Friday, 26 September 2014

Sept. SFS

It's time for the SFS roundup, spent more than usual this month because of the Sewing Basket (where I get my floss) moving sale, I stocked up a bit more but it was 20% off, so I'm sure you all understand.
My spending went like this

Linen $8.78
Floss  $12.20
Total $20.98

But work was light so stitching was achieved Cabin was worked on

As was Cindy

And of course with all that stitching came watching

Witches of East End S2 E09, Oh the main characters died? Of course they did, they always do on shows I watch, can’t wait to see how they get resurrected

Downton Abbey S02 E07

The Sing-Off - To the Finale, wonder if this is cancelled again?

Sleepy Hollow - S02 E01 The new season starts with a very confusing bang.

Neil Oliver’s Vikings - Neil is a archeologist historical documentarien , he has a beautiful voice, scotch accent and great hair, I’ve seen parts of several of his document series on Britain, and now he has started one on Scandinavia and the Vikings, it looks as good as the rest, can’t wait for the next ep.

The Maze Runner - I enjoyed this but they had way more questions than answers, I’m hoping it does well enough for the next book to be filmed, or more likely I’ll just go buy them

Bon Cop, Bad Cop - A rare Canadian movie that was made strictly for Canadians,  not a good one to stitch too as it was completely bilingual, and I don’t know French that well. It’s a buddy cop movie with the murders happening in both Montreal and Toronto, so a lot of culture clash, and it’s about hockey sort of, told you it was really Canadian.

Bottle Shock - A movie about the Napa Valley in 1976 when they started beating the French wines, It’s Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman, that’s why I originally watched it, and it turned out to be a fun fantastic movie.

Monday, 22 September 2014

IHSW recap

So the plan was:
Saturday- day off work, hangout with the girls all day and stitch
Sunday - work, matinee, nap, enter thread into app.  in that order
Monday - work, stitch, nap in that order
And it went fine to start with, hangout was wonderful, one of the few times that all four of us have been on at the same time, though Carla claims I was on my new phone more than I was stitching, but Carla found a great app for my new toy, the Cross Stitch Thread Companion, which keeps track of the floss we have and what we need.
Sunday worked out too, spent about an hour documenting my floss into the app
Monday however is when things went awry, I had just barely got home from work, when Dad tripped and hit is head on the ground, so off we went to the emergency room, he's fine, just some stitches, no concussion, but we spent 2 hours in the hospital so stitching didn't get stitched.  So here is Saturday's progress on Cindy

Friday, 19 September 2014

IHSW September edition

Where did this week go, I can't seem to remember it actually happening. I'd blame work, but it's already started slowing down there. But I did finally get a smart phone, now I'll spend the next month trying to figure it out.  Oh well stitching got done and that's what really matters.  And since it's IHSW even more will get done, mostly during a hangout with the NCCIH crew
So without further ado, here is the progress on the cabin, Jeopardy has started again for the year which means the cabin is finally getting some attention

And Cindy was worked on as well

As for what I watched, not much I think napping won this week
Downton Abbey S02 E05-06 I’m really enjoying this series

American Ninja Warrior, End of whatever season this is, and the against the world show

The Sing Off - I watched Season Three a few years ago and really enjoyed it, then it was cancelled, and then it wasn’t.

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.