Friday, 12 September 2014


I skipped last weeks blog as Friday was the start of the Fair.  Not only do I enter, but I also run the fruit section, so for the two days before the fair, I'm insanely busy, then it's fun at the fair for three days, and then we tear it all down again.  I only entered a couple things this year, a popcorn ball because I wanted the prize.(movie tickets)  unfortunately I didn't know if it was judged on taste or looks, so I went for taste, but it was kind of an ugly thing.  Turns out they don't taste the balls and it's strictly on looks, oops, I'll know better for next year.
I almost had a disaster with my cross stitch entry, I needed it to be framed, which isn't., as you know, cheap, so I hadn't gotten to it until the last minute,  never been a problem before, my framers turn around time was about 3 days.  But he had retired, and the other two in town quoted me two weeks.  So Mom told me to put bunny in instead as she's a standard size I could frame myself.  But it really bothered me that butterfly wasn't going in.  Then I had a last minute epiphany.  I have a cousin who can cut mats, so I gave her an emergency call and she rescued me.  So butterfly got in the fair, and won first prize, I owe my cousin one, I'm thinking a rose biscornu.
There was a lot of stitching in this year, the best overall piece was in the unframed catagory,  do note, this is the BACK of the piece

In all of that Cindy still got a lot done, now working on page 2, I am past the half way mark.
And what I watched was
Downton Abbey S01 E05 to S02 E04

Witches of East End S02 E07-08

Teen Wolf  S04 E10-12 This was the mid season finale,

Blow Dry - It’s Alan Rickman as a competitive hair stylist, competing with his son, his ex-wife and her girlfriend against Bill Nighy. Of course it’s awesome.

28 Up - This is a very fascinating series of movies.

The Blue and The Gray - A mini series about the American Civil War.  This came out in ‘82 and was I think, the start of my minor obsession with the civil war that lasted all through school. Of course we never studied it much except as it related to Canada, but I think I did a couple essays on the subject.  This preceded the much better known, North And South, but is a better show. However watching it has made me want to buy N&S but it is horribly expensive.


  1. That's the back?!?!! My stitching is NEVER neat enough to do that! Busy week it seems and I'm glad the fair was a success. ^_^ Again, congrats on your win! And Cindy looks amazing! ^_^

  2. Congrats on the win again! Next year this time you're gonna get that price (and possibly more) with Cindy! ^_^

  3. OMG that angel is huge! no wonder it wasn't framed! Your cousin rocks and I will stand by that until the day I die :D

    I'm so glad I was able to see the up-update yesterday on Cindy and am very excited on the progress. I was just thinking that next year you will kick everyone's butt at the fair with a framed Cindy!!

    Civil know how I love it and will always feel there is more to know and I don't know enough. Cannot wait to chat more on Saturday!

  4. Congrats on the win!

    I can't believe that's the back.. my backs should never see the light of day, or even the blackest nights.