Friday, October 05, 2007

When We Lett Home

When we left home last night, the Yanks were up by 1-0. But we had tickets to see a guitarist we love, Ed Gerhard. Came home to see that A-Rod has still not delivered in the postseason and that Kenny Lofton may be 40, but he's got young arms and legs.

For Cubbies fans, what can I say? I feel your pain. I've felt your pain. If 99 is the magic number, these guys had better wake up.

And wow - the Rockies. When we were in San Diego last summer and saw 2 out of the 3 games against the Red Sox, we were sure we were seeing a preview of the World Series. Who knew the Rockies would come on so strong at the end?

Nuf baseball. Wait. I forgot to mention that on Wednesday I found the Dropkick Murphy's CD with Tessie on it at Borders. I figured that was a good omen.

Okay. On to other things. Like music. We bought Ed's new CD, Sunnyland. Haven't listened to all of it yet, but loved what we heard on the way home. This was a concert/slash Breedlove guitar clinic. The two Breedloves he's playing now sound magnificent.

And now for stitching. Or more specifically here's a short tribute to someone I'm getting to know. She's about to turn 80. Her stitching love is crewel. Even with some problems with one eye, she can see well enough to turn out beautiful work. We met because she came into the shop looking for help with her first counted cross stitch piece ever. That's right. She was learning a new stitching technique at 79. She didn't like the colors in this kit she had and the shop owner helped her pick out new ones. They included some metallics. And she turned out a lovely piece. But it wasn't easy for her and she's back to her crewel work now. Though yesterday she bought a sampler to stitch for her granddaughter. She's intent on making sure all her children and grandchildren have something that she made. She's joined our weekly Thursday morning stitching group and is a wonderful addition. She's a cancer survivor, a Navy wife, a nurse, and a great joy to be around. Happy Birthday, and here's to many more. I'm looking forward to sitting and stitching with her for a long time.

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