30 August 2010

A finish and a UFO picked up

I was a busy little beaver this weekend.

I was up very late on Friday, working at the theatre. Got home, and finished up some stuff for my full time job, then watched a bit of TV to settle down for the night.

I pretty much spent the whole weekend at the theatre, because I was back on Saturday, working to sell subscriptions for next year's season. It's funny. People will tell you why they are not renewing for next year. I've heard it's because we have too many comedies. I've heard it's because we have too many dramas. People want to subscribe because we have an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. They won't renew because they don't like Andrew Lloyd Webber. It really does make me laugh a good bit of the time. Personally, I prefer the funny--I deal with real life drama all day long, why would I pay to see more people suffer? But that is a personal choice, and I respect their right to make it.

Saturday night was me bache-ing it. I made my mom's meatloaf, but I substituted honey barbecue sauce for ketchup because our ketchup went camping :) It was a brilliant substitute, and it was really good dinner. I finally sat down and watched the 2005 Pride and Prejudice. I still don't see the innate appeal of Mr. Darcy, and this was a handsome Mr. Darcy. Yes, Lizzie's family was a bit . . . odd, but to tell someone that you love them in spite of their family, that's a slap in the face. If you don't care for your partner's family, that is part of an internal monologue. Whatever is good about Lizzie, her family contributed to; after all, it's not like they're evil, they're just silly people. Not that big of an offense. Maybe I'm not getting the whole picture, though; it's been a while since I had a criticism class, and I'm a bit rusty.

Anyway, I finished Hoppy Halloween. I did sub out for some sparkly thread for the wording. I think it will pull the design and the backing fabric together a bit better. I really like it. Now to get the time to finish it.

I picked this up yesterday morning. It's a kit by Matted Accents, supposedly a kit you can do in a weekend, but they must mean a long weekend. I started this in 2006, on vacation, and didn't get very far til I put it aside. It's a nice kit, just a Dimensions kit, and someone wasn't thinking. Part of the half stitch is done in 5 strands. Pain in my tiny hiney! But I will get it finished--there's a reason I managed to keep the floss, fabric, chart, even the mat, together for 4 years.

So that's all that's been happening here. HTB is due home from his camping trip this afternoon. We'll be watching the track of Hurricane Earl; I am very wary of hurricanes, even so far in from the water, since we did get the effects of Isobel in 2003. And we've got our invitations to mail this week. Even though I'm ready to get married, some part of me still can't believe that it's less than 2 months away. This really means it's happening. Hmm . . .


riona said...

Nice finish and WIP ... love the kitten's face.
I do know what you mean about hurricanes though: Floyd is still fresh in the minds of most folks in this neck of the woods. It washed away embankments and hillsides supporting roads and homes to an amazing degree. We are not used to seeing such damage here in lower NY state. Another thing we are not used to is the tornados that have come through this summer ... very rare indeed.

Elaine said...

Cute halloween finish Rachel and the cat wip looks pretty.

Carol said...

What a cute little bunny finish, Rachel--haven't seen that one before!

Gosh, your wedding day is fast approaching--hope all of your remaining things on your "to-do list" go smoothly :)

Blu said...

Cute finish! And the kitten is darling.

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, and the UFO looks cute. I picked up TMQ (one of my UFO's) over the weekend and did a fair amount of stitching on it.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls