Sunday, 31 January 2016

January WIPocalypse

I will get the January WIPocalypse blog in before February, I will, I will.
The topic of the month: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!

Well my name is Nancy, but online you are just as likely to find me under the pseudonym Katjakay for reasons that are unimportant. Since I did this last year  much has changed and much hasn’t I still live in the interior of B.C. Canada overlooking Shuswap Lake, honestly, this is the view from my balcony.

I am still working on Theresa Wentzler’s Stroke of Midnight, thought I am ALMOST finished,
 which means that I will be starting a new BAP or two this year, I’m seriously considering working on Make it Pink’s Mulan and the Fractal at the same time, also I need to finish Magical’s ornaments,
Mulan floss toss

I have January, February and March finished, I did that through curling season last year.  And have got the stitching done  on April and May , but I haven’t finished finished them yet, and have just started June, and curling season is almost here again so lots shall get done on them.
May ornament 
I also want to make a mini pillow from Sheena Rogers book that I bought a couple years ago and haven’t done anything from yet. And there are a lot of other fun things that will distract me from all of these, such as two pregnant nieces, I’m okay with that.
The biggest change from last year was my job, I’m still baking, but no longer with Safeway, I now work for Askews, a locally owned grocery store, it’s such a difference, I took a cut in salary when Safeway closed, but everything else is so much better, and I’m finally full time something I never managed to get at Safeway. So that’s my story.

As for what I watched.

Critical Role - Here there be dragons: A new story arc begins

 No Survivors: Paranoia - I watch this one occasionally but this last Mondays was fantastic, and hilarious and and and, well just watch it. if you are into that kind of thing.

Thursday, 21 January 2016


My life the last couple weeks, work, snow, work, stitch repeat.

So on to stitching, I finally finished DMC #414 so all the masonry is done, and the plants are nearly finished as well,

As I get closer and closer to the end of Cindy I'm starting to think about what's next,  If I follow THE LIST like the good girl I should be, the Fractal would be next,  but...... I'm seriously considering having two BAP's on the go for a bit,  I really really really want to start Mulan, so maybe, Mulan while watching the movie project, the fractal in the better lit computer room as it's on black and then my usual small Jeopardy project which is Magical's ornaments for the foreseeable future. It means not starting the Sea Monster right away which hurts a bit, but there is only so much time for everything. Of course that means I'll need beads for Mulan and fabric for the fractal so shopping is in my near future.

As for what I watched
Critical Role - Still rewatching, but almost done, may move back to Table Top after this, or get back to the neglected Netflix

Supernatural - Still trying to catch up, but failing, the light is so much better in the computer room that’s I’m not watching the TV much while doing the miles of backstitching.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Finally got to this, I won’t have to turn in my nerd cred after all.

Dave - When the President has a stroke and is in a coma, the corrupt chief of staff hires a body double to take the presidents place.  Kevin Kline is wonderful in the role.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Quick Update

It’s snowy but only sort of cold, typical winter really. I have not much of a blog this week, but Carla demanded a Cindy update so I must abide. Been working on all the background backstitiching with #414, there is a lot of it.

The only news I have its that I am officially full time at work now.  Eight years of part time at Safeway begging for hours and I never got to full time status. Less than three months at Askew’s and I’m already there, So with minor exceptions I will now be off on Friday and Saturdays perfect for the Thursday night watching of Critical roll and lots of time to chat with the stitching gang on Saturdays

As for what I watched.
Critical Role - Back to the Briarwoods on rewatch and the start of Season 2

Supernatural - I’ve fallen behind, it’s time to catch up.

Duets - A fun little indy movie about six people going to a karaoke competition, nothing spectacular, but enjoyable.

White House Down - One of the two “bad guys take over the white house”movies that came out in 2013.  This one liked to use the standard cliches more than Olympus Has Fallen, but still a good solid action movie, and Channing Tatum is always enjoyable for me.

Dante’s Peak - So disaster movie which should mean an automatic yay from me, but this one drives me more than a little nuts, I don’t even own it. Mom does. I watch it because it’s a really well done higher budget than usual disaster movie, But a good half of it’s plot revolves around a person that won’t leave the area using the mindset “ I’ve lived all my life here, the mountain won’t hurt me” well guess what lady, the  mountain couldn’t care less about you.  I hate this character  and yes I am aware this is a common thing in real life, they annoy me too. However the movie itself is pretty, things blow up decently and it stars Peirce Brosnon, so it’s worth a watch, when it’s borrowed.

Daylight - On the surface this is a really typical disaster movie, an accident causes the distruction of the tunnel between Manhattan and New Jersey and Sylvester Stallone has to go in and rescue the survivors. Standard disaster movie situations occur, and as always, the dog survives.  Because dogs always survive in disaster movies.  This one stands out to me for two reasons. First, this is the first movie I saw Viggo Mortensen in, and though he plays a deliberately annoying character, he still stands out.. Second and more important, the music is amazing, I own this soundtrack. Randy Edelman is a master at scoring movies. I LOVE his work.

The Dark Crystal - Wonderful classic fantasy movie from the minds of Jim Henson and Brian Froud, If you haven’t seen it, do so, if you have, then you already know the brilliance of this show.