01 February 2010

I'm going to haunt the mailbox

Thank you for all your nice comments about my idea for the ring pillow. I think it's going to be really pretty when it's finished, so I bit the bullet and ordered the supplies. Technically, other than the deposit for the reception venue, which I took over on Wednesday, so, barring major disasters, I know where I'll be busy doing the Electric Slide on a Saturday in October, this is the first money that we have spent on this wedding. I'm doing M Designs' Celtic H on Antique White linen in either GAST Morning Glory or Cornflower, whichever is closer to the blue I chose. I have to look at the dyelot and see. I have to tweak it just a little to make it perfectly square, but I got it covered. Now to just wait til it gets here.

Yesterday was a so so day. I worked at the theatre, then went over to my mom's to celebrate her birthday, which we had been planning on doing Saturday til it started to snow. HTB and I got her Julie and Julia and an ice cream cake, so she was in birthday happiness. Robbie was most impressed with his grandmother's cake; he made sure to ask for a tiny taste. His mean ol Grammy didn't give him any of hers, claiming dogs don't need ice cream; I told her this was why he didn't buy her a present and gave him some of mine. I know the deal. I put the movie on for her, and decided then and there that we're buying her a new VCR for Mother's Day--hers is yucky, and she spent the whole movie watching closed captioning, which I couldn't get to come off. Robbie jumped up on the couch and was watching along with her; it was a movie about eating and not to be missed.

I unearthed a treasure trove of DVDs I left at the house, so I gathered those up and took them home with me. Apparently, while residing at that house, I was quite the Nicole Kidman fan, because I brought home Cold Mountain, the Others and the Hours (which I can't believe I spent money on). I love Cold Mountain, but it's very raw, and I don't see Nicole Kidman as the female lead, so hard for me to watch. But I brought everything home, including my Disney movies and the silly ones. We watched the Others last night while I stitched. It's been forever since I saw that movie, and HTB hadn't seen it since it came out, so it was a good movie for us to watch. And I managed to stay awake through the entire thing, truly an accomplishment!

I am working on the second ornament in my LHN SAL, Pear Tree. I started it in traffic on Saturday because I left the Fa La La chart at work. It's making up pretty quick, and I have some pretty fabric I can use to back it. I'll try to post a pic of the progress on both tonight, depending on what needs to be done. I am trying to keep to my vow to use this month to finish stitching things. I hope to have both of the ornaments I am working on finished by the end of the week, and then get Betsy finished this month. I'm hopeful. Maybe next weekend, I'll have ample stitching time.


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What's not to love about ice cream cake? The Hours was one of the worst, most depressing movies I've ever watched. My gal pals and I went to see it and it was all I could do not to walk out of the theatre. Plus, I couldn't stop staring at Nicole's nose....

Julie and Julia is a fun movie and one I've added to my collection.

Pumpkin said...

I LOVE Cold Mountain!!!! Jude Law...yum :o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls