Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I was a WINNER!! and a Bunch of Paramount Firsts

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends.... the comments for yesterdays post where wonderful, as always.  Brightening up my morning.  Thank you all so very much!!!!!
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Our Little Blog Community has many Drawings and Gift-a-ways - all for different reasons.  Usually it is boils down to basically sharing and giving.  I threw my name in on such a Drawing a few weeks back.  It was a Super-d duper 3rd Blogoversary Drawing that Amy over at "Cross Stitch and Cupcakes" was hosting.  She was actually having 5 Drawings to celebrate!!  I was the lucky winner of "Giveaway #2" - and what a super giveaway!!  It was a wonderful haul of various cuts and pieces of lovely linen.  Here's a snap...  I had some help....


I couldn't believe the selections - they are just beautiful!!  Thank you so much Amy!!
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Click HERE if you would like to get in on my 4th Blogoversary Drawing.  Only a few more days to enter.  I am busily stitching away on the prize - so it will be a surprise package. 
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Over the weekend I saw a really interesting and well constructed film.  It was an oldie (no surprise there) called "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" - 1936 - starring Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Beulah Bondi and George "Spanky" McFarland.  This was Paramount's First Technicolor Feature, First film to be shot in three strip Technicolor AND their First colour feature to be shot outside of the studio on location. 

 Sylvia Sidney - 1910-1999

It's a wonderful movie - a pretty good story about feuding families - well written & well acted by a better than ordinary cast. "Spanky" MacFarland (of the Our Gang shorts)  was a jewel in his role as Buddy.  Fred MacMurry and Henry Fonda performed well as Sylvia Sidney's love interests. Beulah Bondi was her usual wonderful self - She carried more than her share of the movie.  Although the story is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains the movie was actually shot near Cedar Lake, in California's San Bernardino Mountains. Well worth a look - It  was a Netflix selection and the DVD transfer is top notch.  If you've not seen it make the effort to give it a chance.
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by, and for the kind comments... do stop by again!!

Take care,
edgar

18 comments:

Margaret said...

Great prize you won! I love giveaways, don't you? :D

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Wow, that's a nice selection of linens you've won!! And a happy blogaversary to Amy as well...and you too Edgar :)

That movie does sound like an oldie, but a goodie...thanks for the info.

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your goodies and love old movies too - that one is wonderful isn't it!

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations on the great selection of fabrics. Your helper looks pretty happy too.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Yeah for you on winning a great pack of fabric!!!!

Ellen S said...

Congrats on your win, Edgar!! I share your love for old movies...1930's thru the 40's are my favorites!! You Can;t Take It With You is one of my favorites!! Love John Barrymore!! Also, Gaslight!!
Beautiful stitching in your last post!!
Ellen S

Nancy said...

Wow Edgar! You were a very lucky person to win all those beautiful pieces of linen!

Ruth said...

Well done on winning the prize and what a wonderful prize to have won.

Lucie said...

Congrats on the win :)

Crystal said...

Congrats on your win, enjoy all your new linen.

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations. I can just see you sitting fondling all those beautiful fabrics and colors lol.

Loretta said...

Congratulations on your wonderful win!!! Have fun!!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your amazing win! What a selection of linen. Ooh, just love Silvia's dress.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Edgar! Congratulations on winning such lovely goodies. It is so exciting to win a giveaway. I am waiting on some buttons I won from Button Mad in South Africa, can't wait to see them. :)

a1stitcher said...

I'm quite envious of all that fabric. Lovely stuff.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, what gorgeous colors. I love the purple one!!

Alice said...

Congratulations! Have fun deciding what to do with all those lovely pieces of fabric.

GerriG said...

Love Les Jardins! and thoroughly enjoy reading your blog!