Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category

Fun at the Baseball Game

September 16, 2009

We went to St. Louis last week and saw a Cardinals game on Friday night. Unfortunately, we lost 😦 But we had wonderful seats…right behind home plate!!!! On the top row, but still…. we had a great view of the field and the Arch!



If we looked straight ahead…there is the Arch! What a view!!!

and I did miss Stitch and Pitch Day by 3 days! but I still Stitched….


All four of us had our Cardinals shirts on – no doubt what we were in St. Louis for 🙂

I also visited 2 needlework shops, and took pictures of lots of flowers and pretty green growing things, which I’ll share on the Needlework Blog…come over and visit! (just give me some time to put them up) 🙂

The results of sewing room time

April 27, 2009

I ‘made’ myself spend the weekend sewing. Yes, forced myself – simply refused to let myself do anything else. I’m disciplined huh? 🙂

Well, it’s lovely to finish projects. I made myself a new purse, more like a small tote, with some discontinuted fabric samples Mike brought home for me. I found the pattern here



Then I created {Penelope}


She is going to the US Davis Infusion Center, as a result of a SAL at CFAC, a charity group I’m involved with. Shannon named her Penelope, as I had no idea what to call it, I really have no idea what it is – but it makes you smile.


I also crocheted some Octopussessesssesss….. um… Octopie? I’m not entirely sure of the plural, but they’re weird little creatures too 🙂

And some coloring rolls


These things are so fun to make, it’s like playing for me 🙂

Do you ever hear someone on TV say something that just makes you go, “Whaaaaaaa?” Well, here is my favorite of last week – “It’s hard to sweep if you lose the first game.” – Al Hrovbosky (not sure of spelling) Just think on it a bit, you won’t figure it out. lol….

Have a lovely week!

I am writing for Associated Content

July 8, 2008

and you can read them HERE. So far, I have 3 articles published –

  1. The Trickle-Down Overflows
  2. The Art of Doing Great Laundry
  3. Learning to Love Baseball

I hope you’ll go read them and share them with your friends. I get paid by the number of page views, so read away! And watch for more 🙂

You can keep track of what I write here and even subscribe to ‘me’ so you know when something new is up!

My poor neglected blog…

July 5, 2008

is so forgiving. It never asks me where I’ve been, or what’s more important than writing here… it just sits and waits. Lovely.

Have you seen our Quilt Along? You should check this out. Rochelle Martin designed this quilt and is presenting it


for us in 8 parts. Each month the new part is presented – totally free! Be sure to save them tho, cause once

the new part is posted, the past months part is gone and must be purchased. Join in, we’re only on the second month! If you like applique, this is something you don’t want to miss.

Would you believe I’m already working on the September issue? I usually take at least a few weeks off after the issue is done, but really didn’t this time. Yeah, you can look forward to something great in September 🙂

Last weekend we went to see the Cardinals play the Royals in Kansas City. Cardinals won. 🙂 It was fun, but quite a long day. The stadium is beautiful – first time I’ve been there.  The walk from the parking lot was long, and the aroma’s from all the BBQ’s belonging to tailgaters was enough to drive you crazy.

Tomorrow we’re off to Lake of the Ozarks to see The Outlaws in concert. We’ll be home Monday afternoon, after hitting the outlet malls 🙂  And after that, we’ll be home for the foreseeable future. No more plans that we are aware of.

How’s your summer going?

Life is Good!

April 1, 2008

baseball.jpgBaseball has begun 🙂 Well, sort of.

We had horrible storms all day yesterday.  The weather map showed us in red most of the day. The tornado sirens went off, we lost power, the wind was ferocious, the thunder was huge and roaring… get the picture? Well, the storm track went right along Hwy 44 (i think that’s the right road) which goes thru Joplin and up to St. Louis.

The first baseball game was a home game, played at 3pm. An hour or so into the game, the storms had reached St. Louis and the game was called because of weather. Bottom of the 3rd, 5-1 Cardinals, and they’re going to start the game over tonight. Not fair!!!! Pujols got his first home run of the season, and now it’s not going to count, plus, we were winning! None of it counts. What can you do?

No matter what… BASEBALL has started!!!!! YAY!!!!!

Still playing with Kool-Aid

March 11, 2008

pink-lily.jpgbut I can’t show you this one yet. 🙂 Soon, I will.

There are new posts on Simple Hospitality and Macuwita sni. We have 3 quilters signed up for the challenge! YAY!!!!! I’m so excited.

And we got to watch a little pre-season baseball yesterday. <big smile>  soon, very soon… games every night! (almost)
So far, I’ve spent 2 whole days cleaning and organizing in the sewing room. I’ve had to take a few days off – just too tired. I’m hoping tomorrow I can finish it. I’m really liking what I’ve done. I’ve consolidated Yarn into a Yarn/Knitting Area. Fabric is in it’s own corner, across the room. Books are one shelf. Homeschool stuff is on one shelf. Now I have odds and ends to go through on the sewing table, my desk and surrounding area. My desk always seems to receive the worst. Piles upon piles upon piles.

In my cleaning I found a little sweater 96% complete. I knitted the last 4″ on the left front and yesterday I blocked it. Today I’m sewing it together and hope it will fit our little granddaughter. I’ll take a pic of it when I’m done with it. I think I started out to make it for one of the grandsons – a bright cheery sweater. But I’m sure I quit when I realized it was too girly. At that point there were no granddaughters, so… it got shelved.

Have a wonderful day!

Playing Tammy Tag

January 28, 2008

pink-lily.jpgMy good friend Tammy, who is also my quilting web guru, tagged me. She wants to know 7 weird things about me. I thought she thought I was already pretty weird but for some reason she needs more proof… so here goes.

  1. I’m a huge baseball fan, more specifically a St. Louis Cardinals fan. I found out I don’t like the World Series, because that means no more baseball until spring. sigh. Is it spring yet?
  2. I’m afraid of the dark.
  3. I met my husband online in a chat room and married him 6 weeks later. (Although this has worked out wonderfully for us, I have to stress the importance of practicing ALL the internet safety rules.)
  4. I love to watch COPS. (bad boys, bad boys….)
  5. I’m 49 yrs old and I have 9 grandchildren… 8 of them boys.
  6. I don’t do sports of any kind. I have absolutely NO coordination.
  7. I hate liver. Well, I guess that’s not weird…doesn’t everybody? 🙂

And last but not least… I love to give things away! So, in order to celebrate my 546th post (today) I’m going to give away a quilt!


I designed and made this quilt with fabric designed by my sister Kris Lammers for Maywood Studio. Strawberry Splendor I think it’s called. It is 59″ square. It is beautifully machine quilted free hand. Here’s a closeup…





If you would like to have this quilt for your very own, please comment! Today is Monday January 28, I’ll take comments until Thursday January 31 – which just happens to be Shannon’s birthday – and choose a winner from those commenters.


And I’ll share one more thing I’m working on – a Cotton Spice Cafe Press Store… let me know what you think!

Edited 1-29-08: While I would love to take credit for the machine quilting, I cannot! 🙂 It was quilted by my friend Carrie Wilson. And she did a beautiful job!

People Watching

August 22, 2007

Just about everyone I know loves to people watch. We are very interested in what other people are doing, wearing, eating and buying.

I’ve found a wonderful place to people watch. Right behind home plate. Watching the Cardinals games like we do every night, well, every night they are on, you can watch a lot of people. I’d say more than half of the camera time is spent on home plate – hitters hitting, runners scoring, catchers throwing people out – mainly Molina. 🙂 I guess I don’t remember what was a strike with the other pitcher, and now it’s a ball, cause I’m busy watching the people sitting in the most expensive seats in the ball park.

One time, there were 2 ladies, obviously friends, sitting next to each other in the first row, in the center. They were beautifully dressed and perfectly coiffed and they talked the entire game. This is not to say they didn’t watch the game, but every single time the camera was on home plate, they were chatting. Laughing, eating, talking to each other or on the phone. If that’s all you wanted to do why would you do it in such an expensive place? there are die hard fans sitting on the bleachers who would’ve given their beer for those seats.

When we play in Houston, you can nearly almost always see George and Barbara Bush Sr., sitting behind home plate. They’re fun to watch too, just cause they’re the Bush’s. You don’t think of the ex President doing something like going to the ball park. Once maybe, but not every game! They laugh and talk and cheer their team on just like the other fans.

I also like the watch the ‘waiters’ for want of the proper word, going around the green seats, taking orders for food and drink. We common people have to wait in line for our beer and hot dogs. They have their order taken and their food delivered.

Some day I want to sit in the green seats.

(i might be thrown out when the actual ticket holder arrives, but I still got to sit there)

It’s almost time to get back to work

July 28, 2007

Monday in fact, is the Day. I’ve had a lovely week off. I did some more unpacking,

hung some quilts on the walls,house1.jpg(You can see we aren’t finished painting trim in the dining room!)

a few pictures here and there,house3.jpg.house2.jpgThis second picture is special to me. My mom stitched it, my dad made the frame. It was a gift for my Grandma (Mom’s mom) and it hung in her house for years. After she passed away I was the lucky one got the picture. I can remember my mom stitching on this picture when I was a girl. I always try to hang it in my house wherever I am.

Made some curtains for the laundry room,house4-copy.jpg and bought fabric to make curtains for the kitchen.

I did some knitting – 2 dishclothes and 1 surprise. Made some blueberry muffins house5.jpg which in my opinion have a tad too much baking soda in them. The recipe called for 1 Tablespoon of baking soda, and it’s too much. Not enough ‘too much’ to keep us from eating them tho!

I’ve been doing some work on my blogs and have some surprises coming up there.And today, since it’s a doubleheader on FSMW – and so far we’re getting stomped on – it’s a nice day in the sewing room.

But Monday! Back to work, which isn’t as horrible as it sounds, because I love my job.

Home from Washington

October 31, 2006

And what a wonderful time we had!

Washington is such a beautiful place anyway, and getting to see Shannon and Josh and our little Jack was so fun!

We went to one of the beaches he likes to play at. Tide was up, so most of it was under water, but we had a good time.


Saturday night we  bought fresh local crabs for 3.99 a lb., and Mike and Josh cooked them up for dinner. Oh my gosh, are they good! That day we ate lunch at Mambo’s Italian Cafe and it has to be the best Italian food I’ve ever eaten. I ordered a Calzone filled with portobello’s, red peppers, ricotta cheese, tomato’s…. it came with fresh marinara sauce that was to die for. And so HUGE!!!! I ate the other half on Sunday. If you ever go to Bellingham, go there!!!! It’s right next to Haggen’s, a very cool grocery store where we found Green Tea ice cream, which I’ve been looking for, forever.


Friday night we watched the World Series! YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! Cardinals WON the World Series!!!! Thank you April, for your congrats… even tho you’re a Tigers fan 🙂 That was pretty fun!


Had to include this picture of me and Mike. He’s so handsome 🙂 … and the best husband in the world.

But I’m back now, and I’ll be buried here in the sewing room/office for the next 2 weeks. Oh, probably longer than that. oh well!

We had a lovely little vacation, but it’s nice to be home and in our own bed. Oh comfy!