Friday, February 27, 2015

Greek Mandala part 3 done, College #70

It's amazing how busy life can get when you're unemployed, but I guess it's a good thing I can find things to fill up my time with. The filming schedule I'm involved with is a little all over the place so my sleep schedule is a little all over the place as well. I have to report tonight at 10pm for an all night shoot so I, naturally, stayed up all night stitching and slept this morning (though I'm pretty sure I'm going to go take a nap soon). As a result, though, I finished part 3 of Greek Mandala!



Backstitching from 3 until 5am is probably not ideal but oh well. It's done and I think it looks fabulous (if I do say so myself).

But College of Magical Knowledge has not been neglected either! I'm disappointed by how little it looks like I stitched on it, but I put in over 2,500 stitches since I last posted it.



I hope that the next time I post it will be with a College page finish!

Besides filming and stitching, I've been playing a lot of Diablo III and reading. So not much else to report on the life front, I suppose.

Short post today, I guess, but I think I'm going to go take that nap now...

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

College #69 and Greek Mandala #13

The last couple of weeks have been a little hectic and I feel like I haven't had much time to sit down and breathe. But, finally, I'm taking some time today and updating both stitching and life. As always, stitching first.

College before:

College after:

I'm a little over halfway done with this page and in the entire piece I have only about 40,000 stitches left. That sounds like a lot but in the grand scheme of things, not so much. Getting ever closer to the finish line with this one!

Greek Mandala before:

Greek Mandala after:

Slow and steady on this one and it's an absolute joy to stitch. At one point last week my scroll frame broke and H³ had to fix it. And he did! So back to work on Greek.

I had two job interviews last week. I have already been rejected from one (thank goodness because that interview left me with a bad taste in my mouth) and the other one I was told I'm #3 on the list of eligibility which is the list they consult to fill positions. Basically, it means I passed the interview but they're not quite offering me a job at this time. So we'll see.

I got into the movie shooting January 31 and then found out that they're still looking for paid extras. So I thought, "why not?" and I submitted my photo and measurements. Got a call two days later that production approved me and I have a costume fitting tomorrow in San Francisco. Crazy times. So that's happening. I won't share the movie title right now but rest assured, when it's going to come out, I'll let you guys know what it is.

Two days ago I ran the half marathon with a good friend of mine. It was POURING rain. The kind of pouring rain where it's a wall of water and signs over the highway are lit up with "severe storm" warnings. But we ran it. It was kind of miserable but also pretty badass. My goal was to run it in no more than two and a half hours. Ended up running in 2 hours, 27 minutes, and 15 seconds. WIN! We were absolutely soaked through and exhausted but we did it.

It's only February you say? I feel like an entire year has already gone by 2015 is turning out to be crazy.

Happy stitching, everyone!