Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Memorial Start and a couple of Flicks

GR&DF you overwhelmed and humbled my poor little person!! Thank you all so much for the kind words - and - with 61 comments for a finishing post I am quite speechless..... I also thank you for the kind words about my changes and shifting of floss colour. Ariadne had a couple of specific questions - why no capital N in needle - and - what an odd shaped small s? I am not sure but would think that the capitol N would have been odd - and the s is from some older sampler. I really have no answer..... anyone know why? Littlebit asked how much time I spent stitching - I usually stitch each evening and when I am watching movies on the weekend. I guess I have a needle in hand if I am sitting down. I will think about moving the 1/2 star up a few stitches to make some room for my last name - you know I thought about that but just kept pulling out the letters and not this motif - go figure.

Last night I started on the Memorial Sampler with very little progress.... here is a snap -

It is a very dull picture, but one has to start somewhere. I am stitching this piece on 36 ct LL Vintage something (at the moment I just can not recall). April Mechelle commented yesterday that she is also stitching this piece. Click on over to her blog and see the wonderful progress she is making. I am so happy to see that someone else is stitching this piece. It is such a nice one but I really haven't seen any others out there getting stitched up.

Last night there where two flickers. TCM is at the beginning of the 31 Days of Oscar film fest and I got to see "Pinky" - 1949 - starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Waters and Ethel Barrymore. The basic story is of a girl passing for white at school in the North. After returning home in the South she must confront her true color and background. It is amazing how much this film rings true toady as it did in 1949. The second film of the evening was "Julie & Julia" - 2009 - starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci and Chris Messina. I really enjoyed this charming film. Both Meryl and Amy did wonderful jobs embracing their characters making you believe them and their situations. The working through Mastering French Cooking is something I applaud and is also something I would never attempt. It is a wonderful cookbook and I own an older copy of it but would never try each and every recipe. Both films where good and both films are really worth seeing.

That's about it for today sports fans!! Thank you again for stopping by and for your super comments - do come again!

Take care,


  1. I love your Alpha finish from yesterday. What a wonderful accomplishment.

    After I saw your post last week about this Memorial Sampler, I had to track it down. My mom died last year and the verse that was on her funeral card is the same verse on memorial sampler. I went to my LNS on Saturday and bought the chart and fibers. I hope to start it in the next couple of weeks.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Love your blog!


  2. Great start to your memorial sampler Edgar.

  3. I guess we all do start somewhere. I see why you say it's a boring snap, but all pieces are so at the beginning. I kind of *hate* starting new things; I want it to "look like something" after about 2 hours, and when it takes 10 or 15 I get short-tempered with it! Once it does look like something I'm happy stitching on it; It's like hanging out with an old friend.

  4. The memorial sampler will look wonderful I'm sure, you have already started with a good colour. It is a great idea to do.

  5. This is one of my favorite samplers -- I'm looking forward to following your progress!

  6. The Alphabet piece is amazing. Your choice of fill-in colors makes the whole thing look so bright and cheery. Great job. I rally like the Memorial Smapler. I'm afraid I will be needing to stitch one of these very soon. Fotunately I now have great inspiration as to what piece I will choose to stitch.

  7. I have seen Julie and Julia recently,it made me want to cook.Meryl Streep reminded me of how good she was in Sophie's Choice the first film I had seen her in and she still is a great actress.Ariadne from Greece.

  8. You have a good Start on yours Edgar...I am going have to get this Chart and do it in memory of My Dad.

    Take care & Happy Stitching
    Linda K, Railroad

  9. You deserved every comment! Ok..I didn't read them all, but I'm sure they were wonderful. :-) Your Memorial Sampler is going to be gorgeous, and I look forward to seeing your progress.

  10. Edgar you are moving right along.. I have not stitched on mine the last couple of days. I had to stop on the words and stitch some others colors... lol Thanks for the shout out from your blog to mine. Hopefully other stitchers will start stitching Memorial soon

  11. Can't wait to see the rest of the memorial sampler!
    Take Care.

  12. I have this chart in my stash. I am looking forward to watching your progress.