Sunday, July 06, 2008

A finish, some Wimbledon and a quick Meme

I finished off "A Pennsylvania Christmas Sampler" during the amazing men's final at Wimbledon today (before their first rain break). I took some photos of it in natural light this time, but they ended up coming out worse than the ones with my daylight lamp! Go figure! Move to a warmer (and brighter) climate?! Apologies for the poor photos (again!)

I so loved stitching this, it's definitely on my list of favourites. I stitched it on Picture This Plus Legacy Newcastle Linen with HDF & NPI silks. I'm amazed I finished this over the course of the past week, because it feels like I haven't stitched much at all. It must have been all those tennis matches I've been watching (and stitching to). ;-)

And speaking of which, what a Wimbledon final that was. WOW! I was hoping Federer would win his 6th consecutive title if I'm honest (I bet Björn Borg was relieved - they get to share the record for five consecutive titles now, which I guess should be a safe record for a while!), but how can you not be happy for Nadal? Those are both the greatest of champions in every sense of the word. It's a shame there could only be one winner.

And a little meme that I've seen on several blogs lately and looks like fun.

The Concept:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

And this is what I came up with...

Click to make it larger!

My Answers...
1. What is your first name? Concetta
2. What is your favorite food? Pasta
3. What high school did you go to? Notre Dame
4. What is your favorite color? Autumn colours
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Jeff Bridges
6. Favorite drink? Latte Macchiato
7. Dream vacation? Tuscany
8. Favorite dessert? Sfogliatelle (totally forgot to put this in my favourite "snacks/treats" in my last meme... )
9. What you want to be when you grow up? (when I was a kid?) a teacher
10. What do you love most in life? family and friends
11. One word to describe you. organised (most of the time)
12. Your flickr name. Positano

A note about the "crush": Jeff Bridges! I had a decent selection on the first page of Flickr to choose from, but they all seemed a bit dull... to see him in character as "The Dude" always has me in stitches... The Big Lebowski is such a great film! :-)

I hope everyone has a great week! I'm going to be very busy... I don't anticipate much stitching time! :-(

ETA: In honour of my cousin Aldo who's getting married on Saturday, I found these photos of us from when we were kids - it must have been way back in 1983 in Italy. I'm 8 and he's 9. Very attractive background in both photos huh? Especially the one in the bathroom! LOL! Ah... those were fun summers, though!


Paula said...

Great sampler. It looks lovely. I've been glued to the tennis too - I was supporting Federer but I was happy for Nadal too.

staci said...

Beautiful finish!!!

Sandra Ree said...

I love this sampler!! Beautiful work!

About Jeff Bridges, always have loved him ever since I saw him in the movie "Against All Odds"!

Barbara said...

What adorable childhood photos! I love the background - trying to get my DH to go for a brown kitchen. LOL! With a green refrigerator!!!

Your sampler came out so beautifully that it has me itching to start it, too!

Giovanna said...

Hi Concetta, congratulations on the lovely finish! Maybe Pennsylvania Dutch will become the next "thing" after quakers...

I love your childhood snaps (best wishes to Aldo, by the way!) - yeah, that kind of tile was fashionable in Italy back then, lol!

I'll have to try your meme, looks like fun.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous sampler, congratulations

Stitchingranny said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish. I love the clean simplicity of this design.

Asta said...

I love Your Sampler!!!

Sharon said...

Lovely finish! I love your photo's of you and your cousin!

Redwitch said...

Cute photos :)

Lovely finish, the weather here has been like winter too :(

Great yearning for a latte macchiato now...

tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your finish!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What great photos! Ah, the 80's. :) Lovely finish!

Itching To Stitch said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish ;)

stitcherw said...

Congratulations on another lovely finish.

lena-lou said...

Your sampler is totally beautiful, I know what you mean about the lighting as I am really struggling at the moment too with it for pictures !! Love the photos of you and your cousin congratulations on his wedding :-))

Wendy said...

Wonderful finish! Congratulations on getting it done so quickly. And those pictures are wonderful. I was inseparable from my cousin at this age and I wish we had more pictures of those times.

vEr0n!c@ said...

I love your new finish! It looks so delicate. I've been trying to catch up on my blog reads too >.<

By the way, I've nominated you for a blog award. Check it out over at my blog ^.^

Ginte said...

I love the sampler. Woderful colours!