Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Little Shopping!

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you again for your kind comments regarding ATS, it is a monster stitch but a great piece to work on!!   I had a quick question about the linen I am using, it is a piece from LL, and is 36ct, Vintage Sand Dune.  I wasn't up to 40ct when I started it, but I am working myself up to 40 ct....  or at least I have a few cuts of it in my stash!  I also had a question about how I handle the linen as I stitch.  With this being a much largest piece that I have ever worked with - how I handle it is....  I am still using my trusty 8 inch Q-Snap and just move it back and forth and downwards as I stitch, the extra linen (and there's quite a bit) I just loosely roll up and rest in a heap on top of my knees and top of the Q-Snap and the bottom I roll up and rest in my lap - I sort of slouch when I stitch, but hey, that works for my.... bad posture!
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On Saturday I did get a chance to run around to my usual haunts, not much out there at the shops or Estate Sales, but I did find three things to add to my ever growing DVD collection.....


...  I found a two disc set of 16 episodes of "Petticoat Junction" - 1963-1970 - I have always enjoyed this show and the antics taking place at The Shady Rest Hotel, down in Hooterville!!  Here's the TV Intro......

 
 I also got a copy of "Designing Woman" - 1957 - a great romantic comedy, and the third film I found was "Spaceballs" - 1987 - a great parody of the Star Wars movie machine!  Here's the Theatrical Trailer...


 There were some other films I passed on - I usually pass on discs that are in iffy condition, smudges and dirt I can deal with, but scratches are another thing.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

8 comments:

Vera said...

Hi Edgar! OMG, you have me laughing over Petticoat Junction...haven't thought of that show in years...too, too funny. ATS does indeed look wonderful. After seeing your progress, Margaret's completed version as well as others, I think I need to add this chart to my stash. Hope Rico is feeling much, much better.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I used to love Petticoat Junction! I still remember being sad when the person who played the mom passed away. My mother had to explain to me that the person whose back was to the camera wasn't actually the actress since she had died. My son loves Spaceballs! I just think it's silly. lol!

Vanessa said...

Hi Edgar, I am currently stitching ATS in my 6 inch tension hoop, so I feel your pain. I am most comfortable with that little hoop and I do as you do, roll the excess fabric loosely and sit it in my lap. I agree, it is a great piece to stitch and I am really enjoying it. Good Luck with it, looks great.

becki said...

Hi Edgar, I too am stitching ATS but I have mine on scroll bars and frankly with that much fabric, well it doesn't work so well. Not sure what I'm going to try next, may go to my trusty 8" Q Snaps and give up on keeping it all neat. I do have a question for you, as I too am stitching on 36 count. What fibers are you using and how many plies? I ordered HDF silks in varigated premium and it is so thick I just hated it and stopped stitching, so I have ordered the regular varigated to see how that works. Yours is looking fantastic!!!

Jeanne said...

Okay now you've got me thinking about BIllie Jo, Bobby Jo and Betty Jo! And let's not forget Kate, Uncle Joe and the little dog......I'm dating myself!

Julie said...

A friend of mine bought some of those hair clips (look like 2 combs with a spring clip at the top that you squeeze to open) and she has them to hold excess fabric on a project, they work a treat.

Peggy Lee said...

I loved that show! I have that theme song as a ringtone.

Shirlee said...

Looks like 3 very good DVD purchases! I'm not familiar with Designing Women. I'll have to ask John if we have that one : )