This week's poll is about travel. It was quite difficult to narrow down to just four cities. I decided to make them bustling cities and on different continents. I hope you will have time to vote for the one you would choose if you could only pick one. Have fun and at the end of the poll I will tell you which one I would choose. The poll is located on the righthand side of this blog. Thanks for playing!
1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your significant other? kitchen
3. Your hair? long
4. Your daughter? sweet
5. Your son? energetic
6. Your favorite thing? today
7. Your dream last night? sexy
8. Your favorite drink? coffee
9. Your goal? travel
10. The room you’re in? office
11. Your fear? heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you’re not? cruel
15. Muffins? scones
16. One of your wish list items? time
17. Where you grew up? California
18. The last thing you did? lunch
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? TCM
21. Your pets? died
22. Your computer? HP
23. Your life? full
24. Your mood? hmmm…
25. Missing someone? Ardith
26. Your car? truck
27. Something you’re not wearing? bra
28. Favorite store? Tom’s
29. Your summer? sunny
30. Like(love) someone? definitely
31. Your favorite color? turquoise
32. Last time you laughed? today
33. Last time you cried? today
34. Who will repost this? Suz?
I feel so fortunate this year for many reasons. I've made many new friends, a number of you I have never met in person, yet I feel you are dear friends. Isn't the internet amazing?
I want to share with you a photo that my young son took. I think it's enchanting and magical. Can you guess what the subject of this photo is?
In the meantime, here are some little facts about James Bond.
~James is half Scottish (father) and half Swiss (mother).
~The Bond family motto is "Orbis non sufficit" ("The world is not enough").
~James had a successful naval career. He advanced to Commander James Bond.
~James prefers scrambled eggs and coffee.
~James shares the same habits as his creator, Ian Fleming; smoking, drinking, womanizing and wearing short-sleeved shirts.
~There have been 22 films made about James.
~Only 12 books were written about James by Ian Fleming. The remaining books and screenplays were written by various other authors and screenwriters.
The above photo was taken in 1899 of Sidney Reilly, known as The Ace of Spies. He was the first super-spy and believed to be the muse for Ian Fleming's James Bond character.
This 1949 film was written by Graham Greene, directed by Carol Reed and in beautiful black and white. It stars Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles. Now really, how can one go wrong with that excellent line-up? Joseph Cotton is irresistable and endearing, Alida Valli is beautiful and mesmerizing, and Orson Welles is, well, Orson Welles at his best. His first scene in this movie is one of the all-time great entrances. Also, the brilliant Trevor Howard is in this film.
We stopped at old Mr. Woods' Orchard for a box of Granny Smith and Arkansas Black apples. He was kind enough to let us take some pictures of his scenic, modest orchard. I think these photos turned out beautifully considering they were taken with the camara on my husband's phone.
At a later date, I will tell you his story of Omar Sharif, his 43-year-old horse. I think you will agree that his orchard is breathtaking and Mr. Woods himself is the most delightful man you could ever meet.
I inherited her green eyes, her feet and her legs. She lived an exceptional life and someday soon I will share some of it with you. For now, I will leave you with a poem by Emily Dickinson...
If you were coming in the fall,
I'd brush the summer by
With half a smile and half a spurn,
As housewives do a fly.
If I could see you in a year,
I'd wind the months in balls,
And put them each in separate drawers,
Until their time befalls.
If only centuries delayed,
I'd count them on my hand,
Subtracting till my fingers dropped
Into Van Dieman's land.
If certain, when this life is out,
That yours and mine should be,
I'd toss it yonder like a rind,
And taste eternity.
But now, all ignorant of the length
Of time's uncertain wing,
It goads me, like a goblin bee,
That will not state its sting.
Once rescued, he sat among the plants to recover his land legs, and this was yet another photo opportunity for us. He is tiny, about an inch and a half (not including his very long tail). A cuter fellow and stronger swimmer you will never find and we were lucky enough to find him before disaster struck....our little Mighty Mouse.
From left to right, top to bottom, the sellers are;
This film was made in 1934 and is directed by the marvelous and extremely talented W.S. Van Dyke, before the ratings committee took over movies. Starring two of my favorite actors, the debonair William Powell and spunky, lovely Myrna Loy. The chemistry between them explains why they made many, many films together. This film is a murder mystery and it's in beautiful black and white. I have included this movie clip from Turner Classic Movies for your viewing pleasure.
You can also find when it will be playing next on TCM, if you wish to see it.
I hope you will let me know if you see this perfect movie. I'd love to hear your thoughts about it.
You have the ability to make something that no one else has made before. Do it! Don't create based on trends, what you "think" will sell or what you've seen others do before. Keep your integrity and personality in everything you make, and you'll easily create a "look", "style" or niche that customers will come to rely upon you for.
You have the ability to make something that no one else has made before. Do it!
Casablanca Luxury Cowl
See if you can find the bumblebee in the second photo...
I hope all of you are able to find a little (or big) space in your home where you can create, or read, or have a moment to yourself for whatever you desire. It can be used as a space to recharge, reconnect with yourself, get the creative juices flowing, or pamper yourself.
"Notorious" is one of my very favorite movies. I've watched it more times than I can say. This film was made in 1946, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains. Cary is at his sexist in this film and Ingrid is gorgeous and irresistable. When you add longing and desire to a mix of foreign intrigue and danger you have a four star movie. Oh yes, one mustn't forget the breathtaking fashion in this film as well...
I hope you will put aside some time to watch this movie which, in my opinion, is as good as it gets. If you do, let me know how you like it.
You can look for the next showing of this film on Turner Classic Movies at http://www.tcm.com/
I am featuring two of her incredible bridal pieces, Simple Elegance wrist corsage and Romantic Ring Bearer Pillow. Both pieces are inspirational, romantic and beautifully made with the finest materials. I hope you all will visit Susan at http://www.paperhill.etsy.com/.
Simple Elegance Corsage http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13823835
I am honored and thrilled to announce my feature in Knitscene Magazine's Fall 2008 Edition. I felt it was the perfect way to get things rolling....
Fringe in the News
Since I began Fringe in 2007, I have been honored and amazed by the incredible press Fringe has received. It is a dream come true to know that my work, which I love so much, is appreciated in this way. It is so very rewarding as an artist. Below is a list of some of the press I have received.
In October of 2009, the Nerves of Steel Cowl was featured on The Today Show.
In October, November and December of 2009, three of my creations were featured on The Uniform Project. Included were The Wallflower Brooch and the El Grande Cowl.
My work and an interview was featured in the Fall 2008 edition of Knitscene Magazine.
In February 2008, the Smooth Talk Cowl was featured on The Martha Stewart Show.
In addition, I have been honored to be featured in many exceptional blogs. Each and every one of these features is a complete thrill as well as an honor.