Gentle Readers and Dear Friends wrapping up this week we end on another very damp note. Yesterday we had some pretty heavy rain storms. Lucky me was out walking back and forth between the offices three - count them - 3 times - so my day stayed pretty damp!!! Today we will be having those intermittent type rains - with - one hopes - lots of breaks!
I have been stitching steadily on the ABC Hornbook for the last few days. I thought I was just breezing along and stitching away just fine - little did I know that I had miss counted two threads up and one over. I ran up against my mistake on Wednesday evening. I was very exasperated with myself!! I tried to figure if I could fudge it a bit and make it work - but to no avail - it needed a major rip-rip-rip. So that's what I did last night I pulled out a ton of stitching and started back where I had made the mistake. Although I was sad to see the work pulled out I knew it would have driven me crazy to have everything off and wonky. Even with the piece being a bit wonky in design - it would have been much to off in the end. I usually count twice to stitch once, but this time I should have counted thrice!! I'll have a snap on Monday - or maybe Tuesday.
Last night the flicker was "Fallen Angel" - 1945 - starring Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford and Anne Revere. Directed by Otto Preminger, this follow up Film Noir to his 1944 release (and much more famous) "Laura" - is usually cast aside as not as good and completely neglected. I found this super B&W film to be really spectacular. The acting was top notch - from the subtle grifter type that Andrews plays to the slutty Darnell - everyone was perfectly cast - the camera work superior - and the lighting/closeups and long takes make this film well worth a look!!
That's about it for today sports fans. Thank you all for your kind comments and stopping by for a visit. Do come again!!