Monday, August 9, 2021

Goofin' Off and Cruisin' Through the Jungle (with Project Updates)

Do you like puns?  Mr. Goofin' Off really enjoys a good pun.  He's a really punny guy!

If you've ever been to a Disney theme park and experienced the Jungle Cruise, you'll know what I'm talking about when I say it's a very pun-filled attraction.  For that reason, we were pretty excited to get to go see the Jungle Cruise movie this weekend.  

Jungle Cruise Attraction
Photo Credit:  Disney Destinations

It (and the puns) did not disappoint.  We thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was like a mix between Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean--but with a Jungle Cruise storyline.  It was full of puns--some of which were taken from the attraction while others were new to us.  

In a nutshell, the film's storyline follows the captain of a small riverboat who takes a scientist and her brother through the jungle in search of the Tree of Life.  The scientist wishes to use the petals that on the bloom of the tree to heal the sick of the world...a very noble motive.  But not everyone is quite as noble as her.  

It had some good twists and turns.  And there was definitely a good chemistry with the cast of the movie.  But I'm a huge Emily Blunt fan, so I may be a little biased.  (I thought she was practically perfect in every way as Mary Poppins.)

The film got two thumbs up from the Goofin' Off family.  

Project Updates for Week as of 8/9/2021

Time seems to keep slipping away.  But progress is progress, right?  I got a little bit of sewing time in last Friday.  I was able to take the strip cut pink flamingo units and add strips of 2" pink fabric to finish the units into blocks.  We now have pink, pink flamingo quilting blocks!  Yay!  At this point, I'm just hoping I get the quilt top before the end of summer.  

Pink, Pink Flamingo Quilt Blocks Finished

I also managed to get another approximately 800 stitches in on my Mickey and Pirate Friends full coverage piece.  

And when you pull away to look at the whole picture, you can see how the details and confetti really pull the piece together.  I apologize that something was wrong with the lighting, so it appears darker than it really is.  

Thank you so much for all of you who patiently put up with all my Disney projects and posts.  It continues to be so much fun keeping up with all my fellow blogging friends.  I really appreciate your comments and email messages.  They mean the world to me.  

Have a magical day!  

P.S.  If you're a Disney fan, here are the top three posts from my "other" Disney blog from last week!  

Blog Post:  Cheshire Cat Tails Copycat Recipe

Blog Post:  Disney Banana Bread Recipe Copycat from Riviera Resort


  1. The Mickey and Pirate Friends looks like a terrific amount of work and is coming along nicely.

    1. Thank you! Mickey and Pirate Friends has been so much fun to work on. Just wish I didn't have so far to go before it's finished. Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment. Happy stitching! -Andrea

  2. I like seeing the Disney and Friends progress, I like all Disney designs.

    The Pink Flamingo quilt will be beautiful.


    1. Thank you! They are fun projects to be working on. Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment. Happy stitching! -Andrea

  3. Thanks for the movie review, we'll have to watch it when we can see it at home.
    I love the flamingos, so pretty with that pink!
    Great progress on Pirate Friends, one stitch at a time!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Although the flamingos aren't my typical fabric choice, I am really enjoying the combination and watching it slowly come together. Happy stitching! -Andrea


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