…for choosing a Best Picture winner for 1929/30 that didn’t suck. As I mentioned previously, I am watching all of the winners for Best Picture as part of my 101 thing in 1001 days. So far, I have watched two. Tonight’s feature was “All Quiet on the Western Front”. And it was quite good. Honestly, my expectations weren’t so high after the not so toe-tappin’ Broadway Melody. So, next up is “Cimarron”. We actually had a movie marathon weekend it seems. We have watched five movies. This may be due, in part, to the fact that it is over 100 degrees outside and I have no energy to do anything but be a blob. But, I have gotten quite a bit of stitching done. I now have six sailors, 4 flags, and a dinghy. I found another SNC thread in my stash called Silver Queen that I am giving a try on the top sail. It is lighter than my fabric and more silvery than the previous Heirloom Blue I was supposed to use, but that matched my fabric exactly. I think the Silver Queen will work. It is light, but I think it will be ok, once I get a big enough area of it stitched. I will reserve final judgment until I see the whole sail though.
I also remedied one other situation this weekend. I recently discovered that I had no Little House Needleworks charts in my possession. Guess what. Spurred on by Katrina‘s recent finish of Coffee Menu, I decided to add one to my stash. I am now all set to stitch Liberty Hill Inn.
I love the colors in this. I may just have to push this one to the top of the pile. Tomorrow night we get to go and pick up our wedding pictures which I am really excited about. But for now, I am off to stitch some more on Bay Sampler and watch ANOTHER movie!
Thanks for the compliments on my little Shepherd’s Bush ornaments. Karen V. asked if I am using the recommended fabric for these. Yes, I am using the called for 32 count Espresso linen by R&R. This fabric for some reason (maybe it’s the color) is not as stiff as the other R&Rs I have run across. The only problem I’ve had with it is that some of the threads barely show up on it – like the Light Khaki. So, keep that in mind when choosing your fabric. I am also planning this to be one piece. I am stitching each piece separately, then plan to sew them all together in a quilted wall hanging. I like the idea of having the fabric separating each one. And the silver charms are so pretty.
I am grateful for air conditioning.