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Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Last time we looked at this little darling, it had the beginnings (or endings) of short sleeves…

Very tempting to just edge them and be done, dream of Spring! and, but of course, start another sweater.

But it is 18

12 responses to “Tuesday, February 12, 2008”

  1. Corinne says:

    The best show about Elizabeth I was Elizabeth R with the brilliant Glenda Jackson, remember that?
    Happy birthday, my dear!

  2. Mary says:

    I love those actors, too — sorry the movie was a disappointment. What a great photo of the cardi. But most importantly of all, Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, cozy, perfect day!

  3. Leah says:

    Oy! I’m crushed! Elizabeth I is also one of my favorite historical persons! I was so looking forward to checking out the DVD. I probably still will, though, just for the general splendor.

    Love the color on the cardi, btw!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Good lordy, I hated The Golden Age. I actually went to see it in the theatre because I’m a big fan of QE the first, and boy, did I regret it. The first film is much better, and I second the recommendation for the Glenda Jackson series.

  5. Michelle Dakuras says:

    Happy Birthday, Bonne Marie! It’s a snowy day. I hope your are safe in your fortress with your Rapunzel sweater and a long swishy skirt planning your next attack on the fashion world with another brilliant design that will bring more subjects to your feet. Don’t forget the hot chocolate.

  6. Toby Wollin says:

    Bonne Marie – I’ve heard of “chewing the scenery”, but I’ve never heard of scenery chewing back!!!

  7. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the review of the film. I, too am a huge QE the First fan, and LOVED the PBS series. I probably won’t give the Golden Age a miss, but at least I’ve been warned….

  8. jeanne says:

    I’ve always loved Elizabeth, too. Just imagine growing up knowing that your dad had your mom and your third step-mom killed, your insane sister wants you dead, and most of Europe thinks you won’t live to see your twenties. TELL ME you wouldn’t be off drooling in a corner somewhere!

    Glenda Jackson’s Elizabeth gave one of the best reasons behind her never marrying: I owe my life to no man’s good opinion. Tell it, sister! Although I read another excellent reason that I’d never considered: her unmarried state gave her a kind of insurance policy. Get this: if she were killed, England would be engulfed (yet again!) in bloody, murderous civil war because the Catholics and Protestants would go at each other for supremacy. In effect, “Go ahead, have me whacked. But I’m all that keeps this country from burning itself to the ground. I hope you like scorched earth – that’s all that will be left if I’m killed.” Who says history’s DULL??

    Glenda Jackson is my all-time favorite Elizabeth, but Anne-Marie Duff is a close second.

  9. Karen B. says:

    Such a shame that Cate’s second turn as Elizabeth I was such a disaster.

    Birthday? Sorry I missed it. Happiness, always!

  10. Melanie says:

    I just get Elizabeth from Netflix and I agree…I was kind of disappointed. It wasn’t a waste of 2 hours, but didn’t blow me away either. However, I did really like the costumes – I’m pretty jealous of Cate Blanchette for getting to wear all those amazing dresses!!!! :-)

  11. rb says:

    I saw it in the theatre with some friends as part of a birthday party. It was getting so ridiculous that when she delivered the line, “I want you to give me something I have not had in a long time,” we got a horrible case of the giggles and almost had to leave.

    Teenagers? No. Forty-somethings.

  12. Sonya says:

    I haven’t seen it, but I will take your warning duly in hand – it is bad for decreasing. I’ve been enjoying my “period” fixes with Netflix instant view – they’ve got the BBC with some of their yummy offerings. Perfect to knit with.

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