Monday, January 19, 2009

Yippeeee A finish!!

I'm so excited to have Summer Joy completed. I didn't realize I was calling it the wrong name for all this time! lol .. The only think I changed was the fabric. When I purchased the chart I had just finished Sunflower Sampler that I did stitch on the recommended blue fabric. I just love how this turned out :)


Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was good .. busy but good. On Friday Lisa and I did our movie marathon day. We went to breakfast and started our movie viewing at 10:40am. We saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. We loved the movie! A wee bit long, but very good. Of course it was fasinating to see how well they aged both Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, but even more fasinating to see how they made both of them look younger! Then we were off to see Last Chance Harvey with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Another movie I would recommend if you like enjoyable sappy movies :) Then we were off to have a late lunch and do some shopping before taking in the 7:10pm showing of Slumdog Millionaire. OMG what a great movie!! The story just grabs you and doesn't let go. It is profoundly sad learning about the slums of India, something you really only hear about but never really see. I think the director did an incredible job of showing us the slums. I would recommend this to anyone! It was a really fun day!

Saturday was spent doing house stuff .. no, Christmas isn't put away yet! argh!!! but I have had a lot of other stuff going on .. my goal is this weekend come hell or high water! lol Saturday night I headed for to Cheryl's house for a girls evening .. drinks, dinner, drinks and lots of laughter and a few tears. A couple of her friends are going home (Spokane and Chicago) after spending the last 2 weeks with Cheryl .. so we had a great send off for them .. so great I rolled in the house at 2:30 am! dammm we girls can talk! lol Cheryl has a great many friends, but most of us don't know each other .. this was just one get together to start getting us all connected, trading phone numbers and email addresses .. hope it helps to keep up all in touch and there for Cheryl. There really isn't anything like girl friends is there :)

Sunday I collapsed! lol .. did some stitching, watched a lot of football and did the laundry .. woo hoo! lol

I'm back to stitching on Bent Creek's Joy .. hmmmmm, I guess I'm into Joy right now! lol

I'm grateful for Mondays .. being over!

20 comments:

Julie's Keepsakes said...

I love, love, love this piece. The coloring is superb! When I scrolled down to look, my mouth opened and I yelped out an "ahhhhh" - I'm such a nerd! I think your finish is just perfect - so so cute! You should be happy about it! I love it! :P

karen said...

this one turned out really cute! glad you had a great movie birthday day! and saturday night with the girls! hugs

Suzanne said...

I love this finish. I just received this design in the mail this afternoon and can't wait to get it stitched. I hope mine turns out as lovely as yours.

Karol said...

Great finish! Sounds like you had a nice weekend!

Wendy said...

Congrats on your finish! Movie Day sounds like a great way to spend a winter day - there are so many great movies playing right now.

staci said...

Congrats on the super cute finish! Your movie day sounds like so much fun!!!

Tonya said...

Love the finish! Wonderful colors. Sounds like you had a wonderful movie time!!!!! Stay warm!!!

Beth said...

Great job on your finish!! And yes, there is nothing much more special than a good girl friend.

Good luck next weekend. It is a much harder job taking down Christmas than it is putting it up!

Karen said...

That's a very cute design. Great finish!

Shelleen said...

congrats on the finish. Movie day sounds like a lot of fun.

mainely stitching said...

Hooray for a wonderful finish! And your movie marathon sounds great - will keep an eye out for them in the future (in case I get to watch something other than kids' movies some day!).

Sally said...

Congratulations on your finish Michele! It looks lovely!

Barbeeque4 said...

What a super finish!!! Congrats! Your movie day sounds like lots of fun - I need to see those movie!

Jean said...

Ok, I am in serious need of a girlfriend. Somehow, other things took over or they moved away or life happened in between. My best friend is my sister and how cool is that! You are inspiring me to stretch a bit and start thinking about being a bit more outgoing!

Thanks for the movie reviews. I love hearing how people reacted to movies without telling the whole plot!!!! LOL! You did good.

Great cross stitch!!

Hey, if you leave Christmas up just a wee bit longer, you'll have it up in time for the first Christmas sales - they seem to be starting earlier and earlier!!!

Michelle said...

Your project is beautiful!! Good job..

It sounds like you had a busy but fun weekend.. I want to see all of those movies!

Michelle

RuthB said...

I can't believe the juxtaposition of "slums" and "reccomend it to everyone." lol

Congrats on the finish and all the fine socializing!

How is it you didn't kill your tailboe with all the same day movie going????

Cindy F. said...

~~HAPPY DANCE AND CONGRATS!!~~
Beautiful finish!!
Movie day sounded fun! Thanks for the reviews...helps us decide if we should spend the $$$!
Girl's night sounded like alot of fun!! I miss my girlfriends:(

monique said...

oooh... I want to see Benjamin Button and Slumdog! Nice finish :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish! Congrats.

stitcherw said...

Congratulations on finishing Joy, it looks wonderful. I haven't picked mine up in a while, I really need to pull it back out as don't have that much left. You've certainly been busy lately. If it makes you feel better, my Christmas stuff is still up too. Oh well, as long as it is down by either Spring or Easter I've told myself not to feel bad. :)
Sue