Thursday, 27 February 2020

Miss Strawberry Mouse

She is almost finished.  I still need to add her whiskers, I’m getting tired, so I’ll do them in the morning.  I thought you might like a sneak peak of the strawberries.  See you tomorrow for the Smalls SAL.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

SYOA - Hogwarts House Crest - Revision

I know that I said Chapter 1 was finished and it is ... but the more I looked at the Hogwarts House Crest the more I wasn’t happy with it.  I didn’t like the light yellow that goes all away around the letter H.  

Hogwarts House Crest before with the light yellow border around the letter H.

I had to frog all 4 colours (Red/Green/Gold/Blue) because of the 1/4 stitches.  It was easier and faster to pull all of them and leave the letter H and border.

Here is the Hogwarts House Crest after without the light yellow.  All 4 colours meet in the middle with the letter H.  It was worth the frogging, I like it much better because now you can see more of the 4 house colours. 

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Just Nan ... Summer - Miss Strawberry Mouse

I started a new project for the Smalls SAL which will be this Friday.

Here are the DMC thread colours recommended in the chart.  I’m using a 28ct pink on pink mystery evenweave.  I’m thinking it might be from Picture this Plus.  I bought it years ago from my LNS at the time.  She was always selling small remnants which are great for doing my Just Nan projects.

Sunday nights progress.
Monday nights progress.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Birthday card for February

Today is my Mother-in-law Jean's 79th birthday.  This is the card I sent her.  I was trying out some new die cut shapes Lawn Fawn's Build a House (with flowers), and a garden set which included a tree, fence, grasses, birds, and bird house.  This type of card is called a Z Fold Card, but I forgot to take a photo of it standing up.

We also ordered her this bouquet of flowers from her local florist in New Brunswick.

Here is a sample of another Z fold card (standing up) that I made Christmas 2019.  I printed out the images below on white printer paper, then taped the 3 scenes to some Navy cardstock.  I cut out the scenes with an Exacto knife.  I took my time, and my closest friend Lisa loved the card.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

SYOA - Chapter Outlines - updates #2

I finally finished stitching all the outlines for each chapter.  I’m not going to stitch the cream/beige colours yet on the edges of the chapters.  With all of all the frogging I had to do on Chapter 1, and just in case the brown outlines are wrong, I think it would be best to stitch the cream/beige as I do each chapter.  I really need to make a final decision on the top portion of my project, so I can start stitching the four house coloured swirls, wand, Hogwarts castle and Hogwarts Express train.

Saturday, 22 February 2020

2019 Scrapbook Pages

Here are 8 of the 9 plays Dave & I saw in 2019.  There was one we didn’t really enjoy, so I’m not showing that one.  Of the 9 plays, 8 were based on movies (musicals).

Rocky, the Musical.  
We love the movie, but weren’t too sure about it being turned into a musical.  We were pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  
This play is a musical about 3 drag queens travelling across the desert in a VW Beetle Van.  I have not seen the movie, but it sounded like a fun play.  We loved it, and now it is on my Amazon wish list.

Do I need to say anymore?  I’m sure everyone has seen the movie.  I remember seeing this in the theatre as a teenager.  I have the DVD, which I have seen so many times.  We also have the soundtrack on vinyl record/LP.  I love listening to the music, you can’t help but sing along with the music.

Newsies (Disney)  
We have the DVD, so we knew what the play was about before we got there.

12 Angry Men  
This was one of our favourites so far.  Very powerful performance from all the men.  We have the DVD and can’t wait to see it again soon.

Another musical we have watched before on TV, but do not own on DVD.

Little Shop of Horror
We enjoyed this musical about the talking, carnivorous plant named Audrey 2.  We have the DVD of this and have watched it a few times.

This was not based on a movie.  It was about 3 friends discussing how much Art costs, and how it makes us feel.  The main actor is Donny Most, you might recognize the name.  He played Ralph Malone from the TV Show Happy Days.

Here are photos borrowed from the internet.  This is what Donny Most looks like now.  We were sitting 12 rows from the stage, so we got to see him up close.  The other photo shows him on the Happy Days TV Show.

A few years ago, we had the opportunity to see George Wendt from Cheers on stage in Death of a Salesman.  This play was at the same location as Art above.  We always sit in the same seat, which is 12 rows from the stage.  Here is a current photo of the actor, along with a scene from Death of a Salesman.   We loved this play and he is an amazing actor to watch live.

Friday, 21 February 2020

SYOA - Chapter outlines - update #1

Last night I continued stitching the outlines.  I finished the bottom right and started on the top right.  I plan to work on some more tonight.

Today I finished my putting all the 2019 plays into my Theatre Book.  I’ll try and take some photos tomorrow in the day light.