Sunday, October 28, 2007

Three Down, 1 To Go

The Red Sox keep winning. Before last night's game all the sports reporters kept talking about the Rockies offense and how it would show up last night. They also talked about the Red Sox not being used to playing in the higher altitudes may affect their play. They also talked about not having a designated hitter would hurt the Red Sox.

Well, the Rockies offense did show up. But it still wasn't enough for the Red Sox who apparently weren't affected by the higher altitude. Even Dice-K, the pitcher, got a 2 run hit - the first Japanese pitcher to every do that. A 10-5 win for the Sox means they only have to win one more game to win the World Series.

That means this afternoon and evening will be a big sports time in our house. The Patriots play at 4:15, then about an hour after that game is over, the Red Sox/Rockies game will be on. What a great way to end the weekend.

I haven't spent my entire weekend watching sports. Friday night DH and I got to babysit our youngest nephew and niece. Our nephew is 3 years old and quite the talker. Anyone who comes over to his house has to spend the first 15 minutes being shown his Thomas the Train set up in his bedroom. Our niece is just a little over a year old and she is in the "I'm going to be wherever you are" stage. At the dinner table our nephew started playing a color game. "Let's talk about blue" he would say and then we would have to look around the dining room and kitchen to find blue objects. From blue we went to just about every other color he would see. It was a lot of fun.

Yesterday I spent the day working on the mystery quilt I'm testing. I can't show photos of it, but so far it is an easy and fun quilt to make. Today (before the sports bedlam start) I'm going to work on the mystery quilt some more until DIL comes over and we will work on the Wicked Easy quilts we cut out last week until the Patriots game.

I did have an interesting mail day yesterday. Last weekend I ordered Judy Laquidara's Nine-Patch Extravaganza book. I've done a cursory reading of it and like what I seen so far, especially her borders. I've been want to make borders that aren't simply strips and she has some great borders in her book. In July, Paula the Quilter , showed an adorable wall hanging she made - You've Stolen My Heart - from the book Applique 12 Easy Ways by Elly Sienkiewicz. Since then I've been checking for the book and last week a seller had it for $1.89 plus shipping. Needless I ordered it right away. Not a bad deal for about $5. The current issue of Fons and Porter's magazine also came yesterday.

But the biggest surprise in my mailbox was a jury summons. Yup, it's my turn for jury duty. I have report the three weeks after Thanksgiving. Every Monday morning I have to show up and see if I get picked for that week. I know I've been wanting time off from work, but somehow jury duty is not what I had in mind. I think I need some big thick quilt book to keep me occupied, or maybe I'll just bring my design pad and design away. Any other suggestions for jury duty?

This is my 199th post. I'm hoping my 200th post will be celebrating the Red Sox winning the World Series. Remember, if you leave a comment you'll be entered into a drawing for a goodie package. In the meantime - GO SOX and GO PATS!


Doodlebug Gail said...

Can you knit while waiting for Jury selection? How nice that you're testing a Mystery Pattern - be sure to tell us where and when it is once it gets going. Have a good day.

tami said...

I had jury duty once. Since I am on salary and didn't have to depend on the 10 dollars a day that they pay, I actually enjoyed it. I took a wool applique and some knitting to work on. I always joke about never winning anything. They put our cards in a box and drew people out until they had enough for the jury. My name was never even drawn. So now I joke that even when it's something that I don't particularly want I can't get picked.

Kathy Wagner said...

When can we see your mystery quilt?!?
Are you permitted to bring your hand stitchery to jury duty??

paula, the quilter said...

The Rockies are plumb being out-played. But I still love 'em. Did you know Denver has 7 (don't believe the 8 that they say, I live here & don't know what #8 is) major sports teams?
Avalanche (hockey)
Broncos (football)
Crush (arena football)
Mammoth (lacrosse).
Nuggets (basketball)
Rapids (soccer)
Rockies (MLB)
It's enough to make your head spin. I'm going back to watching quilt programs on my computer.

You will like the applique book. Do take the time to work through it because it really does improve the skills.

Libby said...

I think we are going to be on jury duty at the same time (opposite sides of the country, though *s*) We only have to report one day, unless selected for a trial. I love court watching, so I don't mind. And I think we can take stitching supplies now - after all security was beefed up, they stopped, but there were a lot of complaints. Far more damage can be done with an ink pen than my itty bitty needle. (I use a dental floss box to cut my thread)

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Tonight is the night!!!!!!!

Kim said...

I'm so torn - yes I'd love to see them sweep the Rockies ( yes coming from a Yankees fan-lol) But our friends have tickets for Wed at Fenway- so how do I root for that???? Ideas???? If they win tonight that will all of "tek" I see this year....what to do, what to do. For jury duty we can bring crochet and knitting if we have blunt edged scissors and bamboo or plastic needles- no sharp stuff

dot said...

I am happy for you. The Red Sos is one team I can honestly say I do not like. They certainly have what my team needs and that is pitchers. I do think the Rockies are doing great unfortunately they can't get past the pitchers. Next year. Enjoy.

Quilt Memories said...

Why not take some handwork with you to jury duty? Always a good way to accomploish something while having to be there. I seem to get called about every 2 years. Will be glad when I age out*VBG*, I am told at 70 years you no longer have to go.

chook said...

congrats on your 199 and 200th post
good luck with the jury duty
hugs Beth

Donna said...

I was reading emails and came across your blog. I agree Go Red Sox! It is the seventh inning stretch and looking good. Congrats on your upcoming 200th blog. Good luck on your mystery quilt. I just love those mysteries.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Are you doing the HAPPY DANCE?

I heard you yelling all the way to Chicagoland.

Kim said...

Congrats to you and your team :)
Lowell is a great choice for mvp-
gotta love tek though- he's got the last out ball in his back pocket ;)

YankeeQuilter said...

Way to go Red Sox!!!! It was a fun game. Guys you hardly ever heard about really got to contribute.

Congrats on your 200th post!

Good luck with jury duty. I was not allowed to bring a scissors into the juryroom...sort of the same rules as flying going into the courthouse. I had to report every week for a month and never even got close to getting chosen! I started to get a bit of a complex really...I mean I can be objective! It was always the defense attorney that vetoed me - my neighbor (a lawyer) said they would be nervous of my military officer background. (trust me I don't look military anymore!!!!)

Mavie said...

Hey Paula they won and so did the pats their game!!! love the twin quilts!! Mavie