Saturday, 30 May 2015

A Month for Concerts

It’s been a really busy week work wise with only one day off, but I managed to hibernate that one day and stitch like mad. I also went to a concert last night, a fiddler by the name of Scott Woods who does East Coast and old time country music.  He builds his shows to cater to seniors but I love good fiddle music, also he’s a favourite of my parents.  He seems to come around every year at this time and tickets are inexpensive so his show makes a perfect mother’s day/father’s day gift.
So I went to two OneRepublic and Scott Woods different concerts this month, with a vast difference in scope and style I didn’t take either of these videos and the Scott Woods one is from a few years ago, but it does show the type of concert he puts on.

And what can I say about OneRepublic other than best concert ever.

I don't have a pic of Music this week, though I worked on it all through Jeopardy, unfortuantly I spent two episode ripping as I discovered a mistake I couldn't work around, so while much was done, no progress was made.
Cindy however grew wonderfully

As for what I watched, not much but I made good use of my time.

Doctor Who  S04 E10-14 Post Donna, pre Amy

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The Core - The earth’s core has stopped spinning causing a breakdown of the electro-magnetic fields so a group of scientists take a ship to the middle of the earth to use nuclear explosions to restart the core,  the usual disaster movie clichés abound, which of course makes me very happy,.

The Corpse Bride. - A young man practicing his vows accidentally marries a dead girl who is thrilled to finally be a bride. I think this is my favourite Tim Burton movie, it’s sweet  and funny and the animation is wonderful

Friday, 22 May 2015

May SFS and waterfalls


Spent  $14.00
Finished $0

I’ve had a busy month, but not really stitching wise, but all good, and it included a return to my first love - photography.  First there was the fabulous trip to Vancouver (see last blog).  Vancouver is where I spent the money, had to add to my bead stash as there is a fantastic bead store there. Then last Friday, my family declared a waterfall day and we went off to Wells Gray park.  It was only a day trip, Mom, Dad and I, and our friend Diane, and my sister met us there as well.  We went to the big three waterfalls, Spahats,
and the amazing Hemlcken.

 And then the rest of the week was spent playing with my new photo editing program, even tried HDR for the first time, I rather love it.

My April fabric of the month was very late, I assume because of Easter, and my May shipment should show up next week.  The April one is very pretty and with it’s hints of orange and purple, may end up being the fabric for the Halloween SAL I’m doing with Carla and Leonore.

Stitching has happened though and progress has been made on both pieces, I feel like I’m getting so close to finishing Cindy, even though my head is aware that I have several more months of work to do on her.

But I hope to finish Music before the end of

As for what I watched

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Supernatural S10 E22-23 Carry On My Wayward Son 

Constantine - The movie - Not as good as the now unfortunately cancelled series, but other than not having Constantine be British it’s not bad at all, very much follows the narrative style of the comics.

Avengers: Commentary - This is the reason I wanted to buy the DVD that took forever to come on a sale. I have all of Buffy and Angel so I know that Josh Whedon is good at commentary, and I was right, lots of fun information to be had. Since I’m already past the A’s it now goes to the end of the list, or possibly into the “m”s for Marvel, in fact I’m thinking of taking all the Iron Man and getting all the other’s and just making a Marvel movie shelf that’s in chronological order instead of alphabetical.

Pitch Perfect - Due to plans to see the sequel, thought I would rewatch this one since it so nicely showed up on Netflix

Pitch Perfect 2 - Thoroughly enjoyable, manage to avoid some of the worst sequel clichés and had some great music, also had Pentatonix starring as Canadian competitors which made me laugh

Coraline - A lovely spooky childrens(ish) movie written by Neil Gaimen so you know it’s a good story.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Vancouver holiday

Vancouver at night
Not much stitching in this stitching blog this week.  I had a wonderful five days away in Vancouver with my best friend instead. Technically I went for the OneRepublic concert but as  luck would have it, it was also the opening weekend of Avengers, and the weekend of the Eat!Vancouver food festival.
I left on Thursday to mediocre weather, but the rest of the weekend was spectacular, met Aaron in Metrotown and did a bit of shopping and then over to Ikea for some more, and that was almost all the shopping I did. We then walked all over downtown while waiting for his friend to get off work as he was coming to the movie with us as well, Aaron had bought advance tickets in a theatre with assigned seating, which is the best thing ever. Also the movie was great.
On Friday we went wandering, first to Grandville Island as I needed
View from Cypress
to go to the bead shop , where I did find what will be the finishing touches on Magical's ornaments. And then we went wherever he felt like taking me. We went up to
Porteau Cove
the viewpoint on Cypress mountain, over to the Porteau Cove on the sunshine coast and then down to White Rock to walk the beach, before going to supper at My Shanti, an Indian restaurant we’ve been talking about going to for a year, it’s listed as one of the best in Vancouver, not toooooo expensive and the food and service were fantastic.  After supper Aaron said lets go to Kitsilano to see the sunset, so we did, it was so kind of him to order a sunset for
Sunset at the Spanish Banks beach
Saturday was concert and food show day.  Anna Olson was the big name Celebrity chef for me this year, I have her cookbooks and adore her shows so meeting her was a thrill, I even took along my book to get it signed.  The concert was incredible, amazing, phenomenal and I could go on and on, best one I’ve ever been to,  We walked around downtown for around an hour before the adrenaline wore off.
Myself and Anna Olson,
 my baking hero
I had planned to go home Sunday, but the other chef we wanted to see (the owner of the restaurant we went to) was the last one on stage on Sunday, so I stayed. And we went on another long meandering walk after the food show was over.
I did manage to sneak some stitching in after I got home, not much on music so I’ll up date that next week, but Cindy has had a little bit of work.

The white rock at White Rock and some random child

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Supernatural S10 E21 WHAT NO!!!!!!!!!

Doctor Who S04 E07-09 Including the first one with River Song, interesting to watch again knowing what’s to come.

Convoy - At the time just a comedy about truckers and corrupt police, unfortunately now shows how little has changed in over 30 years

Avengers: Age of Ultron - So much fun must go see it again, and maybe watch the first one again since I finally found it on sale.