Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Another charity square completed

Just finished stitching this Precious Moments boy for the CSFC quilt. Love how he turned out. Just so sweet.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Dark Movies Game at M&M website

Just finished playing a game at the M&M Dark Chocolate website www.darkjustgotfun.com It was so much fun to come up with the names of scary movies that were being depicted in the scene. There were a few tough ones and I needed to get some help from a google search for names of scary movies and also from yahoo answers, but I finally got all 50 of the movies. Here's the list but you'll have to find out where they belong in the scene. If you want to play the game without having the answers in advance, please don't read any further. The list of 50 movie names follows: . . . . . 1. Clockwork Orange 2. Dead Zone 3. Pitch Black 4. 39 Steps 5. The Mummy 6. Twin Peaks 7. War of the Worlds 8. Rear Window 9. Eraser Head 10. The Crow 11. Beetle Juice 12. Dark Water 13. Butterfly Effect 14. The Village 15. The Howling 16. 21 Monkeys 17. The Blade 18. Jaws 19. Signs 20. 6th Sense 21. Scream 22. Children of the Corn 23. The Omen 24. Silence of the Lambs 25. The Grudge 26. The Lost Boys 27. The Fly 28. The Wicker Man 29. Halloween 30. Leprechaun 31. Friday the 13th 32. Seven 33. Nightmare on Elm Street 34. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 35. The Invisible Man 36. The Ring 37. Psycho 38. The Shining 39. The Birds 40. Rosemary's Baby 41. The Hills Have Eyes 42. Pumpkinhead 43. Saw 44. Child's Play 45. House of Wax 46. Candyman 47. The Creature From the Black Lagoon 48. Alien 49. Piranha 50. Blue Velvet How many of these movies have you seen? Must admit that I haven't seen most of them, since I'm not really into scary movies. But it was fun to play the game.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Charity Square Completed

This is the Precious Moments square I just finished for CSFC to be made into a girl's quilt. Now I'm starting on a PM boy design on blue fabric.

Friday, October 06, 2006

America Sampler Finished

I am so happy that my "America, Land That We Love" sampler is finished. It still has to be framed, but the real work (stitching) is completed. I was so excited when I placed the last stitch. This stitch-a-long project has truly been a labor of love. I'm pleased with the final outcome, especially since this is the largest cross stitch piece I've ever done.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Nostalgia Time

I'm going to borrow a post from another blogger to write about here, which is sure going to age me. LOL "What are some of the things you remember growing up (candy, fashion, electronics, etc.)?" When I was growing up, things were so very different. We played outside all the time doing activities such as hopscotch, jumprope, marbles, hide & seek, red rover, & riding our bikes. We made forts out of various types of materials. There was only 3 TV stations (NBC, CBS & ABC). The programs I remember watching were Gunsmoke, Ed Sullivan, Red Skelton, wrestling, Flash Gordon, Lone Ranger, Howdy Doody, & the Mickey Mouse Club. We didn't sit in front of the TV for hours on end - too much fun outside to stay indoors. On rainy days, we'd play board games or use blankets to cover the furniture to make indoor forts. There were no computers or stereos. We had only AM radio for all the music stations and had hi fi's (stereo wasn't yet heard of) for listening to our 45s or record albums. High school typing classes were using manual typewritters and it was a goal to type at least 60 words a minute on them. The class only had 1 electric machine that someone got to use only if they were already fast on the manual.

We went to the movie theater on Saturday mornings to watch great movies like 'The Blob' & 'The Mummy'. There was always a cartoon along with the main showing. It cost 25 cents for the movie & a big box of popcorn was 15 cents. There was no such thing as movies on TV. The VCR and DVD players hadn't yet been invented, so either you went to the theater or you didn't watch movies. And of course, there was the drive-in movies. You could pack up big bags of homemade popcorn to take along. I still miss the drive-in movies.

My family didn't have a telephone, but most everyone else did. Phone number exchanges were letters (like WE5-5555). The WE stood for a name (like Westmore) and there were different names all over the country. Also had party lines and private lines were just beginning. Imagine 'sharing' your most personal secrets over the phone with your friend and having MANY other people being able to listen in to your conversation. LOL I always loved going to my grandma's and listening in on her party line phone - until I got caught and had to hang up. LOL Girls were not allowed to wear pants to school - only dresses and skirts. And they had to 'at least' touch the knee or we'd be sent home to change. And of course, we had those awful blue jumpsuits for gym class that we all hated. Ratted (teased) hair was the fad and we slept in big brush rollers. Oh, did they hurt and I'll never understand how I could have slept in those things! Our family ate dinner 'together' every night to meals my mom cooked on a stove. There were no microwaves yet. There were also no fast food places. In fact our area got its very first McDonalds when I was in junior high. The burgers were 15 cents and fries 10 cents. We'd walk over from school at lunch time and buy some fries - IF we had any money, which most of the time we didn't. Going to the store and buying 'penny' candy was a real treat. Yes, we really did have penny candy. Wax lips, twix sticks, sugar ice cream cones, mary janes, & little boxes of pumpkin seeds were just some that I remember. Lots of sugar but not much chocolate. Halloween was like candy payday and it was so much fun. But my mom would take all the candy and let us only have a little at a time. Now I know why I didn't have any cavities as a child. :-) So much has changed over the years. Some good and some not so good, but it's always fun to think back and remember the good times. Just cannot imagine how I survived without my computer and blogging. LOLOLOLOL