Friday, June 13, 2008

2 New Finishes!

Well, I have actually had a relatively productive week in the cross-stitching world. Nothing major, but a couple of small accomplishments. I finally finished stitching my 3rd piece on Bridal Tree SAL 2nd set and I stitched a small piece for a friend that recently became a US citizen.

Here they are:

Designer: Trail Creek Farm freebie
Name of Piece: USA
Material used: 28 ct. khaki evenweave
Threads used: DMC B5200, 3750, 321

Designer: Brittercup from 2007 Just Cross-Stitch Ornament Issue
Name of Piece: Poinsettia
Material used: 28 ct. white linen
Threads used: In the Reds by Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors, Sampler Threads Pine, WDW Curry (did not use beads)

As for more stitching news...I also started stitching on a piece for a personal exchange. Got a fair amount done on that. I cut out fabric and assembled threads for some ornaments to work on while I am on vacation. They will be easy to work on in the car since they are done on 10 ct. I also packed a Shepherd's Bush piece done on 10 ct. that I started last summer on vacation. Hopefully I will get it finished on this one. :-)

I haven't commented on movies recently, so here is my latest update. I've seen quite a few in the last month or so, so here goes:

Movie Reviews:

Ironman - Loved it! Best movie I have seen so far this summer.

Incredible Hulk - Really enjoyed it. Paid homage to the classic tv show, including images from opening of old show, music, and Lou Ferrigno was in it. :-)

Indiana Jones - While I enjoyed it because I am an Indiana fan, I was disappointed with where this story went. Way out in left field. I did not feel that it stuck with the true legend of the crystal skulls.

Kung Fu Panda - cute. I enjoyed this.

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - enjoyable, but seemed to be missing something the first one had. Somewhat disappointed in the ending, though I do believe it followed the book fairly well. (It has been eons since I read the books!) My son enjoyed it more than the first one.

Don't Mess with the Zohan - Hated it! Let me repeat, HATED IT!!! I would have to be highly paid to ever see this movie again. I feel I am owed money for even sitting through this. If I had not been with a friend I would have walked out of the theater and demanded my money back!!!

Recent Rentals:

Atonement - a somewhat melancholy film, but I really enjoyed it. It was directed by the same person that directed Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley a couple of years ago. The same composer (whom I thought was brilliant in P&P) did the music as well. I thought it was excellent how the old typewriter sounds were the percussion for this movie. Brilliant!

Lucky Seven - a very sweet little movie starring Patrick Dempsey and Kimberly Williams-Paisley from 2004.

Don't forget my updated Stash Sale!

I'm getting ready to go on vacation, so I won't be posting the next couple of weeks. Also, if you email about the stash sale it will take me a couple of weeks to get back to you, but I promise I will. :-) Happy Stitching!


Terry said...

Very nice!

Mylene said...

Great finishes!!

Enjoy your vacation!

Barbara said...

Great finishes! Very cheery. :)

Meari said...

Both your finishes look good, Jinger. Love the USA one!

staci said...

Very cute finishes, thanks for the freebie link ;)

Bliss said...

cute finishes!

Kathy A. said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I have been admiring your blog and your stitching. I really like the Brittercup Pointsettia. Will have to dig it out and add it to my ornament list.

Sonda in OR said...

Looks great! I like the USA finish!