Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday Posting - and Some Flicks

GR&DF thank you so much for your kind comments about the first finish of the year - and Yes, Blu those are some odd sheep.... or goats.... or some type of animal on the front lawn!! I also wanted to thank you for the kind words about framed Alpha Sheep - I hung it down in the living room and not up on the Sampler Wall - and it looks pretty good. Natalie asked about the glass - I prefer to glaze over my stitching for protection. I know there are those stitchers who like to leave framed stitching unglazed, for me a glassed piece of needlework works.

Last night I put about 6 stitches in "Shores" and that was about it for the evening stitching.

The flicks I have been watching recently are from a new DVD collection I got for Christmas.... I actually got some Gift cards (thanks cissy and john) and I had found an unused Birthday Gift card - AND I had a coupon - which all added up to me acquiring the "Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection" - which contains 24 films from his Warner Brothers years.

I usually steer clear of the boxed sets that have been coming out lately as they rarely come close to being either comprehensive or worth the money. The 12 DVD's in this set are double sided and so far look very good. I have watched 4 of the films - "The Petrified Forest" - 1936, "Marked Woman" - 1937, "Kid Galahad" - 1937 and "Black Legion" - 1937. I am really impressed with the quality of the transfer and all the extras included with each film - so often you find bare bone DVD's without any extras. All top notch films worth a look!!

There you go sports fans short today - thanks for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,


  1. That looks like a beautiful box set. :)

  2. I agree about using glass. There is just too much in the air that over time will soil or deteriorate
    the fabric and threads. Besides, we want these bits of hard work to be passed on to other generations!
    (I have threatened my son that he better not sell my samplers on Ebay
    when I gone...!).
    Have a great week!

  3. What a good couple of posts here! I missed yesterday, but boy those pizzas look delicious--and I love the way the frame on that piece brings out the bright navy blues in the stitching. :D

    Congratulations on a great start to the New Year!

  4. I love Bogart in Sabrina!
    All of my framed pieces are behind glass... hate dust.

  5. I ALWAYS put my stitching behind glass. I try to get the museum or "non-glare" glass though.
    Like Denise...I have also versed my son on proper care of my pieces. I will haunt him forever if he mistreats my creations!!!

  6. Alpha Bird is just stunning! I agree about glass over my stitching! Better safe than sorry.