 - if I remember correctly. Sometimes my ideas do not turn out, but I think this one worked nicely.

When I got home yesterday I thought about the lack of snaps from the party - and the big flower arrangements are still there so I took a snap of the one on the dinning room table - It is holding up rather well - and you should have a peek at Rico's handiwork....

Not the most neat of snaps - with some of the silver still sitting out, leftover beer and a bowl - but look past that stuff and get a eye full of the blue and lime colours we went with for this party. We usually pick a different colour for each party - that way we don't get bored with the way things look - and it mixes it up for our guests - and we get to try all sorts of different flowers and plants.

On the stitching front I worked some more of the Memorial Sampler so I thought I ought to get a snap for you to see - it has been a while....

This is a totally craptastic snap of this sampler, but with artificial light and a flash it is the best I could do last night. As you can see I have finished up the right side flower/bird part and the black for the most part is finished - except the handles on the urns. The little animal band is also completed and I started to work on the second angel towards the end the evening - he looks kind of odd at this point. I have the words all charted out and so there really isn't much left on this to do. I already have my list of the next four things I am going to stitching - and I am itching to get started, but I am gonna finish this first.

The flickers last night where two very different movies. the first was - "Eye of the Needle" - 1981 - starring Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan and Christopher Cazenove. This movie was adapted from a Ken Follett novel and was pretty good. Set in 1940 England Donald Sutherland plays a Nazi Spy. The story flashes forward to the eve of the Normandy Invasion and Sutherland's character is wrecked on an isolated island off the coast of Scotland trying to get back to Berlin with important invasion information. I enjoyed the movie and if you like the spy thriller type movie you might also. There where some slow spots but over all well worth a look. The second film of the evening was "On the Avenue" - 1937 - starring Alice Faye Dick Powell, Madeline Carroll, George Barbier and The Ritz Brothers. One of the first big musical pictures from the newly formed studio 20th Century Fox lead by Darryl F. Zanuck. A very realist movie that Zanuck insisted on - so that the movie goer would experience it like going to the theatre - very unlike the Busby Berkley extravaganzas over at MGM. The music was provided by Irving Berlin with six great new songs - one of the songs was a parody piece called "Slumming on Park Avenue" - and you knew I would have a clip... (not the best clip, but the only version I could find)



There you go sports fans. Thank you so much for your kind comments and for stopping by. Do come again!!

Take Care,
edgar

14 comments:

Sharlotte said...

The flower arrangement that Rico did is fabulous!! Memorial Sampler is looking great!!!

BrendaS said...

Wonderful progress on your Memorial Sampler.

The flowers are just gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Rico's flower arranging is gorgeous! Love the flower colors.

Memorial sampler is just beautiful. I really like this. And will have to put it on my must find and do one day list. :)

Margaret said...

I love those flowers!! So beautiful! And your memorial sampler is so pretty too! The movie with Donald Sutherland sound like a good one for my son -- I'll have to note it down.

Cole said...

Wonderful progress on Memorial Sampler... I love the verse. And Rico did a great job on the arrangement, they're gorgeous!

Kielrain said...

Your memorial sampler is really looking great.


Also, those flowers are lovely!

Catherine said...

The flowers are amazing!! Rico did a great job.

Memorial is wonderful. I really like this one.

blazensun said...

The Momorial Sampler is looking great. I am trying to find it to stitch for my son.

Lovely flower arrangements Rico made, it sounds like you have great and fun parties.

Hugs Sunny

Berit said...

I love Rico's arrangement and the "serving/cake" knives (not sure what they are called)!

Memorial is looking...well, done--and fabulous!

If that basket is from the 80's, you may have given away a treasure. I remember that there are some in that era made by some founderish type people that are worth some serious cashola (depends upon the sig). Or, at least this is what someone told my mother. But, treasures come often to you, and you often seem to bring home an awesome haul! :D Can't wait to see What's Next!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Edgar and Rico, the flower arrangement is beautiful.

The Memorial Sampler is coming along nicely.

And thanks for the little movie clip, it was fun to watch.

Roberta

Melody said...

Edgar, the flower arrangement is beautiful!! Love the colors. How lucky you are to be able to go directly to a flower market and pick out what you like!! There is something to be said for city living...

thanks for sharing.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Memorial sampler looks good!

Hmmm sounds like I'd love to crash one of your partys, so much thought put into it!

Mary said...

Rico's arrangement is beautiful. It looks great right near your hanging plates. Your sampler is really coming along great!

Andrea said...

A lovely flower arrangement. Memorail Sampler is looking great.