Cheap Seats and Brownies

Now that the Steotchalong is complete (still haven’t framed it though), I’m focusing on some project I had in the works already. In the mean time, I still have two more shows from my internship that I need to post about.

So, for the community theatre show this season in Sitka, they chose a musical: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Highly recommended if you like to laugh.

I offered to build some props before I built the set: “I can make brownies out of wood, so we don’t have to bake like 20 every night.” It’s for a scene with PTA Bake Sale stuff.

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Spackle and wood. And store brand saran wrap.

The set is super simple. All the time. As the name implies, it’s about a spelling bee. It’s set in a gym, needs a table for the judges to sit, chairs or bleachers for the students to sit, and…???

So I need to build bleachers. And I can do it with stock that the theatre already has. Recycle! I bought literally zero new wood for anything.

The set in action:

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I also designed the lights for this, but I couldn’t get shots of that in action because I was running the projections and calling the lights and I really had to pay attention to that.

But I really enjoyed everything I did for this show.

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“I drink and I know things”

So here we are again: at the end of a great Steotchalong!

The end:

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It looks like my pen may have left some marks on my piece, so when I get back to home port, I’m going to pick up some white vinegar to give it a bit of a soak before I frame it.

I chose this quote because a) it’s my favorite of the bunch, and b) that basically stage management: drinking and knowing things lol

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Pokemon GO Team Pride!

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been obsessed with Pokemon GO since it came out (when I can get internet…boo). I already made earrings, but I didn’t stop there!

Now, I’m Team Valor for life, but I made designs for all the teams to show your pride. 


I’ll be listing these in my shop soon🙂

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Steotchalong 2016: Almost done!

So, I finally caught up with the patterns! I’m actually working on some other patterns now while I wait for next Monday.

Pattern 8:

Not creepy at all with no eyes….

Pattern 9 got down to the details:

I can’t wait to see the quotes!

My next post is likely to be Pokemon Go related. I’m obsessed.

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Steotchalong 6 and 7: the catching up

So, I fell a bit behind on the steotchalong – like 2 weeks. It turns out my injury was a tinsy-tinsy bit more serious than I originally thought. But I’m doing really well now! Now I only have a little left on pattern 8 before I can start on the penultimate pattern.

Here’s patterns 6 and 7:

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I like working on this, but I’ve been coming up with some other patterns I want to work on🙂

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Hamil-stitch!

So, my birthday just passed, and it was mostly awesome! My mother came down from Virginia to New Orleans to visit for the day, which was amazing. I was super surprised-both at the visit, and the fact that Frank kept it from me for so long.

I told him specifically what I wanted this year, which is a change from other years where he’s had to trick it out of me. This year The Cursed Child is coming out at the end of the month, so its basically for my birthday, since I recognize the entire month of July as my birthday. I also want the Pokemon Go Plus, but no one know when that will be released.

As a special surprise, while I’m waiting for the new Harry Potter book, he got me the Hamil-Tome!

51pk6v0aiol-_sx396_bo1204203200_I can’t wait to really sit down with it!

I had planned before-hand to tell Frank about his birthday present which I bought waaaaaay back in January on my birthday, because his is in December, and my present to myself was to not keep the secret anymore. Plus we have to buy train tickets.

WE’RE GOING TO SEE HAMILTON IN DECEMBER!!!

Of course I made an accompanying cross stitch:

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The fabric and cloth were hand-dyed by MadXStitcher. This fabric was on sale due to having been a mistake/they weren’t going to dye fabric anymore and had to get rid of stock. I think the fabric as a whole really lends itself to this pattern. Also there are sparkles. The thread isn’t pure black, either, but it changes to grey and dark, dark blue very subtly. I absolutely LOVE the hand-dyed stuff in that shop. Go buy stuff and love it too.

None of that is the best part though.

Number of stitches: 1,776

 

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Steotchalong 2016:Pattern 5

I finished this one pretty quickly, actually, and worked on some other stuff this week. And that was before I got the day off for being in a semi-serious accident! (I’m fine.)

Anyway, my first though was “Man, I have never been chastised by a cross stitch pattern before”:

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It’s not hard to not play Pokemon Go on the ship due to no internet.

Here’s last week’s progress!

There’s a lot more gold this week…

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Poké-earrings

A quick post for a quick stitch!

Inspired by PokémonGo (even though I can only play it like once a week…booo), I stitched up a couple things and made them into earrings!

I’m going to list them on etsy when I get a better picture🙂

Don’t worry, I’m still working on the Steotchalong!

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Mystery Steotchalong 2016: Pattern 4

I have people at work that are pretty invested in my progress of this piece. We have a kids show every 4 or 5 days (depending on the cruise) and one of the people n the show watches my progress pretty passionately.

So here’s pattern 4 finished:

And here’s how I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be:

Giving us a mystery pattern upside down? Tricksy bastards. So with the finish of this pattern, I’m going to agree with the forums and say that it’s Tyrion and the Lannister sigil. I can’t wait for the quotes😀

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Mystery Steotchalong 2016

I’m finally caught up with the patterns!
This is what I have so far, just having finished pattern 3:


Pattern 4 looks like it’ll be nice and easy (besides the gold…why did I opt for the metallic again??), which is good because I actually have a lot of real work to do this week. (Why do props keep breaking??)

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