Movie Magic

When I was a pre-teen (yes, yes, when the dinosaurs roamed!), I used to make a little spending money by babysitting.

Part of the fun was that once the children were all tucked in and sleeping, I had a TV – ALL TO MYSELF!

That wasn’t ever the case at home, where I had a bunch of siblings, not to mention parents, with whom I had to continually negotiate over which program to watch.

Ah, but when babysitting, I could turn that channel dial at will!

Notice I said, “turn the dial” – as in walk over to the TV (or in my case sit real close on the floor) and manually turn the channel. There was no remote control then. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I loved most were the movies! I’d devour the TV Guide to consider my choices and read every detail in order to make a final decision. There was usually an old classic on the schedule – especially on weekends. Anyone remember the program called “Saturday Night at the Movies”?

I can still remember so many that fascinated me, including:

A Summer Place
The Rose Tattoo
Come Back Little Sheba
The Good Earth
Bridge to the Sun

They were often based on books or plays, and most were filmed in black and white. It didn’t matter – those stories really didn’t need any frills or special effects!


I‘m wondering if you have any favorite old movies, or movies that made an impression on you. Please, tell us about them! ๐Ÿ˜€



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? ๐Ÿ˜‰


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! ๐Ÿ™‚