Friday, June 4, 2010

An Exchange and Two RAK's

GR&DF the mail yesterday brought some wonderful things!!

I will start off with an exchange I received. As part of the the "Early Xmas Exchange " over on the HOE my partner was Caroline P - and she created a wonderful ornament for our Christmas Tree - Here is a snap -

He is the cutest thing - and it even gets better - if you press his tummy he plays "Frosty the Snowman." How cute is that!! He is from a kit by Lorri Birmingham and I just love this darling piece!! He is going to look great this year on the tree!! Thank you so much!!

I have made such nice friends through this Blog and am blessed by wonderful ongoing generosity!! The mail brought two wonderful RAK's. After posting about my goal of collecting a complete set of Belle Soie - dear sweet Jennifer sent me some beautiful skeins to add to my growing collection -

They are a wonderful addition and look totally beautiful - I do thank you so much!!

I also received a RAK from a dear reader of my little Blog who knows my love of the linen towel - I am thinking she has no Blog but has a large heart!! Here is a snap of the goodies she sent me -

Along with the two vintage tea towels there were other wonderful things - a doily and two hot mats made by her grandmother AND a super Grease Can for the stove. Now, you need to be from the South, I think, to appreciate this piece of wonderfulness. I remember my own Granny having a grease can on the stove for cooking. I have been on the look out for a GC for a long time and haven't seen one I liked so I was totally stoked to get this beauty - what a treat!! Thank you so much for everything!!

What a wonderful mail day!!!! It made the end of the week so great!!

Loraine mentioned a couple of flicks in her comment yesterday - The Big Clock - 1948 - a great film I need to see again - Angel Face - 1952 - a film I need to add to my growing Netflix Queue - and Brief Encounter - 1945 - a great David Lean film I can not say too many nice things about!!!

Last night the flicker was Hobson's Choice - 1954 - starring Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie and Prunella Scales. This is another great little film directed by David Lean (I do love his pictures!!) about a 19th century owner of Boot makers shop - and his eldest daughter revolt!! This is a new released by Criterion onto DVD and with everything they do this was an excellent copy in beautiful B&W. If you get the chance to see it you will not do better than this film - and Laughton was in top form.

I think that about wraps up the week jelly beans!! Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with a few snaps and some more babbles!!

Take care,


Jennifer said...

I'm so glad that you like the silks. Enjoy! Happy Stitching!

Margaret said...

I love the exchange xmas piece -- so cute! And the RAKs -- so nice! Definitely hadn't heard of a grease can until this post. lol!

Mary said...

I'm glad that you like the towels and the other items. Have a great weekend!

Jules said...

Nice pieces!

Maggie said...

What a great mail day, i'm sure you will enjoy them :-)

Sharon said...

What a wonderful update!! Such a great mail day you had - I love it when I get to share in your joys that you receive! How wonderfully generous this blogging community is!!! Thanks for sharing your treats with us. I had no idea that there were "formal" grease cans!! Mine has always been a REALLLLLLLLY old small "Chase and Samborn" coffee can that I inherited from my Grandma! (I was asked what things I wanted and that silly old thing was one of the things I had to claim!!) I still use one - I can feel our arteries slamming shut whenever I do, but once or twice a year - it's worth it!!!!!)
Have a most lovely week-end!! :)

Sherry said...

nice the grease can - my grandma used a small chock'o'nuts (I think it was) coffee can...gave a flavor to the grease for the green beans with onions...yum! I miss grandma's cooking, among so many other things!

MyLifesAStitch said...

What a cute little ornament. :)

And those skeins of Belle Soie... sighs of envy over here. It is just so luxuriant, isn't it?

Nice finds, too!

Have a great weekend!

Pumpuliina pistelee said...

Such a funny idea in the ornament. Playin frosty snowman. Beautiful silks too:)
All the best and greetings from Finland

DonnaTN said...

You got some lovely things in the mail! I bet there is some history in the linen towels.

Loraine said...

What a darling exchange piece. The RAK's are so nice too. There are so many wonderful and generous people out there. You are very lucky!
Love the movie picks again. You are my movie guru!