This is what Loopy stitched together for my Christmas gift. Isn't he adorable? She named him Cuppie. Loopy's biggest challenge in finishing Cuppie for the holidays was keeping him away from Duke, who somehow identified that she was, in fact, whipping up some sort of little cake and it really had his attention. He tried to steal Cuppie away from her stitching basket a few times. Even now, Cuppie is still sort of under a house-arrest in the china cabinet, away from Duke's beady eyes.
Veto and I stole away on a date to see Sherlock Holmes. I can't tell you how great it was... just fantastic. Not just the story, but the costumes, the sets and even the props. It made me want to come home and turn the living room into one giant science experiment. If you haven't seen it, be sure to. If you don't have a full-fledged crush on Robert Downey Jr., you will after this movie.
This is a perfect role for him... especially if you loved him in Charlie Chaplin. It must be that he's so utterly charming and believable in the role of the charming but insufferable, misunderstood genius... because I think he is. He keeps picking great roles, and Guy Ritchie keeps turning out good movies. The cinemetography is dark and moody, Holmes and Watson (played by Jude Law) have great scenes together - it's comical, so don't expect an overly dark thriller. Just enough action to keep you drawn into the story but mostly, this is about the character of Sherlock and his unusual ways. Oh, and even the opening and ending titles are cool to see. Check it out.
Five Cuppies out of five!