Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The "B" Word - a Small Give-a-way and a LHN Start

GR&DF another foggy day by the Bay - so much fog that even the news this morning was babbling about the thick layer over us. Thanks for the great comments - Jeanne mentioned another of Rosalind's flickers - "Trouble with Angels" - 1966 and its sequel that is not as good..."Where Angels go Trouble Follows" - 1968. There are other fine performances out there...like.... "His Girl Friday" - 1940 - co-starring Cary Grant and her break out roll in "Craig's Wife" - 1936. So many fine performances check them out if you get a chance.

About the Give-a-way, Rico got an engagement calendar for 2011 that he will not use and thought that there might be someone out there who could use and appreciate the snarky humor of this little gem. Here's a snap of the cover...

and here is one of the great pages inside....

Some of the pages can get a bit racy, but they are all really funny. So..... if you would like a chance to win this great little calendar, just leave a comment on this post only and we'll get out the BOD this weekend and have the who hound pick a winner. I'll announce it on Monday. Anyone, anywhere may enter and I will send it to wherever you are, but you have to post a comment to win.

I couldn't help myself.... last night I needed to get a move on the LHN Monthly Squares. I got a great piece of linen out of the stash heap and slam bam I had a new start, Thanks again Ma Teakettle!!!!! Here's a snap..

It's not too exciting but this is the outside border of January. I changed up a floss colour - I think if something says medium green then it should be a green colour and not beige/brown, but that's just me. I think I will go along like that for the whole piece - change out where I thinkit will be a better choice. I have lots of CC Floss and so substituting the colours around will not be a problem.

That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by - and remember if you would like a chance at the Give-a-way just leave a comment on this post. Thanks again!!

Take care,


  1. I'd love to win this appointment book! But in the likely case that I don't, is it made by the same company that makes the racy cocktail napkins?

  2. would love a chande to win this book, have see some the cover art on a fridge magnet and love it!!

    I read your blog nearly everyday, just hardly ever comment.....

    Thanks Rico for offering us a chance to win this calendar and may the who hound pick a Canadian LOL


  3. Please enter me on your drawing-love your blog

  4. Are you going to do all the LHNs on the same piece of linen?
    I'd love a chance to win the subversive diary, of course I'd have to use it at home, I don't think it would go down too well at school!

  5. Hi Edgar! Great start on the LHN. can't wait to see it finished up! I would love to enter your giveaway, soooo me. LOL

  6. Love the appointment book! I like the fabric on your new start. Does Ma Teakettle mean you tea stained the fabric yourself? I bet your colour substitutions will be wonderful.

  7. Love your new start! But then I love anything from LHN. :)

    Don't enter me in your giveaway. I already have enough calendars, appt books, journals, etc and hardly ever use them. :) I probably should. :) The catch is whenever I do use one and fill it out with birthdays, etc. I keep forgetting to look at it until I miss the events. LOL

  8. I'd love the calendar!Great drawings to turn into framed art later. Ariadne from Greece!

  9. OMG I love Anne Taintor! Please consider me for the giveaway.

  10. Naturally I would like the calendar.

    In high school (Mount Saint Mary Seminary) the nuns showed us the Trouble Movies. I'm not sure what they were getting at...

  11. I always just tell people who call me that to not use my name in vain, LOL! Anyway, you have a lovely new start and a bunch of great movies listed! I will post a link to your give-a-way on my blog, but do not wish to enter at this time. Thanks!!!

  12. I would enjoy a chance to win the appointment calendar ... sounds like it is right up my alley. Thank Rico for sharing.

  13. I'd love to throw my hat into the ring too. What a fun calendar! Great start on your LHN Monthlies.

  14. Thanks Rico for sharing with us. I love it and would love to be entered in your drawing Edgar. Thanks so much!

  15. You are going to enjoy stitching those little samplers. I just love having mine all ready to display each month. Please put my name in the bowl of destiny - my coworkers would love it if that became my new desk calendar.

  16. What a hilarious calendar! Please toss my name into the hat.

  17. Edgar : Pleasenclude me in your great givaway.
    Did you get the tea towels I sent there are three.

  18. edgar - Love the calendar! And your blog. The calendar would be great for any number of the women in my family - does that tell you anything? Hope it goes to a good home. Kate

  19. Hummmmmm Trouble with Angels and a bitchy calendar all in one post, I LOVE IT.
    I would like to be it the drawn because I know the ladies I work with would say its a perfect match.
    Great start on the year-long piece, I like the idea of changing what you don't like color wise.

  20. Like the others, I'd love a chance to win this book - what a hoot! It looks like something that will cheer up my gf who is going through a bad patch.
    Love your style Edgar! Great Sampler choices - always a pleasure to read your blog!!

  21. Omg! Love that calendar. If I don't win please post where to get one!!

  22. What a funny calendar! I would love to win it, so please put my name in the hat! I always love reading your blog and seeing the beautiful photos of San Francisco. I've only been there once but loved it and remember it well! Thanks! Frances


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