Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Prince and the Showgirl

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I thank you so much for the warm kind comments about yesterday post.  On this very rainy and cold morning it warms the heart to read such nice things!!!!  I wanted to answer some questions you all had...  I am working Shores on 36ct LL V Autumn Gold (I think it is the recommended linen )  It has been so long since I started this piece I do not remember if it was "Vintage" or not... but the mottling of the colour leads me to believe it is.  I am also using the recommended NPI silks - I love working in silk as the "flow" of the needle is so much nice - like butta!!  

Last night my "stitching" time was finishing up and putting the final touches on an Exchange piece I plan on mailing tomorrow - and some border stitching on Shores - That is the one change I did make on this large piece - the original charted colour for the Block borders is black - well, I knew I wouldn't like that so I am stitching them in a very dark blue - a subtle change but one I think make a world of difference.  i figure that there is so much blue why not a bit more.

Also, last night the film for the evening was anew DVD release "My Week With Marilyn" - 2011 -

Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Watson, Judi Dench and Zoe Wannamaker.  The film was based on this book...

....which are the reminisces of Colin Clark, 3rd Assistant Director about his time on the set of the movie "The Prince and the Showgirl" - 1957.

I thoroughly enjoyed the film and found Michelle Williams quite good - it seemed to capture the spirit of the production and fragility of Marilyn during filming. I can certainly see why both Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh were nominated for Oscars!!  I would totally recommend this film  - and would also recommend the film and book it is based on.  The book has much more detail and fleshes out the "behind the scenes" a bit better - a very good read.  Tonight I expect another of my "Oscar" films "The Adventures of Tin Tin" - if it shows and I get to see it I'll talk about that in the morning.

That's about it for today sports fans!!  Thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!

Take care,


  1. Thanks for the fabric and thread info! And as always, love reading your movie reviews.

  2. I have "My Week With Marilyn" on my list to watch sometime this week. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Edgar: Great choice of movies, your stitching is comming along great.

  4. That is one movie that I want to see but haven't had a chance yet. I also just love old Marilyn movies!

  5. Oh I want to see the movie and read the book both. Haven't gotten around to it yet though. Good to know you like both.

  6. I want to see My Week with Marilyn! Enjoy TinTin! Have you read any of the books? I've read at least three volumes and thoroughly enjoyed them. I thought the movie was great fun once I got used to TinTin having pupils, LOL!

    Are you watching "Smash" on TV right now? It's about a Broadway show based on Marilyn being written and (right now) workshopped. Good stuff!

  7. Hi Edgar, Thanks for the review on the book too. I have seen the movie and actually plan on seeing it this weekend again in a local theater.. they show movies that have been out a while for only $2, so it will be nice to see it on the big screen again. I agree, Michelle was a wonderful Marilyn as well as the fellow who played Olivier's part. It is great to know there is more to the book because sometimes it is hard to read a book after seeing the movie. Marilyn is such a craze right now... I love that show Smash too about a Broadway musical Marilyn.. do you watch that too? Fabulous music! and with Angelica Huston, the acting is amazing.

  8. I will have to see if that book is available fir my Kindle from the library. Thanks for the review. CJ in OK ;-)

  9. Oh! I didn't know that this was out on DVD already! I am definitely going to be watching this and settling in with some good stitching this weekend :)

  10. My husband was always a big MM fan & in fact recently read me that Colin Clark book. He often reads to me while I'm stitching. He's a keeper : ) We will have to check out that movie. I received the magazine I ordered from you ... thank you : )