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Monday, January 5, 2009

Shakespeare movie fest

Having wended my way through Middle Earth destroying a magic ring with the hobbits, I couldn't decide what to watch next. Then it hit me, Shakespeare! I watched Much Ado About Nothing and Othello yesterday while stitching. Lord, how I love that Kenneth Branagh. ***sigh ~ drool*** I shall continue tonight with, hummm...A Midsummer Night's Dream, maybe? Hey! Where is Titus? I have a feeling Jessie has taken him off somewhere. Return, please, dear daughter! Oooo, Hamlet sounds good too...




Here is a quick picture of where Crabby is today. Loads of snow so far. I don't mind the repetitive stitching, it's soothing. The area isn't too large either. It drives me nuts doing that border though...counting and recounting to make sure. I suggest keeping a box of pins handy for marking stitch counts. The next block will go much easier with the first one done. Oh, hell, it's only the fifth day of the month and look how far I am along! I'll have to decide which WIP to pull out when January's block if finished...




I had mah hairs cut after work today. I can't remember the last time I had it done. One nice thing about long hair is fewer cuts; bad thing too, is fewer cuts; it was looking a little ratty! I think I'm going to try fixing myself up a bit. I've developed a bad habit of not wearing make-up, or my contacts and pulling my hair into a ponytail. Can you say lazy? I'm sure I look a right hag some days. ROFLOL Hey, at least I shower before work! I do iron my shirts too...


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xox

32 comments:

Jan said...

First - Kenneth Branagh. Henry V nuff said!
Second - love the Crabby. You are just zipping right along.
Third - I stopped wearing make-up about 30 years ago. I have wonderful skin because of that; I'm growing my hair out to donate to Lock of Love. And I don't iron my shirts! LOL We are in a class of our own baby!

Margaret said...

Hello I've come visiting!! can't stand Shakespeare so we'll leave it at that - but would you believe I watched Pretty Woman on New Years Eve (for the umpteenth time) and I still think Richard Gere is sooooooo handsome - but the ending of that movie still makes me cringe.
Love the snow! Its 27 degrees celsius here today!

Julie said...

You are off to an amazing start! Can't wait to see more.

Laura said...

I am so going to enjoy watching Crabby All Year grow. It is so cute and....well, crabby. Your Shakespeare binge sounds like it was fun.

Paisley said...

Titus is a favorite of mine! I might have to pull that one out and watch it again.

Crabby is looking fabby!

Mary said...

You're making great progress! Love Henry V!!!

Melissa said...

Your Crabby progress is just wonderful. I like almost all of those sexy British actors. I don't know what it is, but oh my goodness.

Daffy's DD said...

Whoops! Titus is at the BF's house! Introducing him to Shakespeare and all that rot. I've left you 'The Merchant of Venice' though! Shylock FTW!

~~Jessie~~

brokenfairy said...

Crabby is looking good!!
I have not seen any of them films, Seen Romeo and Juliet though, have to love Leonardo Di Caprio (sp)

laura said...

Happy new Year!!!

Your Crabby Year is coming along lovely I look forward to keeping up with your progress

Christine said...

Great progress!
I think I may just have to watch "Much Ado" tonight now, I love that film, so many great actors, and the setting is just gorgeous.

Srinity said...

You've done great progress with the Crabby! I'd love to have all those dvds you have, would make stithing go faster... or slower if there's a lot to drool for. :D

tkdquintmom said...

Hag day? Girl, EVERYDAY is a hag day for me! LOLOL I'm sure you look MARVOLOUS!

Annie said...

Shakespeare sounds too intellectual for my. I just watched Sleepless in Seattle again to match Margaret's Pretty Woman revival.

I thoroughly understand being too lazy to 'primp'. But you feel better when you do, I think.

Julie said...

Crabby look fabby!

Make-up whats that? mine doesn't see the light of day from one year to the next only on special ocasions. I prefer the natural look and if that means pj's all day so be it LOL

Margie said...

I love the Crabby All Year designs and yours is looking great! I love the linen you picked out.

Sharon said...

Crabby is just toooo cute!! I'm loving watching it grow.
Have fun "fixing up" your new look - use that "girl power"! :) :) :)

Glenna said...

I know what you mean about fixing up. I'm clean, but sort of messy, I think, lately. Hair could be better (teeth are shiny though). Clothes are boring, but pressed. Eh--I'd rather stitch in my fleecy pajamas.

Nancy said...

I love your Crabby! These are such fun charts. Hope you enjoy your Shakespeare fest!

Jo said...

Sharon, I'm the same (no contacts though). I rarely wear make up - although it means I feel much better about my looks when I make the effort - when we go out for dinner or on my birthday and Christmas for example - at least people can tell I've made the effot! I'm the same with my hair (also long). I'm a darkish blonde and in recent years it's got a lot darker. So I decided to have highlights. Very subtle so the roots aren't visible - the first attempt was dreadful, but we finally got the shade cracked - it's now 3.5 months since my last hair visit and although I can see roots that are 1" long, not many other people can (unless I oint them out)... and yeah, pony tails and quick buns for my hair most days (I even resort to a quick twist and a pencil sometimes..) - when I wear it loose I tend to get lots of lovely comments as it suproses people!!

Crabby looks great

Claire said...

Sharon, I love your Crabby start. It's looking great. I might have to stitch this next year.

I LOVE Shakespeare. I just don't own enough of the movies. Which Merchant of Venice do you have? I picked up a recent one with Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino. It was really well done.

Redwitch said...

Crabby is looking great :)

I hate going to the hairdresser and I have a short cut, so have to go every 5/6 weeks. I never know what to talk to them about! Good luck with your new look :)

Chiasmata said...

I get a haircut one a year! Admittedly it does go down to my arse, but it certainly saves money. I don't wear makeup either and usually just go with a ponytail (but wearing a motorbike helmet does limit your styling options). :P

Ironing... what's that?

Cindy F. said...

More great progress on Crabby!!

I've developed that same bad habit...no make-up lately and I do still iron:)

Pumpkin said...

These blocks look like they're going to stitch up quite fast!

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Olenka's Stitches said...

Crabby is coming along so lovely.

Stitchingranny said...

Love what I can see of the Crabby but unfortunately the picture in your sidebar is too small and the one on "raise the roof" site is not displaying (sob sob) so I will just have to wait and watch yours growing. As I am very impatient you will just have to stitch quick lol.

Seriously though I will look forward to watching not only yours but some others who I know are taking part too - good luck to you all.

Hazel said...

Ahhh good ol' Shakespeare. Crabby looks cool! xx

Cyn said...

Hi Sharon,

I've enjoyed visiting your blog tonight and catching up on all of your posts. :-)

Crabby is working up quickly!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Lei B. said...

I love this project more every time I see it. The fabric just rocks! I can relate to your comments about your hair and makeup too. I lost my beautician when I went back to work and every haircut is a nightmare waiting to happen. But it is what it is. Can't wait to see the next picture. Take care.

Lori-Ann said...

Just catching up. Love the fabric and SAL choice. It will be fun to watch this grow. I'm too laden down with projects, but if I had oportunity to join you, I sure would!

As far as make up and pony tails. Don't stress. I wore a pony tail for years. Then I cut my hair to just below my ears and am happy with it.

Makeup is just for special occassions and embarassing blemishes in my book.