Monday, October 29, 2007

The Red Sox Win, Almost Twin Quilts and 200 Posts

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.

18 comments:

Linda said...

Not a sports fan so I can't comment on that, but I do love your new quilt tops. Love the colours.

floribunda said...

generally, DH and I don't pay any attention to sports, but for some reason we really got into the world series this year -- of course it was more convenient to watch out here on the west coast! I really felt for all the freezing fans in the stands...

Hedgehog said...

Go Sox!!

Bren said...

I love your new header!!! Congrats on the win! And on your 200th post!

Kim said...

it's all over till 2/27 when spring training opens for the year. Wonder if the sports channels here will cover the parade....
of course I was still up late as Torre was on letterman last night- maybe tonight it will be before midnight....

Libby said...

Congrats on 200 posts and the series win.

Beth said...

Hey there!!! Way to go Sox!! And the Colts Pats game should be an interesting one! Hubby is a die-hard Colts fan (he remained a fan even after they left Baltimore) and this weekend it should be a great game!!

The quilts you and DIL worked on look great! Way to go both of you :)

I would love a list of the groups that Ann is presenting the mystery on, I love her mysteries and I'm not sure if she's going to post it on the one group I'm on or not as I have missed alot of messages over there.

Congrats on 200 posts!!! I'm creeping up on the 100 mark myself :)

Tracey in CT said...

I love the fabrics in your wicked easy quilts.

Now about baseball, there was some sort of a game this week, right? LOL...nah, I'm not a sports fan, but how could I possibly live in CT and not know about the world series? Here we have huge rivalries everyewhere between Red Sox and Yankees fans...almost like a line drawn down the street (or thru the house in many families).

Congrats on the 200th post!!! Please enter me in your drawing!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on the Red Sox winning the World Series and your 200th blog post! Boston was definitely the best team this year! And that comes from a diehard Tigers fan. :)

Nadine said...

Hi, Paula !
Congrats. on your 200th post !
I don't know much about the Base Ball, but we know the Sox here in Belgium. So, go, go Sox !
Your new quilt project looks sooo fresh and joyfull ! Love the colors...

Hugs & smiles to you,
NADINE

Solstitches said...

Happy for you that the right team won.
How fun that you and your DIL can share a much loved hobby.
I love the twin quilts you are making and yes, they are bright!
Congratulations on your 200 post milestone. I'd love to enter the prize draw if I'm not too late.

Margaret

swooze said...

I like the quilts. You cant really tell that one was planned and one wasnt...

Patchwork Penguin said...

I love the pink/orange blocks. What pattern is that?

Carole said...

You know, the blocks look good! I think the fabric is sweet! Not much of a sports fan but I did watch the game on Sunday with DH! Keep well!

Kathy Wagner said...

I've really like that line of fabric and had a chance to buy it, and have regretted that I didn't. Look forward to seeing what you pick for borders.

JoAnna said...

As a new Indianapolis resident, I have to say... GO COLTS!!

Rhonda said...

Congrats on you 200th.

Jackie said...

I just found your blog and it is great to see another passionate Sox Fan and passionate quilter!!