I am definitely feeling like jumping ship on this piece. I am so frustrated with it. So, a quick recap… I started stitching the top sail with Heirloom Blue, which, it turns out is the exact color of my fabric. So, then I ripped that out. I raided my stash (which isn’t saying much) and found Silver Queen, stitched about half the sail. Realized it didn’t show up much better than the other because it was too light. Went to the LNS, raided their selection of SNC (which isn’t saying much) and came home with two options – Wood Smoke and Sea Heather. So, it’s a Bay Sampler, it’s all nautical and stuff, I now have a cool green seahorse to keep the sailors company. So, which of these two colors did I choose – Wood Smoke. No, not the Sea Heather, no keep your gasps of astonishment to yourself. I thought, well there might be too much blue here already. So, I spent all weekend (after finishing Quaker Garden) stitching along happily on my sail. Now, I don’t know if I like it. I think it looks like a big brown blob in the center of my piece. And laying there like limp seaweed on the fabric is the Sea Heather. Should I rip out yet another failed attempt at a top sail, and stitch it with the Sea Heather, or leave well enough alone? The Wood Smoke is pretty – browns, lavenders, and a slight greenish grey. After that, I decided I was so frustrated with the Bay that I thought I would get started on part 5 of Mystery 9. So, here’s a little tidbit of that.
I am thisclose to crossing something else off my 101 list. I needed to call and get something corrected on my credit report, so I did that – and now I just need to wait and check the credit report to be able to cross that one off too! I am so pleased. We watched the next film on the Academy Award list. We had to skip Cavalcade, because Netflix doesn’t have it. So that makes two I am missing. Once I get to the end, I’ll figure out what to do with the missing ones. We watched It Happened One Night with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Haveta say that Clark Gable was somethin’. I just love him. We’re still in the black and whites, and this film was about an heiress who is running off to NY to meet and marry an aeronaut. She meets Clark on the bus to NY from Miami and he is a newspaper reporter just fired from his job who thinks her story will get him back in the door. Strangely enough this movie has a similar plotline to Forces of Nature – in that, two people forced together by circumstance, initially can’t stand each other, and then well…emotions overcome them. This has a lot of great scenes in it, and it is funny and enjoyable. (Come to think of it, at the beginning she jumps ship…hmmm). So far the only one we couldn’t stand has been Broadway Melody. Next up is Mutiny on the Bounty. I’ll let you know. Oh, and I spent ALL DAY yesterday baking a Cassata cake for my dear husband. This is a favorite of his, although I have never made it before. It’s an Italian spongecake soaked in rum and with a layer of ricotta and chocolate chips in between. I’ll let you know how it comes out. I’ve just iced it and it is setting.
I am grateful for the ability to laugh at myself.