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Because Judiang is in need of a house call. That is the only explanation for what I witnessed tonight on Skype. Prepare yourself for the clear evidence that Judiang is in need of some special attention from the good doctor:
Do not try to adjust your screen.
You are not seeing things!
Judiang likes the baby beard!!!! But only on Richard.
Wow. It’s been two years since I caught RA Fever (and almost 18 months since I started my blog)!!! This past year has been a busy one. I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted to, crafting wise, but I did manage to do something I never imagined! I met Richard Armitage! *giggle* Yeah, that one was on my “Never Gonna Happen” list. Guess I can scratch that one off!
Last year, I stated that one of my goals was to finish Stitchin’ Richard. Well, that didn’t happen. I did get 15,900 out of 26,100 stitches done, though, and finished the first two pages.
Pages three and four have a total of 10,200 stitches and they are less complicated. The coat portion is less detailed so that will go much quicker. This is what it should look like when finished:
I’m hoping to get it finished this summer as I’ve already got my eyes set on the next stitching project. Yes, Stitchin’ Thorin, I’m looking at you!!!!
The Lils are always looking for an excuse to celebrate, so we had cupcakes this year. Poor Lil JS had his hands full trying to keep Lil Patty out of the chocolate frosting. She just doesn’t care that it isn’t good for her!
My Girl remarked that it kinda looks like Lil JS is all raging at Lil Patty for stealing his cupcake. I said, “JS does NOT rage!” My husband spoke up and said, “I don’t know, he did rage pretty hard at that dude in the movie.”
And here I thought he wasn’t paying attention..!!!
Poor, poor Stitchin’ Richard! He has been neglected so! I blew the dust off the cross stitch bag Thursday afternoon, and I swear SR had a look of despondency about him. I vowed to do what I could to make it up to him. I finished off the colored portion of the page. I’m sure I heard him rumbling in satisfaction as I put the last few stitches in! Friday after class, I did some more stitching. I put in just over 1,000 stitches of the background. I’m happy with the progress. Maybe I can finish the page in time for my second RAnniversary!
In two days, I did around 1,300 stitches. Here’s a photo update in case you are interested:
Hopefully tomorrow will be another good stitching day.
Lil Guy looks over at Lil Thorin with a wicked grin. The King Under the Mountain haughtily raises an eyebrow in question.
“Your makers seem to have fallen…short…of the mark in regards to your accessories,” Lil Guy says tauntingly.
Lil Thorin draws himself up to his full three and three-quarters inch height. “The Bridge Direct has me fully equipped as befits someone of my status.” He sneers up at the lowly knight towering over him.
Lil Guy smirks . “That very well may be, oh Majestic One, but they seem to have forgotten the lifts for your boots!”
Score after Round 1
Knight: 1 King: 0
New Year’s Eve – party time for the Lils!
They invited a few friends. ;)
Meanwhile, out in the cold…
“Hmmm. I don’t know, Bungo…I’m not sure this is the right place. We shouldn’t have stopped off at the Prancing Pony for a pint!”
“I don’t see the mark on the door, but I’m going to knock anyway.”
“I’m looking for a Company to go on an adventure.”
“There are enough of you; you’ll do.”
“I don’t know how I will be able to tell you apart – you all look the same!”
“I have a map to show us the way.”
“And a key to get us inside.”
for the second Hobbit movie??? I guess I will have to settle for many repeated viewings of the first one!
I have been offline for the past week and have no personal knowledge of any reviews at this point. I am 90% healthy now, my semester is over and I celebrated by attending the midnight showing at a local theater. I chose the HFR 3D format and have absolutely no regrets. Well, maybe one. I was so busy trying to take everything in, I forgot to blink! (Note to self: next time, blink more often!!)
I truly enjoyed the movie and the soundtrack was sublime. I am exhausted now and ready for bed. Not the most eloquent of posts, but I just had to tell somebody!!!
Many thanks to J for keeping me company via text while I waited impatiently for the movie to begin!!