Friday, October 26, 2007

It was close, but it seemed easy

Hideki Okajima is Oki Doki

One of these days I will get back to my quilting. But for now there is exciting (if you aren't a Rockies fan) baseball to watch. Last night's win by a 2-1 score was a great night of baseball. Top notch pitching by both teams and base running hustle by the good guys. Schilling pitch well until he stiffened up, but Oki was brilliant. What a find by our scouting guys. Paps was his usual fire breathing self. Off to Denver they go. Two down, two to go.

On another sports note - World Cup Skiing starts this weekend. Although he injured his back, it looks like we get to see Bode in Soelden although not with the American ski team. I have great hopes for the American women's team this year. We will miss Caroline Lalive (out with a knee injury), but Julia Mancuso and Lindsey (Kildow) Vonn are looking strong.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Red Sox start World Series with a bang!

This picture says it all. A dominant performance by Josh Beckett and an explosion of offense from Manny, Papi Youk, Pedroia, - well everyone got in on the fun.
Red Sox 13 - Rockies 1

Monday, October 22, 2007

World Series Bound!

Even though the score doesn't reflect it, much of the game was very close. Thanks to our little guy, Dustin Pedroia, things worked out great. A mighty swing of the bat for a monster shot over the Monster broke the game open for the Red Sox.

Big Papi welcomes Pedroia at home.

M.Murphy says it so well at Sophocles Was a Red Sox Fan.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

4 New Blocks

A great meeting on Saturday at Quilting Connection. It's fun to see what motif everyone is going with. I particularly like the blue and white selected by one of the Ladies.

This is C-1 Trooper Green's Badge. I paper pieced this one.

D-13 Field of Dreams was nice and easy. It was paper pieced too. An appropriate name given the importance of this weekend. Game 7 is on now.

My first attempt at machine embroidery. H-12 Hannah Lou's Hearts I liked the heart shapes even though in the Jane Stickle quilt the shapes aren't quite hearts.

J-6 Granny Weaver - I rotary cut this one. I thought it would be hard with the little one inch pieces, but it went together easily.

Redemption for J.D. Drew

Wow! I was so sad to see JD Drew to step into the box with bases loaded and 2 outs. But with one swing he made up of the lousy season. Shilling pitched 7 solid innings to take us to Game 7.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Hope is Alive

It's back to the Fens for 2 (I hope) more games. No game tonight so hopefully I can finish another block before our Dear Jane meeting tomorrow. I will have a block of each color as an example of my color scheme.

photo is front the front page of the Boston Globe

Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day - Help Out Our Earth

Today is Blog Action Day, which highlights what we can do to for the environment. I try to make a difference where I can. Each individual can make a difference that adds up. For example, I drive a hybrid, partly to encourage car makers to make cleaner cars and because it is better for the environment.

There is a lot that an individual or family can do. Simply encourage your elected officials to create policies with a goal of limiting our damage to the earth. Other practical ideas can be found at these web sites:

Stop unwanted catalogs. This is a big use of paper
Catalog Choice

tips on living green
We Can Live Green

Stop junk mail

Friday, October 12, 2007

That was fun!

I think they are scared of Manny! Two walks when the bases were loaded. Red Sox win 10-3.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Latest Block - M-10 Simple Simon

Heavenly Red Sox sweep Angels

What a great series! Manny & Big Papi got things started and Shilling was the Master of the Mound.

Other two blocks

The top block is B-13 Four Corner Press. The other block is C-3 Rayelle's Fence.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Making Progress

I have started like many others before me with A-6 Uncle Homer. I will continue with some of the other simple blocks that have no triangles or appliqué. I guess it's time to figure out how the scanning function works on my printer so I can post photos. I am also working to set up a Virtual Design Wall for my quilt thanks to the work of Sharon Mastbrook, it's creator.

Three blocks finished and 166 to go.