Monday, 31 July 2017

August WIPocalypse

It's been a non productive month for me, partly because of the usual month of Tour de France, the scenery is just to pretty to stitch through.  But even more than that, at the beginning of the month I seized my pelvis (don't quite know how but oooooouch.) and couldn't sit, or really move at all, even had to use a cane for a couple days.  I got it fixed up fairly quickly, thank you chiropractor, but the actual ache took a while to go away, and I really couldn't sit in a position that was comfortable for stitching, that cost me about two weeks.
Then these last two weeks my nephew and one of his room mates was staying with us as they had been evacuated from William's Lake due to the fires. Of course this meant that I lost my movie watching TV for the duration, the plus was their company,
So now everything is back to normal, and I even have a few days off for a staycation,

The other notable this month was my birthday.  As my parents had both a wedding and a funeral to go to that day, I had the day to myself and I took advantage of it and went on a drive. I had a great day at Mt. Revelstoke National park.

As for WIPocalypse, the question of the month is.

What are your oldest and your newest WIPs?  This is a simple one for me, my oldest is the fractal, of which I finished another page since last check in, and am close to finishing another one, as stated before most of the pages aren't full.

The newest is the baby announcent thingy for my neice, and I'm almost finished, should be done before the end of the week.  And then I think I will start the Leo and Carla's Halloween SAL a little early.

As for what I watched

Critical Role, Talks Machina and Table Top

Tour de France - This is why my stitching stalls in July, too much pretty scenery

Salvation  S01 E01 It’s a disaster TV series of course I’d watch it.

Valerian: City of a Thousand Planets - I was after a light fun sci fi movie and this really delivered.

Eclipse - Both book and movie, this is my favourite of the Twilight series, more than any of the others this one goes into the backstory of the rest of the Cullens, also it has  a better villian with a more satisfying fight as well

Breaking Dawn: Part 1 - I didn’t have the final two movies for a long time, but then I found a two pack for 5 dollars and my need to complete sets kicked in. This one isn’t the best or the worst of the series, it just kind of exists. On a side note this has a connection to the collapse of a life long friendship, maybe that’s why I resisted getting it.

Breaking Dawn: Park 2 - This was my first watch of the movie, unlike the other 4 I didn’t see this one in theatres, and wow is it a lot better than I expected, Bella is much more fun as a vampire which I do remember from the book, but they told this one well. and the other vampires were interesting.

Monday, 26 June 2017

June WIpocalypse

The question of the month is actually a show and tell:
Show us your stitching space!  Where do you sit, and what is going on around you while you stitch (TV, audiobooks, etc)?
This is my space when working on a BAP, for my secondary smaller project I tend to move around a lot so no picture of that

You can see a portion of my Supernatural photos, they cover the entire room, except where the Lord of the Rings poster, and Karen Hallion Malificent/Doctor Who print is.  You may be able to tell that Critical Role is playing on screen and that is the main thing I watch when stitching my BAP.  And when I get tired of the screen I can turn my head left and see this
Seriously, this is my view.

I finished another page, granted it was a partial page, of the Fractal which is now 8 of 20 I've finished.

And this is the Baby thing I'm doing for my niece and her new daughter, well not so new now, the little one is 6 months old

As for what I watched

Critical Role - I continue my trend of watching shows that like to rip your heart out with a dull spoon and stomp on it with rusty cleats.
Talks Machina and Table Top

Pirates of the Caribean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales - I enjoyed this one a lot more than #4 it had a lot of good tie ins with the first three while still remaining fresh.

Tremors - My favorite monster movie, ever.  It’s funny, it’s smart, the characters are well done and as a bonus it has Kevin Bacon.

Twilight - Like all this that achieve super popularity in a short period of time, this gets a lot of flack now, but I enjoy it, It’s not great but it has some fun scenes and great characters it’s just too bad that the best characters are background ones.  Also the baseball scene overlooking Multnomah Falls to the music of Supermassive Black Hole is amazing.

Wonder Woman - Believe the hype, this was wonderful.

New Moon - This is, by far to me, the weakest of the series, but I do own it
because it IS a series and if I’m going to own them, then I want it all.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

All Sorts of Finishes

It's been a good couple weeks for me, I had the Finishes that I showed last week and since then I finished this little Bunny from a World of Cross Stitch freebie kit

I also finished the Vimy Ridge sample from Jeannette Douglas Designs, I had so much fun stitching this one, I have never really done a traditional sample before mainly because I'm not as fond of the look, but I might have to change my mind now. Also I love working with silks.

And finally I finished page 6 of the fractal, onto page 5 which is just a partial page

As for what I watched

Critical Role, Talks Machina and Table Top

The Great British Baking Show - Finally getting back to this, I have
about 30 episodes sitting on the PVR

Stream of Annihilation - 24 hours of live streamed 1 shot games with a lot of the well known players, I’m still going through this awesome thing.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

May WIPocalypse

The question for May is Which designer’s projects do you absolutely love, but are too intimidated to try?

There isn't any that I'm intimidated by when it comes to stitching I'm willing to try anything once, Chatalaine would best fit this question, so gorgeous, but complicated and pricey due to specialty flosses that I don't have., I don't have any objection to the cost, but it does make me hold off a bit, I don't want to spend the money and then not get to it, and I have way to many things planned before I would get to it, But essentially I WANT THIS, but I'd want to do it on black.

So in a strange turn of events for me, I put aside the Fractal last month because I wanted to make sure I finished the Vimy Ridge sampler in time for the fair, little did I know that this would be a really quick piece, I've never really done a true sampler before so I had no clue how long it would take, turns out, just over a month, I'm almost done already

I also put aside some time to FINISH some things, so now the Canada 150 Pillow and Mulan are completely ready for the fair.

As for what I watched

Critical Role, Talks Machina and Table Top 

Supernatural S12 E19-23 And that’s the end of Season 12, and on a cliff hanger of course, but it was so nice to see Bobby again, 

Timeline - A group of archaeologists go back in time to medieval France, all the usual clich├ęs happen in a highly entertaining way. 

Titan AE - A sci-fi animated adventure from Don Bluth, I’ve always loved this one, there isn’t enough good English animation aimed at someone other than young girls, and I’m not complaining about those cause I love them too, I just wish there was more variety.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Nearly as much fun as the first, 

Tremors 3: Back to Perdition - So the first Tremors movie is a favorite and when I decided to replace my VHS the cheapest way to get it was to buy the 4 pack. I am going to watch these in reverse order of favoriteness as opposed to chronological order.

Battlestar Galactica: 1978 Commentary with Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Herb .  I love the original Battlestar, so much it was the first TV show I was allowed to stay up past my bedtime to watch,. I bought this a while ago and was going to watch it then, but then Richard Hatch died and it made me to sad to watch it.  This also reminds me that I need to buy the new series as well.

Tremors 2: Aftershocks - For me this is the weakest of the four I’ve seen. I originally thought it was 3, but watching them back to back like this,   yeah this one is definitely missing the Tremors magic.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

April WIPocalypse

It's a great end of the month for me, but first the WIPocalypse question for April, This month the question is:

What projects are in your UFO pile?

I know this may sound strange to a lot of you, but I don't have any UFO's I don't put anything aside, ever, I just work on my two projects at a time until somethings done and then move on to the next.

And speaking of being done, look at this lovely thing, this will become a pillow fairly soon and was done specifically with the fair in mind as they have asked for Canadiana things, I have this and hopefully will have the Vimy Ridge Sampler, that I will start tomorrow, done in time as well

The fractal is also coming along nicely, haven't quite finished the next page, but I'm getting close.

As for what I watched

Critical Role, Talks Machina and Table Top

Death Note E06-09

The Men’s World Curling Championships - Yay Canada, between the men and the women, undefeated in 26 games in a row at the worlds this year..

Supernatural S12 E11-18 Almost caught up again.

Escape - E1-9  A online show that puts celebrities in an Escape room, I binged this in about 2 days, so much fun.

Beauty and the Beast - The new one, and I think I may prefer it to the animated one, It follows the same story, far closer than any of the other remakes, but what tips the scales for me was Luke Evans’ portrayal of Gaston, he’s far less comical here but just as evil makes for a much better bad guy.

War of the Worlds - This version is from Asylum productions and comes with the bad dialogue and gaping plot holes that you’d expect from an Asylum movie, but the aliens were well done and it was fun, which is all you can really ask

Thumbelina - I have never seen this one before, I only own it because it came in a two pack with Anastasia, but it’s a lovely little story,  and  a good way to spend a couple hours.

Thank You For Smoking - A dark satire about a lobbyist for Big Tobacco. I originally saw this by accident then went back the next time and paid for it.  It’s so darkly hilarious.

Time Machine - The Rod Taylor version, far superior to all others in my mind, including the book

Sunday, 26 March 2017

March 2017 WIPocalypse

The March 2017 WIPocalypse question of the month is: What stitchy blogs, groups, or flosstubes do you follow and why?  
I don't follow a lot of thing, blog wise I follow AlaskawolfpackNeedle, Pen & SwordSpitfireFae's Craft CornerMake It Pink, and Magical's Quilts and More. because these are my friends, other than that I kind of just bounce around randomly. I follow a few groups on facebook but none of them really closely.  However on dA I am a huge follower of The Stitching Pirates, and have been since the beginning of the group.  I've only just become aware of flosstubes and as of yet have only watched my friend Carla

Since the last update I have finished two pages of the Fractal, don't applaud too much, there was barely anything on one of the pages. Actually there are a LOT of partial pages to this one, as a result it's going much quicker than planned. 

And curling is still on so lots filled in on this as well

As for what I watched

Critical Role, Talks Machina and Table Top 

Iron Fist S1 E1-13 This is the Marvel superhero one I’ve been waiting for, Powerman and Iron Fist was one of my favorite comics growing up, havn’t decided if it lived up to expectations, (not actually sure if that was possible) but I did enjoy it and can’t wait to see Defenders.
Ten Inch Hero - It doesn’t get fluffier than this, sappy little rom/com that I found in my “must watch anything Jensen Ackles” phase, It’s so adorable it will give you cavities.  But I have found it to be the perfect movie to watch when sad and just wanting to cuddle up in a blanket and watch something that will not tax your brain and make you happy

Logan -  The exact opposite of the above, but brilliantly done.

World Women’s Curling championships. - YAY CANADA!!