Friday, July 18, 2008

Some stitching and a couple of movies -

Last night was stitching on the house night - here is a snap of the progress I made -

Just plugging away at all the white space - not very interesting, but necessary.

I watched three movies last night beginning with "Sordid Lives" - 2000 - A very funny movie that takes place in Texas and deals with a family and their many problems - being made into "Sordid Lives: the Series"- 2008 and starts next week on LOGO. This was followed up by "Hotaru no Haka" - 1988 ("Grave of the Fireflies") - now let me first state that I am not a fan of Japanese anima, but even within this genre there are some really superior productions - "Howls Moving Castle" - ("Hauru no Ugoku shiro") - 2004 and the gigantic winner "Spirited Away" - ("Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi") - 2001 -.... last night watching "GotF" - I found another top notch film - basically it is about two children dealing with the final days of WWII and the devastation that was Kobe and their lives.
If you are not moved by this film it would be a miracle.
The last film of the evening was "Pork Chop Hill" - 1959 - a Korean war film that shows the ineptitude of the war machine - so is it a "War Movie" or "Anti-War Movie" that is for the viewer to decide.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!!!

Take care,


  1. Interestingly enough, I've also been working on a white house--on your neighborhood RR. Don't despair. It's coming someday.

  2. Edgar ... You can show your garden ... flower that you like? and that color?

  3. I love Grave of the Fireflies, but it is so sad. Howl's Moving Castle is one of my favorite movies. The house is looking fantastic!!

  4. Love that white house! Reminds me of my place. I had just commented on your previous post and about two minutes later the postal lady pulls into the drive way wildly blowing the horn. There it was, the amazing birthday package from you. Luckily I photographed it for my blog immediately because already I have eaten one of those huge truffles. There goes the 'low carb' thing out the window again.
    Thanks so much for the very thoughtful and delicious gift!!

  5. hiya beautiful house and inow want to look up some of those films i love watching all sorts of movies.. find i stitch more as well

  6. Yes, Spirited Away is one of the best movies of any genre, even for those who don't like anime. Japanese animated films are so much more complex than Disney. Another film I recommend (if you like a little surrealism) is Paprika. The plot doesn't make a lot of sense, but the images are GORGEOUS. Bought any more transferware lately? I just love your "wall o platters".

  7. Hi Edgar,
    I have been lurking on your blog for a while and thanks to you i am back into stitching, after more or less 8 years !!
    I am trying to make a blog of my own ( still have to figger out how everything works ) but at least i can say now... Edgar, thanks for bringing me back into stitching !!!
    hugs, Patti

  8. I hope you are wearing a hard hat and a high-viz vest while you are building that lovely house Edgar!

  9. I am trying to stitch just about everything BUT the white on that house right now! Yours is looking great!

  10. Edgar i have nominated you for the Kreativ blob please take a look at my blog.

  11. I have never seen Grave of the Fireflies, but I have to say that Howl's Moving Castle is my favorite, with Spirited Away a close second. Hayao Miyazaki is a very talented filmmaker!