Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lazy days...

Its been a lazy time since we recovered from the heat wave that over took DC the end June through the 6th of July.  Somehow I don't seem to of recovered, I have been running in 3rd gear ever since, but I'm slowly coming around.

As you can see I have been working again on "Happy Christmas"...
I also ordered the threads for "Mary Wigham" which I will also do with Gumnuts silks.  I don't plan on starting it until I finish "Happy Christmas" and get a little further on Houtman's 9-11.

The news has been sad again, so its time to say farewell to "Celeste Holm" and "Ernest Borgnine" He passing was such a surprise.
Celeste Holm, who passed away on July 15th.   I have two favorite films, which are probably everyone else's, "Gentleman's Agreement" and " All about Eve".  She was a driving force with others to help start my favorite channel TCM, she also a fellow Norwegian. Here's the tribute from TCM
Ernest Borgnine, who passes away on July 8th.  I really have only one film that I liked him in "Marty" and "Bad Day at Black Rock".  But we all remember for him for "McHale's Navy", which was my father's favorite show, being a CPO in the Navy and stationed in the Pacific  He also was a friend of TCM.  Here is TCM's Tribute

Tomorrow, July 18th starting at 8pm will be TCM's tribute to Andy Griffith.  I have to admit I didn't really enjoy many of his film appearances, except "Face in the Crowd" but I feel it does poke some fun at the south (put I might be taking things to personally)  I love it when, line by Walter Matthau, about having the vermouth blow a kiss, when making the Martini.  Hope you'all tune in.

TCM will also remember Ernest Borgnine, on July 26, no date has been announced for Celeste Holm.
On another note, the star of the month is "Leslie Howard"one of my favorites, and great company while you stitch.

An last but not least, Richard D. Zanuck, the man who had the insight to change way we seen movies.  He brought us "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Jaws".  

I will leave you now with Max getting fluids, this cat has to be the sweetest boy, he never moves and never complains, he is such a trooper.. such a joy.


  1. Awww, poor Max! I hope he's doing ok. :( Love your stitching progress. It's sad to lose all these wonderful people, isn't it? I unfortunately have to pay extra to get TCM. Can you believe it? I would love to have that channel but I already pay so much for cable.

  2. I just checked again -- we DO have TCM!! Why couldn't I get it before? Anyway, I'm happy!

    1. Enjoy it, it is great to stitch by. August is coming with "Summer Under the Stars" each day devoted to a star. Check TCM.com to get the schedule. I really look forward to this every year, thank goodness for DVR's

  3. Happy Christmas is looking great - the color combination really works. Yes so many people we grew up watching are fading away, it's sad. At least they'll live on in their work.


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