Wednesday, 29 July 2015

First phase done

A year and a half later I am finally done the main  cross stitch on Stroke of Midnight, now on to the one over one, backstitch and beading, so yes another month or so of work.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

July SFS

July SFS
Spent   $37.49
Earned $26

It’s time for the next round of Stitch from Stash and in a rare occasion, I went over budget, however I also actually finished something, actually two somethings.
My spending was a couple patterns, including the lovely Mucha Belle from Make It Pink,  I was going to get Merida as she seemed more my style, but then the Fabric of the Month club sent the absolutely more perfect fabric for Belle. I know I’ll have more spending this coming month as I’m going on shopping trip on Monday which will include a stop at Micheals to use my lovely shiny birthday coupon.
Finishing has been rare for me this year due to Cindy which I have done very little on this week thanks to all the sports on in July, but everything ends tomorrow, so I’ll be hitting her hard to try and finish in time for the fair, but that’s not likely
I did finish If Music.. Which earned me $18And then had the best birthday surprise ever as I got a Daily Deviation on it, in DeviantArt, my first one ever.
I’ve also finished two of Magical’s ornaments found on the NCCIH website, and the third is almost finished which guarantees me a finish for next month. The ornaments are two sided 35x35 each so that’s 4 sides at $2 which gave me and earning of $8

As for what I watched

The Tour De France

The Pan American Games

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Sports fanatic

July is a busy month for me, though most of it involves being lazy watching TV.  Work is steady as everyone else is going on vacation so more hours for me (I take mine in June and September).  But it’s all about watching sports for the next two weeks, I am a fanatic about the Tour de France, which is shown live, which means 5am or earlier starts, which means me going to bed early, even on my days off.  And if that wasn’t enough , the PanAm games have started and I love watching multi sport games. The result is stitching has slowed down immensely, you can’t look at the French scenery if you are stitching.
Of course July means fire season around here and this year has been a particularly bad one, luckily none close by, but we are still getting inundated with smoke, bad for lungs, good for sunrises.

I do hope to finish music next week and will put up the pic then,
I am getting really close to finishing the cross stitch part of Cindy, but am beginning to doubt I’ll finish it in time to get it framed for the fair, it might  have to be next years entry, I’ll have to figure out a replacement piece if I’m right.

As for what I watched
Doctor Who S05 E05-E09
Glee S04 E04 to S05 E02

The Tour De France - My usual July obsession, can only stitch during commercials or I might miss something.

The Pan American Games - GO CANADA

Volcanoes of the Deep - A nature documentary about the hydrothermic animals that live in deep sea volcanic fumes.  One of the ones James Cameron made with the money he made from Titanic,  A great show but too pretty to stitch to.

V For Vendetta - This is a rare movie that I prefer the movie to the book.  I
loved the comic, more so than The Watchmen actually. The world the writers built is fantastic, but the comic got bogged down in details a lot and the movie streamlined the whole thing without losing the plot or feel, Evey is also a lot less gullible in the movie but that’s probably just because of the attitude shift of the world between then and now.

Inside Out - The latest one from Pixar and up to their usual standards, it was funny and sweet and well done.