Monday, 27 February 2017

February WIPocalypse

The fun new thing it week is I have another page finish on Fractal despite not working on it much the last couple weeks,  The next page has very little on it, so another page finish is imminent.

I have managed to get quite a bit done on Canada 150 as well,

Both these project are a bit strange for me, as they have little to no backstitching.  Which is relevant because.......
This months WIPocalypse question is:  What is your favorite stitch other than the standard cross stitch?  (bonus points if you provide a how-to link or diagram it on your blog post!)

That's right, I love doing back stitch.  So much detail happens with backstitch and as I almost always do it last. it also signifies nearing the end of a project.  And for the bonus points I found a how to video of back stitching.

As for what I watched

Critical Role, Talks Machina and Table Top

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts - In other words, the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Sports Break

It is mid February so that means that tomorrow the Scott Tournament of Hearts (Canadian Women's Curling) begins which is for me the start of a month of sports watching,  Which also means less work gets done on downstairs project aka Fractal

and more gets done on upstairs project which is making it's debut in the blog, I am currently working on the Canada 150 logo, pattern designed by the wonderful Make it Pink and this lovely thing will become my pillow entry for the fair this year.

As for what I watched.

Critical Role, Talks Machina and Table Top

Shadowhunters S02 E05-07

Hidden Figures - I had really been looking forward to this one and it didn’t disappoint, it is about the African American female mathematicians and engineers at NASA in the 60’s. I know it’s been getting a lot of the awards this year, they are well deserved.

The Wolverine - This one was so much better than the first Wolverine movie, I like that they brought it to Japan as that is such an important part of the comics mythology. However Japan did look suspiciously like Vancouver

The Phoenix Incident - One of these “found footage” shaky cam fake documentary things that take a real incident and make it about aliens,  The fun of this one is that almost all the people in it  are voice actors, two (Travis Willingham and Liam O’Brian) are also from Critical Role which is obviously an obsession of mine, and two others  have also been on table top.  That’s the only reason I watched this, but it was amusing so not a waste of time, but I wouldn’t spend actual money on this.

Earthquake - This big budget disaster movie from 1974 has a stellar cast, but quite honestly it doesn’t take to long to start rooting their death.  There isn’t a likable character in this movie, on the other hand the disaster itself is quite satisfying and has pretty good special effects for the time.

Dirty Dancing - Another iconic 80’s movie, what can I say I was a teenager in the 80’s all the iconic 80’s movies are going to show up in this list sooner or later.  This one is out of order because my VHS copy was stolen and I just found the DVD dead cheap---finally.

Attack on Titan: The Movie, Parts 1&2 - I got these for Christmas, they are the live action version of the anime I watch a while ago, well done, especially the titans and while lacking the in depth storyline of the anime, still a good dystopian movie.

Monday, 6 February 2017

February Finish

I managed to finish a couple things, first I finished the second page of the fractal, which technically was page 3, now I move on to page 2 cause I'm strange that way.

Also I finished the little mandala. I have no idea what to do with it now, but it sure was fun to make.
 Pattern from Ink Circles,
Spawn  of RYO Mandala
13 colours, approx 4X4" 
This pattern doesn't have assigned colours, you get to "Roll Your Own" I started with the peach colour pulled up a colour wheel and went from there. 

As for what I watched.
Critical Role, Talks Machina and Table Top

Death Note - Ep 1-3 I read one of the comics a million years ago, so I thought I’d try the show, pretty good so far

Supernatural S12-E10 This is the second time Ian Tracey (a favorite of mine) has been on the show, two different characters and they’ve both died.

The Truman Show- This movie is BRILLIANT, I love it so much I can easily forget that it’s Jim Carrey, and he is brilliant in it as well, And the music is amazing too. 

La La Land - I’m not going to attempt to see all the nominated movies, but this one looked fun, and it was. It was beautifully staged and shot and story wise a lovely bit of fluff.

The Time Machine ( 2002 ) - As a long time fan of the Rod Taylor version and the book itself I could nit pick this one apart mercilessly.  But taken away from it’s source material it’s a pretty solid movie, I just have to turn my brain off when watching it.

The Trouble with Harry - The trouble with Harry is that he’s dead, and that’s really inconvenient  to the different people who think they may have killed him.  It’s a wonderful comedy from Alfred Hitchcock