Monday, February 27, 2012

Outlander Chat Tonight

Outlander Chat Tonight - 9PM Eastern!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Wee Man's First Kilt!

Check out my wee Ian being fitted for his first kilt.  He's the ring bearer in a wedding in May.  Can't wait!

Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining rivers,
Land of my heart for ever,
Scotland the brave.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Brus

Saw this today and it made me think about the possible Outlander film we're all constantly waxing on about.  I guess Athair Entertainment is trying to get "The Brus" made; a film about Robert the Bruce.  Interesting.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Outlander Chat Tonight

Outlander Chat Tonight - 9PM Eastern!

And here is something really cool.  Anyone who come to chat regularly knows Clay (aka - Amede.)  Well...Clay has recently started a blog about his travels as he journeys to really neat locations for work and is currently in Japan.  His blog is really good...check it out!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sooz's Next Project

Got the following email from Sooz.  What a great idea!  Get those thinking caps on and start commenting!  I'll go first:  LAMAZE!  LOL Kidding.  Couldn't resist!  

Already at work on my next Outlander themed project and thought I'd enlist the members of MOP for some help as I'm designing it.

I'm looking for one word statements, specific to Outlander only, that represent the story, in a single word.  Sort of like if you were playing Password.

What are the names of characters, or places, or moments that drove the story....with a focus on the positive....

For example, "Lallybroch" conjurs up such a special time and place for J&C.  The word "Sassenach" speaks of tenderness, of connection, of endearment, of shared communication.

Would MOP be the place to post this and have fellow fans post a reply?  It's the hard-core Outlander fans, who are going to know what I mean by this and take on the challenge.

Let me know if you like the idea and are willing to play along.



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Films Used in Amazing Outlander Fan Video from Annn3003

Hey thanks to Lisa and Jenna Faye for posting the films used in the amazing Outlander Fan Video I posted yesterday:

Braveheart, Rob Roy, Attila The Hun, The Constant Gardener, Mary Bryant, Beowulf & Grendel, Swept from the Sea, Pearl Harbor, Legends Of The Fall, The Fountain, Enemy at the Gates, Season of the Witch 

Many thanks to Annn3003 over at Youtube for posting this fantastic video. :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Amazing 7 Minute Fan-Made Outlander Trailer

Truly amazing rendition of Outlander (and a bit of Dragonfly.)  Thanks to Jayne for sharing.  (And the fact that Mr Tasty Tuna, Jack Davenport is in it absolutely made my day.)


 Thanks to Lisa and JennaFaye for letting me know clips from the following films were used in its production: Braveheart, Rob Roy, Attila The Hun, The Constant Gardener, Mary Bryant, Beowulf & Grendel, Swept from the Sea, Pearl Harbor, Legends Of The Fall, The Fountain, Enemy at the Gates, Season of the Witch

Monday, February 13, 2012

Outlander Chat Tonight

Outlander Chat Tonight - 9PM Eastern!

The Outlander Quilt

Check out Sooz's latest creation!  Isn't she amazing?  MaryFaithPeace has a great write-up of it here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Say Hello to Moppy!

Back in December, I posted about an idea that MOP friend, Susan ("Sooz" for those who know her on chat) had for a present for Herself, Diana Gabaldon.  

I was rather vague at the time, because I didn't want the info to get back to Diana and spoil the surprise.  So I put together this blog page, explaining the specifics and told you all to email me if you wanted to get involved.

I found out Diana received her I can finally let the cat out of the bag!

Sooz is a huge fan of dachshunds and heard Diana's family loves them, too.  She decided to make a Dachshund, using all the colors of Diana's Outlander series books for the body of the dog.  We decided Sooz would make and give the gift to Diana for her birthday on January 11th.
Look at the little tags!

At any rate - Sooz finished the project and sent off an adorable dachshund named MOPPY to Diana.  In addition, she made one each for Tracey and me (which was a complete surprise!) and also made us little babies to go with them.

Gratuitous shot of my kids
holding the new pups. 
PLEASE join me in saying THANK YOU to Sooz for being a wonderful friend of MOP and a very talented creator of these adorable little dachshunds (which I've told her she should be selling over at Etsy!)

And thank you to all of you who showed interest (and Tracey for trying her hand at some crafting circles!)  Some of you asked about getting involved later on down the line...and I will surely keep you posted. :)

Referendum on Scottish Independence

IPhone and Scotland: Perfect Together

This includes a wee bit of cursing. But holy crap, it's hilarious. Be warned!