And the Nominees Are…

As many of you know, I have been watching all of the Best Picture winners as part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days list. Of course, this time of year is always important to me – the nominations and the actual Academy Awards, but this year it will mean I have another film to add to my list. The nominees were announced, and here they are for Best Picture:


The Departed

Letters from Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

I have not seen any of these, but have heard good things about them all. My good friend, Sherri, and I are having a girl’s night out tonight and we are going to see The Queen. I am really looking forward to it. Plus, there will be Mexican Food – my favorite! I’ll let you know how the film is. And, then I will watch to see which one wins for Best Picture, so that I can add it to my list! We have Gentleman’s Agreement at home to watch for our next film….maybe this weekend.

In stitching news…I’ve been all over the place. You may remember, that I was stitching on Queen of the Needle as my “on the go” project…

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Well, I stopped working on it, it order to work on this…

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All my threads haven’t come in for it, so I started working on this…

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See…I’m crazy with the projects. I decided since it was the middle of January, that I’d best get to work on my February sheep blanket (by the way, I have heard that with the release of the last three charts, they will be discontinuing the sheep and his blankets – so get them if you want them!). Well, my threads that I ordered on January 1st, still have not shown up. So, I have stitched all that I can stitch on my little blanket until they do. So, rather than going back to QOTN, I decided I’d work on something small. I pulled out the next (third in the series) Shepherd’s Bush ornament to stitch on. This one is Shepherds Watched. Hopefully, my thread will come soon, and I can get that February blanket done.

Thanks to everyone who left kind words in the comments – I really really appreciate all of your support and thoughts. If it weren’t for the idea of this being an interactive space, I would just stick with my journal…but I love blogging and the opportunity it affords me to hear from all of you and share my thoughts and projects. Thanks again!

Walk to Rivendell: birch grove (total miles: 13.5)

I am grateful for all the comments you left!

12 thoughts on “And the Nominees Are…”

  1. Each of your pieces are coming along nicely. I’ve had days like that too where I bounce from one thing to the other.

    Enjoy The Queen. I’m so behind on my Acadmey Awards movies for this year.

  2. I just read about the discontinuation of Wooley and his blankets, so I was going to write to you, but it sounds like you are already on top of things. 🙂 I love all of your projects. As long as you finish them, it doesn’t matter how many you have going!

  3. You have a lot of projects going…just like me 🙂 I have startritis…what about you?! Seems like you get yours done though…I have finishitis too…LOL!

  4. Nice projects 🙂 I have days that I go through 4 or 5 before I get “inspired” *lol*
    Carol tells me that you got the fabby for Mermaids of the Deep Blue (same as her’s) … mine’s on the way … wondering if you would like to do a SAL for it?

  5. I’m having a day like that where I can’t get to work on anything!

    What a shame they’re going to discontinue the sheep and blankets. I think he’s so cute!

  6. Michelle-We watched Little Miss Sunshine last night. It was funny, dark, sorta twisted. We enjoyed it. The Queen is on my “want to see” list.

  7. Have fun at the movies – I haven’t seen any of them either; in fact, some of them I hadn’t heard of. I guess I’ve been living under a rock!

  8. The Silver Thistle

    The Queen of the needle is on my ‘to-do’ list. It looks lovely on the gingham!

    How was ‘The Queen’?……….it’s on my ‘to-do’ list too, lol. I’m a big fan of Helen Mirren. I just watched her in ‘Elizabeth’ which was about Queen Elizabeth I. I can’t remember but I think it was a BBC dramatisation rather than a film. Either way…it was brilliant!

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