Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekly Stitching and TUSAL

First things first...I have once again forgotten to post my ORT jar for the month. This month, it found it's way to my Disney DVD shelf:
There was a specific reason why I chose this location for my TUSAL pic...but more on that later, let's get on with the stitching.

It wasn't a very good week, but I did try to stitch as much as possible. I left off on Maleficent here:
And finished here tonight:
It's hard to tell there are probably about twelve colors in there so far, they all look the same. I've now spent 163.17 hrs on her. I really like breaking it down in time frames versus days or weeks. It shows exactly how much time I'm spending on them (and how slow of a stitcher I am).

I did manage a bit of work on the OUAT Sampler as well, but I'm having to force myself to work on it...I might be a bit Once Upon A Time cross-stitched out. But I've promised myself that I won't start another project I've had my eye on lately until I finish this one. I left Once off here:
and only made it to here in 10.17 hrs:

On the home front, we're doing good considering. It's been storming here a lot lately, so Bam hasn't been that happy and he's been sticking very close.
Poor little guy!

As an aside, I tend to see Hidden Mickeys everywhere, but I saw a blatant one Friday on the wall of my work:
I knew one of my co-workers had a Mickey golf antenna topper on their vehicle, but I've never noticed it in this particular "light" before.

Now, back to the videos. Before Zach passed, I had just started watching Disney movies in preparation for Disneyland. I vowed to not stitch or get distracted, just watch the movie. But, Zach got sick and I stopped and, afterwards, it just didn't seem right to watch Disney movies with my baby dead. My friend Kate over at The Suddenly Kate Show has issued a kind of blogging challenge. She's doing lists, specifically top 10 ones. I'm not much of a top 10 type person, so I was trying to think of another outlet. Then it occurred to me...Disney movies! I could go back to watching one a night, same rules, but following it with a blog post/review about the movie. Honestly, I don't know how many Disney movies I have, at least a couple of hundred or so, as well as several TV shows, documentaries, etc, but for the purpose of this challenge, I'm only going to stick with movies. It will be interesting to see how far I can get and/or how long it will take me to finish, but I think now that might be a nice distraction. So, starting Monday night, I will start watching them again and my first post will be Tuesday at some point. At least that is the plan now. I thought about this all last week and I think I'm ready, but when the time actually comes and I'm absorbed in Disney happiness, I might not be able to take it. If so, I'll start either next week or June 1st. I'll let you know.


Linda said...

Oh Keiley, I wish that I could stitch as 'slow' as you. Awesome progress.


Heather said...

Legend your trip to dl again? I'm here now we're going for the 60th anniversary 24 hour thing on Friday.

Miamina said...

I love how you think you are such a slow really have no idea until you watch me!

Maleficent is coming along so well, she looks amazing!

Glad you and Bam are doing relatively ok. xx

Bea said...

I don't think you're slow at all - that's excellent progress on both pieces.

Very cute little dog!

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Great progress on Maleficent and I think you're pretty speedy too, definitely compared to me. Glad Bam is sticking close to you, that's good for both of you.

I can't wait to read your reviews on Disney movies and I hope it goes how you planned.

demeter83 said...

If you're slow then I'm doomed!
I don't think I even knew you were stitching on Malificent, looking fantastic.
I got the OUAT sampler a while back, but having done three Cloudsfactory projects of varying sizes recently I've put off starting it for a while. Plus I cant decide what fabric I like