Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I thank you so much for the warm kind comments about yesterday post. On this very rainy and cold morning it warms the heart to read such nice things!!!! I wanted to answer some questions you all had... I am working Shores on 36ct LL V Autumn Gold (I think it is the recommended linen ) It has been so long since I started this piece I do not remember if it was "Vintage" or not... but the mottling of the colour leads me to believe it is. I am also using the recommended NPI silks - I love working in silk as the "flow" of the needle is so much nice - like butta!!
Last night my "stitching" time was finishing up and putting the final touches on an Exchange piece I plan on mailing tomorrow - and some border stitching on Shores - That is the one change I did make on this large piece - the original charted colour for the Block borders is black - well, I knew I wouldn't like that so I am stitching them in a very dark blue - a subtle change but one I think make a world of difference. i figure that there is so much blue why not a bit more.
Also, last night the film for the evening was anew DVD release "My Week With Marilyn" - 2011 -
Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Watson, Judi Dench and Zoe Wannamaker. The film was based on this book...
....which are the reminisces of Colin Clark, 3rd Assistant Director about his time on the set of the movie "The Prince and the Showgirl" - 1957.
I thoroughly enjoyed the film and found Michelle Williams quite good - it seemed to capture the spirit of the production and fragility of Marilyn during filming. I can certainly see why both Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh were nominated for Oscars!! I would totally recommend this film - and would also recommend the film and book it is based on. The book has much more detail and fleshes out the "behind the scenes" a bit better - a very good read. Tonight I expect another of my "Oscar" films "The Adventures of Tin Tin" - if it shows and I get to see it I'll talk about that in the morning.
That's about it for today sports fans!! Thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!