Kind of hard to see on the shirt - but I bought a plain baseball t-shirt awhile ago at Hobby Lobby thinking I would eventually stick something on it and then sort of forgot about it. But last night, while watching Game of Thrones The Last Watch, a documentary on the last season - which was amazing by the way, I decided I would embroider the dire wolf from House Stark on the shirt. Getting that design on the fabric was a pain in the ass! So stretchy! X-ing fingers it turns out well.
The last pic is my WIP on Ram's Head with Hollyhock - I am really liking the way it is coming out so far.
If you have the day off for Memorial Day I hope you are having a nice relaxing one and not listening to your annoying neighbors LOUD music and power tools!
Photos taken at Forest Lawn Cypress for the Memorial Day Celebration they have there. It's the first time I have seen a tank and Mash truck though. *in memoriam*
House Targaryen is done - that was just a prototype - I think it will look best on a red material with black thread. Then I did a wildflower because I loved the colors.
My current work in progress is Ram's Head with Hollyhock - I love the Georgia O'Keefe painting so this is my homage to that.
3 day weekend coming up - which to most people is probably a fun thing. To me, I just feel stabby already. I live in a very noisy area and on holiday weekends the noise just gets catastrophic in levels. It's already amping up and I can feel the twitchies coming on. I need a nice quiet adobe hut somewhere in the quiet open of the desert - with no peoples.
So enjoy the weekend and I hope it isn't loud or stabby for you!
Would that be Bran the 3-Eyed Crow sitting on the Iron Throne? Interesting ;)
I wanted to try a little Game of Thrones Fan Embroidery....
So here is House Stark to start.
I didn't have the correct color cloth or floss so this is a prototype. I want to find a thicker, furry looking black material and a silvery thread. I have metallic but the thought of doing all of this in metallic floss makes me twitchy LOL I guess I will need to do all the Houses now... yay for Dragons!
Ok, first I need to point out that the tarot card draw I did earlier? Last post? Um... it was kind of... right. Sansa did get to rule... Jon was sacrificed and Bran The Broken Raven was the outcome - ie, a new way to rule, etc... But also, if you disregard the characters and look at the card attributes - it was also correct. Hope takes the throne. Patriarchy rule is sacrificed and the outcome is spiritual truth, wisdom and healing. I got some serious goosebumps over that.
Now as the the ending? I LOVED IT. It was completion and a full circle and Jon made up with Ghost and no dragons were killed. And that is really kind of it. I think it was perfect and thank you to all the people involved in making this amazing show.
Who's a good boy? *happy sigh*
Yeah, I can't figure out why it's sideways. But there it is LOL
Sansa for the Throne, which oddly is exactly what I think will happen and I mentioned it here.
Jon/Aegon is sacrificed and Bran the Raven is giving us the outcome?
As long as I no longer have to hear jon telling dany YOURE MAH QUEEN, I will be happy!
But something to keep in mind: it may not be the characters ...it could be the ATTRIBUTES of the cards that embody the ending. ..
Hope takes the throne. Patriarchy rule is sacrificed and the outcome is spiritual truth, wisdom and healing. ..
Not a bad ending, really. ..
I started it around April 12 and while I didn't work on it every day, it was about a month total in the making. Yowza. I embroidered a mother fucking dragon you guys!
That was my most ambitious project to date and now I think I can pretty much do anything - well except ride on a dragon. ;)
The majority of this is with floss - the sky was done with watercolor pencils and a barely damp q-tip to blend the various colors I used to create the stormy look like there was on the album... (and yes, I flipped it the other way, I liked the way it looked) And I didn't like the yellow bits of the sky, so I left it all cloudy.
So of course, I actually say out loud, HEY IT'S A PONY WITH FABULOUS BANGS! Before everything goes pear shaped but imagine my pure joy when he was just sort of standing there, bloodied and skittish, looking at Arya, also bloodied and skittish. Made me insanely happy. Because Arya has got to get back to Sansa asap.
I called it on Dany taking it personal and losing HER FUCKING MIND. And as horrible as all the fire and death and burning people, I really wanted to ride on Drogon LOL Not to have him burn things, just because it looks like a great ride at Universal Studios.
Varys - was that necessary? I guess she wanted everyone watching to fear her. Because fear is all she has now. But I choked up when Tyrion told him it was him that betrayed him.
Clegane Bowl was all it was meant to be - death by Fire. The Hound chortles.
No pity on Jaime and Cersei although I had to laugh that Euron lived long enough to do some serious damage.. also WHERE IS YARA?
I also need to point out that I only used 1 kleenex during this episode - I think I used a box during The Long Night. But it was when The Hound told Arya to go home, that he actually showed her he cared about her and she finally got it. That this was going to end very badly and she needed to get home or at least prepared for what comes next because we have a crazy Dany who has a Dragon and Dothraki and Unsulllied and then we have Jon/Aegon truly seeing what a mess this all is and how is it all going to play out.
Because I can totally see Sansa on the Iron Throne. Just saying.
My Prediction as of 5/12/19
Arya heads back to Winterfell to prepare for taking the rogue Dany down? Or at least getting word to Sansa. It will come down to a face off here or there. Dany and her legions and Drogon against Jon/Aegon and whoever stands loyal to him after that free for all in Kings Landing
BUT here is the thing. We have Tyrion still in play - and while his time may be short aka Dany will fry him if she finds him - if he can get back to Winterfell, I think he will pledge himself to help Sansa... take the throne.
Jon/Aegon if he lives, doesn't want the throne. He sees that it may be necessary but the better one would be Sansa to rule. Arya is going to help people recover - she has seen a lot of death and tyranny and she is going to want to help if she can.
Also, I still think there is a chance that Samwell is telling us this story because how the EFF is he even still alive? LOLOL Is Sam a butterfly dreaming he is Bran or is Bran a warg dreaming he is Samwell?
All in all, if the writers play fair, any ending will make me happy. What a wild ride this has been!
Scene at Ralphs
9AM Sunday Morning
Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again?
All I could think of was the Smiths LOL It was MAYHEM. I mean, I worked in a lingerie store for awhile and Valentine's Day morning was NOTHING compared to the mass chaos of people last minute shopping for Mom's day. Tables were set out covered in wilting flowers - I was waiting for someone to punch someone else for grabbing their flowers first. *shudders*
I think the prettiest flowers I saw were the wild ones growing in the parking lot (photo 1)
So, to all you Mom's - Have a fabulous day! Know that your offspring were willing to go Trial by Combat for your flowers and cards!
Now, are we all ready for Game of Thrones later?
Just let me drag that over from my Facebook page. Pretty much all I had to say about that episode.
Holy crap. I forgot how much I HATED Cersei.
Good things happened (Gendry Baratheon) and then sad things happened (Arya cannot say yes to Gendry but ohhhh sigh) and oddly, I am more upset about Ghost being left behind (that look he gave Jon *cries*) and then the death of Rhaegal...ok, that one got me because it was sad and also because IT CAME OUT OF FUCKING NOWHERE because who remembers the stupid Squids? Bugger Euron Greyjoy - although to me, it seemed a tad too easy, that dragon killing. Dany realllly needs to keep her head here - Her dragons can die - does she NOT realize this yet?
And then Missandei - oh man.... Dracarys. (I admit for split second after Missandei says it, I was hoping Drogon would skim over the castle wall and fry the lot of them, but yeah, that was not going to happen)
Did I mention how much I have always hated Cersei? And now fucking Jaime is riding off to her because she is like his crack and fuck! (I loved seeing Brienne laugh and smile and I HATED seeing her sob)
I hope Drogon fries all of Cersei and Euron and that fucking MOUNTAIN.
And Dany is getting a tad MEGALOMANIAC here. Those Wild Eyes she kept rolling in various scenes made me think she was going a tad mad like Targaryen's are wont to do... just sayin. Seems Varys is just sayin too. I have no idea where the next episode is going but holy fuck it has been a very emotional ride.
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious