I think i can get 5 things into here...
1) I've been watching Game of Thrones lately, and I do have to say it's beautifully done, and( GoT babble )
2) so... i've been working on a commission embroidery piece for a friend. Pictures here: http://boogieshoes.livejournal.com/pics/catalog/7088
I *loved* working on this piece. I couldn't put it down. 80 hours and a lot of new-to-me stitches later, i had a finished piece that i really liked the effect of. I especially liked the bird wings - i did those with buttonhole bars. most people seem to like the sheep, which is something like 400 french knots. I also like mr. scott's hair, which is a blended needle, done in bullion knots. *really* effective. and you can see *vast* improvement in my split stitch from left (mr scott) to right (noble lord guy). lot of fun, looking to do more of this in the future.
3)i've also been watching outlander. i'm sort of miffed that they sold 'season 1 volume 1' and now i need volume 2 to finish the season... because, of course, Jaime and Claire are in a sticky situation at the last ep in volume 1. This is a series i recommend watching. Another cable channel series, another series based on books. the cast and crew are *fantastic*, research for costuming is bloody amazing. there's a lot of political stuff going on in there, and it helps to have at least a small foundation of history between England and Scotland, but it's not necessary. beautiful, beautiful scenery of Scotland.
and that's my drama lately.