Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Film for Thursday

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you for the kind comments and wonderful emails about my version of Carol's SAL!!  I am really enjoying the whole piece and will certainly miss the SAL once it is over. 

Last night I worked on getting my "Christmas Rules" completed.  If you remember I finished this piece last year, but was not happy with the way the button accents looking so big on 36ct linen I used.  I got them off and then decided to accent mine with some beads - well, that is what I worked on doing and finished getting the beads on.  What may you ask lit a fire to get me moving on that piece???  Two reasons - firstly  -  this great piece had languished in the "stitching basket" far too long and secondly - it is going off to be framed.

Last night the film was "Half a Sixpence" - 1967 - starring Tommy Steele and Julia Foster

A nice story about an orphan, Arthur Kipps, who works for and tyrannical boss.  His life turns upside down when he inherits a fortune at his grandfather's death.  The songs overall are bright a cheerful - the musical numbers do tend to the long side.  Originally a stage play the movie version often suffers and has a stagy feel about it.  Overall a pleasant film.  Here is a You Tube "clip of clips" from  the film....

At about 143 minutes it gets a bit long winded, but just push through the Intermission.

There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do come again.

Take care,


  1. Love your color variations on the SAL, and can't wait to see your Christmas rules framed and ready for the season!

  2. Oooh, I love Tommy Steele! Mainly because when I was little, we saw "The Happiest Millionaire," I think that was what it was called. And Tommy Steele was the butler type. I'm going to have to check this one out for sure. Sounds like fun!

  3. I love that film and saw it many, many years agao. My husband and I have 'alf a sixpence each. Love Tommy Steele and his brilliant smile. Thank you for reminding me of the film