Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Felting, Sewing, Socializing and 'The Quiet Man'

I've noticed that my blogging is slowing down. That's mostly due to the feverish pitch of our Etsy work. We've been working on some custom orders of various Poirot dolls, and that's keeping us pretty busy. Elizabeth's been sewing away on some little Minikin dolls and I'm working on felting two more dolls.

We have managed to get a little recreation in on the side. Buddy and Kay came over on Sunday and spent the afternoon watching movies with us. We have a great time. Eat lunch and dinner together. Talk. Laugh. Snooze (okay, so that's only during the slow movies!). We watched Around the World in 80 Days, which is one that we've wanted to do for a while.

Our second feature was The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. We had already tried to watch this one together a couple weeks ago, but our brand-new DVD arrived broken. So, that meant returning and reordering and waiting for the new copy. It finally arrived in time to watch it on the weekend. This is the new DVD edition --- which is absolutely beautiful! High-res restoration and exquisite color. Beautiful music. Can't beat it. The two stars are great --- and the supporting characters are fabulous. Not only do you get Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald and Ward Bond, but you get a score of "Irish Players". These include Charlie Fitzsimons and James O'Hara (two of Maureen O'Hara's real-life brothers --- pictured with her and John Wayne in photo below) and Arthur Shields (Barry Fitzgerald's real-life brother). That was a nice end to the evening.

We're still working on sewing and felting, but Buddy and Kay are coming again this week --- so more fun to come!

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