Annette's Acre

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August 20th, 2008 by Annette

Meme Results and Olympic Pics

Wow!  You all were great on the movies 🙂  Though I will say that the ones I would have been surprised if anyone got….no one did.  Here they are:

1 – What do you do when the thing you most wanted, so perfect, just comes? 

The Red Violin.  This is a fantastic movie.  The story is engrossing, the music amazing and I love love love it.  If you haven’t seen it, get thee to your video store or Netflix queue!

 14 –  You’ve been taken to the cleaners, and you don’t even know your pants are off.

Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House.  My favorite Cary Grant movie.

15 – All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.

My Man Godfrey.  Another oldie but goodie.  They just don’t make movies like these anymore.

On to my Olympic progress!

I am pleased to stay I am on track for my silver medal!  Gold is pretty far out of reach given my schedule this week, but I knew it was the stretch goal of the three.  I’ve managed two of three on my original to-do list for the Bronze medal:

1 – Finish Mom’s Sampler

This is the Mother’s Day Sampler from the May JustCrossStitch magazine.  Stitched on 28-ct antique-white linen with a combination of GAST, Needle Necessities and Dinky Dyes cotton floss.  I think I used all of two of the called for colors and subbed the rest from my stash!  It is not pressed – I’ll do that before I head to the framer’s on Saturday:

2 – Stitch on Final UFO RR

Not enough hours put in yet, but given a weekend of NO PLANS, I’ll definitely have a good portion done for the Closing Ceremonies!

3 – Finish Fair & Square Round 8 (done prior to Opening Ceremonies)

This one doesn’t count, but I will go ahead and show the squares that were mailed off.  It’s a GenCat freebie called “Quaker Time” done in Gloriana Grape Harvest on cream linen.

4 – Stitch Knotwork Bookmark for Exchange

Well, I have not received word the bookmark I stitched made it, so can’t show that one *quite* yet.  I will show the one I received 🙂  I love it!

For the Silver Medal, I said:

Finish the three above and work on at least three other WIPs (2 hours each)

1 – Country Cottage Needleworks’ Joyful Summer

I finished off the flower (had only 6 petals and no center), the horizontal stem above joy and the leaf in my two hours.  The fabric is the recommended blue Belfast – just a washed out indoor pic 🙁

2 – Socks – Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Fresh Flowers

I’m trying out the new WendyKnits pattern in the last Knit Simple magazine.  Did half the cuff and down the leg during the two hours (riding in a car last weekend)

Not showing #3 yet as I’ve not gotten my two hours done 🙂


3 Responses to “Meme Results and Olympic Pics”
  1. I loved “The Red Violin” – I only saw it once, but would love to see it again!

  2. Wow you have been a busy crafter. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. You do some lovely work. x

  3. Love the colour of the sock yarn, so bright and cheerful

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