So the question of the month is
"How do you get yourself out of a stitching drought?" For me this is usually as simple as changing what I watch. I'll often wait out a drought though, they have never lasted long with me.
August has been to hot and smokey to be very ambitious with anything other than hide in the basement stitching, I did have GISHWHES of which it has been announced that this is the final year, I am so glad I got to compete in all the years, I have made some great friends and done some amazingly fun stuff thanks to this insane scavenger hunt. See what it is here.
I didn't do a lot of items this time round but I was particulary proud of this one,
Your strict neighborhood HOA (Homeowners’ Association) got replaced by a better HOA: the Hopeful Optimist’s Association. They’ve decided that your lawn isn’t quite up to regulations. Get your front yard up to snuff by building a large-scale, jaw-dropping sculpture or structure dedicated to Hope. Make it so magnificent that motorists backup & park to gaze at its beauty. (Conversely, it could be that YOUR neighborhood HOA got replaced by the Horrible Organization for Awfulness... You get where we're going with this, right?)
I call this " HOPE - Some Assembly Required"
Also got more done on Fractal
As for what I watched
Critical Role and Talks Machina
The Defenders S01 - all of it, binge watched this as I had to, and it was good,
Shadowhunters S02 E11-13 They did a really good job on this series, it has gone way off the book but they have kept it really interesting.
Twister - This is the perfect disaster movie, It has a decent story, it has tension it has humor it has multiple Oscar winners and is just superior in all ways. I also see-saw back and forth on whether this or Volcano is my favourite and I think this one edges it out, just,
Fantastic Voyage - 1960’s sci-fi about shrinking a team of doctors so they can enter a man’s bloodstream to operate on his brain from the inside. Really well done, but the strange thing I noticed, there is no music until the enter the bloodstream, no music at all for the first half hour or so.
Finian’s Rainbow - Fred Astair’s last musical, while I utterly adore it, this is a really strange movie, it starts with a man stealing the leprechauns pot of gold and moves into sharecropping tobacco that won’t burn, racism and burning witches. And it’s a comedy.
Death Note - The Netflix movie - Based on the anime, but highly Americanized much to it’s detriment. It went from being a twisty noir thriller in the anime to a teenage angst drama in the movie.