Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Check-in

Well another week has come to an end and I haven't accomplished near what I had hoped to but a little news is in order:

On the stitching front, I did get a few more stitches in the new project .....

Here is where I left off on Thursday.....

And Friday's addition.....

And here is where I stopped when I couldn't keep my eyes open last night ....

Have you figured out what it is yet ?????

I also got a text from my daughter-in-law, Mallory asking if I still sewed .....

Of course I still sew !!!

Well, she said that it would be neat if I made a baby blanket for Wesley (my soon to be new grandson) and followed up with a pic of the fabric she has picked out for the nursery...

Isn't that elephant print ADORABLE ???

Well, I jumped online and found the elephant fabric and blue "clown" stripe available at a little fabric shop (actually the one she got this from) in McDonough, GA called Scarlet's Thread.  The solid "Cobalt" blue fabric was available at Fabric Depot in Portland, OR.  

So.... little Wesley will have a quilt from fabrics from coast to coast.

I found a free pattern for a Lotus Brick Path quilt and a darling color-bookish elephant that I am going to attempt to applique on one corner of the quilt .... Progress pictures to follow at a later date.

I also got my invitation to the baby shower to be given here in Tennessee by Robbie's Aunt Lyn.  The quilt won't be done by then, but I am sure I can come up with something for the little begger.

On the Hockey front .....

I didn't report on Wednesday night's game when I checked in on Thursday, but it was sad .... 

Our guys got out front with 2 goals in the first 8 minutes of the game. Then Adam took 7 shots and allowed 4 to get past him in the next 9 minutes.  He came out and Peter went in and only allowed 1 goal on a power play.  The guys I think were sluggish and had the upcoming LONG road trip to Peoria on their minds and just couldn't get their heads (or sticks) back in the game. 

The first match-up between the Kings and the Peoria Rivermen was Friday night and the boys came through against the 2nd place team with flying colors.  Peter took 25 shots, allowing only 1 goal and our guys had success on 3 of their 25 shots. With the Kings leading 2 - 1 at the 19:00 mark of the 3rd period, Peoria pulled their goalie to allow an extra attacker.  7 seconds later, Whitie fired one from the neutral zone giving us an empty net goal and ending the game with a 3 - 1 win !!! 
OH ... and it was the most "gentlemanly" game I believe I have ever witnessed..... NO FIGHTS & only 6 penalty minutes occurred during the entire 60 minutes of play ! 

For Saturday night's game we had some of the Hockey Family up.  I made ............

Taco Bean Dip 

And .....

Chocolate Chip Cookies

.... along with Salsa and Cheese dip from El Mezcal (our favorite Mexican restaurant).

Adam played REALLY GREAT, but sadly the defense fell apart at one point and allowed one puck to sneak past giving Peoria a 1-0 lead in the middle of the 2nd period....(Damn that Trask) .... It was a total opposite from the previous nights game with Sobatka &  Sicard squaring off in the first 5 minutes of play (Sobatka, with his long arms won the fight handily) Then 10 minutes into the 2nd period, Clancy & Hudson went at it again.  I believe that fight ended in a draw.... but at the end of the game, the Rivermen prevailed with a 1-0 win and the teams tallied a total of 56 penalty minutes. 

Today's game (with Peter again in the net) will begin in about 30 minutes, so I must get off here and get some lunch prepared.  ~Hamburgers and Fries are on the menu for today~.

Check back tomorrow and see what happens !!!

Till next time




  1. Yeah! Is it that headless horseman from Glendon place? I can't remember what the actual name of the pattern is right now, but that looks like the back legs of that horse pattern! :)

    1. YES Brenda, It is Glendon Place - Sleepy Hollow - AKA The Headless Horseman. I have had it since my hubby bought the chart pack & fabric for me for Christmas 2010 but have been a little daunted by the size, as I haven't done many large projects in my 40+ years of cross stitch. (I would NEVER attempt a HAED) !!! But I have found it is, so far an easy stitch!

      Thanks for the comment !

    2. Oh yay! I thought that was it. Good luck! I just saw your more recent post about it and it is looking great! :)