Monday, September 28, 2015

DWTS Season 21: week 3

The muppets are funny.

Carlos. Cute. But a bit frantic compared to the lyrical nature of the music. I'll give him the scores.

Paula. Eh. Not very good. Very repetitive and crowded. Scores are generous.

Tamar. I liked it but it seemed to be missing something. She was too stiff, the music had a bit more of a rubber band feel. I agree with the scores.

Alexa. Bit odd. Too high for me.

Cute outro with the male pros and miss piggy.

Andy. Cute. A little awkward. Also a bit repetitive with the actual Quickstep. I'll give him the scores.

Gary. He barely went anywhere. I was more entertained by the 'kids' in the background. Too high for me.

Alek. Very basic tango but done fairly well. A few too many viennese crosses though. I'll give him the scores.

Kim. Feel better.

Bindi. Have they changed the rule that you can't break hold in the middle of Quickstep? They got a little out of sync and she was too straight. I'll give her the scores.

Nick. Very good. Interesting choreography. I agree with the scores.

Hayes. Felt a bit flat footed, maybe from the sneakers. I'll give him the 7s.

And the bottom 2 get a reprieve.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

SFS2015 - September

Month: September
Spent: 48.65
Earned: 18

I went a little over this month again. Only by $4.
I finished Kitty Trio and started Mystical Unicorn.

So, yeah, My purchases. I was good with ABCstitch's 20% off sale. Stuck with the clearance page with minimal damage.

Although I think I need to get a full time job just to not have time to look at sales on Herrschners.

It's back...

...has appeared. Haha.

If you thought the title was referring to my craft closet (of doom), you get a point. Only because I need to fix that again.

I held off buying anything this week again, although I was tempted.

Also tried to sell some crochet at ta tag sale. Wrong crowd. No sales, handed out cards, and got a sunburn on my left arm (forgot sunscreen). I did get some free yarn though. DMC #10, Red Heart TLC, and some fuzzy yarn I've never heard of. All of which is currently hiding in a closet.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

DWTS Season 21: week 2 night 2

Hayes. I liked it. But his hips were too far away from her in hold. Made him look like he was leaving forward. I'll give him the scores but maybe a bit high.

Carlos. Knees were bent the entire time. A no no in cha cha. Given his ability they could've danced more. A little high again.

Gary. He looked like he forgot the end. Too high.

Andy. She danced around him a lot and some of the tricks he did felt small. His lines could've been better. I would've gone work 7s.

Alexa. Mostly spins, few steps, and she was leaning forward the entire time. Only time I saw proper hip movement when mark's hand was on her hip. I'll agree with the scores.

Paula. Odd song choice. Which made it an odd tango. Too many pauses and not very sharp. I guess I'll give her the scores.

Bindi. I was having trouble picking out the waltz in that. Felt a bit more Viennese than regular waltz. It was danced well but... I guess I'll give her the scores.

Kim. Decent. She seems to take to ballroom better than Latin. I'll give her the scores.

Alek. Not bad. He looked a little small with his steps on the weaving steps. Almost getting tangled.  I'll give him the scores.

Victor. He didn't do much. Too high for me.

Nick. Nice. I could tell it was a waltz. Rise and fall could've been a bit smoother. I agree with the scores.

Tamar. The one dance I know barely anything about. It was fun. I'll give her the scores.

And Victor goes home. Which is probably for the best before they're forced to do a tango or Quickstep. The height difference would be a real problem for them.

Monday, September 21, 2015

DWTS Season 21: week 2 night 1

Nick. Cute. Bit messy and not as sharp as it could've been. Footwork was muddy at times. I'll give him the scores.

Paula. Better than last week in terms of not being dragged around but I saw heel leads, bent knees, and lack of hips. New yorkers were decent. I guess I'll give her the scores. Bit high for me.

Hayes. Better than last week. He looked more comfortable. Theme didn't really go with foxtrot. I agree with the scores.

Chaka. She walked rather than glided. And she forgot her choreography. I agree with the scores.

Andy. Energy was a bit wild and he was pigeon toed for the flicks. A few too many tricks. A little high for me.

Kim. Much less careful. But very basic and somewhat repetitive for a short Quickstep. Frame needs work. I'll give her the scores.

Alek. It was a lot of lifting lindsay. A little high for me.

Alexa. Couldn't they have gotten leopard foot undez? the white band was odd. More of a street salsa them is usually seen on the show. Every once in a while she looked unsure of what to do with her arms. Story of my life. I'll give her the scores.

Victor. Possibly better than last week but that was a low bar. Too high.

Tamar. Not bad. Technique on new yorkers got worse the more she did. Watch the bent knees. I'll give her the scores.

Gary. Too hoppy. Too high.

Carlos. Very smooth. I liked it. I agree with the scores.

Bindi. Interesting. I think she had her butt out a little. A little high for me.

And going home is Chaka. I would've picked Gary but he may be such a trainwreck he may stay around for a while.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Shaping up

I think it's a little more recognizable as to what it's going to be.

This post is going to be short as I managed to refrain myself from buying stash this week. Despite Herrschner's sale.

Monday, September 14, 2015

DWTS Season 21: week 1

It's back! Yay!

Victor. That was supposed to be a salsa? I didn't see any basics. Looke more like a hip hop video. 5s were being generous but we'll see compared to the rest of the scores.

Tamar. That was fun. She kept up but footwork could be sharper. Also the frame needs work. I'll give them the scores.

Chaka khan. She got lost towards the end. She was having fun but technique was bad. I thought it was better than Victor. I could at least see cha cha. Too low.

Hayes. Knees were bent, too much hip hop. Went off time a bit. Technique was lacking. Odd song. A little high for me.

Andy. She danced around him most of the dance. Jerky rise and fall. He has some potential. A little high for me.

Paula. Better then I thought it would be but not a stand out performance. But I think she'll have trouble with Latin. Ilk give her the scores.

Carlos. That was good. Still room for improvement. I'll give him the scores.

Alexa. Comparable to Carlos. Her chasses need some work. I'll give her the scores.

Kim. Very slow and careful for a salsa. Personality wise, not as horrible as I thought. I don't know I'd give them 4s.

Bindi. That was fun. But she's dancing with Derek, therefore she had to have talent.

Gary. Uh huh... no. Bit high.

Alek. That was unexpected. Could be a little smoother on the rise and fall but good for him.

Nick. Can I grin like a teenager right now? A bit smooth for a cha cha but the best one of the night. I agree with the scores. 

The first week is always interesting. From what I saw the ones that need to go home first are Victor, Chaka, and Gary. There are a lot of good dancers but right now I can't say who'll run away with the competition. Which is probably a good thing.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

New project

My latest.

Although I think I need to get a full time job just to not have time to look at sales on Herrschners.

The hummingbird, cat latch hook, witches' hats and the owl wreath are now sold out and I knew I got the last one of the doorknob hat. The slightly fuzzy picture is 'Train of dreams'. Most of these were heavily discounted.

Monday, September 7, 2015


I stayed up late to finish this. Time stamp on photo is 2:46am. The whiskers took longer than expected.

I had some frogs visit me while I was working on the shadow. That wasn't fun. They thankfully left fairly quickly. I also got a new phone, therefore, new camera. But today the blogger app wasn't working. So upload from my PC.

The right kitty reminds me of this book cover for some reason.

Off to crochet for a bit.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

DWTS season 21: inital cast opinions

It's that time of year again. The cast of Dancing with the Stars, season 21 have been announced today. Time for pre-dance predictions.

Tamar Braxton w/ Val: Toni Braxton's younger sister and current The Real host. Toni was on a while ago and did fairly well. I believe Tamar can do equally well and make it into the latter stages of the competition.

Gary Busey w/ Anna: Anna's back, yay! But unless he's going to surprise me, I don't think Gary's going to stick around very long.

Nick Carter w/ Sharna: Be still my teen heart. My favorite member of my preferred 90's boyband is finally doing the show. I attended a show when his brother was on, maybe I can swing a trip to L.A. this season. Probably not. But as much as I love Nick, I will admit he wasn't the best dancer of the group. Let's hope Sharna can whip him into a ballroom dancer.

Paula Deen w/ Louis: Another pro returns to the floor. But he's going to have his hands full. And even if she's good, methinks she may have lost some votes with her recent controversy.

Victor Espinoza w/ Karina: American Pharoah's jockey. Height-wise this should be an interesting pairing. Dance-wise I don't know what to expect.

Andy Grammar w/ Allison: A guest performer last season with that earworm of a song "Honey, I'm good." now a performer. I think he'll have rhythm, but that's not always the case with non-dancing singers as shown in a recent season.

Hayes Grier w/ Emma: I have no idea who this kid is. But Bethany was in a similar 'niche' and did decently in terms of placing.

Bindi Irwin w/ Derek: She's with Derek, most likely she's going to be a good dancer.

Chaka Kahn w/ Keo: Let's hope she has it enough to keep Keo around for a few weeks longer than usual.

Alexa Penavega w/ Mark: No clue, I don't watch the Spykids movies. But was on Broadway in Hairspray as Penny (Amanda Bynes in the movie)

Carlos Penavega w/ Witney: Alexa's husband and part of "Big Time Rush" on Nickelodeon. No clue where he's going to land dancing wise.

Alek Skarlatos w/ Lindsay: Army National Guard Specialist who recently was honored for his part in averting a massacre on a Belgian train. Probably not going to have the same emotional impact on people as Noah and will go home early if he can't dance.

Kin Zolciak Biermann w/ Tony: Another Atlanta Housewife. Poor Tony. That seems to be my opinion every season. "Poor Tony"

I find it interesting that they have two people who's sibling was on a prior season and a married couple competing.