Friday, March 5, 2010

TGIF Once Again

GR&DF another week passes and another year rolls around as we are at Oscar Weekend once again. Sunday evening, March 7th, will be the show 8 PST and 5 EST - not there is much to write home about - but the show is usually pretty good. With Steve Martin and Alex Baldwin hosting it should be very interesting to say the least. One can only hope that they will cut some of the crap they usually show and focus on more of the actual awarding, but I fear that will never happen. The show has lost so much of the glamour and excitement of yesteryear - take the 1950 awards show.....

A publicity shot of the main players in Sunset Boulevard - l to r - Nancy Olsen, William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Erich von Stroheim

......with the split vote for Best Actress between Gloria Swanson - for Norma in "Sunset Boulevard" Bette Davis - for Margo in "All About Eve" that little bit of drama let the Oscar fall to Judy Holliday - for Billie in "Born Yesterday" - it was totally Gloria's year as Bette's roll as Margo was a supporting roll, but with a leading ego that just wouldn't stop she pushed to be nominated out of the correct category. Judy did a fine job in a good movie but not equalled to Gloria's superior job in a great movie. Oh well - they where great actress's in superior rolls in top notch films!! If you get the chance you may want o catch some of Sunday's show.

I saw that one of the exchanges I sent has made it to its new home - I am in an Ornament exchange with a few stitchers and it was an ornament that has arrived -


The design is by Mary Garry called "Peace on Earth." Stitched using the recommended DMC. I am really liking her charts. This chart came from a book circa 1987 - and was sent to me from a dear stitching friend that knows I like me some Mary Garry. It is a shame that her charts have been OOP for so long as they are really nice pieces to stitch. I have the all illusive Sampler Wreath in my stitching queue so you will be seeing that in the next few months getting stitched up.

Still stitching away at Easter.

There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend....and do stop by again!!

Take care,
edgar

13 comments:

Berit said...

This is cute; love the border and trees! How funny that we were just talking about MG the other day! ;)

Catherine said...

So many things have lost the glamor and sophistication of times gone by.

Love the ornament!

DonnaTN said...

I agree with you about the Oscars. I would like fewer dumb jokes and more actual movie stuff. I like the ornament and the way you finished it.

Myriam said...

Bon week-end

Tracey said...

I love the ornament! And you'd never guess the design is from the 80's- so many you can tell right away but this design is timeless. That's the great thing about samplers and similar designs!

Margaret said...

I'm hoping the threatened break between our cable company and ABC doesn't happen. If it does, no Oscars for me! :( Fingers crossed that there's a deal and the Oscars are on!

I love that ornament! Gorgeous! You're so right -- I'd love it if Mary Garry started selling her charts again. Plus a lot of other designers.

Jules said...

Yeah, I have to agree that they show way too much junk on the awards shows anymore. For that reason, I no longer watch them. I would much rather watch the awards being given out than the other junk.

The ornie is so cute! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Jennifer said...

The ornament is just beautiful! Such a stroke of luck to come across these old charts hidden away at my little library.

Littlebit said...

Beautiful ornament! Enjoy your weekend, and may you get lots of stitching done. By the way..did I miss a post, or are your windows finished?

Cathy B said...

What a wonderful ornament Edgar! Do share the name of the book in your next post okay?

Have a nice weekend! Enjoy the Oscars!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Great ornament!!

Tracey said...

Me again! I've nominated you for an award- please check it out on my blog! :)

Kathy A. said...

Oh Edgar - you had me laughing tonight. I was catching up on your posts. I don't know which was more entertaining - rhumba pants and the reason or your needing a 12 step program for stitching supplies. thank you for the smiles.