I Would Like To Thank the Academy…

…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.

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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.

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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.

4 thoughts on “I Would Like To Thank the Academy…”

  1. Thanks for the information on the fabric for the SB ornaments Michelle and the tip on the Light Khaki. I’m planning on using something else, either regular Belfast or maybe Lakeside Linens – I’ll have to pull the threads and see what looks best.

    Nice progress on Bay Sampler 🙂

  2. I have thought about watching all the best pictures too but I don’t know if I can make it through all those classics. Ann.

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