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!