Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday's update of weekend activities

Hello Monday! We got off to somewhat of a late start as DH and I slept in, versus getting up and taking our 6:30am walk with the dog - we just got up and walked a little later. Over the weekend I finished one of the Friendship Sampler RRs which are visiting my house. Pictured is Simone's, who has requested that we stitch our heart in some variation of red. I chose DMC varigated 115 - stitching the outline with the part of the floss that was the darkest, which gave the heart a little bit of an outline. Then I filled the heart in by working my way up from the bottome, stitching in rows. It was really fun to stitch this heart - as I was trying to challenge myself with a different way to stitch with varigated thread. After finishing Simone's, I moved right on to Ann's - and as soon as I finish hers I will post a photo and then get them both in the mail.

This weekend brought the end to hockey tryouts for our family. Matthew (youngest) made the Squirt "1" (squirt = age 10-11 years old) team at a hockey club called the Tri-Valley Blue Devils. When we first moved here from Minnesota 6 years ago, this was the first hockey club that we participated at. As the boys grew and developed their hockey skills, we did move them to other clubs (or "club jumped" as some call it) to learn from other coaches or to take advantage of certain offerings by the clubs. Matthew is back at Tri-Valley to be coached by a coach "older brother" Robert had at this age - and we were very happy by the skills the Coach taught. It is good to have tryouts behind us and the boys set up for the 2009-2010 hockey season - Robert (older) is a San Jose Jr. Shark Bantam AAA and Matthew (younger) is a Tri-Valley Blue Devil Squirt "1".

Now to start thinking about the beginning of school and that preparation, I guess...well, maybe not right now. I think that I just want to take a day or two and not have to deal with "planning" or "stressing 'what ifs'".

So, on that note - I will say good bye for now. Thank you for visiting and making it to the end of this post. Hope you have a great Monday and a great week!
Remember...Live, Laugh, Love and Stitch Often! Lisa


Gaynor said...

The things we do for our kids lol
The hearts look fantastic..well done !

valerie said...

Great RR! I love DMC 115...I am a sucker for any overdyed! Good that the tryouts are over and done with. Now to think about the scheduling, huh? Remember to enjoy the rest of the summer!

Daffycat said...

Pretty RR! I really like your heart!

Carolyn NC said...

Great job stitching on the heart and the LK exchange! Glad your boys are set for the year! :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

You stitched up a lovely heart!

Natasha said...

I love the hearts. Looks good. Hey, have you seen the new PS 2009 Santa Card? It is a hockey theme. Yup santas is carrying saktes and a hockey stick :)
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