Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DWTS Season 16 announcement

The cast is here, and my opinions prior to seeing any of them dance:

Grammy winner Wynonna Judd with Tony Dovolani
As an older woman, she can either be really bad (too many of Tony's past partners to mention) or not so bad. Will she win? Probably not. But she may get to mid season if she's halfway decent.

Political commentator DL Hugley with Cheryl Burke
Comedian's have a tendency to be bad dancers on this show. Cheryl better cross her fingers he knows how to move.

Baltimore Raven Jacoby Jones with Karina Smirnoff
Moves on the field have a tendency to translate to the dance floor even if some aspects of the technique are missing. He should place well.

Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump with Gleb Savchenko
I don't watch any of these kind of reality shows so I have no idea who she is. The pro is new as well, so he doesn't bring much of a fan base with him as some other pros. But he looks pretty hot. If she can dance and they manage to win the hearts, at least mid season.

Actor Andy Dick with Sharna Burgess
Another Comedian? And one that's polarizing. Sharna, although a new pro as well, has been in the troupe the past few seasons and has choreographed some good numbers. I do have a feeling, he won't be able to dance and if one funny man has to go first, it may be Andy.

Boxer Victor Ortiz with Lindsay Arnold
Moves in the ring, don't translate well to the dance floor. Lindsay brings a fan base from So You Think You Can Dance.

Disney Star Zendaya Coleman with Val Chmerkovskiy
No clue, but she can dance. She may be one of the front runners and Disney kids come with a young rabid voting base. Val is lucky this season.

Olympian Aly Raisman with Mark Ballas
Fan base from the Olympics and extremely flexible. Olympians, especially gymnasts, seem to do well. Another front runner.

Soap Star Ingo Rademacher with Kym Johnson
Who? Sorry, I don't watch soaps. We shall see.

American Idol star Kellie Pickler with Derek Hough
All I can remember of her is that she is a dumb blonde. Derek better hope she doesn't have a short attention span, and a good memory to make up for it. It doesn't matter how well she can dance, if she can't remember the routines, they're going home early.

Olympian Dorothy Hamill with Tristan MacManus
Another olympian, granted she hasn't competed in a while, but as a figure skater she may still be able to glide through the first part of the competition.

First out: Andy or DL.
Frontrunners: Zendaya and Aly.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pinterest

Despite the long weekend, I didn't get as much done as I thought I would. I think my main problem was I created a pinterest account http://pinterest.com/khascat/ if anyone's interested. Some things you've seen on my blog, I figured I might as well try and get a little more traffic to my blog by pinning some photos from here.

I did get the majority of Sebastian's body done. Which leaves his legs and then the finishing back-stitching, french knots, and beads. Those won't take so long as they're concentrated on his head and the fan.
 

Tuesday morning, the cast of season 16 of Dancing with the Stars gets announced my opinion posts will be coming back.

I'll be spending the rest of the weekend writing up a synopsis of either my 2010 NaNoNovel (Lost Princess) or 2011 NaNoNovel (Lantis) to turn into a script for one of my classes. Lost Princess lends itself more to a tv series, while Lantis is a movie or mini-series. I'm leaning towards Lost Princess and saving Lantis for my own time, possibly for Script Frenzy (very similar to NaNoWriMo, but in April and you write 100 pages of scripts.)

I'm probably going to start this dress soon. A friend of mine recently got the same pattern and we may do a stitch-a-long. I'm going to make the shorter version but in red. I got the fabric two years ago and just haven't started it yet. I still need a zipper, the d-rings, 1/2" ribbon, and another package of boning but I can pick those up easy enough. 


Sunday, February 17, 2013

A long weekend

I finished Sebastian's fan. I think it looks pretty so far. Due to the school having Monday classes on Tuesday, I have a five day weekend and will get a fair amount of stitching in. Of course I have homework to do tomorrow.

A cute picture of Onyx from the other day. I also have a video of her trying to cross the snow if anyone's interested.
 

I did manage to put those two afghans I made on my etsy site if anyone wants to take a look.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Snow days and a finish

I've been home all week with a pretty annoying cold and a fever that at one point was 100.7. So, I managed to finish Jewels of the Orient. Ta da!


And I started my other Sebastian project. He has a fan this time.


The north east got hit by a blizzard this weekend. Below is my back porch as seen through the screen door. Probably about 18 inches total.



And we also have this giant icicle. Probably about 3-3.5 feet long.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Hello February

I know I usually post on either Saturday or Sunday but I delayed until today thinking I could finish the backstitching. I had some unforeseen events take away my stitching time (a cold and trying to actually watch Citizen Kane for class).

I should hopefully be finished this weekend. Which makes me start thinking of what I'm going to work on next. I can either start a new project (Sebastian with a fan perhaps?), go back to my insanity piece, or crochet some more scarves. Which reminds me, I really should take better photos of those two afghans and put them on my etsy shop.

Classes are going well although I'm still not too thrilled about the 4-5 hours breaks I have twice a week. I've been looking into dance classes to fill those.