Friday, February 24, 2012

A Steamer Trunk Full of the Past

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thanks so much for the kind comments about March Cottage - I really like that these little bits finish off so quickly.  Today's post is about things from the past....  I think of it not as just my baggage but as a gigantic steamer trunk of memories and schtuff - more descriptive and antique sounding....

edgar's trunk of tricks from the past......
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Last night at a loss to start something new (if you can believe that!!) I hauled out the WIPS's and then pulled out ATS - you remember that.  I started that a loooong time back.  For who knows what reason I put it in its bag and into the "Basket o' WIPs."  So this is a piece from the past - there are quite a few pieces that need some attention, but it was ATS that got it...


As you can see I am still working on the angel - getting the picture before I stumbled off to bed -  I was even to lazy to -  1) take the piece out of the q-snaps and 2) even remove the needle, but you get the idea.  I have seen this piece popping up recently in the Blogosphere, both finished and in the process of being stitched and was happy to put some more stitches into mine.
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Now on to some mail that came yesterday - not only do I enjoy old films but I enjoy old many TV shows  - now long out of production and only available via DVD.  This led me to thinking just before Christmas when asked by a certain person "hey, what do you want for Christmas??"  Now, I thought about it for a few daze (notice I did not say days) I did not want something practical.....  so I came up with "How about the "Roseanne Series" on DVD??"  We did some research and found that not only are the DVD's OOP and available only on the secondary market, but the entire series was just stupid expensive.  So I said "let me find one on eBay - I had seen them crop up pretty frequently - so I have been trolling the bay of evil for the last few months or so and have finally gotten my set....  it was for the entire series as a "Buy it Now"....


What is so crazy is that most of the Seasons in this "used" BIN where never even opened so they were still NIP - thanks so much to my sweetie!!  and a very Merry Christmas to me!!!!

Keeping with the nostalgic DVD theme today - we found - last weekend at the Goodwill a complete set of...
H.R. Pufnstuf - I remember watching these every Saturday morning in the weekly cartoon lineup in the early 70's and then in syndication for years afterwards. So to my everr growing collection od about a bazillion DVD's I add these!!  You just can't beat Witchiepoo!!!!

Witchiepoo played by Billie Hayes
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by and for your great comments - keep em' coming!! 

Take care,
edgar

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

What linen are you using on ATS? I just ordered the chart yesterday. But I am not planning to start until Ann Sandles and Mary Beale's Sampler Wreath are done, so not for a while. Did you finish the sampler wreath?
Have a great weekend, Edgar.
Susan in SoCal

For Me said...

Oranges sporanges......who said? ain't no rhyme for oranges! HAHA!
~~Gayle~~

Krista said...

Hi Edgar, Roseanne was such a funny, classic show! I watch the Big Bang Theory now and it is great seeing the kids from then keeping it going :)
Every time I see ATS in progress or finished, it pulls at me to get it. Happy Stitching!

Penny said...

I enjoy seeing ATS and maybe I will stitch it one day in the distant future. :)
Roseanne is one of my favorite TV series and didn't realize it was OOP. Glad you were able to find it. :)
Have a great weekend!

Margaret said...

OMG!!! I so remember HR Puffenstuff! lol! My sister had a crush big time on the boy in the series, so we watched it faithfully. I can't believe you found it on DVD! I also loved The Banana Splits. Do you remember them? lol!

Glad to see your ATS! What a coincidence -- I pulled mine back out too. Yay!

Peggy Lee said...

Love this post of memories and schtuff!
I too remember watching HR Pufnstuf when I was a kid. Ahhh...the memories.....

Thanks Edgar!

:o)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's an amazing piece when finished but you really have to be determined to get there. I started it a while back and was inspired to begin with and then fell by the wayside unfortunately. I hope you continue to enjoy it Edgar.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love your ATS progress! Keep at it, it's a beauty!

stitcheranon said...

I love Roseanne..so much that I was determined one of my children would have the initial DJ...just so I could yell it out and laugh to myself..sad hey? Great stitching...lovely

Lynn said...

I have vague memories of H.R Pufnstuf. I think my sister was mesmerized by it on Saturday mornings. I do remember Witchipoo though.
Hope to see ATS again soon. I love this one.

Jan said...

OMG!!! I watched H.R. PuffnStuf as a kid too!! I had a crush on Jack Wild (aka. Jimmy) too. It was that british accent that made me swoon. Ha Ha Ha Well I was 12 at the time... ;-)

Sherri said...

That's a blast from the past! I used to watch H.R.Pufnstuf every Saturday and was in love with Jack Wild. What a cutie he was! Did you ever watch Dark Shadows? We would run out of the room screaming they would do a closeup of Barnabas. Ha! Have fun watching the Pufnstuff series.

Suzanne said...

Now I'm going to be singing the H R Pufnstuf song all night! Nice find.

becki said...

Edgar, hopefully I have this posting to a blog figured out, otherwise it will be me on your e-mail about ATS, again. My friend and I will be starting it together in a few weeks, so I am so looking forward to your posts about THE piece in the future!! And I am so glad to see yours out again, it is beautiful-as all your pieces are, I think we must have a very similar taste in needleworks.

Frances said...

I have seen other blogs with finished ATS photos and it is really stunning!! Yours will be, too!
I can't believe how many people on here watched H R Pufnstuf!! I loved that show and the boy!! (I was young but I remember him being so suave!! LOL) Roseanne is great, too!! But my very favorite is Frasier--I have the complete set!! Fun shows!!

Barb said...

Your "new" project looks great. My old favorite series was the Newhart one where he owned an inn. I will never forget Larry, Daryl and Daryl. I used to laugh so much at that one! Thanks for reminding me of those old favorites.

Catherine said...

Loved Pufnstuf and oh my, yes, I remember witchiepoo!!

Susan said...

I liked HR Pufnstuf but the Banana Splits were my absolute favorites as far as "reality" tv. I was a huge cartoon fan, but that's a whole 'nother story.

Sherry said...

Such a lovely piece! I have enough WIPs to keep me busy for a long time. I should follow your lead and pull one out!

Shirlee said...

The ATS is great ... glad you rescued it from the WIP pile : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Teresa said...

Now I am going to be singing "H R Pufnstuf, who's your friend when things get tuff" all day because of you.
Have fun watching the new DVD's.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Shelleen said...

I watched all the Roseanne shows and HR Pufnstuff was one of my favorite tv shows.

mdgtjulie said...

Glad you got to work on an old WIP. Those can be so lovely, especially when you get them out and then wonder why you put them down!! And you made some great finds on the DVDs too. Good deal all the way around!!

Julie said...

Roseanne was watched here too. Nice old WIP making an appearance again

Sherry :o) said...

Oh Witchiepoo - how sweet that memory of watching HR and his friends - and RoseAnne... catching upon your posts for the week - my Mom has my Dad's Christmas Cactus - we called it the Easter Cactus as that is when it bloomed the most/best; since my Dad died, it has blooms most the year - weird!! Never had a haunted plant...

I love your "Tis the Season". I have that kitted up all but the fabric, boy seeing your piece all completed makes me want to just start mine. I sometimes hate to have an end to a stitch - love that some of them just grab my heart and I can totally become immersed in the luscious fabric, fibers and fun!

Have a good week, Edgar. Always such a pleasure to visit your post...

Vicky said...

Now I have the theme song for HR Puffinstuff going through my head LOL

April said...

I love H R PufNStuf!!! I used to watch on Saturdays too! I need to check for that DVD!! Thanks for sharing it Edgar!! Glad you got your Roaeanne DVD!!