Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Little Night Stitching

Blogging Buddies, thanks for stopping by this morning.  It will be a short post today - not very much going on at all - which is a good thing.  I like routine and sameness!!  The weather should be changing here in the Bay area very soon and we are to be getting rain in the  next few days....  I'll believe that when I see it!
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Last night - it was a low key vegi/beef soup with cheese toast for dinner.  Rico is coming down with something so he felt like crap - and even stayed home from work today!!  Hope he feels better by the time I get home.

I stitched some on "Tis the Season" and even got out the camera for a snap before wrapping it up.


I had an email asking about the size of this piece and thought I would show it next to the Belle Soie so you can get an idea.  As you can see it is on the smallish side, but the colours are just lovely.  Digging around last night through the stash heap I came across another Cardinal/red bird chart I am thinking of kitting out to begin after I finish up this piece.  It is amazing how many things one can start......
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For the past few days I have had a tune in playing my head - along with all those voices!!  Does that ever happen to you?  I found a clip on You Tube so that you may also enjoy my "ear worm."


This is from the film "Topsy-Turvy" - 1999 - starring Allan Corduner, Jim Broadbent - and a huge cast of excellent actors...  The clip shows Shirley Henderson - an actress I really enjoy!! - as Leonore Braham playing Yum Yum in the Mikado.  The film is all about the creation/production of the Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan in 1885.  A really fun movie!!
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That's about it for toady sports fans.  Do stop by again!!

Take care,
edgar

26 comments:

Shirlee said...

Good progress on the BBD & that soup & toast sounds wonderful! Blessings, Shirlee

Anna van Schurman said...

Cardinals thing makes sense--state bird of NC (and about seven others) given your connection to that state. Love Topsy Turvy--like you said, a fun movie!

riona said...

Your cardinal start is lovely ... cardinals [indeed, all the winter backyard bird-feeder birds] are a favorite stitching theme of mine as well. I empathize with Rico, today is my second sick day, after fighting a head cold/sinus infection/croupy cough deal for a little over a week. It's gotten to the point where even my eyelids hurt. I hope his illness is of much shorter duration. We have had atypical weather in the NE: 40 and 50 degree days followed by teen degrees and then back up to the 40s. Everyone I know has a least one sick person at home. I wish the weather would just get cold and stay cold. Matybe our bodies would adjust and we could all recover!

Pat Matejcek said...

The colors are beautiful.. I love this design. Can't wait to see your finish..

Penny said...

Wish we could have some low key dinner nights in my house. Everyone expects a gourmet meal every night. :)
Tis the Season is so pretty - love cardinals! As a matter of fact I love this design and don't know why it hasn't come to live with me yet. :D

Margaret said...

Oh, I like the sound of that movie! Have to add it to the queue! Our DS played a G&S song from Penzance the other night at his orchestra concert.

I love routine and sameness as well. Nothing going on is great. Too bad Rico is down with something though -- hope he feels better soon.

Love your Tis the Season so far!

Denise said...

Hope Rico is feeling better soon! Your new start is beautiful!

Catherine said...

Love your project!
Hope Rico feels better!

Vonna said...

Sameness...that is my kind of a good time! :) Simplicity too!
I love your start Edgar, gorgeous!
And Rico, please do get better soon, I'm with ya brother...sick as a dog and tired of the sniffles.

Julianne said...

Edgar,

I just love the BBD that you are working on. It is a lovely piece.

Were you into the masterpiece Theatre production of Downton Abbey? The second season started on PBS last Sunday. DD and I watched it on DVR last night. I'm enjoy ing it but having some trouble remembering all that happened in the first part.

I hope Rico is feeling better by the weekend.

DonnaTN said...

THe colors for Tis the Season are beautiful. Someone once told me that singing "Build me up Buttercup" in your head would get rid of any song stuck in there. I think you just end up with "Build me up Buttercup" stuck in there!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely love any design with birds! Especially RED BIRDS!! Hope Rico is feeling better soon. For some reason I have the theme-song from "Judging Amy" running around in my head..............

catherine said...

This piece is looking lovely
x catherine

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

The colors in your stitchery are so rich. Cardinals are always a favorite.

Lana said...

Lookin' good, Edgar (as always!!)

Nancy said...

Love your cardinal start! Hope Rico feels better soon!

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Edgar hope Rico feels better soon, great progress on BBD.
Watched a great old movie at the weekend, Hobson's Choice 1954, B&W starting none other than John Mills before he was a Sir, and Charles Laughton, the female lead was an actress I had never seen before Brenda De Branzie, great watch, seeing as a just flipped a channel on the tele.
LiBBiE in Oz

Kate said...

Lovely start. Hope Rico is feeling better.

Mouse said...

oooo love the progress you have made and it is tiny too but perfect ... and thanks for the song I've actually sung this as a solo in the Gilbert and Sullivan society I used to belong to many years ago when studying singing :) love mouse xxxx

Sherry :o) said...

Love the colors - can't wait to see the cardinal come to life.

Songs get stuck in my head all the time - usually because my husband puts it there - he's great for singing Christmas songs in the summer or a kids song...and then it won't leave.

Hope Rico feels better and you don't catch it!

Angela said...

I love the colors in the BBD too. Your are making great progress!

Mindi said...

Tis the Season is one of my all-time favorite designs. Love how yours is looking with the Belle Soie.

I hope Rico is feeling better and you don't catch what he has.

Deborah said...

Beautiful new start!

Krista said...

Love your cardinal start. That one is in my pile this year too. Enjoy your weekend. Hope Rico feels better!

Mary said...

Just lovely!

Gabi said...

Lovely project. That gorgeous bird is the single handed reason I want to buy this book of BBD.
Love that song too.