Yup, sometime around midnight the Red Sox swept the Rockies and won the World Series! Did you hear me yelling from where you live? DS, DIL, DS and I watched the whole game. It was a great game. I think all of us stopped breathing as we watched Jacoby drift back to catch the ball for the second out in the ninth inning. And when Papelbon struck out Seth Smith swinging we screamed and yelled and had a huge group hug. Tomorrow is the victory parade in downtown Boston and we have to miss it. Oh well, that's what a DVR is for, right?
Now we can continue to focus on the Patriots. This weekend is the big game with the Indianapolis Colts. The only undefeated teams left standing in the NFL. The Pats are 8-0 and the Colts are 7-0. They should have a good game.
I did get a lot of sewing time in this weekend. On Saturday I worked on the mystery quilt I'm testing. Yesterday I worked on the mystery quilt and on my never ending Butterfly quilt. Some of you have asked where can they find the Mystery Quilt. Ann, the designer, presents the quilt over New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. If you'd like a list of the Yahoo groups on which she will present the quilt, send me an email and I will share the list with you.
In between all of that DIL and I each made a Wicked Easy quilt top. These are the kits I cut up last Sunday while working off nervous baseball energy. I used 10 FQs of fabric from the Lakehouse DayZ fabric line and two FQs from my stash. I don't have any good fabric for the inner borders, binding and backing so DIL and I will head to Marden's this coming Saturday to find some fabric for each of us. DIL's quilt is on the left with all the pink fabrics in the bottom row. Mine is the other quilt. I think I'm going to call mine "Sunglasses Needed".
It was fun working on the same quilt pattern with the same pool of fabrics with my DIL. I am more of a "just grab a piece and sew" quilter. My DIL chose her pieces very carefully to make sure they didn't match too much. I chain piece as much as possible and don't snip my pieces apart until after I iron them. My DIL sews one pair of squares together at a time and then irons it before moving on to the next block. I'm not sure if she is unsure of her sewing skills or if she like the instant gratification you get from seeing each piece come together rather than wait until you've finished sewing a whole stack of blocks. What do you think?
Well, this is my 200th post. If you've left a comment since last Thursday, you're already in the drawing. If you've haven't left one and want to be in the drawing, you have until Wednesday night when I will draw the name of the lucky winner.
That's all the news for now. With the baseball season over I can go to bed early and not have to worry about missing a baseball game. I didn't realize how tired I was until I got home from work tonight. I can't even begin to imagine how tired a baseball player must feel after the end of a season. As for me, I'm headed to bed to cuddle under my Wicked Girly quilt. Tonight the temp will get down to nearly freezing and the wind chill will make it feel like it is below freezing. Brrrrrr. I think I'll be able to wear my new winter coat to work tomorrow.