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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

June Zooms

Lies! Lies! It's all lies! June does NOT zoom. It drags on forever. Tormenting a stitcher with it's large blocks of solid colors. Finally, the June Snapper Year block is complete. I'm so relieved. I was beginning to think I would never finish.
July is kitted up and a Netflix movie is in my queue. I still need to finish my ornament swap piece. The stitching is completed it just needs putting together, something that won't take long at all. I just have to sit down and do it.

Several of you asked how I am liking Pillars of the Earth. I am no movie critic! (Jessie teases me all the time how I forget the plot, storyline & details of movies almost instantly after finishing them. I'm terrible about remembering movies & books unless I see/read them over and over. This trait did not serve me well in school.) I usually watch movies of books I've read. I usually don't enjoy them as much as the book...there is never enough detail! Pillars was good. Or I should say is good ~ it's not finished yet. They've done an excellent job converting an enormous book into a mini-series. The book is much better! The only movie I've ever liked more than the book was Jurassic Park. There is just something about those dinosaurs!

In fact, I am so terrible about remembering inconsequential details that the other day I came home from the bookstore with the paperback sequel to Pillars ~ World Without End. I was very pleased to have a new book to read.


"Mom, you've read that!" Jessie said.

"No," I replied, "It just came out."

"In paperback! You already have it in hardcover!" She steamed.

*Sigh* There it was. In hardcover. On the bookshelf. I'm an idiot!



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xox

41 comments:

Annie said...

Yea for the June finish! Looks good.

I'm the same way about remembering the books and movies I've read and seen. I always say they go in one eye and out the other!

Lisa said...

Just like me. My friends ask, who did the Yankees play last night and I actually have to think for a minute before I can answer. Glad I'm not the only one!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh dear Sharon...I just can't believe how similar we are in this. I thought I was losing my mind and now I've found someone who is just as nuts as I am.
OK...so this probably isn't making you feel any better but it's doing wonders for me!

valerie said...

Yay! Congrats on finishing June! It looks great...now onto the birdies! :)

I am really bad at remembering plot info from movies or books I just read too!

Patty C. said...

So what you are trying to say is that June Looms ;)lol

Although it was tedious to stitch it looks wonderful !!

Hillery said...

Ah Ha!! You've finished it. Congratulations. Can't wait to see July....you better get a move on. Just kidding.

Blu said...

Oh, I don't know. Marching into September it feels like the entire year has been zooming away!

Those traveller badges on the suitcase are cute.

I tend to remember some random fact from books and movies. Usually to do with the romantic subplot/lack thereof!

Jan said...

Yay for you! June looks so cute. I'm watching Pillars also. I'm up to the third episode. As to forgetting plots, that's not my problem; mine is remembering what I went in to the kitchen for 10 seconds ago.

Karen said...

Sharon...you obviously have too much other important stuff to remember! Great finish!

Myra said...

June might not have zoomed for you but it sure is a cute block. Well done! Hey, I got a Netflix movie last week that I have had in my queue for a while - I had already seen it!

Lynn said...

Okay so now I think you need to take that suitcase and grab a vacation. It tormented you enough,lol!
I just brought home a new book that I was really interested in only to find that I already had a copy given to me by my DS on Mother's Day. See, you're not the only one!!

Pumpkin said...

HORRAY!!!! Looks awesome Sharon :o) You're getting caught up.

That's okay. You could have just said that you liked the book so much that you wanted another copy ;o)

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish - it is beautiful.

Cole said...

Great job on June regardless of the lack of zoom :) Now I hope July will fly!!

I'm really bad for remembering too... usually I will reread half of a book before things start to feel familiar!

Annette said...

June is finished...congratz.. you did a great job!!!

I have dyslexia, so I have the same problem, My schooltime was a disaster.
Children so say the hard truth...
Have a nice time reading it.
I have never read a book since my schooltime!!!

Annemiek said...

Great finish! I know all about those large solid blocks :). Keep going though, I love seeing your progress.

Christine said...

Your June block looks great.
Buying the same book twice sounds like the kind of thing I'd do. It really doesn't help when they change the covers of the books to match the film, and print the name of the film in huge letters, and the original name of the novel in teeny tiny ones.

Kajsa said...

That's funny!! June looks great!

Bekca said...

Congrats on your June finish, can't wait to see July :) Happy stitching.

Taelle said...

Congratulations on finishing June - looks neat.

... I always thought that forgetting books is good for mysteries - you can reread a bunch of them over and over.

Mary said...

Great finish for June! Don't you wish you were packed up and ready to go?

Over the weekend I picked up a couple of movies from the library. When I finally sat down to watch I popped one in and after a few minutes thought it looked very familiar. Wouldn't you know, I had just seen it no more than a few months ago. Oh well, watched it again anyway!!

ArchangelDecker said...

Great job!

staci said...

Adorable finish! It's really a shame that time can't slow down and the stitching speed up, lol!

I'm terrible at remembering details too...so glad I'm not the only one, lol!!!

Berit said...

lol! Congrats on getting over this "hill". :)

Carol said...

Too funny, Sharon!! I find that the older I get, the more I have to keep running lists of everything--especially my stash! I recently bought a PS chart that I've probably owned for 3 years...

June looks great--hope July flies by a bit quicker for you :)

Lindsay said...

June looks good as much as you disliked stitching it

Paisley said...

June looks great! Keep up the good work!

I just started watching PotE, courtesy of Netflix, and I'm having a heck of a time keeping the characters straight. I've only made it through two episodes so hopefully the whole who's who will get better as I go. That, and I imagine people will start dying so we'll have fewer folks to keep up with.

Dee said...

June may have gone slowly, but it sure is cute!

Meadows08 said...

That suitcase may have been a pain in your behind but it sure turned out cute. I love the British flag and the back stitching.

I can't tell you how many times I've bought books I've already read too!

There were some disturbing parts in Pillars of the Earth. That has made me leary of watching the mini-series.

Brigitte said...

... but it's a block that looks really nice.

Nancy said...

It may have dragged on for you, but it's fun for the eyes to see! Congratulations on your June finish!

Jackie said...

I'm the opposite of you in that I rarely read and book and watch the movie based on the book. I'm almost always disappointed in the movie when I do.

I'm sorry June did not zoom! It looks great though.

Claire said...

June looks great, well done.

Sandra said...

June looks great, even though it seemed forever to stitch. I've been there, know how it feels.

As for the memory, well, same here. I know I've seen something because "it looks familiar" but I'm never quite sure... As I tell my friends "all my neurons are busy building up important things, like creative crafts, they have no time to waste on small things" lol

TinaTx said...

June loos great!
I have the same book/movie problem! There is no telling how many times I buy one I already have. I usually pass the extra one on to a friend. (at least I don't usualluy buy them the same day - I havea friend that bought the same cross stitch chart twice in the same day - different stores) I usually take it as a sign I really like it!

P. G. said...

Yah for June... being done!! Ok so catch up quick and let us know when you start October. I bought the October chart just by itself because of my sudden obsession with pumpkins, so get there quick and I'll race you in a SAL *grin* Does that make sense?

Pam

Micki said...

I love your finish! Great job!
Micki

zoomcity said...

I hope you enjoy the second reading World Without End. ;o) So funny. Thanks for the laff. Enjoy stitching July.

Siobhan said...

LOL about your buying the book in paperback that you already had in hardback! I once purchased the same magazine THREE times. Agh.

I haven't read Pillars yet, but I know it's a fantastic book--everybody raves about it! I need to get to it. We actually are getting the miniseries here--I am surprised, since sometimes it takes years for us to get TV shows that I'd think we'd get right away, if they're hits in the US. Anyway, tonight is the last episode of the Pillars miniseries and I can't wait.

Love June!

Suzanne said...

Nice little finish!

Julie said...

Depends on what the film is about if i recall it or not. I prefer a lot of books to their film versions

June looks great