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Waltz progress

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I finished a little over a quarter this week. I forgot how quick a stitch these are.

I think spring has finally come to my area. It's finally reached above 50 degrees for more than one or two days. I register for my summer and fall classes Tuesday and I'll be finished with my Masters in December. I'm still in the process of applying for internships. If I don't manage to get one for the summer, I'll be applying for extra work. I'll at least get on set and will be able to observe the 'creative process' of filming.

In the meantime, I've signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo, which is like NaNoWriMo but I can set my own goal. I've decided to turn my '11 NaNoNovel into a script with a goal of 20,000 words. Wish me luck.

I also completed one of my new year's resolutions. I ripped my CD collection to my computer. There are still a few outstanding disks (the one's in my car and another CD sleeve) but 95% are now digital. Yay.

DWTS season 16: week 2 performances

It's week two and someone is going home tomorrow night. Tonight it's quickstep, jive, or jazz. do we really need the new styles? And what dances are they not performing?

Ingo. He didn't look comfortable during this dance. He leaned forward too much at times, almost as if Kym was too short for him. I'll agree with the scores, but we'll see how this holds up in comparison to the rest of the night.

Dorothy. She had the attitude for the jive, but her feet were horrible. I know the reason for it, but it was bad. It's also hard to dance ballroom in flats because you are supposed to be forward over your toes. The heels almost never touch the ground in jive. I'll agree with the scores.

Jacoby. Well, he stood up straighter then last week and it was a cute routine. But Karina was out dancing him a bit. it had a bit of a lindy hop feel to it. I guess I'll agree with the scores.

Victor. I love this song, probably my favorite jive at the moment. His footwork was pr…

1/4 done

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I finished page 3 & 4 of In the Garden. Given there are 16 pages to the chart, I'm now a bit over 1/4 of the way finished with the piece.


But I will not be continuing with page 5. I made a stash splurge. I ordered this from abc stitch as it was on clearance:

And also these from sew and so.



The last three were designs I had wanted for a while and they complete my John Clayton dancers collection. At least until he releases another one. Anyway, they're here and have been tempting me for days. So I started Waltz earlier today.

Remember the lovely skein of purple/green yarn I showed you last week? I made a ball out of it.


The colors are less appealing in this form. But still interesting. The 'ball' itself, it's more a cylinder at this point, is about 4 inches in diameter and 5 inches long. I'm just glad it's fingering weight and not worsted.

Dancing with the Stars season 16: week 1

Welcome back to the ballroom. Tonight we have cha cha, foxtrot, and contemporary?

Kellie. There really wasn't a lot of content. Lots of grapevines but only a tiny but of basic near the end. I like the dress. The scores are too high for lack of content.

Victor. Not bad, but he wasn't smooth with the rise and fall but he didn't look heavy on his feet. Lindsay danced around him a bit. He was better than I thought he'd be. I'll agree with the scores.

Ingo. Lots of lifts. But why is contemporary in a ballroom competition? I guess I'll give them the scores.

Lisa. I like Gleb's choreography, but he was dragging her through the dance. She was off balance at times and she was heavy in her feet. Her frame sucked. A little high.

DL. That was bad. No hips, barely moved his feet. I like Cheryl's dress without the fringe on the shoulders. 4's? That's the lowest I've seen in a while, season 15 excluded.

Zendaya. I liked it. But yellow shoes with blue stri…

Spring break started

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But it snowed all day yesterday. Some start to a 'spring break'. And the day before St. Patrick's Day and there's no green in sight. It's a little better now, but it's still only 35 outside.

I'm 2/3 done with page 3 of In the Garden. Should have it done and possibly page 4 by the end of the week. It depends on how long my After Effects homework takes me.


Despite yesterday's snow, I went to a local yarn shop and bought some yarn to make two summer items. A halter and a tank. The yarn on the left is for the tank top and is a cotton/bamboo blend (990 yds). The green and white are cotton and will be for the halter. Next step is to make center pull balls out of them before starting the projects. I also don't have the recommended size hooks, but I have the one equivalent size in steel. I'll pick them up sometime this week.

Back to the garden

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Well, I picked up In the Garden again. I got about 1/2 of page 3 completed. More than I thought as I got addicted to the facebook game Hatchlings and didn't stitch as much as I usually do. Oops. Page 4 isn't that big and I've completed some of it while working on 3 as the top of the right-most arch is on page 4.

One more week of class then I'm on spring break. I will use that time to stitch, search for and apply to internships for the summer, and start working on that red dress. I picked up the interfacing for it Tuesday.

Third finish of the year

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Sebastian and his fan are done! Yay!
Doesn't he look happy? Now to rummage through my stash and see what I want to work on next.

I bought some new sewing patterns, don't know why, maybe because they were out of print.

I realized I still needed a few things for the dress I showed you last update. Interfacing, d rings, and a zipper. I might as well make my way down to the garment district for them on Tuesday. Hopefully the forecast holds for sunny and mid 40s.