Jun 30, 2008

Marvelous Monday Update 6/30/08

I'd like to thank everyone who visits my blog and leaves comments. I appreciate each and every one! :) When I first started blogging, it was a way for me to journalize things that were going on in my life (The first to go is the mind, ya know!) as well as share the stitching I manage to get done. It seems in the few short years I've been blogging, I have a following! LOL, it always amazes me when my blog and I are discussed in R/L amongst stitchers. :) A special thanks for the enormous amount of comments on Mime and Pink Carnations. Wow!

Movie Monday
Freedom Writers
Starring Hilary Swank. Based on a true story, a young teacher (Swank) inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

*** Excellent movie! I actually watched it twice and plan on buying it.

The Ninth Gate
Starring Johnny Depp. Based on the book The Club Dumas, Corso (Depp) is a questionably sleazy rare book dealer. He's hired by a mysterious patron who has just come into possession of one of the only three copies of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows (a 17th century occult text said to give its owner unimaginable power). The man hires Corso to track down the other two copies and compare them to his, but complications - both natural and supernatural - arise at every turn.

*** Another excellent movie if you like suspense with supernatural themes.

Broken Bridges
Starring Toby Keith, Kelly Preston, Lindsey Haun, Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson. A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter (Haun) for the first time.

*** I liked this movie, too, even though there wasn't anything gripping in the movie. My goodness Haun can sing! When she sang at the end, it grabbed right onto my heart.

Try as I might, I cannot leave JoAnn Fabrics without buying something. They had fabrics on sale for 30% off. Aren't these the cutest summer fabrics you ever saw? I thought they'd make nice pinkeep, fob, or flatfold backs so I bought 1/4 yd of each.

Thanks to some enabling from Shari, I'll be heading back for their July 4th sale! I want to make some of those floss tags everyone is talking about, and it seems the Notions Wall will be 50% off! There's also some linen in the clearance fabrics that I want to pick up and try to stitch on. And fabric quarters are 99c! I have two large bins of regular (non-stitching) fabrics and yet I *think* I need more. I'm terrible, aren't I?

Stitchy Stuff
I went to the Goodwill store on Sunday and found a suitable frame for Mime. I tossed the mat and saved the artwork (Who knows? Might come in handy). The frame is a bit scuffed up, so I am going to paint it a light peach color. I decided not to use mat board, but instead use 1/8" spacers that I'm picking up from a frame shop today. I've already got Mime laced up and ready to be "popped" into the frame once it's ready. I've PIF'd the chart to Izda in Puerto Rico. She's been *really* patient in waiting for me to finish Mime!


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stitcherw said...

Fun fabric, and what a great find on the frame. I can't wait to see Mime all finished up and ready to hang.

Deirdre said...

I LOVE the fabric. You are soo creative. I think I will head to JoAnnes on the 4th too!

I really want to see Freedom Writers. I think I will rent it while DH is gone.

Shari said...

LOVE the fabrics you got at Joann's!!!! I see my name in your post!! Thanks!! I hope I enabled well! Can't wait to see Mime in the frame. Very pretty!!! And I would save the picture too! Never know! Might want to hang it someday!!!

Lisa said...

Meari, I am a huge movie-lover. We love Johnny Depp around here...have you seen him in "The Secret Window". He plays another literary sleaze type...how does he do that so well? So, was that blonde supposedly satan? I'm slow on the uptake sometimes, lol. I'll have to check out 'Freedom Writers', lastly, adorable fabric! :-) (Don't forget Depp in 'Sweeney Todd'!!!

Sherry said...

Meari, I LOVE your latest finishes. I know you are so happy to have the Mime done and the Pink Carnations finish is outstanding! Can I just tell you about my latest start and "finish"? I had purchased a kit some time ago because I loved it. I don't usually buy kits but I loved it. Finally broke it out and had been working on it for about two months. Not a lot done - I work full time and have a family. But a good start and did I mention I loved it? Sunday I was working on it in the living room and left it on the end table for a few minutes and my puppy grabbed the chart and ATE IT!!! I'm trying to see if I can get a replacement chart but it may be too old. I had to tell someone who would understand. My husband certainly doesn't!!