Thursday, March 27, 2008

Two pink sparrows and two movies

I was all ready to work on an exchange and couldn't as I had left the rechart and color change key at work. Not the smartest thing to do. I couldn't go without stitching on something so out came the "This and That" sampler and all the silks. Here is a snap of the progress -

I would guess that the birds are sparrows but who knows. As you can see I also have started the verse. This is working up really quick.

The first movie of the evening was "Macao" - 1952 with Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell. This was their second pairing in film the first being "His Kind of Woman" - 1951. In "Macao" they played similar roles, tough guy and wise-cracking busty bombshell. The supporting cast was great also headed up by William Bendix and Gloria Grahame. The second flick was "The Sundowners" - 1960 with Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr. The supporting cast here were Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns and Dina Merrill. This is a really nice film about sheep drovers in 30's Australian outback a bit long but worth a look.

This weeks SBQ is - "When you stitch a pattern that you have downloaded do you print out the pattern or do you stitch directly from your computer screen?"

Whenever I find a pattern on the computer that I might want to stitch I print it out. I have an ongoing file that I keep free charts in and then just add it to this. I can't imagine stitching from the screen, but I guess it could be done.

Thanks for stopping by and all the nice comments - I really appreciate them!!!! :)

Take care,


  1. This and That looks great. I saw what you made and sent to Hazel on her blog, wonderful stitching and thoughtful things to send ;)

  2. Oooo, this one is really pretty! I like the addition of the sparrows. Did you hear that NiaH is having an anniversary sale this weekend? Good thing I was already planning on going! :)

  3. This and That is really taking shape now - no longer do we have a green mustache!

  4. Do you know, I don't think I've ever seen this design you're stitching, but it looks absolutely amazing!

  5. Mr. Edgar, may I have the name of the designer for "This and That", please? Your progress is simply divine and I would love to see the entire pic!

  6. Oooh another nice design. One I haven't seen before. I will have to look out for it. x

  7. T&T is looking so pretty. Great stitch.

  8. looking great as usual. I also print out the freebies and have binders of them. don't think i could look at the puter and stitch at the same time especially using the pattern off the screen. ugh! Happy Thursday

  9. Hi Edgar! This is a pretty piece you're stitching. I LOVE the exchange you sent Hazel. I thought it was a Blackbird designs chart.
    I print out too, i really could imagine stitching from a computer screen! Have a good weekend :)