Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Two Super Samplers and a Flick

GR&DF thanks for the great comments. I do enjoy them and appreciate the time you take. I had a couple of questions..... Christine asked about stitching up the LHN "Monthlies." Yes, I found a large enough piece of linen in my stash to stitch up the whole year. I am doing it 3 across and 4 down. I waffled back and forth 3 x4 or 4 x 3 and think that the 3 x 4 will work nicely. The other question was from Alice - Ma Teakettle refers to the dear Blogging Buddie that ran a give-a-way for her Followers - it was from her that I won the charts and other goodies. Look back a few posts and you can see everything that I won.
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Yesterday on the way home we veered way off to stop by the mall - had to make a stop at Bath and Body Works - as we we completely out of the lotion we like. Of course they have discontinued the kind we like - which meant walking around trying to figure something else out. In the end I went with 3 trial sized variations and hopefully will find one we like.

While at the Mall we stopped off at Borders and I picked up the most recent JCS - Jan/Feb- I was specifically getting this issue to acquire this great little sampler.....

I saw this on another stitchers Blog and really fell for the whole piece. I always enjoy Praiseworthy Stitches designs and this is a doozey!! I flipped through it and found a huge bonus piece!!! There is a great article about Paulette of Plum Street Samplers and accompanying the article is a super sampler....

How cute is this!! This is a great issue with two super pieces - well worth the $6!!
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Last night the stitching was on a secret piece - so no snaps, yet.
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The flick for the evening was "An Angle at my Table" - 1990 - the bio-pic about Janet Frame. I really love this short review of the film......

"For some people, "An Angel At My Table' would be a VERY long sit-through. The story of one of New Zealand's most famous authors, who succeeds despite having gone through schizophrenia isn't exactly family entertainment. But although the movie runs far too long, at 2 and a half hours, I found myself engaged quite a bit as soon as the story got moving, and not a relentless character study. Janette Frame, a girl with a serious shock of red hair, grows up, realizing her passion for writing, and suffers tremendous setbacks, both emotionally and professionally. What a performance the three actresses give as Janette, we see Janette as a young girl, a teenager, and as a young adult. Although Kerry Fox is the most well known of all three, all three are tremendous here, each taking the nuances of Frame, and developing the character beautifully. As per the case of all Jane Campion's films, she knows how to frame the camera quite well, and again, although the movie IS long, it does have a lot of amazing little moments."

This is a long film at 2 1/2 hours - broken up into three very distinct parts, originally made for TV, but certainly worth the viewing!! I want to thank Coni over at Spinster Stitcher for bringing this wonderful film to my attention. I love seeing something new and interesting.
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That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by - do come again!! Don't forget about the give-a-way on yesterdays post.

Take care,
edgar

16 comments:

Rachel S said...

This was a great issue of JCS! Can't wait to see your start on these two.

Sharlotte said...

I'm like you when it comes to seeing a pattern in a magazine that I like that I just have to stitch. It's even better when you find two, and a super duper find, when you get lucky enough for there to be three! Some people think that the magazine rates are high. I do not , as if the patterns were single , you would most likely be spending more for the one pattern than what the magazine costs. When there is more than one a person likes, they should be counting their blessings of the savings!

Margaret said...

I love both these samplers too! I didn't know they made a movie about Janet Frame. I won the book of the same title at a book blog a year or so ago but haven't read it yet. I'll have to put the movie in my watch list. Thanks!

Karen said...

I rarely pick up JCS but had to get this issue too. The price is a bargain for such great designs. happy stitching...

Alice said...

Nice samplers! I will have to put that movie on my list, it sounds intriguing.

Michelle said...

So disappointing when a brand discontinues something you like! Hope you find a new lotion that's good. Love love love both those pieces in the JCS issue - well worth it!

mckinney37397 said...

subscribe to jcs for 19.99 for 12 issues you get halloween, christmas
ornament preview and christmas ornament issue -real deal

Kristen said...

I bought this issue of JCS for the same reasons you did: the Praiseworthy piece (soooooo ME!) and the Paulette Stewart article/sampler. Great minds think alike, eh? ;)

Paulette's blog has become one of my favorites. I have you to thank - I found her by scrolling through your blog links. So, thanks!

Hazel said...

Ooooh I like the mag. Those designs are screaming at me to be stitched. Love them. Now just need to find a supplier over here. Enjoy! x

Hazel said...

and now I have! Woohoo! x

Peggy H. said...

I have never seen the LHN monthlies. Are they kits? Where can I purchase them?

Also, as long as I have decided to follow your blog you might want to pop on over to visit mine. I am hosting a giveaway of threads.

Peggy H.
http://memoriesgardendesigns.blogspot.com/

Deborah said...

That is best isuue of JCS that I have seen in along time. I want to do both, at some point.

Gabriella said...

Thanks so much for the kettle corn. Marco LOVED it! It was nice to finally meet you the other day. Rico is always telling me about you and it was nice to put a face with the name. Hope you are having a great week!

Peggy Lee said...

I have to rush out and get this issue!

I have always leaned towards anything vanilla in lotions. I always bought Warm Vanilla Sugar until they came out with Vanilla Noir, but now they don't carry it anymore! Back to my first love I guess.

Tracey said...

I am hoping our Books-A-Million has this issue, I want it for those two and I think there was one more.. love them! but I am a sucker for anything to do with snow.. lol

Berit said...

Good Happenings this week, Edgar! :D

I've been seeing that JCS around, but wasn't sure where to get one. I might just have to make a trip out to the M-A-L-L (a four-letter word in my book if ever there was one!)

Don't you hate it that they have to disco everything good? My favorite hand lotion these last few years is Shiseido's; I think they call it "Essential Energy". I rec'd some goatsmilk lotion at the Needlepoint store today which is supposed to be useable while stitching! :o So, I'll be trying that out.