Friday, August 01, 2008

2 New Finishes!!!

I actually have 2 new small finishes!

I have had the fabric and threads ready for this first piece for almost 2 years, but just got down to stitching it about 2 weeks ago. I changed all the colors and I love how it turned out. Very tropical and fun!

Design: Flip Flop Days
Designer: Just Another Button Company
Fabric: R&R 32 ct. turquoise scrap
Threads Used: Crescent Colours
Sun: Crushed Pineapple
Flip: Pink Champagne
Flop: Tangerine
Days: Blooming Crocus
Flowers: Cloud & Ripe Melon
Bucket: Crushed Pineapple & Frozen Margarita
Water: WDW Icicle, Morris Blue & Blue Bonnet
Other Changes Made: Moved "Days" over to left a little, moved where bird went, didn't stitch small sail boat, added turtle button

For Bride's Tree Stitch Along - May ornament of 2nd set

Design: Joy & Peace combined
from Blessings of Christmas series
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Fabric: 28 ct. Platinum
Changes made: changed border from white to black and word from green to red

Recent Movie Thoughts:

Wall E - Love it! Very sweet. Great music. Lots of Star Wars and 2001 references.
Journey To The Center Of The Earth - Very enjoyable! Families should really enjoy this.
Space Chimps - Cute
Get Smart - Very funny! Love Steve Carell
Kit Kittredge - I really liked it. I think it came out at a very bad time. Should possibly have waited until Christmas time. I think it just got lost in the shuffle.
The Dark Knight - This movie will take some explaining. I thought the script was very well done, the shooting in Chicago was great, it was very well acted and more true to the old comics than the old tv show and the old movies. However, this is a very dark, intense and violent movie. I spent most of the movie with my face covered and barely touched my popcorn and soda due to the intenseness of it all. While I wouldn't describe the violence as profoundly gory, it is just a deep sort of violence. Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker was phenomenal! Very much Oscar worthy. And I'm not saying that because he died. But, be forewarned. You will leave this movie almost burdened. There is not a ray of light in this movie. The violence could really have gotten an R in my opinion.


Maureen said...

Oh I love the Flip Flop days - such nice vibrant colours...

Terry said...

Great finishes!

Meari said...

Your finishes turned out nice, J.

I'd heard that Dark Knight was riddled with intense violence. Not something I'd let children watch, for sure!

Stitch Wizard said...

Congrats on your beautiful 2 new finishes! I love the flip flop days, it is so summery! Your stitching is really awesome! Debby

Sharon said...

Great finishes-love the flip flop days!