Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Couple of Flicks and Meeting a Blog Buddy

GR&DF I think I am going to put initials and dates in the wreaths - sounds like a plan - now I need to chart those out. My stitching last night was a little on the BPC but mostly on a new exchange piece - getting together the linen and floss choices. I thought I had it all worked out in my brain before I started then I got it together and really didn't like what I had chosen. So it was back to the stash for some other options. I still have a bit of time before the mail date so I am not too worried about the set back.

The flickers last night where both Netflix DVD's. First up was a film I thought I had seen. I often think that since I have seen quite a few films, but I either had a total mental shutdown with no memory of the film or I have never seen the flick since I couldn't remember it at all. The film was "The Big Street" - 1942 - starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette and Agnes Moorehead. This Damon Runyon story revolves around a selfish showgirl played by Ball and a busboy who worships her played by Fonda. Two great performances - if you have never seen Lucy in a dramatic roll then you have to see her in this roll.

The second film of the evening was a film I was sure I had never seen since I had never heard of it to begin with!! :) The name of the film is "Enchantment" - 1948 - starring David Niven, Theresa Wright, Evelyn Keyes, Farley Granger and Jayne Meadows. The film is told in flashback and is the story of orphaned Lark played by Wright. Bouncing from London during the Blitz back to the London of the 1880's it is a story of unrequited love and misunderstandings and a super bitchy sister!! A thoroughly top notch film that really showcases the talents of Theresa Wright. It was also her last film for MGM due to her inability or unwillingness to promote her films she was let go after this picture and her career never revived and she floundered from one bad picture to another - and finally found her way to the small screen. Both of these films are gems and available on DVD.

Tonight we are getting together for dinner with Tessa and her husband for dinner. They are here in SF for a Apple Computer Conference this week and we are connecting tonight for Mexican and then tomorrow for a quick trip over to Alameda for a stitch fix at Needle in a Haystack. I am really excited to meet another Blog Buddy - it is such fun to meet the person behind the Blog. I am also happy to get to make the run to NIAH since I have to pick up my linen that I ordered for my Shores of HRH - I certainly want to get a start on that.

I think that's about it for today. Thanks again for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

5 comments:

Sharlotte said...

Meeting a blogging buddy in person sounds wonderful! That would be a lot of fun! If you're ever in my neck of the woods, I'd be up for it!

Another stitcher recently sent me the generous gift of all of the HRH series. I think Shores would look great in my sister's maritime themed bathroom. I can hardly wait to see your start. I recently started on the Village, but am dying to do Houses as well. So hard to choose huh?

I wish I could follow your example of stitching one thing at time, minus your exchanges of course. I just have startitis way way too bad! LOL.

Kathy said...

Meeting a fellow blogger AND a trip to the LNS. A day can't get any better than that!

I love your Quaker piece. And it sure looks like you should finish this one soon.

valerie said...

Sounds like you and Tessa will have a great time! I miss NiaH...haven't been in a while.

Mary said...

It's always fun to put a name and face together. Sounds like fun!

Berit said...

Ooh; I hope you guys have a great time! :)

Hope the setback irons itself out soon--I'm doing a re-stitch on a lost piece right now and had a bit of a time settling in on what to stitch!