Gentle Readers and Dear Friends - I wanted to thank you all for the kind words about Shores. I knew when this chart was released how much I would love working on this piece, but it does seem to be moving along much faster than I thought. I will have to break up the stitching like I mentioned yesterday to make it last. On another stitching point - I was reading on a Forum yesterday about rinsing/washing finished pieces. A stitcher had done this to a completed piece and her silks had run and now the piece has a pink cast to it - I have never washed or rinsed a piece of needle work - ever - the main reason being that once I am finished I have never felt the need to - the piece is not soiled and smudged. I will iron it, but never get it wet. Is washing/rinsing a regular practice? Should I wash/rinse completed projects? I really see no need to - and with all the over dyed silk and cotton floss I use I would be afraid that something would run and bleed all over the linen. I keep my hands immaculate when ever I am going to pick up any stitching for fear of getting it dirty.
The biggest problem I have is keeping the who-hound hair off - whenever I sit down to stitch I usually have at lest one of them in my lap - or on my shoulders - or snuggled up next to my leg - and - for them being "hairless" chihuahuas they shed like nobodies business. I usually have to go over everything pretty closely to get all the little hairs off. - Oh well, just wondering.
The movie last night - should have been - a Netflix pic. But, when I opened up the little envelope out fell and multiply cracked disc. It was completely unplayable - so back into the little envelope it went and into the mailbox this morning. I reported it broken. The flicker was "Whispering Smith" -1948 - with Alan Ladd and Brenda Marshall. We'll see if they can come up with another copy to view. Instead we watched "The Picture of Dorian Gray" - 1945 - starring George Sanders, Hurd Hatfiled, Donna Reed and Angela Lansbury. This wonderfully shot and superbly acted film of gruesome horror is a really super film. Set in late Victorian London this story by Oscar Wilde of a portrait that grows old and horrid while the man remains forever youthful is lots of fun - it has music, it has rich folks, it has pretty women and it has murder!!!. I have always enjoyed this film and the growing suspense as it moves along is really great!!! I would recommend it for just the witty dialogue along, snarky in all the right places. If you get the chance give it a look.
There you go sports fans - thanks again for stopping by, do come again!!