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:
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!