Monday, March 28, 2016

DWTS Season 22: Week 2

Latin night used to be week 5...

Jodie. Not bad but her costume  seemed to not allow her to move her midsection. Feet and legs were a little muddled at times. Not enough bounce or hips. I'll give her the scores.

Marla. A bit too staccato for me. A few wonky lines. A bit high for me.

Geraldo. Awkward on so many levels. Too high.

Paige. I liked it. Could've used more hips in the basic though. Props to do lifts with a new partner in 2 hours. I agree with the scores.

Antonio. He didn't do anything and his knees were bent the entire time. No hips because he never had an opportunity to use them. Too high.

Kim. She lost it a bit at the end. More hips required. That fringe should never stand still. I'll give her the scores.

Nyle. I liked it even if he need to use his hips and I saw heel leads. It was pretty fast and spinny. Can I have her dress, maybe in a different color? I'll give him the scores.

Mischa. Thank you for the subtitle of cha cha because I don't think I would've been able to tell. The Cuban breaks were awkward. Too high.

Von. Saw heel leads. Looked best when he did the funky breaks. Cha cha was meh. Too high.

Wanya. High energy and he moved well. I agree with the scores.

Doug. He looked more comfortable with this dance but putting him next to the pros showed his weaknesses. I'll give him the scores.

Ginger. Not bad. Some of the bounce seemed a little choppy. I'll give her the scores.

The music for the salsas and cha Chad were pretty good. Samba was hit/miss. Others were blah.

Goodbye Geraldo. I agree with the elimination.

Wanya and Paige seem to be the front runners

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Very little time

I barely got anything done last week and by the time I did have something to post it was Tuesday. So I skipped a week.

I finished another lamb and made a bunny.

I managed to get a little done on Twilight Silhouette, but realized I had chosen the wrong color and had to rip out all of the half stitch black I had done. Lots of solid black stitching to come.

Then Onyx decided to be a pair of shoes this morning.

Monday, March 21, 2016

DWTS Season 22: week 1


Kim. Better than I would've thought. May have had a heel lead during the lock steps. But it moved forward. Could've used more hips. Heels were a little low. And she's not annoying, so far. Unlike some other people from that show. I agree with the scores.

Paige. Danced well but a little too fast and hoppy for a foxtrot. Song didn't help. Not much in hold. Not stiff like stiff of her male counterparts. I agree with the scores.

Doug. Walked and hopped through the foxtrot. Won't last long unless he gets a lot better. Latin will probably be worse. I agree with the scores.

Jodie. That should keep them around for a while. Frame needs a bit of work. I agree with the scores.

Geraldo. Oh boy. Barely moved and it wasn't good. I forgot how long her legs are. I agree with the scores but I think they were generous.

Marla. She has potential. Too straight in hold. Small little missteps. I'll agree with the scores.

Wanye. Funky, but cha cha requires straight legs and his were bent the entire time. But I liked it. I agree with the scores.

Ginger. Not bad. Could have been a bit sharper. Some steps were a bit muddy. First person who could get a bit annoying. A little high.

Mischa. Awkward. Back is too arched and her butt is sticking out. Flailing limbs is hard to do in tango. A little high.

Nyle. He's good. Even without being deaf. I agree with the scores.

Antonio. Not bad. His focus was on Peta in hold and not looking where he's going. He's going to have fun with Latin. I agree with the scores.

Von. He walked through it. And the height difference is a bit much. Too high for me. 

Overall we seem to have a highly likable cast with a very high dance ability. It's always good to see them do both styles but we're off to a good start. Unfortunately Geraldo and Mischa will probably the first ones out, in some order.

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Almost didn't make a weekend update. Also almost didn't have anything to show you.

I somehow ended up with no crafting time this week after work. I did however make this as a gift on Saturday.

And I'm halfway through another lamb. But right now I only really have a fuzzy white pear, two fuzzy circles, and a partially made head.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

DWTS Seasion 22: Cast announcement

And another season is upon us. Time to see who our cast is.

1. Actress Marla Maples (Donald Trump’s ex-wife) partnered with Tony Dovolani
While it's nice to know she's famous for something other than being his ex. I don't think he needs any more publicity than he's getting. She seems to be one of the younger women Tony has been paired with.

2. “The O.C.” alum Mischa Barton partnered with Artem Chigvintsev
I never watched this show, but nice to know Artem's back.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown partnered with Sharna Burgess
I think this is a position that's good at running. So fitness level should be there.

4. Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie partnered with Karina Smirnoff
Quarterbacks usually have some agility and do fairly decently. although I'm unsure of how long he's been retired.

5. Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris partnered with Lindsay Arnold
He should have rhythm, but stamina and choreography may be beyond him. Boyz II Men is not known to be dancers.

6. Mixed martial artist Paige VanZant partnered with Mark Ballas
This should be interesting. Typically boxers/fighters don't do well.

7. Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller partnered with Witney Carson
Hopefully he's light on his feet because linebackers are not the most svelt of the football players.

8. Talk show host Geraldo Rivera partnered with Edyta Sliwinska
The 'old man' of the season let's hope his age doesn't limit his ability.

9. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member and former “The Facts of Life” star Kim Fields partnered with Sasha Farber
No clue who she is. Congrats to Sasha for making pro this season.

10. ABC News’ chief meteorologist Ginger Zee partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy
No clue again. But Val usually gets decent partners lately.

11. “Full House” and “Fuller House” actress Jodie Sweetin partnered with Keo Motsepe
I saw a little teaser of their rehearsals and while I can't say how far she'll get, at least she should be able to get Keo past the first few eliminations.

12. “America’s Next Top Model” winner Nyle DiMarco partnered with Peta Murgatroyd
Um, hot guy model usually means going home first. Sorry Peta. More time to plan your wedding?

What's with the three football players this season?

Monday, March 7, 2016


So I caught a cold this week and stayed home a day. Good news is I had lots of time to stitch and catch up on TV. Still way behind on the TV, but I'm plodding along with Twilight Silhouette.

Also, it was hard to do the black. I had 4 strand half stitches interspersed with 2 strand full stitches....