Monday, March 8, 2010
Did you watch the Academy awards last night? I confess, I couldn't stay up, but I was thrilled to see that Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for Crazy Heart- because I love him. That's him as "The Dude" in "The Big Lebowski" and it's his best performance- I haven't seen "Crazy Heart", but alot of the reviews say that the character he plays is very close to the way he really is.
I didn't manage to see many of the movies- we watched "It's Complicated"- and I was a little disappointed- Meryl Streep was great, as was Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, but I felt that the story was cliche, and the script just wasn't worthy. With the number of remakes Hollywood is putting out- I think there must be a lack of good stories. Alice in Wonderland, I will go and see-that should be really entertaining.
In other news, the theme of my newest Fair Isle- Red Queen, is definitely influenced by the Alice in Wonderland story.
Can you see the little gold crowns in the pattern? I haven't gotten as much done as I had hoped, because I'm still messing with the border patterns. All in good time.In the process of the big clearout- 2 large shopping bags of yarn were donated, I came across this.
I am thisclose to finishing this needlepoint that I started 15 or 16 years ago. What has held it up is you have to blend several strands of crewel wool for the brown background, and it's almost there. Needlepoint was my first real needlework hobby and I still love it. This is from Ehrman,
I have a hyacinth in my forcing glass- and have added to my collection of Spode Blue Italian.
Isn't the milk jug wonderful? It makes me so happy to have this on my kitchen windowsill- I guess it would help if I cleaned the windows, ya think?
Chops does agree that clean windows would aid in the business of squirrelling.
Have a great week.
Posted by Lorraine at 9:11 AM