Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thanks so very much for warming up my morning with your great comments. I have put aside Mary Ann for a bit to work on an Exchange Piece, but she will be back soon. I am really enjoying working on her - she is not complicated, no specialty stitches - just full cross stitching - I got a couple of emails asking how I decided on this particular sampler to work on..... I think the reason I was drawn to this sampler is the second verse on the piece - it is the first line from one of my favorite Christmas Carols - "Hark, the Herald angels sing...." Here is a great version of that song from St Paul's in London.....
My crazy reason in a Nut Shell..
Over the weekend I watched a really good film - a difficult film, but an excellent film - "Wit" - 2001 - starring Emma Thompson (a super actress)...
Thompson plays a tough Professor of metaphysical poetry - specializing in the Holy Sonnets of John Donne who is diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian cancer. Be advised, this is a tough film to watch; but also know that if you choose to do so, you will be rewarded with an experience that is invaluable and unforgettable. From the first words spoken in the film "You have cancer" to the last voice over "Death be not proud" it is a journey well worth taking. At a short 98 minuets the impact will stay with you for a very long time.
That's about it for today sports fans. I did want to mention a New Blogger out here with us.. Chiara - over at The Grey Tail - she is having a New Blogger Gift-a-way Drawing - so pop on over and say Hi!! - and leave a comment to enter her drawing!! Thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!