Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 23rd

I made this little wall hanging in a class about 8 years ago. It was called broken dishes. All those pesky little HST's. Now I know a much better way to make them, so I don't mind making those little guys anymore. This is one that often gets forgotten, and thankfully I came across it when I was doing my sewing room restructure, so I am going to go ahead and put it up now.

Lynn and I had a very nice time going down and watching Kyle coach his team to another victory. And it gives me another chance to visit with Carter!!! I got a few photos while I was there, though they aren't the best.

This one turned out pretty good. Amazing how much Carter is like his Daddy was at that age. I'll never forget when Kyle was about 2 weeks old. Lynn played recreation men's league basketball. He was getting ready to go to his first game after Kyle was born, and he was getting ready to go. I was getting a diaper bag ready, and Kyle ready for us to go along. Lynn asked me "What are you doing?" I said getting ready to go. He said quite surprised "You CAN'T take a baby to the gym!!" I just laughed at him and headed out to the car, diaper bag and car seat with Kyle in it. When we got there, Kyle was absolutely content. No worries with buzzers and whistles. I think that was when I knew he would be a "gym rat". He played competitively as soon as he was old enough, always playing with older kids. High school was interesting, again a story for another blog. Then he played in college with the team that won the championship and one of his co players now plays for the Boston Celtics. Kyle knew he wanted to coach and after coming in second place for a few jobs, and after working as an assistance for a few years, he got the job as the head coach at his Alma Mater, which is just great. He is hoping to eventually get to coach on the college level.

On my way driving south, I was so amazed at how clear and beautiful the mountain was!! This is Mount Baker in the Cascades. I can see it from my front yard when it is nice and clear. This was so pretty I had to pull over and take a photo. Again, wishing I had a really nice camera so I could print something like this and frame it.

I've had a lot of fun spotting the increasing numbers of eagles in the area lately too. OH! And when I took a back road to Jeff's I came across a field of swans! The really amazing thing to watch was the "couples" of swans coming in and landing in the field. It was always a pair. I really wished I had my camera with me. A good reminder to always carry it with me.


Peg said...

Sounds like a lovely day, and brought back a lot of memories for you. That picture of Baker was totally recognizable - we see it from almost anywhere we go in our area, just north of you in Canada. A true landmark!

Sharon T in Lynden said...

Peg, we should get together for coffee next time you are in town. I actually used to teach classes at Tangled Threads a few years ago. let me know next time you are coming across the border.
Do you ever visit Folk Tales? I'm just a block from her.

Cindy said...

Sweet pic of your grandson! Don't ya just love those little ones? :)

It sure is fun to see your quilts. I'm amazed at how many you still have around!