Cross-stitch, quilting, craft….

No Longer……

WAITING FOR GODOT.

Yesterday The Missus and I had a once in a lifetime opportunity.  We saw SIR IAN MCKELLEN in the Absurdist play Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett at His Majesty’s Theatre…here…in Perth…!!!!!!!   Just in case you are wondering who/what I’m blathering on about….He is the actor who played Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, James Whale in Gods and Monsters,  also Magneto in  the X-Men trilogy…..and those are just a few of his roles!!!  The Missus and I have been admirers of his for many years, not only as an actor, but also as a gay activist.

We saw Miriam Margolyes a couple of years ago on stage (She played Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) which was fabulous.  Even knowing that she is gay (her preference to lesbian) didn’t have as much impact as seeing Sir Ian on stage….Partly I’ve enjoyed seeing him in other roles,  partly because he is a magnificent actor, partly because even though he is a slightly built man who doesn’t stand out WAS Estrogen and a big part is because he is a gay activist and activism has always been important to me.

Before the show we came across a “here today, gone tomorrow” book shop….Nothing over $20…including the Greek Cookbook which retails @ $50 (the other books were a LOT less….except the Crobot book, which I purchased at another shop).  That is my kind of shopping!

This bodem cosie started out life as a pair of fingerless mittens…..until the pieces bloomed when I washed them.  It was either make an offer to Andre the Giant….or find another solution!  I must remember to swatch!!!

I finished the top for the tablecloth today.  It is a Chinese coin purse joined with black strips.  We both love the look of it.  Lestat shot on top of it as soon as it went on, then off just as fast when he saw the camera come out!!!  We put it on the bed to get an idea of what the design would look like.  Seeing it on there confirmed my idea about making a bedspread using the same design.  The Missus suggested cream on cream instead of black, which I think would look good.  More slicing, dicing and stash diving soon!

I finished a top for a Halloween table runner this afternoon.  I’m looking forward to quilting it this afternoon.   I dug out the Stargazey Saw Tooth pattern from my stash for the blocks.

Here’s to a crafty filled week!!!!

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Comments on: "No Longer……" (4)

  1. How fortunate for you to get to see one of your favorite actors in a play! And yes! Sir Ian is a treasure for a lot of reasons. We need a lot more people in the world, just like him.

    My, My!! You have been VERY busy!! And it all looks SO beautiful! You are SO talented! Thanks for sharing. .I don’t know if it inspires me, or makes me greener with envy, but I’m enjoying your work, either way! lol

  2. wow sure sounds like you had a good time out..and my oh my you have been busy sewing great to see,cheers Vickie

  3. The tablecloth is stunning, a bedcover would be a delight

  4. Andee Neff said:

    So glad you got to see some fabulous people at the theater! I didn’t know Prof Sprout was gay either..so thanks for that info! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rainbow tablecloth! I have a round table, but wonder how something like that would look on it!

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