Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Little Late...

It looks like we are well into 2014 and I have been very late in welcoming in the new year.  2013 was a year full of stress and change and new beginnings.  2014, while off to a somewhat rough start, seems to hold the hope of good things ahead and new adventures.

I am also late in posting 3 ornaments that I finally "finished" just in time for Christmas.  I finished stitching all of them around 2008, but, they have long sat in my box of "finishing" and I had just never gotten around to the task of making them complete.  Finished just in time for Christmas!

Santa Claus
By:  Sekas & Co. (free design on back of an old needlework shop newsletter)
Used called for fabric & threads, ceramic train button and small blue beads for eyes

 Snow Bunny
By:  Hobb Nobb (no longer in business - loved their buttons & cute designs)
Stitched on Blue Heatherfield - cannot remember threads used

2004 Christmas Ornament
By:  Blackbird Designs
2004 Just Cross-stitch Christmas Ornament Issue
Stitched over 1 on scrap hand-dyed linen w/called for threads

Projects to work on/finish up this year (we'll see what gets finished):
  • Birth Announcement for niece's 2nd daughter (born in Aug 2013, still not finished)
  • SAL piece w/Sharon - Prairie Moon's Thine is the Trick and the Treat (very slow on progress here)
  • RR piece w/Clare & Lynda - Blackbird's Beneath the Sunlit Sky (got it back, need to finish tiny bit of my stitching)
  • Start new RR piece w/Clare & Lynda - Blackbird's Pumpkin Farm
  • Alphabet Blocks by Carriage House Samplings - started by a friend and "gifted" to me
  • Some random ornaments
  • My Winter Olympic Project - Winter Snapperland by Bent Creek
  • Nautical Fence by Raise the Roof

Year End Movie Thoughts:

Favorites of 2013:
  • Hunger Games:  Catching Fire
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor:  The Dark World
  • The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug (what great computer animation on the dragon!!!)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Now You See Me 
  • Saving Mr Banks
  • Frozen
  • Monsters University
  • Planes
Honorable Mentions:
  • Safe Haven
  • Warm Bodies
  • Despicable Me 2
  • The Wolverine
Worth Noting:
  • The Host - was really surprised I liked this
  • Oz The Great and Powerful - while I somewhat enjoyed this movie, I left the theater with mixed feelings on it and felt ultimately disappointed
  • The Lone Ranger - same comments as Oz
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - this was beyond a disaster, it was downright awful!

 Movies I am looking forward to in 2014:

  • Divergent 
  • Captain America:  The Winter Soldier
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • X-Men:  Days of Future Past
  • The Fault in Our Stars (I'm packing tissues already!)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Maze Runner
  • Hunger Games:  Mockingjay, Part 1
  • The Hobbit:  There and Back Again

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Lovely stitching and finishing of your ornaments.