Thanks so much for all the porch love! I really, really love my porch! I waited 20 years to get it. We moved into this house in 1985 and hubby has been telling me ever since we moved in he would build me one - he started it in November 2005. As for it looking so neat and clean - cropping is wonderful! If only I could do that with photos of me - trouble is when I get through cropping all the fat, there is nothing left!
Late yesterday afternoon I sat and watched Mr. Brooks. I had seen it in the theatre but I had to see it again. Last June (2006) baby boy spent a day on the set of Mr. Brooks as an extra. No lines, strictly just in the background. All we knew was that the scene he did was outside on a sidewalk and Demi Moore was in it. (Kevin Costner was not on the set that day) He said he was close enough he could have reached out and touched her and if those scenes made the movie, there was no way we could miss him. When we saw it in the theatre I managed to spot him twice but give a mom the remote to stop, rewind, play again and I counted 6 times in 67 seconds. If you blink you would miss them all! Of course if you aren't looking (really looking!) you aren't going to notice in the first place! If you just happen to be watching - at 53 minutes 19 seconds into the movie Demi's character will meet her attorney outside a coffee shop. The camera will be shooting from inside looking out - you will see a blond guy in a purple shirt & light khaki pants walk by - that would be my baby boy! He flashes by again several times over the next 60 seconds then it's over. Okay - enough of the mom stuff!
During the other 2+ hours of the movie I finished up the stitching on this ornament. I like how it came out. (it looks a little wonky because it is still in the Q - still need to put in the name and date)
If I can find the tassel I know I have around here somewhere, I plan to make it into an ornament. (if not, I'll buy another one!) It will be kind of big as the design is 4 x 4 3/4 before you add any margin to it. Okay - If you have read this far - through all the mom dribble, I'm now going to get to the bribery part. I'm going to give this ornament away on my 100th post. I am going to do my best to make that 100th post before it gets too late for Christmas but since I don't always post every day there is no guarantee about that. Here is the deal. Every comment starting with this post and going through post 99 will put your name in the drawing - you don't have to have a blog, but you must at least leave an email address so I can get in touch with you - I will draw a name and announce the winner in post # 100. Double comments on the same posts will only count once, but you can comment on each separate post. I hope I have enough to make it fun! Once I get it 'ornamentfied' I'll post another picture.