Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Now that I feel I am in "semi" control of those household tasks, I need to focus on finishing up my part in the Friendship Sampler RR that I am part of. The heart that I took a photo of a couple of postings ago, I am basically finished with...but I decided to do a couple of other hearts before sending it off. The first mailing is this Friday, so I have some work that needs to be done!
The big thing that I am worried about is the edges of the fabric. I don't have a sewing machine and I am not good at binding edges - so the worry regards the edges unraveling while it is being worked on by the other women & send around. I am thinking to see if any of the other members of this RR would take the time to help me with the edge problem...or would this request be an imposition? (feel free to comment).
I hope everyone is doing well and staying well, as I know the nasty flu is going around. We came back with several kids coming down with fevers & sore throats on the plane. My son and I started with the sore throat and cough early in the trip - so hopefully we are on the road to recovery!
Stay well...remember to Live, Love and Laugh...and stitch often! Lisa
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The city is beautiful. It has a lot of European charm with the old stone buildings, narrow cobblestone-like streets. It would be fun to come back here sometime when it is warmer, which would make sightseeing a little more appealling. I just don't care for this cold any more since moving from Minnesota to California over 5 years ago. I am looking to get back to the 70 degrees and shorts!
Well, back in my room to thaw out a little and get organized for Monday's departure...I think that I might take a little nap before we meet up with the team to go to the Legend's game this evening. The hockey game we are going tonight will have alot of NHL players who made it to the "big time" and played in the peewee tournament when they were 11-12 years old...hence, they are legends of the peewee tournament. After I rest up, I might even get a little more stitching done on my RR.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Also, between my relaxing afternoon yesterday and supervising the study halls, I have finally put my first stitches in my Friendship Sampler RR. This is my first RR - which I am excited about doing.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
The picture to the left is one of my son's team (the San Jose Jr. Sharks PeeWee AA in white) and the other team they scrimmaged (the Cleveland Barons PeeWee AA in red). It was just a fun game without any score keeping. There was a referee there - who happened to be the son of the host family my son is staying with. My son and his teammates are enjoying their time so far...the best activity they have participated in so far has been the out door hockey opportunities, like this one today. California boys don't get this opportunity very often. Below is a photo of my son!
Yesterday, we didn't do too much with the boys - so having the day off I was able to sleep in and then join some of the other parents who made the trip up to Quebec for a little site seeing. We mainly checked out all the Winter Festival activities. However, after a few hours outside and just a few degrees above zero F...it is very cold.
Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. It was nice to see my son and give him a little card and chocolate heart, but I do miss being with my DH on a holiday like this. For the second year in a row, we have been in 2 different places due to hockey tournaments. Last year he was in Colorado and I was in Arizona...this year, he is in Colorado again and I am up here in Quebec. Oh, well, I guess that is the way it goes when you have 2 kids in travel hockey!
Take care...and remember to Live, Love and Laugh often...and stitch on...Lisa
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I do need to sit down and begin my Friendship RR. I have the pattern, my fabric and have come up with some ideas for the color scheme. The scheme seems to have an earthy color theme - lots of browns, olives, ecrus and so on. While I will probably make notes of these colors for the other women to incorporate in the hearts that they stitch, I will also advise them to make each heart unique - to individualize it.
At this moment, I am in Quebec City with my older son's hockey team (that is why it took me a few days to finally get Shoo-fly posted). Tuesday was an all day of travel and today, the first full day here, was full of getting the team checked in and then getting them to their first practice. I am blogging about their adventures here in Quebec, so that the parents who are not going to be able to fly up here to witness some of this will be able to get a view of what their son is doing. If you are interested, you can read the daily blogs at: http://pwaaquebec.blogspot.com/.
Well...it is well past midnight - so I need to go to bed in order to be ready for another full day with the team. I am thinking about packing my stitching, because there seems to be a lot of "hurry up and wait" which is a wonderful time to sit and stitch.
Hope everyone is doing well...I haven't had time to catch up on any blogs lately. Until next time, remember to Live, Love, Laugh often and stitch on...Lisa
Monday, February 9, 2009
Regarding stitching...I have finished stitching the white squares on the "Shoo-Fly" project (hopefully I will find a moment tomorrow evening to post a photo). I like the way it turned out and hope you will too...yes, I promise to post a photo soon. I have packed that project because I would like to create a black border around the design, which I believe will make it stand out even more. In addition to that project, I have filled my stitching bag with an old project (the boys skating outside - posted back in December) and a new one (the Friendship Sampler for my RR - first send is due at the end of February).
I know...I know...all this typing is boring - so I will stop right now and hope that I haven't bored you bad enough that you won't return. Let me get to Quebec and get settled, then I promise to get some photos posted!
Take care...remember to....Live, love and laugh ofter and stitch on...Lisa
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Robert's first game isn't until 4pm tomorrow afternoon, so we will have the majority of the day to veg in the hotel room - I with my needlework and him with his homework...
Thanks for all the visits lately - I love reading the comments.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Aside from the $ and the wearing of red...it is also a reminder that it is important for us women to take time and take care of ourselves. Just like remembering to take time and have a mammogram, please remember to have your heart checked out - to eat a healthy "heart" diet and to move around for 30-60 minutes (or more) a day. For more information, here is the link: http://goredforwomen.org/
Snipets of the other life threads....
I "enjoyed" a very crazy hockey weekend and spent yesterday organizing another one coming up. Last weekend Robert's (older son) hockey team finished in 1st place in the playoffs and advance to State Finals, which starts this Friday down in Los Angeles. So that means another trip, another hotel and more juggling of the "2-kid-hockey-family" for next weekend. As to not bore anyone reading this, our plans for next weekend include me driving down to LA w/Robert on Thursday after school lets out (it is about a 7 hr drive). I will be there Friday to do my "team manager" stuff and to see, what should be, one of the more challenging games. I will also be there to see the Saturday 7am game and then will jump on a plane to get back home. DH is flying down Friday, late afternoon, leaving Matthew (youngest son) at a friend's house. On Sunday...DH and Robert will drive home, assuming that they make the championship. If your confused...just know that I am happy about the way things are working out for this weekend - for I will be able to be apart of the State Finals celebration for at least 2 of the 4 games with Robert and then be able to be home to be with Matthew & get organized for the upcoming Quebec trip...which is coming up on Feb. 10.
BTW...I am suppose to be choosing 8 special blogs to pass on the Friendship Award too. I have been thinking about who I would like to nominate and I come up with so many that it is hard to come up with only 8...so, while I hate to sit on it right now, I would like to - and then full-fill my duty around Feb. 14th.
Hope everyone is doing well...remember...Live, Love, Laugh and don't forget...to stitch on! Lisa
Sunday, February 1, 2009
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
This means a lot to me, because it signifies one of the main reasons why I started blogging back in November '08...to share a part of me with others...and the reason why I read others' blogs, to show support for others - in their accomplishments, challenges, and disappointments whether it is with a needlework project or just with life in general. So again, thank you Barb for your nomination.
In turn, I would like to nominate 8 more...but, please forgive me, as I would like to do this on the 2nd of February (tomorrow). It has been a crazy weekend and I need to get caught up on a few home related things before we start the week.
So...remember to live, love and laugh...and of course...stitch on! Lisa