Jun 7, 2009

ZEE BARGELLO EES FEE NEE

Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo! I just finished the bargello project from Needlepoint Now! (It was in issues May/June 2002 through Jan/Feb 2003 if you're at all interested). Considering I started this sucker in 2006, I'm THRILLED to have it in my finished pile!

I'll confess that the top is waaaaaay off, but the beauty of bargello is that you can fake it all day long without too much trouble. All I had to do was some major compensating in a few different areas and all is right with the world. (At least I think so.)

Stewey and I have just finished a moovie-palooza! Last night we watched "Michael Clayton" and "Modigliani", and today we've watched "Last Chance Harvey", "Brideshead Revisited", "Bull Durham", and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". Whew! Kind of an eclectic group, wouldn't you say?

Methinks my favorite was Modigliani, but it's driving me nuts that I couldn't figure out who one of the characters was. There is a scene where Picasso is driving Modigliani to a country home and he says "Let's go meet God". Then they visit an older guy who I'm thinking might have been either Matisse, Manet, or Monet. Does anybody know? (Forgive me if my guesses are completely out of the realm of possibility...my knowledge of painters is ridiculously poor.)

Edited to add: OK, stupid me. It was Renoir. It took me two hours, but after reading a lot of google stuff about the movie, I found out that the guy they go to visit is Renoir. (And not at all Matisse, Manet, or Monet, by the way). Sheesh.

So that's it for this weekend. I would love to tell you that we solved world peace, weeded the garden, did laundry, or cooked something delicious, but the truth is that we did absolutely nothing at all but sit and stitch. Pure bliss.

25 comments:

  1. WOW!!!!!! Absolutly beautiful. Thanks for the references to the mag that is in.

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  2. Sounds like the perfect weekend, stitching, movies and a "Fee Nee". Your bargello project looks great, a definite work of art. CJ ok;-)

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  3. I can't wait to see the bargello project framed! I LOVE IT!!!

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  4. It sounds like you approach Bardello in the same way I approach regular cross stitch :o) Anyhoo, fabulous finish, Madame! I SO love the tulips at the bottom of the piece!

    What a way to spend your weekend. And are my eyes mistaken, or is that a full June Jar in your Blog header?

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  5. Gorgeous piece, Coni. So, Last Chance Harvey wasn't that great? I was thinking of getting it via Pay Per View sometime soon. I see my word verification below is "rentspit". Most unusual I've come across so far.

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  6. Beautiful colours... and a full June jar already. What a great way to spend a weekend.

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  7. A beautiful riot of color. I love it!

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  8. Congratulations Coni... it's gorgeous!! Simply sit and stitch you say? Sounds like heaven to me. :)

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  9. Gorgeous finish. Are you framing it or using it as a pillow?

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  10. Sometimes those are the best weekends and turn out to be just what the doctor ordered!! Your finish is beautiful!

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  11. Such a beautiful work of art.
    Crongratulations it is simply beautiful.

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  12. A beautiful piece and a beautiful weekend to boot. Congrats!

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  13. The bargello is gorgeous, congratulations

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  14. Now it makes me want to dig out mine and finish that. If I just knew where it was...........

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  15. Whoa.. that's pretty neat! Congrats on the finish :)

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  16. That is gorgeous.... OMG I love it!

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  17. One word, STUNNING!!! Congratulations! By the way under 6-1 post, what are Annie's threadkeeps? I have never seen these before. Would you EMail me at stitch4life@verizon.net? Thanks.

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  18. Coni,
    Your bargello is gorgeous! I liked this piece so much that I did it too.
    (And yes, this one is easy to compensate!)

    Congratulations!

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  19. congrats on the bargello finish -- it looks great : )

    I may have to get the Modigliani movie now -- did you hear on the news that a picasso sketchbook went missing in Paris? Oh My!

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  20. I really love your bargello piece!!

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  21. Beautiful finish Coni!! I love bargello - it's so much fun!

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  22. What a cool finish! Those colours must of been fun to work with!

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  23. Espectacular diseño, hace tiempo que estoy buscando hacer un trabajo como este, me encantaría por favor si compartiera el gráfico conmigo. Le estaría sumamente agradecida. Soy de Argentina y aquí no consigo nada de esto. Mi mail es: inestevsic@gmail.com Mil gracias.

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