Thursday, 27 August 2015

August SFS

Spent $18.78
Earned $4

It’s time again for SFS and I spent a little more than usual, went to Micheals with my 50% off birthday coupon and stocked up on some bobbins and floss, luckily for my budget the other store in Kelowna was closed, I’ll have to remember not to go on Mondays.
My earning was for the third ornament in Magical’s birthstone set,
 I’ve also stitched the silver squares for the rest up to October, and have taken a short break in square stitching to start the Halloween SAL that I’m doing with the NCCIH gang and anyone else that joins in, go to Alaskan Wolf Pack to find out more
And in all of that I haven’t forgotten Cindy, didn’t get tons done but still there is progress.
Everyone is off holiday next week so my hours will go down a bit, but we had one person quit (again, as long as we have the boss we have, we aren’t going to be able to keep new people for long) so hours won’t get cut as much as they used to this time of year

As for what I watched.
Doctor Who S06 E10  to S07 E11 Which marks the end of Amy and Rory (I think Rory might be my favourite companion ever) and the start of Clara.

Volcano - I’ve talked about how much I love disaster movies, but this is my
absolute favourite, I LOVE this movie. One thing I love about disaster movies is how everyone comes together to solve the problems, to help each other stay alive and even sacrificing for the greater good, which actually happens a lot in real disasters a lot.  No disaster movie shows this phenomenon better. While there is a couple “bad guys” and/or stubborn stupid people who should just listen to the experts (see my rant when I watch Dante’s Peak in the next couple months) they are few and far between, mostly this is just a movie about how to get lava out of the way of the people.  Also it has Tommy Lee Jones just to add that extra something.

To Be Takei - Documentary about George Takei, from interment camp to Sulu to politician  to gay right activist to Allegiance, to internet superstar

United  - A good movie about the Manchester United football team of 1958
when the players were in a plane crash, killing most of the team. While it’s a very similar storyline to We Are Marshall (both based on real events) it’s interesting to see how different the British movie  is from the American, United is a much quieter and introspective movie, also it has amazing music by Clint Mansell

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Catching Up

I’ve been really bad a keeping this blog the last month, I blame summer busyness and will try to do better in the fall. I have given up on the idea of putting Cindy in the fair, she just won’t be ready in time, I have sent Music to a framer and it MIGHT be ready in time for the fair and if not I can fall back on Future cast (Pitaya) she’s small, but she knows kung fu. Cindy will hit the fair next year. I have been working on her and she’s looking great. But all that backstitching is going to take awhile.
I’ve missed two WIPocalypse questions in my lull,
July 2nd: Reality or Fantasy. Which do you prefer to stitch? Figures or Abstract? I prefer stitching fantasy pictures, not so much with reality or abstract designs, though I have both that I love, so it does come down to what I’m feeling like doing for a long time as I do love my BAPs. In fact the next big one I start will probably be a fractal design, though there is a little sea monster that wants to budge ahead in line.
July 31st What makes you pick up a long-abandoned UFO rather than beginning a new piece?  I don’t actually have abandoned projects,
This weekend I’ll be starting the Frosted Pumpkin Halloween design as a SAL with the NCCIH girls , Leonore, Carla and I are doing the same piece and Magical and Ashely are joining in with other Halloween realted things, one of the fabrics I got from the Silkweavers fabric of the month is going to be perfect for it.

As for what I watched, my nephew has moved in for a couple months which has put a kink in my movie project as he has taken over the room I watch the DVD’s in, so I’m relying on Netflix for my entertainment, I can sneak in a couple DVD’s when he’s at work though, also he is teaching me to play Magic the Gathering so less is being watched (and stitched) anyway

Glee S05 E03-20 And unfortunately Netflix  does not have season 6,

Titansgrave - This RPG show was amazing, better than most things on TV and they have announced that there will be a second season

Doctor Who S06 E01-E09

The Guild - Felicia Day’s web series about  online gamers who meet up and become friends outside of the game, it very sweet

La  Grande Boucle - A French movie about a guy who rides one day ahead of the Tour De France

Code Breaker - A very interesting documentary about Alan Turing.

Chronicle - For a low budget sci-fi this wasn’t  bad, though I do hate the hand held camera fad the movies have been doing, it constrains the story too much, and leads to having to always explain why the person is carrying around a camera.

View From the Top - Just a cute unassuming rom/com about following your dreams and finding out dreams can shift along the way.