Wednesday, 9 November 2011

WOYWW 127 - ARRRRRRRRRRRR...... again.

Wahey!  That was the week that was, that was!  And here we are again, with another round of WOYWW desk-hopping hosted by our beloved MC Mrs Dunnit.  For all the deets go here but don't forget to take a picnic and a compass because you might be a while once you start. 

As you can see, we still have a Charmed Stocking in progress on the desk.  I've discovered that needlework now needs to be done in small bursts because gripping a needle sets my carpal tunnel off.  That and pumpkin carving.  Doh.

On Saturday I attended another of the Big Crops and had a bit of an epic fail.  It didn't help that I didn't get there until 1pm (Lil Miss B had urgent need of a Guide uniform - £32 for t-shirt and hoodie, if you please!!) but the grand turnout on this occasion wasn't even quite a whole layout (compared to the four I did at the previous crop).  I fiddled, I tweaked, I cut, stamped and glued.... and then had to wait till I got home to add the flourish and the lettering.  Not being able to finish it, and the brewing headache I had, meant that I lost the mojo to do more.  I will have to look at that and rectify it this month. Mr B said it was down to the 3 p's - Piss Poor Preparation.  I just said "what preparation?"  To be fair, I hadn't even emptied my scraptotes from the last time, so hadn't really prepped properly.  I had prepped, it was just a month earlier.  LOL

So here is a close up of the finished LO for your delight and delectation.  Once again, Lil Miss B is a tad niggled that it's yet another photo of her (I quote "and why did you have to take a close-up??") but I think that secretly she's pleased.  I like how it turned out, no matter what she thinks!


If you've got this far, well done! 

Other major news in the B household is that we finally got the results of the auditions we took part in on the 30th October for Treasure Island.  Well, we actually got a phone call from the Director rather than just the email that everyone else got because he had a rather special request.  I've been asked if I think I can manage to take a small principal role AND be the society's Stage Manager for the show.  The role in question is the Spirit of the Sea, with appearances at the beginning and end of both acts.  I get to recite some rhyming couplets, not sure if there's a song involved (probably) and do the walk-down at the end, but as that's the role I was hoping for, I naturally said yes!  Being Stage Manager doesn't faze me - I've done Production Management in theatre since I was 14, so I've pretty much grown up with the backstage influence.  It's only since I've been with Mr B that I've had the confidence to step into the limelight again.

The others?  Lil Miss B has got a place in the chorus - kudos to her because 20 kids tried out for chorus and only 10 were chosen - and Mr B is......





wait for it......





Long John Silver!

So he gets to reprise a similar role to last year, just swapping a hook for a wooden leg.... ROFL.

The weird bit is that last year the Dame was played by a fella called Steve.  This year....the Dame is played by a fella called Steve.  Different Panto societies, different Steves - but how funny!

This is going to be fun!


And if you've read this far, well done to you!   Catch you on the blop!

22 comments:

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

you made me laugh in three or four spots in this post... congrats on the stage wonderfullness and the three p's is hereby being adopted in this household... happy WOYWW xx

jude said...

Good luck for your star roll of long john silver you must take some piccys in your costume!
I hsvr 2 dsaughters who hate close up piccys especialy if they are going to be scrapped or put on canvass....teenagers for you!
Have fun day ooooaaaarrrggghhh me captain
...lol
hugs judex 5

ScrappnBee said...

"Gummy Bears!" "Steve" (from Cloudy with a chance of meatballs). Sorry. Congrats on the role! And congrats to the rest of the thesbian family B! (and condolences to Steve...sorry again!). Love the layout. I think it is hit or miss at a crop. Ironically, the fewer people I know (and chat with) the more I get done. Have a happy WOYWW -Amanda

Helen said...

You have exciting times ahead, you will have no time to craft I think....
Happy WOYWW, Helen #1

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Morti, I have the same (or similar) problem with needles and hand sewing. Mine is my pinch grip and not very good muscle control in the fingers. So, of course I can empathize. I thought I would stop by for a short visit before I went to bed to wish you a happy WOYWW from #4.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh boy, I'm sooo going to be in the front row for that panto!! Long John Silver, eh?? Well at least he's got the beard already, lol!!
Lovely LO of Miss B, she's going to be a stunner :)
Hugs, LLJ #44 xx

Annie said...

Number 51 here :-) I’m doing a quick dash round as many as I can this week to see what you’ve all been up to. So much fab creativity going on everywhere I go. It’s really brilliant. Keep doing what you do best and have a great week
Hugs,
Annie x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Blimey you are all at no wonder you need to use last months prepping! Congrats on the show :)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

We really MUST sort out a better table arrangement for that crop. The hall is so echo-y and those long tables mean that you just can't hear (or my old ears can't) and the other end of the table is just so far away. I only managed two layouts, with two more partially finished, but luckily have another crop this weekend so I'll hold the and finish off then. Congrats on the Panto roles - Steve x2, how funny.

Mary Anne (25)

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. I hope the rest of the week goes well and creative too! Enjoy the dramatics too!
Neil #57

sandra de said...

This is brilliant andI am sure very well deserved. Congrats. Also love that LO she is a star in both chorus and camera.

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Nothing better than getting the part you were after!! Well done, enjoy it,
and as for DD's they always say that lol, but are as pleased as punch secretly, love the LO, beautiful

Happy WOYWW

Lou #46

Claire said...

Congratulation on the show... love the layout.... one pretty daughter there
Claire #69

Hels Sheridan said...

Pieces of eight... ahah, do I get the role of the parrot? lol CONGRATS to you all on your roles.. how exciting... please do try to get piccies... would love to see you all in your costumes! Congrats!! Am smiling from ear to ear for ya x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your layout of your daughter, and congrats on all the theatre stuff!Have a great week, Shaz

MaggieC said...

That layout worked out well despite the trauma. And very well done on your acting parts. Do we get to see videos of the performances?

Marjo said...

How exciting! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

xoxo Marjo

Sarah said...

It's bordering on an episode from the Generation Game....sounds immense fun - enjoy the limelight and sea spirit... great job getting the LO done and what do chaps know about our territory... thanks for sharing today, Sarah at 13.

Hazel said...

Congrats! hope it goes well. Love your workspace and that LO is fab (Hazel WOYWW #89) x

Angie said...

Wow ...so much going on your life ...well done on the parts ...panto is such fun ...I put a Youth Club one on 30 odd years ago ...never forgotten it.
Beautiful LO ...so fitting for the gorgeous photos.

Elizabeth said...

Another entertaining post, Morti, and the layout it lovely even if Lil Miss B thinks not. Congratulations on getting the part, and the Stage Manager position though I suspect that is going to mean a lot of work for you. Nice too that your daughter and hubby have parts too - it should make for an entertaining winter. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #76

Spyder said...

yes I agree, post pictures please!
Happy late WOYWW!
Lyn #66

Related Posts with Thumbnails