Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Mails Came

GR&DF along with all the rain we got yesterday the mail brought two super packages.

Let me start off with an exchange piece. A group of us are in a bi-monthly Christmas ornament Exchange. Round 5 mailing is coming up on the 1st and I think I am the first to receive mine. My partner was Julianne - who lives here in the Bay area so the package got here supper quick.
Here is a snap -

It is a wonderful piece of Santa holding the traditional symbol of hospitality - the Pineapple!! I just love this piece as it brings back so many great memories. In the South and growing up we used lots of pineapples in decoration during the Holidays. He will be a great addition to our tree. Thank you so much Julianne!!

The second package was from Marie - I won her Earth Day Give Away - and here is a snap -

It was two of her special tea towels that are embroidered with windmills. I had already gotten one of these great towels with a pumpkin on it - and now have these additional ones. They are really nice!! Thank you so much Marie for the wonderful drawing!!

My stitching is still secretive exchange stitching - so still no snaps of my doings.

The flicker last night was "Leave Her to Heaven" - 1946 - starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain and Vincent Price - the usual top actors from 20th Century. This is a film I had always heard of but had never gotten around to seeing it - can you believe that!! The movie is gloriously filmed in rich Technicolor that accentuates deep reds, warm golds, and luscious shades of turquoise. The Maine and New Mexico interiors are just great and look like they came out of a contemporary magazine, including the simple little lodge by the lake A real A picture. Tierney never looked lovelier and has the most perfect lipstick control ever - no matter what is happening!!! (and some pretty psycho things happen) Told in flash back this "noir" story - is all melodrama - from the first meeting in a beautiful club car to the last fading light on Moon Lake - I thoroughly recommend this film -

There you go sports fans - thank you again for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,


trillium said...

Edgar, how did you upload your photos to your (Blogspot)blog today? I am not being given the menu for browsing my own photos(not the Picasa albums).


Jan said...

And what lovely 'mails', Edgar!! Love the tea towels, congrats on winning them!

I was wondering, I see you are stitching the alpha charts from Sheepish Design. A dear blog friend, Deb, sent me the one I was missing, and I am wanting to stitch them very soon. I like how you are stitching them too, I just might copy your expertise. Question...? What fibers are you using for them? I am sure you have mentioned it somewhere, but I have been absent alot over the last several months, so I missed seeing that. Thanks!

Sharlotte said...

Those tea towels are great! Love the Santa. Can't wait to see that secret stitching you've been doing!

Cari-in-VA said...

What a wonderful ornament and congratulations on your win!

I look forward to seeing your 'secret' stitching!

Evelyn said...

Edgar, "Leave Her to Heaven" is one of my favorite movies, at least in part because some scenes were filmed here in Maine. Oh, and you are correct, the melodrama! Was there ever a better femme fatale than Gene Tierney in this movie?!

What lovely tea towels and a charming Santa.

Catherine said...

Love all your goodies! Can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Margaret said...

Beautiful exchanges! I love those Santa pieces from PS!

Nancy said...

I love your ornament! The tea towels are beautiful, and how perfect that you won that giveaway. You have must have been smiling ear to ear with the mail delivery!

doris said...

Oh, I missed Leave Her to Heaven! That's one of my all-time favorite movies. Gene Tierney is truly evil in that one.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome mail day, Edgar! Love the ornament and the towels are wonderful!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Love that Santa! So nice. :) That movie sounds like it is right up my alley. Thanks cor the recommendation (and all the others of course)... I'm going to have to see if my library system has that one. Have a great day!

Myriam said...

le tout est bien joli!