There has been a lot of talk over in the New England Cross Stitchers Group about Dreams of Stitches. I have two Dreams of Stitches projects that are currently UFOs, and both are near completion, so I felt a bit motivated this afternoon to pick up Judy's Garden and get to work on it. I am stitching it on 28 ct Watercress Hand Dyed Jobelan by Wichelt. I started this last summer and put it aside for unknown reasons :-) I will get it done quite soon now. I love how the Six Strand Sweets floss jumps out on this fabric, and the charms for it will make it really cute. I also have Lacy's Garden sooooo close to done! I only have about 2/3 of the border left to do. I started it back in 2000 while we were waiting to have our house built. I am doing it on black with the bright colorway, though. At the time that I started it, we had two long haired cats. Now we have six and boy, does that add to the "special effect" of the hair on the black lugana! So, I figure I will take it to work soon for a day or two (away from the kitties) and finish it there :-)
My day was brightened by a little stash arrival in the mail - I received my order with Cream by Toni Goffe (just too cute!), two spools of Kreinik #4 braid and a skein of Weeks Dye Works that I need for some projects. This was my first order from Down Sunshine Lane. Their service was great and I surely rate this shop highly, however their stock is very, very limited. I hope they grow, and I also hope they maintain their good service too.
I picked up Alfie today and watched it this afternoon. I was pretty disappointed with it. I have learned that I have a new pet peeve - movies that are advertised as funny and romantic, but in truth are dark and rather dull. I have run into several of these in recent months. They surely put their best clips in their commercials, but even worse, they twist what you see so that it is not even close to the context with which you see it in the movie (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind comes to mind.... as does Little Black Book) - why advertise them as funny, when they surely are not? The other issue with the movie today was the style in which it was filmed. It seemed a bit grainy and dark. I am not sure if that was even intentional.... sigh. Not a movie I would really recommend, and I had hopes for it since Marisa Tomei was in it... but her role was fairly insignificant (or at least, her on-screen time was very limited).
Stitched on today: Judy's Garden and Fairy Flora (way too far along now to put her aside for more than a day at a time)