Friday, January 13, 2012

the week in review...

Well... First I watched the entire first season of Downton Abbey.  How have I been missing this all this time??  PEOPLE.  You're supposed to CLUE ME IN.






I love Mary.  I loved to hate her at first...then I got to know her better and now she's my favorite.  I can't wait to see Season 2!  More on their fabulous fashions after I've had a chance to collect images of my faves.

Then I watched some Project Runway All Stars.

Kenley

Mondo

Michael

Austin

Yup, I broke my PR abstinence because so many of my favorites are there... Mondo, Michael, Sweet P, Kenley, Austin, Jerrell.  You know, I always loved April before, but I dislike her immensely in the 2 episodes of this All Star season.

Then I rewatched this season's episodes of Fringe because...  Peter and the gang return tonight!



Oh dear, how I've missed you.

It's the weekend!  I hope to do something productive this weekend.  Including working on a dress I've had in my head for a while, maybe one of these:
Butterick 5600
Butterick 5598

I've also been wanting to make some jewelry.  And I haven't written on my novel-in-progress in a few weeks.  The characters are starting to have conversations in my head throughout the day, which usually means they need to be taken for a spin.

That all sounds pretty ambitious though, so we'll see.  I'll be sure and keep you posted!

9 comments:

  1. So, that's what all the Facebook chatter is about! Costuming is amazing, I'd be happy to watch it on mute! Thanks for the reminder about all-stars, I'll watch it on the website later!

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  2. Downton Abbey is amazing! I started out as a huge Mary fan but now I like Edith better. I'm actually doing a Downton Abbey sew along + costume documentation on my blog right now so feel free to pop over and check it out!
    http://star-spangledheart.blogspot.com/search/label/Dressing%20Downton

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  3. OMFG how did you NOT KNOW ABOUT DOWNTON ABBEY?? You freak! How would I even know YOU DIDN'T KNOW?!?!

    ARGH? We could have been disecting the clothes for MONTHS.

    er. sorry. language.

    But I mean.... well.... jeez!

    I'm sort of liking Edith as well, but then I like the underdog. She's just sort of hopeless.


    How the heck do you spell "disecting"??

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  4. You know I'm going to be looking for a blog post on Tuesday about the fabu dress you make this weekend, don't you?

    Oh, and I blame Beangirl for not telling you about Downtown Abbey because it's the first I've heard about it. Not to check out Netflix to see if I can watch it too.

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  5. I just started watching Fringe this summer, and just finished up season 2 on DVD. I can't wait to catch up with you! I couldn't get hubby to watch Downton Abbey with me. Does it get more exciting after the first episode? Maybe I should just watch it on my own, like I do Project Runway.

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  6. Logon to the PBS web page. Click on Watch Video, under Masterpiece. All of last season and the first episode of this season is in their video section.
    I love the clothes.
    you can pause the video and study the clothes.

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  7. i had no idea you didn't know about downton abbey, i just assumed you would be watching it! i LOVE it, and i bought the costume book from amazon (it was only $20). i haven't looked at it yet, because it has some photos from season 2 and i don't want to be spoiled. i watch with some friends, and we are thinking of having a fancy dinner w/dressing up in costume for the season finale. yes, we are dorks. :)

    i am so happy with PR all stars. so nice to see things back to the way they used to be: design, minimal drama. i like the new judges too. new hostess? not so much.

    FRINGE!!! i must avert my eyes! my son and i wait for the season to be out on DVD before watching, so i must remain spoiler free....

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  8. Yes i am so amzed by the costumes each week. They are almost over the top. I was shocked to see Elizabeth McGovern has gotten so mature! But she still has such a baby face. I love how her character wears red velvet during the day.

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  9. If you do decide to make jewelery please post pictures. We would love to see your creations. P.s I also love the show Downton Abbey.

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