Wednesday, 29 June 2016

June WIPocalypse

Time for a very late WIPocalypse update. June's question is
 Do you find yourself more productive with stitching in summer or winter?

I’m definitely more productive in winter, I stay in and watch movies more then, also I’m obsessed with the Tour de France, (which starts on Saturday YAY!!!) and it’s hard to stitch through that as the scenery is what first drew me to the race.
So not as much stitching done in July and August is the Olympics and there’s apparently a stitching challenge for that that I will have to think about.
Mulan is coming right along, the skirt is blocks of colour, so faster to do, but less exciting.

Hedwig birth announcement barely got touched until today but here’s a little progress anyway.

As for what I watched. I actually managed to get to the theatre a couple times lately, with the change of my hours (4am being the latest I start) I can’t really get to the evening shows and still function.  However it’s really easy to go to matinees. It’s just our smallish town only has weekday matinees when there is no school so I’m good now for the next couple months, and Independence Day is next on my must see list.

Critical Role

Daredevil S01 E07-13 Great show, glad the second season is already available, but first

Jessica Jones S01 E01-03 More of a noir thriller but set in the Marvel universe, can’t wait to see where this is going

Ever After - A wonderful retelling of Cinderella without the fantasy

Finding Dory - I worry about sequels sometimes, but no need to worry about this one, so much fun

Warcraft - To start, I don’t play video games, don’t own any systems, but have
a  very vague knowledge of the Warcraft universe, but there aren’t enough high fantasy movies out there so I’m willing to try anything, and this was a very satisfying way to spend the evening, I hope there is another one as the ending leaves it wide open for sequels.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Quick update

I guess it’s time for an update, I can’t believe at the beginning of the year I thought I might be able to do three projects at once, one per each room I stitch in. Life decided I couldn’t do that.  Thanks to a much earlier start time in the work schedule (1am and 2am starts) I no longer get to watch Jeopardy most nights as I need sleep. So very little Jeopardy stitching will get done,  therefore upstairs project has had to move downstairs to be my movie project stitching. Said stitching is the just started Hedwig birth announcement

Mulan is moving along well, I’ve gotten to the large block sections, quicker going, but not as interesting to do, I seem to be made for complicated patterns

As for what I watched.
Critical Role

Gilmore Girls S01 E19-21 S02 E01-02

Daredevil S01 E01-06 - The good Neflix series, not the movie that should have been better

Up - A really fun adventure that starts with one of the greatest cinematic love stories. 

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory - Bad guys hijack a train, they picked the wrong one as Steven Segal was a passenger.

Now You See Me 2 - Should have been called Now You Don’t, wasted opportunity there. Twas good, didn’t have the magic of the first but still really good for an uncalled for sequal.

El Dorado - I’m not a big western person, but Mom, Dad and my brother are so I watched a lot growing up, And this one is one of my favourites, typical western story line, ranchers against the big bad rich outsider that wants to buy up all the land. Also it was the beginning of my celebrity crush on James Caan.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

This Time Last Year

It is once again time for WIPocalypse and this month’s question is

What were you stitching this time last year and have you finished it?

Last year I was of course stitching my beloved Cindy, which is now finished, framed, given to mom and hanging on her wall.  I was also working on Music, which is also finished, framed and hung and even won second prize at the fair last year. Framed picture here are why I always do my finished pics unframed, that glare just defeats me every time

I had another finish, this lovely little Mill Hill Nativity that will be given to my Sister in Law for her birthday in September, along with an angel I haven’t started yet.
But first a new birth thingy for her son’s new son, pattern is picked and will probably be started tomorrow.
I’ve also made quite a bit of progress on Mulan

As for what I watched.

Critical Role

Supernatural  - Season 11 Finale - Carry On My Wayward Son!!

Gilmore Girls S01 E01-  I always meant to watch this and never got around to
it, I guess it was time.

U-571 - I don’t have a lot of war movies, but I’ve always enjoyed this one, it does have every military movie cliché going, but still a good ride.