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.