Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Arbor Day Exchange and some Flicks

GR&DF I do thank you once again for your kind comments on my little stitching's and adventures. I so enjoy sharing them. It is almost a cyber coffee clutch we have here - or at least it is for me as I sit here in the mornings drinking my coffee with a tasty treat. This morning it is a raspberry ring from Dianda's - we stopped on the way home yesterday and I got one for this morning. It was tough not to take a bite last night but the will was strong!!
Here is a snap I just took....

I thought it was easier to see than to describe its luscious, buttery, flaky sweet deliciousness!! How cruel am I this morning.... (evil cackle in the background!!)

There was a question about the snowman chart from yesterday - it is called "Clear moon frost soon" by Calico Station.

The mail brought me a lovely package yesterday - it was from Lindsay and the piece was for the "Arbor Day" exchange over on the Holiday Blog.
Here is a snap...

Lindsay made a gorgeous mattress pyn cushion - perfectly stitched in WDW floss using a Workbasket chart - this is the front. On the back ....

... she stitched our initials and attached two charms - "stitched with love' and "hand made." How lovely is this!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful addition to my collection!!

My stitching last night was a little on AB but I took no snap.

There have been many movies in the past two weeks. I wanted to mention a few here... first up would be "Ship of Fools" - 1965 - starring Vivien Leigh, Lee Marvin, Simone Signoret, Jose Ferrer, George Segal and Jose Greco. The story is of the many stories on the ship sailing from Vera Cruz to Bremerhaven in 1933. There are many back stories that come out and many intertwining throughout the movie. Vivien Leigh plays a repressed divorcee aimlessly moving through life. The clip below is from the film after Vivien's character has had too much to drink and her facade finally cracks a bit
- I love this scene it is short and the best part is towards the end -




The next film is "Judgement at Nuremberg" - 1961 - with a wonderful cast ..... Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Judy Garland , Montgomery Clift, Maximilian Schell. A powerful and long film of the aftermath of WWII. Wonderful performances and well worth seeing. Next up is "Written on the Wind" - 1956 - starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone. This Douglas Sirk soap opera type movie is beautifully filmed and typical of his many top notch films. The story boils down to lots of money, a tramp, too much booze, jealousy and a murder!! Who could ask for anything more. I enjoyed this movie as I do any of the many operatic efforts of the period - well worth a look, but not too hard at Dorothy Malone as she is one hard made up piece of work - and a bit too lurid for the part, but you be the judge. The final film was an odd one called "Hogfather" - 2006 - a different kind of Holiday Tale that takes place in a fantastical place called Discworld. Starring David Jason, Marc Warren and Michelle Dockery. The time is Hogswatch - the equivalent to our Christmas and Hogfather is missing. (Hogfather is their Santa) In steps Death to take up the slack and figure out the mystery and what is happening. His granddaughter who is employed as a Governess jumps in to help. It was a two part 3 hour TV movie that I really thought at the beginning I wouldn't enjoy, but I stuck it out and by the end I was totally hooked!! This is from a series of Books by Terry Pratchette of Discworld - the series I think has 37 volumes where each is a part of the story of Discworld but is a stand alone book. I think I need to pick one up and read it at some point!!

There you go sports fans. Thank you again for stopping by and for your kind comments - do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

13 comments:

Sparkly Rock Girl said...

Edgar

The Terry Pratchett Discworld books are a delight - fun but often satirising political and social issues. "The Colour of Magic" is the first in the series (which is mainly fun and gives you a background on how Discworld works) but a good one to give a feel for how Pratchett writes about issues is "Going Postal" where our hero Moist battles an evil corporation...

Love the look of that pastry by the way;-)

Alison
Guildford, UK

Dani - tkdchick said...

OMG Edgar! I'm trying to loose a couple of pounds here and you show me that delicous, raspberry goodness how evil of you! I'm sure I put on a pound just looking at that picture!

What a great pincushion you received!

Margaret said...

Beautiful exchange you received! And the pastry -- you're definitely evil! lol! I want to go to the local bakery so badly now! I've never seen Vivien Leigh in anything but Gone with the Wind. I'll have to check her out in other movies sometime.

Cari-in-VA said...

What a lovely gift and how thoughtful to add both of your initials to the piece.

I love, love old movies. I just watched My Man Godsey recently (the original) and Desk Set with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.

Enjoy your day.

Sharlotte said...

Lovely exchange!

Dani- Yep, that Edgar is quite the diet wrecker and stash enabler, but would we have it any other way? LOL. ;)

Berit said...

Oh, my! That pastry looks fabulous, but I'd love to have chocolate even more today! :D

You're right; that scene IS wonderful.

What a great exchange! I'm really becoming concerned that the one I mailed is lost; I hope it turns up soon! :D

Bronny said...

mmmmmm...that pastry looks delightful...
I love your stitchy gift - you are so lucky and busy with all your exchanges..
Oh and welcome to Discworld. The first one I read was 'Soul Music' then started with the first book and have read them all many times over.

Vicky said...

Lovely exchange, lovely pastry and give Terry Pratchett books a go you will love them.

Catherine said...

Wow! I can feel the pounds creeping up just looking at that picture! Looks yummy!!

Del said...

Thank you for the Vivien Leigh clip it was great! And you must read Terry Prachett, his books are very funny.

Myriam said...

Hum....mima..tu m'invites????? ( LOL)

Angela said...

That treat looks absolutely divine :) Wonderful exchange to receive!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Love that pynkeep! Just lovely!