quilting slump

Ok...so what HAVE I been doing while I'm not FIRED up about sewing? (did I REALLY SAY that???) Yes..I did...and so here goes...

Short trip to Cooperstown NY. Home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. I asked the question about why its in Cooperstown (lets face it...Cooperstown is not an easy drive from most everywhere!) Baseball was invented there...ok..I guess they get the Hall of Fame. My son was not THRILLED to go. I was a bit confused until he enlightened me! He is a RABID member of the Red Sox Nation...and was convinced there were just TOO many Yankees in the Hall of Fame! He had a great time nevertheless. His favorite part was trying his hand at the pitching booth nearby during an ice cream break. KIDS! (pictures are the jersey of David Ortiz "Big Papi' he wore this in the World Series and of Ted Williams)

Next stop Lake Placid NY. Home of 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and my only uncle! We had a nice visit and got to see his new home in a town nearby. Move to come this summer.

On to Philadelphia. We played tourist in the morning ...seeing the Liberty Bell (I was amazed at how rough it looked. I always thought of it as tough and smooth. Turns out it is fragile, brittle and bumpy. I was very impressed anyway!), Independence Hall (Declaration of Independence and the Constitution signed here), and Benjamin Franklin's Museum. I was FACINATED with all that man did. Most of our favorite phrases came from him along with many many inventions. Makes me want to know more about him!

Our last stop was to Citizens Bank Park to see my Diamondbacks play the Philadephia Phillies. It was a beautiful night, a gorgeous ball park and guess what? WE WON! The Phillies fans around us were very generous..and we tried not to be obnoxious in our victory (hehehehehe!)!

So what HAVE I been up to? KNITTING! Here is the front (or back?) of a child's sweater. You can find a free pdf file pattern (actually 2) at Guidepost a magazine I dearly love. Just click on 'knit for kids' in the left hand column. They accept knitted sweaters for charity, but the pattern is free no matter who you make it for!

Think I need to send sunglasses with this one? I just dove into my yarn stash (it is VERY small and not necessary to feed it, as I am still working on a sweater for me I started about 3 yrs ago!) and this is what fell out!


Mrs. Goodneedle said…
Your vacation plans sound fun and informative. I love Olympic museums. The sweater is wonderful, I am also a Guideposts subscriber.
Angie said…
Hey girlfriend, I've been wondering where you were hiding!! I can REALLY identify with the quilting slump...I've been wallowing in it for months now. Just the last couple of weeks has my interest started perking up again, so hang in there, knit (which I wish I knew how to do), do your vacations, have loads of fun, and eventually your quilting urge will hit again! :D

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