Monthly Archives: February 2007

Guess what!?! I have a life.

The following is taken from Annette’s blog.  I was curious…
“It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, change the header adding your number, and post it.”

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
( ) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
(X) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( ) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 7 out of 22.

( ) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
( ) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
(X ) Harry Potter 3
(X) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
( ) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch

Total so far: 11 out of 43. Not a fan of scary/horror movies, obviously.

( ) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
( ) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
(X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
( ) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong

Total so far: 12 out of 66.

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(X) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
( ) Flubber*
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards

Total so far: 14 out of 90.

(X) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
(X) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
( ) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
( ) Ocean’s Twelve
( ) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
(X) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George

Total so far: 19 out of 121.

(X) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(X) E.T.
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
(X) War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
( ) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(X) The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
(X) The Terminator 3

Total so far: 27 out of 147.

(X) X-Men
(X) X-2
(X) X3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
( ) Freaky Friday*
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
( ) Shrek
( ) Shrek 2

Total so far: 33  out of 165.

( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle on 34th street*
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Total so far: 39 out of 181.

( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
( ) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
( ) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard

Total so far: 40 out of 200.

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 1
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness

Total so far: 42 out of 220.

(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
(X) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
( ) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal

Grand total: 50  out of 239.  See, by this definition, I have a life!

Been stitching on my Papillion Creations Mystery Sampler. I’m working on the alphabet in the middle and will post a scan this evening.

Blessings,

Julie

What happened to the week?

That’s the question I’m asking myself. Last weekend was grand fun and I didn’t get my camera out once. Shame on me! But we had the gathering of the ‘stitching sisters’ as planned.

Theresa was working on Jeanette Douglas’s “My Stitching Treasures” It is coming along beautifully.

Susan was working on one of the Peacock series by the Workbasket. The colors are much more wonderful and vibrant in person…as always it seems the pictures don’t do the pattern justice.

Janet was working on a mini stocking done in bright colored fibers (red was the base color, I think it was Watercolors Flame). It was done on canvas and had lots of wonderful stitches. She finished. I was impressed.

Paula spent her weekend scrapping. My in-laws 50th wedding anniversary is today and she is putting together two wonderful albums for them. Paula has a fantastic talent for this sort of thing and I know this gift will be forever treasured.

I worked on and pretty much finished this segment of my Neighborhood Round Robin. It’s been mailed off and I’m ready to start on Judy’s ‘Small Town Minnesota’ neighborhood. The artistry and imagination from this group of ladies is amazing!

Here are the results of my efforts. dscf0694.JPG

Please excuse the poor photo, I am still struggling with how to get digital photos to show correctly in the blog. Hopefully you get the idea.

Last weekend, in addition to stitching, we did some shopping (read that MAJOR damage at the half price book store-new shipment of stitching books!), a lot of eating and even watched “The Princess Bride”…a chick flick extraordinaire.

The weekend was the high point of my entire week. I got news on Monday that my dad had been hospitalized with internal bleeding. By the time he went in, his blood counts were scary. However, they gave him whole blood, did every test under the sun and he came home yesterday. We’re still waiting for the results of the test where he swallowed a tiny camera in a capsule. He is feeling much better and his blood count had been steady for 48 hours…so that’s all I know. It’s just a tad frustrating…especially from 1000 miles away.

I hope to get back on some kind of a stitching schedule next week. I miss my other projects.

I hope everyone has a great weekend that includes many hours of stitching.

Blessings to all,

Julie

I have not been slacking…

…not really. I cut my retreat short because of what I thought was a tummy-ache. Turned out to be an intestinal flu bug or something darned near like it. It took about three days to feel human again. The last day and a half have been spent playing catch up…and NOT with my stitching. Pout, pout, pout.

The best report I have for what I accomplished at Retreat…well, I started two new projects and spent $60 at the silent auction. I got a BEAUTIFUL hand-knitted felted purse in a gorgeous shade of lilac. I am thrilled. And my dollars go to benefit a good cause. I love it!

However, I am pleased to report that this weekend is an official gathering of the ‘stitching sisterhood’. Janet is coming down from her abode in the far north, the rest of us will be here to greet her and we are spending our long weekend slumber partying and stitching…oh, and yes, probably some shopping too. 🙂

I think my poor husband is going into hiding. He’s truly very patient about this ‘hobby’ of mine, however, 5 women with colored string is a very scary thing. I guess you could say he’s doing his own retreat.

As for me, I’m going to stitch and stitch and stitch. And come Monday evening I WILL have progress to show! I promise. I will also post some photos of the ‘sisterhood’ at work.

Blessings,

Julie

No, I haven’t fallen off the planet…

…but I did have a busy week with little to no stitching, ergo very few posts.

This weekend I hope to make up for it. I am attending a retreat as a day stitcher. This is the type of retreat where there are no teaching pieces just stitching time with friends away from home duties. 🙂 Read that…a bunch of women who’ve known each other for a LONG time gabbing, eating and stitching. It’s wonderful fun.

Most of my ‘stitching sisters’ are there as well as many people I know through Guild and through my years at the shop. I LOVE doing this!

I do have to confess I did more talking than stitching last night, but I did start the Indigo Rose Folding Needlebook and—sorta—mastered the Tailor’s Buttonhole. Today I’ll be working on my poor, ignored WIPS: Mystery X, The Bordeaux Sampler, My Stitching Treasures, whatever comes to mind…so I hope I will have photos/scans to post by tomorrow night.

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll ‘see’ you Sunday evening!

Blessings,

Julie

Bordeaux Sampler SAL

Well, as promised a picture of my progress last week on the Bordeaux Sampler. I actually LOVED stitching on this and would have happily kept going, but I do need to move on with my rotation. I think my normal night for this SAL with Carol will be Wednesday evening.

sampler-cove-bordeaux-sampler.JPG

Those Rhodes grape clusters are great fun to do!

It’s cold here and time to go snuggle in for a nice warm sleep.

Blessings,

Julie

Happy Monday!

I had a terrible weekend stitchingwise…I didn’t put a needle in fabric or a hook in yarn either day. So sad….

I did bring my  prayer shawl with me to friends to work on while we watched the Superbowl, but I was too caught up in the game to even think about working on anything. Personally, I am delighted for Tony, Peyton and the entire Colts organization.  I am also happy for the Bears…to have come so far this season is a testimony to hard work and good coaching, so congrats to ‘da Bears’ too.

I do have a bit of progress to scan on the Bordeaux sampler and will do that tonight along with what I get done today. My biggest problem with rotation is I never want to STOP working on the piece currently on my frame.

I do want to share something I read that touched my heart.  It speaks so much of my treasured relationships with friends:

“Any woman who sews or knits, or weaves, blends colors in a tapestry or creates a patchwork quilt, knows by the feel that a single thread is weak; but the weaving, the blending, the intertwining with many others, makes it strong.  Any woman alone without friends to sustain her, to nuture and support, to hold with loving arms, like a single thread, is weak.  But the weaving, the loving, the nuturing of others, the networks of friendship makes her strong.”–The Kinship of Woman, 1994

I can’t say anything to this but ‘amen’ and a humble thank you to each one of the woman who touch my life with their grace, their beauty and their kindness.

Have a wonderful day, stitching sisters!

Blessings,

Julie

Can you believe it’s February already????

I can’t. I swear, the older I get the shorter the months get! I need to remind myself each day to live life to the fullest. Because, the way it’s hurtling by, I’m afraid I might miss it. 🙂

This morning, I’m enjoying the sunshine, but I’m glad I”m inside. It’s zero just outside my window and I plan to wait a bit before venturing out. Enjoy my coffee, a little stitching and the winter wonderland from my perch on the second floor of our townhome.
For my January 31st stitching, I chose to work on Chatelaine-Mystery X. Once I got started I didn’t want to put it down…the colors are fantastic! The sad thing is, I am now ‘officially’ behind, since Part One isn’t done and we got Part Two this morning.

Part Two is also gorgeous, but I asked Dan straight away to make me enlargements. My eyes are just not that young anymore. 🙂

Here is progress on Part One as of midnight last night:

chatelaine-mystery-x-part-1.JPG

I had to scan it because my camera’s batteries chose that moment to die on me. 🙂 I wish the colors came out better on the scans/photos because Martina does such a fabulous job!

Well, more later, but many blessings to each of you and thank you for leaving comments. They make my day!

Julie