Sunday, February 19, 2012

As you wish.

I finished this cross stitch piece over the weekend. Guess the movie?

Of course. The Princess Bride. :)

{left to right: Vizzini, Prince Humperdinck, Buttercup, Westley, Inigo, and Fezzik}

The pattern is from WeeLittleStitches' Pixel People series. It was so fun to stitch. :) It was a little time consuming, since you have to change floss colors so often, so I only finished about one character a day. It's on 14 count cream Aida cloth and framed in an 8 inch hoop.

I'm not entirely happy with the "as." I think it looks like "so you wish." But I'm not really going to mess with it anymore.

I loved the little detail of using gold metallic floss for the belt buckles, crown, etc.

Have you seen The Princess Bride? It has a little bit of everything: fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles... It's the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice MLT- mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe.

And if you haven't seen the movie, that last part won't make any sense.

It's a bizarre, kooky film in the best sort of way. It's hilarious, cheesy, random, and over the top. I think it's one of those movies that people either love or hate, though I've never heard of anyone hating it.

I stumbled across The Princess Bride by accident. I was buying Ever After on DVD, and it just happened to be a combo set that included PB. I had never even heard of the movie before. I watched it anyway, and I distinctly remember my first reaction.

I came downstairs and told my parents, "This is the weirdest movie I've ever seen. You have to watch it."

{They did and loved it, too. You know how the first few minutes make you think it's going to be an overly sappy love story? My dad said, "Is this a chick flick?" in an exasperated voice, and I just laughed because I knew what was coming...five seconds later the grandson in the film said, "Is this a kissing book?"}

That was years ago and I've watched it countless times since. Every time I see it I enjoy it more. And even though I've seen some even crazier movies since then, this one is still pretty close to the top. :)

It also happens to be one of the most ridiculously quotable movies ever. Try fitting these into normal conversation:

As you wish.

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. {must be spoken in a fake Spanish accent}

You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.

Fezzick, are there rocks ahead?
If there are, we'll all be dead.


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.
You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.

People in masks cannot be trusted.

Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?
Oh no, it's just that they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.

Have fun storming the castle!

My three favorite scenes: any time Inigo and Fezzik are rhyming, Miracle Max and Valerie, and when Westley is recovering from being mostly-dead all day and is plotting on how to storm the castle with Fezzik and Inigo.

(Bad quality and unsynchronized, I know. But it was the only video of this scene.)

Do you like The Princess Bride?

Until next time,


  1. Of course! PB is perfect. Our whole family enjoys the movie :)

  2. I most certainly do like The Princess Bride!
    And your cross stitch is so beautiful and cute=)

  3. Love your cross-stitch and absolutely love, love the Princess Bride! It is a family favorite and we as well quote many lines from the movie in our everyday lives (I thought everyone did). Anybody want a peanut?

  4. Mawwiage. Mawwiage is wot bwings us togedda today.
    Best. Un-wedding. Ever.
    "Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something."
    I love that movie. And your cross-stitch is so clever!

  5. LOVE this movie! It is definitely one of the most quotable movies ever! I'm pretty sure if I tried I could start at the beginning and go through the whole thing. Awesome cross stitch!


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