At the movies and other miscellanies

Tuesday night, DH and I had the privilege (by virtue of our WHYY membership) of attending a preview screening of the lush new Brideshead Revisited , based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh, which features Emma Thompson as Lady Marchmain. This is a re-make of the wonderful, 11-hr. BBC mini-series from 1982 which starred a young Jeremy Irons. Although much shorter than the original, it is still basically true to the story. The story is set in Oxford and Venice in the 1920's -1940's and is about an atheistic artist who gets entangled in an aristocratic Catholic family and caught between two forbidden loves. If you are familiar with the story, you know that there is adultery and homosexuality ...let me encourage Christians not to be put off by these themes: the message is ultimately one of faith. It is beautiful - go see it if you can, it opens tonight.

In other news...

I received the fun Kreativ Blogger award that has been going around blogland. It is always nice to know that someone else out there is reading and thinking of you, so thank you to my sweet pal Michele B. and new-to-me blogger Cherry! One thing that has been fun about these awards is meeting a few new bloggers and getting to know their wonderful work; I have added some great new blogs to my blogroll by following links.

Now it's my turn to pass the award on to others. Here are the rules:

1 The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2 Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3 Nominate 5 blogs.
4 Put links to the blogs.5 Leave a message for your nominees.

So many talented and delightful stitchers have already received this award, and yet there are so many more talented and delightful stitchers to go around! Here are 5 of many who could be named.

Andrea (Deep Fried Cupcake)
Monique (Inside Number Twenty)
Annemarie (Orts and Ends)
Deborah (Midsummer Night Musings)
Michelle (Cozy Egg)

I will leave you with pictures of Philo in his favorite basket. It is far too small for him, but he loves to squeeze in anyway - simple pleasures. :)


Nancy said...

Rachel your blog looks beautiful! And, your kitty has grown. Aren't they the most fun pets?

I watched the trailer for the movie, and I think it looks very good. Some of the scenery is so beautiful!

monique said...

Thank you for the award :) Philo is just so sweet in his little basket!

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of Philo in his basket!

Thanks for mentioning Brideshead - I hadn't heard that it was being made and I rather like Emma Thompson, so I'll have to check this out. Glad you enjoyed it!

A said...

thanks for the award Rachel! I love the look of your blog now! Usually I read your posts from Bloglines, which doesn't show the layout design or anything, so when I clicked over here after your comment, I was surprised to see it. Beautiful! Wish I could come up with something that pretty for my blog but I am talentless when it comes to that kind of thing!
Anyway, looks great and thanks again, you're a sweetheart :)

Von said...

One award given, and now another! I gave you the Brillante Weblog on my blog this morning. :)

Sonda in OR said...

I, too, love your blog look. And what beautiful fur on that kitty!

Redwitch said...

Cats are the funniest creatures, so cute :)

I didn't realise Brideshead was being made into a film, it sounds great, thanks for mentioning it.

staci said...

Congrats on your award, what a funny kitty :)

Deborah said...

Rachel, thank you so much! I agree with Andrea that I love the look of your blog, wish I knew how to make mine as appealing! Thanks again,

Tanya said...

Glad to hear that movie was good - I was curious. I love Emma Thompson.

Kitty in the basket - so cute! Maddy used to cram herself in baskets and fur would poke out here and there. LOL She doesn't even try to anymore- she walked through one the other day but realized that she was far big for that anymore!


Julie said...

Philo is beautiful! Beautifully marked!

Julie said...

How cute! Our cat does the exact same thing!

Michelle said...

Something strange is happening with the comments on my blog - I am not getting them sent to me as emails (well, some but not all) I just saw your comment about the award. Thank you soooo much!!! I really appreciate it!