Thursday, March 31, 2011

Well, what ever happened to last week, I sure don't know.  I have been trying to finish cleaning and sorting out a closet for my stitching stuff and making up several more goodwill boxes of estate stuff, and did I mention doing the taxes.  Yup, here it is almost April and I'm still fiddling with them (basically they are done I just need to go over them with a fresh look and send off). Oh and I went to Woodlawn's 48th Needlework show, but more on that later. 
Now on to the sad news.  I was working upstairs, Tuesday, listening away and recording "Warner Baxter's" birthday as they ran Crime Doctor on TCM, when at the end of one came TCM Remembers, well I first thought, okay it must be for "Elizabeth Taylor" when that lovely boyish face of "Farley Granger" came on, I was gasping, I just couldn't believe it.  But in retrospect he had done good, he was 85, and no ills or maladies, and I'm sure it was peaceful.   

Here is the news article from TCM

Apparently TCM doesn't deem him high enough for a tribute.  I had my own, I watched "Strangers on a Train".  But he will be remembered for so much more, his sense of humor, his wit and his talent (on stage and screen).  He will be missed.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Actress Elizabeth Taylor, has died.

I just can't believe it, all the news reports had said she was responding well to treatment, but that was weeks ago and lately we have heard nothing till the headline of her death was posted on the Washington Post.  My husband adored Elizabeth Taylor, the joke around the house was "your girlfriend".  I liked her earlier movies up to BUtterfield 8.

 She was a Virginian for awhile when she as married to Sen John Warner, which brought alot of attention and criticism.  She often made fun of us, by saying,  all we do is eat fried chicken.  But in fact I think she was bored at being just the "wife".  But for all of us she was still, Liz.  Beautiful Liz.  
(The picture Is of Elizabeth, on the set of Father of the Bride)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Royal Wedding's

Aren't these adorable,  a fellow blogger had it on her blog.. you can get see more and read about how you can knit your own royal set here

An if you want to keep yourself posted all the preps for Kate and William, well they have set up a blog just for all us anglophiles, it is my links section and here

Right now I'm busy trying to find the wedding souvenier china, I have all them for each wedding.  My mother was over there a week before Princess Di's wedding and she brought be back a mug. So then I look for the other's such as Ann and Andrew, and I have Harry's and Sophie's.

I also have the queen's silver anniversary.  I have to admit that after living there for a few months out of the year, I am complete anglophile.  Cheer's!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome's all around

Well Welcome! and Welcome is the subject of my current  sampler project.  I started  Long Dog's Bienvenue some time ago, I have everything done except the lettering which I'm going to finish or try to finish up this week.  So here it is so far.
So other than the lettering dilemma, I have the what to stitch next dilemma.  I need to resolve that one this week as well, since I will be able to get my LNS this week with aid of my goddaughter.  I don't drive anymore due to blindness in the right eye.  An because I don't, when I need supplies I order online which goes well most of the time (colorwise).  But when you can get live transport you don't want to let the opportunity go by. 
I have actually three things running through my head, one, is the girl Long Dog Bienvenue, for my granddaughter (I have all the threads) just need the fabric.  Second, to finally start and be happy with Jan Houtman's 9-11.  I picked out Gumnuts Silk, this time around. which are softer in tone.  However I have the blue wrong so I need to do my looking in shop.  I also need fabric. I think I'm going to use 40 ct Ricomo this time.  The third thing is Needleprint's Mary Wigham, if someone can tell how to get the PDF to enlarge.   With my eyes and even with mag eyes I can't see some of the symbols. 
I'd like to have a third one waiting in the wings but I can't decide.   Will keep you posted on that.