Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you so much for all your kind comments about yesterdays post. I mentioned yesterday about the framed piece I picked up on Saturday - I got a couple of snaps of it last night and here they are...
and here is a detail of the actual frame...
You can see the Victorian print is kind of sappy - and had a run in with some water, but that was not what I was buying - the frame is in perfect condition with and opening of 17 1/2 x 19 1/2 this will fit a good sized sampler at some point. I tried a couple of my completed pieces and they just do not fit. Which is a shame as I really like this frame and wish I had something that would fit sot hat I could hang it up. I was surprised that such a great frame was even left by Saturday afternoon as the house was pretty well picked over by the time we got there. It might be that this was hanging sort of high up and in a dark little hall near a laundry room - I just snatched it off the wall - and $5 later I had a great old frame.
If you remember one of my favorite stories is "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens and since we are coming up on Christmas ( Only 60 More Days!!) I thought I should start my annual re-watching of the different film versions that have been made over the years - I started out this past weekend with a favorite version of mine -
The 1951 B&W versions starring Alastair Sim - I have always enjoyed this version so much and would recommend it to anyone. It is out on both DVD and BluRay. The movie hinges on the Scrooge performance and Sim is really wonderful!! The supporting cast is also excellent with Kathleen Harrison playing Scrooges charlady - and Mervyn Jones and Hermione Baddeley as the Cratchits - this Holiday classic is well worth a look.
There you go sports fans! Thanks for stopping by do come again.