Thursday, 29 December 2016

Final Finish of the Year

I did the year end round up last blog, but I have two more finishes  to add, I finished the quilt and snowman that I turned into an ornament and then sold to a co-worker for them to use for their secret Santa gift
And the Owl Baby announcement thingy for my nephew’s son is done.  Of course his sister had a baby Christmas eve so I have another one to make, but I couldn’t find anything I like so I’m attempting to design it myself.
I have started one more small for the year, a little mandala, not likely to finish before new year’s but it shant take too long,
New Year’s day I will start the fractal, I’m looking forward to it so much,
So happy rest of the holidays to everyone, here’s to lots of stitching in the new year.

As for what I watched.
Gilmore Girls  S05-18 to S07-14  The bingeing continues

Christmas in Connecticut - Cute and funny and  a must watch every year

White Christmas - One of my favorite movies, period.

A Christmas Carol - The best version, we were a day late in watching it this year

Sense8 - A Christmas Special - Setting up for what should be a great second

Top Hat - Cute little romance with mistaken identities, which is really just an excuse for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to dance beautifully.  The funny thing about this is, I swore I had seen this movie and while I know the music, this is after all where Dancing Cheek To Cheek comes from, I, in no way recognize the story, How did I miss seeing this before?

Friday, 16 December 2016

WIPocalypse Year End Round Up

No finish this week, but both my projects are really close,

and there is even a small possibility of one more before the new year if I choose something small, and then it will be onto the fractal, I have done very well in delaying it till 2017

The WIPocalypse question of the month is -  Recap your accomplishments for the year! (Your finishes, your final before/after photos, etc).

I have so many finishes this year compared to most, I finished the Magical ornaments,
a bunch of Christmas smalls,

 a baby thing,
a chess pilllow,
and Mulan,
Of course the big finish of the year was the two year long project of Cindy, who I never tire of looking at.

As for what I watched.
Critical Role - The almost conclusion of the Chroma Conclave arc, but now we have to wait till January to see what happens.. Cliffhangers everywhere.

Gilmore Girls - S04-15 to S05-18

Santa Claus 2 and 3 - Two is one of my all time favourite Christmas movies

The Polar Express - The holiday train came through town the night we watched this

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - It’s not Christmas until you watch this

The Muppet Christmas Carol - Really it’s perhaps the best version other than the Alistair Sim on, which is watched as close to Christmas as possible.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Whatever happened to....

Whatever happened to the Movie Project you ask, actually you didn’t, but I do, I was so ready to watch all my movies, so many movies. It was three years ago now that I started and I’m only a third of the way through and haven’t watched any at all in the last couple weeks, I got out of the habit of watching one a day, Several things kept interrupting me and then my schedule kept shifting and I couldn’t always figure out where to fit the movie in. But it has not died, the “T’s” are lined up and ready to go, so maybe next year I’ll get a rhythm going again. Wish me luck

I have two updates and a finish this time.  My month of smalls has been a lot  fun, the current small is a little larger than the last couple, I am doing this one on 25ct 2 over 1. Most of the large HAED and similar patterns call for the 25ct and since I have 5 such patterns, I thought I would try it out on a small project, have to say I rather like working with it,

An update on the Owl is more than over due, but as we go into Christmas movie season it will go faster, hopefully the baby will get it before their first birthday.

My finish is this cute little penguin card that was a free kit from The World of Cross Stitching magazine, not sure if it’s from one I bought or one that Carla sent me, either way, it’s cute.

As for what I watched.
Critical Role

Gilmore Girls - S03-14 to S04-14  Bingeing continues in fine form

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Christmas season has begun

Santa Claus - Usually the first Christmas movie of the season an this year is no exception