Thursday, October 18, 2012

November Cottage and a Film

Gentle Friends thank you so much for your kind comments and emails, it does me no end of good to read them!!

Last night I was kind of at a loss as to what to pick up ... ATS was calling my name, but I didn't want to haul her out and set everything in motion for a stitchity evening....  So I thought about it for about 10 seconds and decided to pull out CC "November Cottage" and make a start - by make a start I mean see what floss I was changing and what I was keeping.  I finally decided on this configuration...


I knew I was tossing out WDW Grapefruit - way to odd a shade of pink/orange for me.  
So, the line up is as follows:

I changed  DMC 436 to HSH Autumn Gold, I am keeping DMC 3031 (It is only use a little bit), As usual I am sticking with DMC B5200 for the white, For the GAST Harvest Moon (I have three skeins of this and it varies from a pale yellowish to a light orange) I changed this to CC Sassy Brass, I'm keeping WDW Mocha, I'm Keeping WDW Kudzu, and for WDW Grapefruit I changed this to WDW Indian Summer (probably my favourite WDW colour)  As you can see I kept a good number of the designers choices....  now I can't wait to see what December brings....  wouldn't it be great if it were a log cottage/cabin with pine trees!!!
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I got in the mail a Netflix DVD of a newly released film - "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" - 2012 - with an ensemble cast of great British talent this was a really enjoyable film.


The basic premise of the film is about a group of retirees moving to India, for all different reasons and moving into a dilapidated Hotel. To varying degrees they adapt to the country, food and people - and then again some just do not or will not adapt.  The film is lush and beautiful and makes Jaipur India look superb with all the warm colours and exotic places - along with the warm friendly people that they all meet - as the movie swiftly moves to an end the story lines are wrapped up and the 2 hours of film just seem to have flown by. 

I think a couple of the funniest lines are said by "hip replacement " candidate Muriel, Played by Maggie Smith,  "At my age, I can't plan that far ahead.....  I don't even buy green bananas' - another great line is  "If I can't pronounce it, I don't want to eat it."  She brings with her a supply of HobNob's (both plain and chocolate) and candy to sustain her.  I would totally recommend this film.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

16 comments:

Vicki said...

I was just thinking of your cottages piece the other day and wondering how it's coming along. (By the way, what's the overall size of the fabric you're using?) It's lovely! "Marigold Hotel" is one of my new favorites! We saw it in the the theatre and then ran to Target to purchase it the day the DVD came out. I think I've watched it twice since then. It is a great movie. Enjoy your day!

geeky Heather said...

As usual your colors look spot on! I've been wanting to see this film...I love Maggie Smith...not to mention Dame Judy! =)

Krista said...

Your colors picks for the cottage look wonderful, can't wait to see your progress. That movie was very funny, loved it when I saw it in the theater. One of the funniest moments I can remember is in the beginning of the movie when the couple is looking at new places to live in their retirement and there is a 'help' button and she asks, 'well what if I fall on the other side of the room?' lol! it was a lot of fun to watch, and it was interesting to see the Indian culture. Have a great day!

Nicola said...

Maggie Smith is BRILLIANT will check out the film.

Nicola said...

Just checked out the book and downloaded it from Audible

Shirlee said...

I've been looking forward to seeing that film because of the great cast! Thanks for the review : )

Danielle said...

Your cottage piece looks so fabulous with all of them one one piece of fabric!

Margaret said...

The colors for the November cottage look great! And yes, i want to see that movie. lol!

Julie said...

Woohoo... A film I've seen before you lol. I lived this film, Maggie Smith is just fantastic as is Judi Dench. Your outrage year will soon be complete, I have so enjoyed watching you wrangle with colour changes

Jodi S said...

Almost at an end with the cottages! I love the colors for November. I can't wait to see what December brings!

Joy said...

Ah, wishing for a steady income so I can buy pretty string again. [sigh]

Or I just need to win the lottery so I can open a needlework shop off the square in Denton (called "Needlings off the Square"). My husband says we can go around the country and scout other LNS stores before we open.

I actually did buy two skeins of DMC satin floss which I want to use in an upcoming design. I'm getting adventurous!

Barb said...

Great color choices for Nov. I really want to see that film. Even more after reading your blog!

Carolyn said...

I am just LOVING your cottages all on one piece of fabric. I also love all the color changes you've made. You do have a great eye for color. :0)

I haven't seen this film, but will have to put it on my list. I love when you tell about the films you see. Then it gives me ideas of what to watch. I do love my movies!

Christine said...

I love the colours you've picked out for the November Cottage.
I'm with Dame Maggie, chocolate HobNobs are the best!

ariadne said...

By coincidence after you recommended it so did my stepson so we watched it last night!It was great!AriadnefromGreece!

Lana said...

Wow! November cottage ALREADY! Weren't you just stitching March yesterday? I can't believe there are only 2 more left to go! I am really enjoying watching these little cottages being stitched!