July 19, 2010

Dinner Napkins and More ...

Linking up with Heaven is a Bookstore for Martha Monday ...


Sorry, but I'm going to continually amaze/bore you with more machine embroidery. This is my new obsession. I am going to monogram anything that doesn't move around here. Run, puppies, hide!

On the clearance table at Anna's Linens, I found dinner napkins for 49¢ each so I bought 20 of them, 10 in a light gold, 10 in burgundy. We redid our dining room last year and have decorated in those colors so they'll be great for entertaining.

before
after
Here they are with a couple of napkins rings on them. The silver ones we bought in Acapulco and they're a little tarnished. Something else to put on my To Do list.


I also embroidered some dishtowels for the Youngest Daughter ...


The hoop marks you can see will wash out. There are so many projects rolling around in my head right now, I don't know where to start. My poor knitting is feeling very abandoned. Think I'd better work on my Dynamic Cardi and watch me some Lifetime. 

Speaking of which, I watched a TV movie this past weekend called "Two Weeks" starring Sally Field. Absolutely tragic and sadly funny and I cried through half of it. Sally is a mother dying of cancer and her four adult children come to be with her (and the stepfather none of them really knows) for the end. Lots of family drama amongst the siblings and working out of long-time issues.

Her intestines have clogged up and she throws up anything she eats so she's on an IV for nutrition. In one scene, the family is gathered around the dinner table eating ribs, actually enjoying themselves a tiny bit, laughing, chatting. She comes out of her bedroom, rolling her IV, and when she enters the dining room, they all just freeze, looking very guilty. She says she wants a rib and they debate it for a second, but the daughter has read a book on dying and mentions that she can chew the food but not swallow it. So they make room for her at the table and she takes a big bite of a rib and she's chewing and moaning over how good it tastes. Everyone is quietly watching her and then she hocks it out onto the plate in front of her. Uncomfortable doesn't even begin to describe the atmosphere. One of her sons takes a big bite of something, chews and spits it out. Then they're all doing it. Sounds weird, but it was touching and lovely.

Anyway, if you're up for a good cry, this was a heartwarming movie. Very well done.


8 comments:

cfoxes33 said...

I love the gold and burgandy napkins.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

CHECK you out my dear, I'm loving the init it looks great! And the dish towels turned out great too!!!

LOVE LOVE that movie, I'm a cryer at movies and that was one that touched my heart too!!!

cfoxes33 said...

Sorry about the snake. I'll remember to put a warning sign next time...especially with Wednesday's post about the mouse.

Dazee Dreamer said...

you are having way too much fun with that machine. but I'm impressed non the less.

that movie sounds good. I might have to try to find it.

Angie said...

Those look great too!

There are going to be some lucky people getting great Christmas presents this year!!

Tightwad Mom said...

I do love those dish towels!!!!! New toys are always fun to play with!

Just Breathe said...

Love all the work you do. Those hand towels looks so cute. Yes that is a very good movie. Have a nice week.

lisaschaos said...

I loved that moving, such a tear jerker! I think that's the one with the line where Sally says, "We did the best we could, we didn't get everything wrong" something along those lines speaking to her child about raising them. Anyway, loved that movie!