Friday, October 8, 2010

A Stitchity Snap and some Flicks

GR&DF I am humbled by the kind comments and sweet thoughts for my stitching efforts and new Blog. I had an email about this Blog - and to answer the question - I am still going to post here most and use "Blacksheep Bakes" as only a place to gather up food related things. Now, with that said I am sure I can find enough food stuff to spread around between two Blogs.

I snapped away last night I and did acquire a fairly decent shot of "The Garden Path"
- and here it is....

The problem with yesterdays snaps was I couldn't get the 36ct linen to look at all right - this is closer to the actual colour. All that is left to do on this piece is the grass fill and the sawtooth inner border - which I am holding off on as that is non-counting stitching and I can do that on my flight to Florida in a couple of weeks. Its not like I have nothing else to stitch on!! I certainly have plenty of other things to work on until then. It is a shame that these "Sheepish" charts are OOP as they are really nice pieces to stitch - even with the chart mistakes.

I think I will catch up on some flick info ....

"Reap the Wild Wind" - 1942 - starring John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland - is all about the sea and sailing ships from the first half of the 19th century. Set in the southeast - Key West and Charleston - it follows the love triangle of Steve, Jack and Loxie. I had seen his film a long time ago and while re watching it remembered what a good flick it is - directed by Cecil B. DeMille it is a big a beautiful production - and Paulette Goddard is in great form. Next up is an obscure film called "Three Faces West" - 1940 - starring John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie and Charles Coburn - The Basic story revolve around a Viennese surgeon, played by Coburn and his daughter who have fled the Nazi Anchluss of Austria of 1938. Coming to America to build a life for themselves they are invited to North Dakota. They arrive in the middle of a dust storm. Eventually as the movie goes on the town is destroyed by the continual dust and the town packs up to move to Oregon. There is of course a secondary love story. The entire film was a bit plodding and if you are a John Wayne fan (of which I am not) it is an interesting film to watch. For 1930's dust bowl films "The Grapes of Wrath" starring Henry Fonda is far superior. . I 'll wrap up the films with a war film - "The Steel Helmet" - 1951 - starring Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, William Chun and Richard Loo. You know I enjoy War films and this film did not disappoint. It was Directed by Samuel Fuller and shot on a very low budget, the most glaring of the low budget moments was a Chinese tank made of ply wood, but that can be overlooked. This film is set behind the lines during the Korean War in a Buddhist Temple - with a rag-tag group of infantry men that have basically just run into each other setting up a observation post in the temple. Although this is a war film the story line is very character driven - a good war film with the occasional jarring moment of actual war film footage.
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From the comments - Tina asked about the header snap - the skeleton comes from a design by Birds of a Feather called "Remember Me." You can click HERE to see the chart. Also I had to chuckle at Melodee's comment - I knew you would know - ;)

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

Take care,
edgar

20 comments:

diamondc said...

Edgar your stitching is beautiful I love the colors, the pattern is beautiful.
I have been to the home, John Wayne grew up in, a very humble home for a very humble man.
The home, could not be bigger than 900 square feet very small, but lovely.
Thank-you for the new fod blog yummy.
Catherine

diamondc said...

O.K. I wanted to write food not fod, silly me.
Catherine

Maggie O said...

Love the Garden Path...I want to do that one...reminds me of "old". Love the movie talk, talk. Not a war filmn buff or John Wayne fan but getting to like the old movies more and more. thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

Love Garden Path, especially that lovely border.

Wishing you belated birthday greetings too!

Evelyn said...

Edgar, John Wayne in The Grapes of Wrath?! Do you mean Henry Fonda?

Nicola said...

Garden Path is looking just gorgeous Edgar! Looking forward to reading more on your Blacksheep Bakes blog too.

Oh yes, and a belated very happy birthday!!

Peggy Lee said...

Garden Path is amazing! You do such beautiful stitching Edgar.
Thanks for taking the time to get a good pic.

Barbeeque4 said...

Hi Evelyn - I did mean the HF "Grapes of Wrath" - I went back and made a small edit to clear that up. Thx :) e

Margaret said...

Love your Garden Path! I do wish these designs weren't OOP. I loved Henry Fonda in Grapes of Wrath!

Kielrain said...

Garden Path is looking amazing. Can't wait to see the finish.

MarchAnn58 said...

Edgar, love the movies once again movies I remember watching.
Garden path looks great and you are almost at the end. I had to make myself stop before I typed the corny ending to that last line.
Have a good weekend and good luck if you hit any estate sales.

Alice said...

Beautiful stitching!

Kathy A. said...

I really like the colors in Garden Path. That is one very beautiful piece.
Like the new baking blog. I wonder if there will be a canned pumpkin shortage like last year. I have a wonderful recipe for a pumpkin mousse and could not get canned pumpkin.
Will certainly try that pumpkin cake.

Ranae said...

Ohhhh! I Love how Garden Path is coming along, what a great piece

Nancy said...

The Garden Path is beautiful Edgar! A border with berries always catches my eye, and I love the birds on either side of the year.

trillium said...

Love the peacock in that sampler!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching, Edgar! I'm looking forward to more posts on your foodie blog!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Edgar, another lovely WIP. Mindless work is perfect to save for the plane! I've got two flights coming up next year Febrary & March and I'm already trying to figure out what project would be best. I get so much done one the plane (most of the time)

DonnaTN said...

The Garden Path is looking so good! Thanks for the film info.

Linen Stitcher said...

Trying to catch up on blog reading, and of course, I had to stop by yours . . . only to find this wonderful Sheepish Designs project. Very nice! Love the colors!