Friday, January 15, 2010

Hello 2010!

It is with great joy that I bid adios to 2009!!! It was not a very good year and I am glad to see it gone. I am fully hoping that 2010 will be a much better year with wonderful things in store for me!

I started off 2010 by "finishing" this piece that I stitched a couple of years ago and never put the finishing touches on. I know it is somewhat of an odd finish, but I wanted something festive and this sparkly trim just spoke to me. Of course, I could just be losing my mind. :-) Anyhow, here it is and I am pleased with it.

Happy New Year
Lizzie Kate
Called for Threads
Scrap of Lavendar/Grey 28 ct linen

I have not set any major stitching goals except for this: finish the train project!!! I haven't started stitching on it again yet, but I promise that it will get done!!! I also want to finish up some other projects I have started and put to the side. I still have a few ornaments that I want to get finished up as well. So, I guess this year it will be a finish up WIPs year! :-) Now, I'm not completely promising not to start anything new, but, it will be something from my stash and not a new purchase.

The only new thing that I will be working on for sure is this:

The Hunt
by: Homespun Samplar
Threads: Different shades of blue by Carrie's Threads
Fabric: 28 ct coffee dyed evenweave

This is the piece we have chose for our Round Robin group this year. I am really liking it thus far and can't wait to see how it turns out.

If you remember from last post I did a personal Christmas exchange with Hannah. Well, this is the gorgeous red work Prairie Schooler Santa she sent me. Isn't it great?!!! She knows I love Santas and this was just perfect!

From Hannah
Prairie Schooler Santa

Recent Movie Thoughts:

Leap Year - Great chic flick!!! Better than I thought it would be. Cute, funny & enjoyable!
Sherlock Holmes - Enjoyable, but it is definitely a movie that you need to pay attention. Can seem somewhat slow, but, I love Robert Downey, Jr. I really liked how the movie seemed to focus on the friendship between Holmes & Watson.
The Blind Side - Excellent movie!!! Even if you don't like sports, you will like this movie!
Avatar - A really good movie, but not mind blowing like it is hyped to be. I really liked the scenery, especially at night. Beautiful!
The Princess & The Frog - Enjoyable. I loved the old style animation.
Old Dogs - Disappointing
A Christmas Carol - Enjoyed it. However, it is a dark movie and more true to the book than some of the other versions that we have seen. Might be frightening to younger children.
Did You Hear About the Morgans? - I love Hugh Grant, but this was disappointing.

Year End Movie Thoughts:

Top 10 of 2009 in no particular order:

Star Trek
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Proposal
The Blind Side
Band Slam
Julie & Julia
Toy Story I & II in 3D (I know they aren't new, but I just love these movies!)

Other movies from year worth noting:

17 Again
A Christmas Carol
The Princess & The Frog
The Time Traveler's Wife
Couples Retreat

Biggest disappointments of the year:

The Ugly Truth
All About Steve
Pink Panther 2
The Box

Movie notes: I didn't see as many movies this year as I have in times past. There were a couple I really wanted to see and just didn't get to: Amelia & The Soloist

Movies I am looking forward to in 2010:

Dear John (really enjoyed the book)
Iron Man 2
Letters to Juliet
Toy Story 3
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part I

Everyone take care & stay warm! I look forward to, as always, your lovely comments.


Tracey said...

Cute finish! I like the trim!

Anonymous said...

Love that trim! what a cute I'll have to remember :)

lynda said...

Your Happy New Year finish is really cute. I think the trim looks great!
Have I missed some posts re: "The Hunt"? Have we started? I wonder if I have been left out of the loop....
Love the little owl on your blog!

Carolyn NC said...

Great finish!

staci said...

That trim is the perfect accent for your sweet and fun ornie!!!

stitchinfiend said...

That is a fabulous finish - love the trim. The santa from Hannah is gorgeous.

Mylene said...

LK ornament turned out great. And that santa ornament recieved looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I love your Happy New Year finish! Very pretty. I like the start to the hunt can't wait to see how it looks finished. Hannah did a great job on the PS Santa.

Elaine said...

Great finish, I love the fun trim.

Lana said...

I'm glad to see that I am not the only one to not go goo-goo over Avatar. Yeah, the graphics? pretty cool? But I only gave it a 4/5 star rating. I don't see what all the hype is about either!! I am also looking forward to Dear John! Like a dummy, I read the book in 2008 while my husband was at war...I always made sure I had kleenex at the ready when I read it. =) Great progress also!!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. It's adorable. Thanks for the rundown on the movies.

Kathy A. said...

Love your New Year ornament and the finish - cool - perfect!
Hope you have a much nicer new Year.

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that trim!!!!

Chelle said...

I really like the spangle finish on your Happy New Year piece. Seems appropriate to me, and it looks great!

Angela said...

I love your Happy New Year finish! Your WIP looks wonderful and the PS SAnta ornie is gorgeous! I agree with a lot of your movie choices and I agree Toy Story 1 & 2 are 2 of my favorite movies and I never tire of seeing them. I can't wait for Toy Story 3!

Isabelle said...

You are right, it seems 2009 wasn't a good year for many people. :)

Your stitching is adorable! I love the way you finish your projects.
Your blog layout is super cute, too, while not being overly busy. I enjoyed my visit very much, thank you! :)