Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Little Mail and a Film

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments about the brownies!!  I am leaning towards baking a Pineapple Upside down cake this weekend....  had a hankering and now must have some cake!!  I have quite a few recipes for PUDC - from the ridiculously easy to the odd and bizarre - I will probably go for one of the easier ones... but you never know!
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Not much going on in our lives... I am still working on an exchange piece so no "real" stitching snap.  The mail brought a little something stitching related...


The next instalment of my every growing "Cottages" SAL.  I have pulled the recommended floss' and lets juts say that I am a little less enthused than I probably should be.  I am liking the over dyed choices, but the DMC's are on the pale side - and I am missing two of them - a "light blue" and a "cranberry" - they are very minor in the scheme of this cottage so I am not worried in the least about not having them.  What I am thinking is that I will go digging into my over dyed floss stash and pull other floss choices ....  I have a couple of things I want to work on before I tackle this so there is plenty of time.
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The film last night was "Evening" - 2007 - starring a lot of really great actors....


.....including Vanessa Redgrave, Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Natasha Richardson, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Dancy. Meryl Streep, Glenn Close - Directed by Lajos Koltai - I enjoyed the film - but really not as much as I had thought I would.  The film is told in two time periods the present and 1953 - and keeps flashing back and forth between the two to tell the story.  It is superbly well acted, well filmed and a beautiful production - so I am not sure why it wasn't a knock out.  At 2 or so hours it was nice to see, but slow in the telling.  I did like they way they summed up life in general....  that we make no mistakes, only choices - some good, some bad but in the end it is only our lives are our choices - gotta love that!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks again for stopping by, do come again!

Take care,
edgar

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Edgar, I don't understand how you stay so slim with all the baking you do!! I think I gain weight just looking at all you bake. lol! You are lucky to have a good eye for color so you can switch out colors you're not happy with. I don't have that talent at all, wish I did. The movie sounds interesting -- you're always making my Netflix list longer too!

riona said...

I feel so out of touch lately! I only recognized three of the actors in the film you mention: Redgrave, Close and Streep. Whenever the entertainment section of my home page features some young actor or actress or singer or performer who has done something to garner publicity, I find myself having a "who the heck is that" moment. I am only a decade older than you but when I think of actors and actresses I think of Peck, Cooper, Wayne[John & David], Stewart [Jimmy], Taylor, Caine, Newman, Woodward, Plummer, Olivier, Thompson, DeNiro, Eastwood [his later stuff] and others from those generations pretty much spanning films from the 1940s through the 1990s. Oh, I think the last "current" film I saw was the final Harry Potter. I find I am just not tempted by the current crop of titles on Netflix and gravitate toward the classics section or the British TV section when making my selections. And it is rare indeed to stir forth to an honest to God movie house to see a film. I find modern audiences entirely too rude and noisy and intrusive.

Julie said...

Pineapple upside down is my hubby's favourite, reminded me we have not had it for a while. Looking forward to seeing which colours you choose for the next cottage.

Deb said...

Isn't it fun to get the next installment of a project. I don't have xstitch projects like that, but I do get quilting ones and it's always a good mail day when those come!

Orlythe said...

oh, Edgar, if you have a chance, DO read the book on which the film is based: Evening by Susan Minot. It's SO much better than the film!

Mouse said...

oooo I haven't had upside down pineapple cake in ages save me a piece pleaseeeeee ;0
love the cottages .. I've got march's one just need to get my fingers out and stitch febs first ..lol
hope you have a good stitchy day :) love mouse xxxxx

Anna van Schurman said...

I wondered why I had never heard of that film, but your lukewarm review explains it!

Denise said...

Just wondering -- does Rico have any hobbies? We know you are stitching away and baking goodies! So, what's this guy doing?!!!

Faye said...

CCN Cottages is growing...! Love it...I thought the exact thing about the April colors.... Guess that's why I have to yet to start it......

I'm not a flick chick, but glad you enjoy them!

Take care, Faye

Pat Matejcek said...

The cottages are looking good. The colors are so nice!! The brownies yesterday looked yummie. I will have to give them a try. Have a good night...