Friday, 11 July 2014

Drive in.

As I expected, the Tour de France has put a major dent in my stitching time.  Honestly it start anywhere between 2:30am to 5:00am depending on the day and usually ends between 8:30 and 9:00. I leave for work around 5:30, so I watch what I can, tape the rest and watch it after I get home.  I'm really loving the new PVR's at the moment. But I can't stitch and watch at the same time, I might miss something important.  Plus I have lots of hours this week and next, so early bedtime has to happen.

The other issue in stitching is, that my stitching room has been overtaken by aliens.  well maybe not aliens. My nephew and a friend of his are up for the next three weeks to visit and work on the orchard. But they stay in the room where I do most of my watching and stitching, so I have been relegated to the computer room.  But they are nice kids so I can adapt.  But that brings me to other exciting news.  I mentioned a couple weeks ago that we might be getting another free gift to go along with the new PVR, and we did!!!!!  A lovely new smart TV, that now resides in said room, I haven't even used it yet, but the kids are enjoying it.

Of course I have trained my nephew well and he's as big a nerd as me, so the first thing he did was find our what night I could take him to the drive-in.  Such fun, though my car is plainly not designed with the drive-in in mind.  Way to many annoying safety back ups, if the back gate is open, which is the nicest place to sit and watch the movie, the interior lights won't go off, this problem was solved with tinfoil and tape. Also, when the car decides you've used too much battery power, (which is barely any at all) it completely shuts off the radio, spent a few minutes trying to solve this problem (right when the whole explanation of the plot was going on, and then gave up.  There were enough people there that we were able to listen in on everyone else's radio.

So Cindy actually got quite a bit done, but most of it was in one night, go me! Room I've been kicked out of is also where I always take my progress shot, so had to move to a different location and lighting for the next month.

The Mountain Cabin didn't get much done at all, barely worth a progress shot, except to complain about the combination of blues been stitched on dark blue 18ct, owww my eyes.

As for what I watched
Merlin S05 E08-13 - Finished the series, and you know it’s good when the ending still upsets you, even though you are well versed in the legend and you know Arthur's going to die, and it still sucks that he does. But on the other hand, what a wonderful series.

Robotech - Random inbetween episode

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - I enjoyed it, why not go back especially to a drive in.Also, wouldn't this image make a great cross stitch pattern

Edge of Tomorrow, I really need to see this again as I kind of missed the scene that explained everything, but I really enjoyed what I saw.

21 Up - 3rd in the series.


  1. I love how you can start to see Cindy's outline. And HtTYD 2 is probably something I'm going to buy and yes, that would make a good cross-stitch. ^_^

  2. Love the drive in!

    Love the Cindy!

    Love the image and yes, it would make a great cross stitch....but you must not go there......yet.

    1. But Whhhhhhhy, I will need a project for 2025

    2. Alright, but it looks like something similar to the Battle project so you will actually HAVE to plan ahead for that one!!

  3. Progress is progress, and I hope there will soon be more of it as it's absolutely lovely ^_^