Montag, 15. Juni 2015

June ToT, GG and general progress

I'm a bit out-of-date with the dates for all my SALs, but I'm pretty sure it's time for Tons of Tiny and Gifted Gorgeousness, so I'll include those in my weekend post while I'm at it. ToT is quick, as I don't have anything new to show, I did finish the May ornament since the last checkin though (and hope to start June soon):


Gifted Gorgeousness is a bit more interesting: Last week, I finished another column of Dark Force, and I also finished cross stitching on page 6 of Cut Thru' Cottage. I'm hoping to add the backstitching this week.


Other gift/gifted projects I worked on during the last month were Lady & Tramp, Things Unseen, Red Velvet Cake and the Asters wedding sampler - I actually added the lettering and framed that one last week, so I can finally count a proper finish. We visited the happy couple on Saturday, and I think they really liked it :)



The other project I dug out for the weekend doesn't fit in any of the categories above - it's Halloween Town by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, and was the Halloween SAL last year. I started it, did the first two clues (in fact, it might be clue 1 and 3, I'm not quite sure), then put it away to concentrate on my christmas crafting and never pulled it out again. Now Carla, Nancy and I plan to SAL on FP's other Halloween piece this year, and I'd like to finish this one before we start, so I took this one with me when we went to Felix' parents for the weekend. I started the house on the left, which only needs the roof, some details and a lantern before I can start on the final clue.


I also knitted a bit more. I'm not quite done with the body of the second BSJ, but I got right up to the buttonholes, where I needed to check my notes from last time around. I'm quite confident to finish this soon now :)


On another note, I finished The Death Cure, the last book in the Maze Runner trilogy, yesterday, and I really liked it. I'll have to say, from the three distopic trilogies I've read lately, this one ranks second, after The Hunger Games (which was great all the way through) but before Divergent (I loved the first one, but barely made it through Allegiant and I hated the end). Maze Runnter is decent all the way through, and even gets a bit better towards the end, so now I'm really looking forward to reading the prequel as well once I finished two other books on my nightstand.

I also finished a tiny game called Run Sackboy! Run! on my PS Vita, and a not quite so tiny one (Lego Ninjago Shadow of Ronin). Lots of mobile gaming fun :)

Kommentare:

  1. As usual I'm in awe of how much stitching and knitting you get done. I'm hoping to pick up the pace here now, but one never knows what happens with life! I've heard of Maze Runner, but never bothered with it....but since you liked it, I shall now read it or do the audio book thing.

    Ihre Projekte sind so schön und Spaß (and yes, I'm having a hard time pronouncing this one! (the J is not J but more like Y on Projekte.....should be spelled Proyekte...but now it looks Russian to me ha ha!)

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    1. I've had a good few weeks now, but the summer is pretty busy for us so things might slow down a little.
      I'm quite sure you will like Maze Runner as well ^_^

      Haha, of course German prononciation is all natural for me, but then English was pretty strange to me at first so I can imagine how it feels like the other way around :D

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  2. Awesome post Leonore. Great progress on all of your projects.

    Linda

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  3. Wonderful progress! You've been very busy. I love the colors in your knitting.

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  4. I've read and watched The Maze Runner, and thought about getting the other books, I shall start looking for them from the sound of it.

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  6. Cut thru cottage looks so funny, so much detailed, I must look this designer. Love also words stitched among all those WIP. xxx

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    1. Thank you! The Cut Thru designs are really fun to stitch, it's great to watch them come to live with the backstitching ^_^

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  7. You made great progress on everything. I have developed a bad case of "can't concentrate" and am hopping from one thing to another and not doing much on any.

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    1. Thank you :) I have that from time to time, but at least each stitch you do make is progress, so it's not too bad!

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  8. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. You've made some great progress on all your pieces.

    I read some of Maze Runner and didn't totally get into it. I think I prefer either real life or fantasy to dystopia. I quite liked Divergent though.

    Jewel by Amy Ewing is a wonderful sort of dystopia book I read last year. Kind of Handmaids Tale with a little magic and some rebellion! I also loved Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bones which is total fantasy.

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    1. Thanks! Dystopia is not my favourite genre, but I like it, and it's awefully 'in' among young adult novels these days. I'll have to check out Jewel, never hear of that one.

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  9. You've had a great month with all your GG progresses. It's nice to have a proper finish framed and all.

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    1. Thanks! You're right, I should really do that more often...actually framing stuff I finish, that is.

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