Monday Night Fever

I hate to admit it but . . .

We’re absolutely hooked on Dancing with the Stars.



And I mean “we can’t miss an episode” – hooked. It’s funny because we really don’t watch any of the other reality shows. Well, ok, we did watch the first couple of seasons of Survivor way back when, but since then, nothing has held our attention – until Dancing with the Stars came along.

This show has it all! There’s glamour, humor, romance, intrigue, suspense, and of course – dancing! Sometimes we wish that the season were shorter, because we know we’ll be glued to the TV every Monday (and Tuesday) night until a winner is chosen.


It’s so much fun to get to know the professional dancers and to cheer for their celebrity partners! We even like the judges – each one of them has a totally unique personality.


I guess I sound like a commercial for the show, but if you haven’t watched it, give it a try! You might love it, too.

If you’re already a fan . . . Who’s going to win this time? 😉


TV Time

tvblueBecause I’m a baby boomer, I literally grew up watching TV! What laptops, ipods, and cell phones are to today’s kids, is what televison was to my generation. We were “glued to it”, as my mother would say. I don’t know about you, but these days it seems harder to find shows that I’d want to be glued to! Oh, I know there definititely are a few, but they’re the exception and the endless commercials have taken some of the fun out of an evening in front of the TV


My solution has been to multi-task! Now I don’t mean that I dust the furniture or balance the checkbook while watching television, but I do like to have a creative project to work on – especially during all those commercials!!! I try to choose a fairly uncomplicated item so that I can relax and actually watch the show – without having to continually look away to check a difficult pattern. It’s really fun to have a little “something” to show for the time I’ve spent watching TV, too!

yarn-needlesSometimes I knit or crochet. I’ve also done cross-stitch, paper crafts, embroidery, and hand-sewing. The projects change, but that wonderful feeling of accomplishment is always the same!

I have a few things that I’ve recently finished, and I thought you might like to see one of them today.

May I present Exhibit A? 😉


This is a scarf that I worked on for an hour or two, every so often, over a few weeks.


It looks like confetti – in shades of pink, rose, lavender, violet, green, aqua and cranberry! I used a solid pink angora yarn along with a multi-color short eyelash.


The fluffy angora yarn gives the scarf a richer, more unique look/feel than the typical eyelash style.


It’s not extra-long but more of a medium length that drapes nicely to fill in the v-neckline of my winter coat.

What are you working on lately? Send in a photo! I’d love to post it here on the blog! 🙂