Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 Summer Olympics


I have been so psyched for the Olympics; have you? I am planning to position my Q-snap quilting frame in front of the television for some marathon quilting and Olympic viewing. I will be starting tonight for the opening ceremonies.



My home state of Ohio has several Olympians competing in the London games. Here's the alphabetical list of Buckeye State Olympians which I found on a Google search.


1. Katie Bell
Sex : Female
Competing in Diving
Event / position / class: Platform
Born: 1988
From: Columbus, Ohio
2. Tervel Dlagnev
Sex : Male
Competing in Wrestling
Born: 1985
From: Columbus, Ohio
3. Peter Graves
Sex : Male
Competing in Rowing
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
4. Lebron James
Sex : Male
Competing in Basketball
Born: 1984
From: Akron, Ohio
5. Abby Johnston
Sex : Female
Competing in Diving
Born: 1989
From: Upper Arlington, Ohio
6. Justin Lester
Sex : Male
Competing in Wrestling
Born: 1983
From: Akron, Ohio
7. Holly Mangold
Sex : Female
Competing in Weightlifting
Born: 1989
From: Columbus, Ohio
8. Margot Shumway
Sex : Female
Competing in Sculls
Born: 1979
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
9. Nick Thuman
Sex : Male
Competing in Swimming
Born: 1986
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
10. Rau'Shee Warren
Sex : Male
Competing in Boxing
Born: 1987
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
11. Jacob Wukie
Sex : Male
Competing in Archery
Born: 1986
From: Oak Harbor, Ohio


The most recognizable Ohioan is this man, LeBron James. I'm still sore at him for leaving Cleveland to go to Miami, but I will root for him in London. He is an amazing basketball player; so talented.


A few of the less-well-known athletes include Holly Mangold; she is from Columbus, so we have seen her in a few interviews on our local news. Her big brother Nick played football for Ohio State, and now plays for the New York Jets.


Also from Columbus is diver Abby Johnston; consequently she also been interviewed on the local news. She seems very likeable and perky; it'll be fun to watch her.


Wrestler Tervel Dlagnev has been on the local news as well. He attends Ohio State, and for such a huge guy in such an aggressive sport, he seems like a big teddy bear.

About 45 minutes to the Opening Exercises, so I need to get my stuff situated. I did not get 9-patch Criss Cross top finished, unfortunately. I had hoped to have that done before the Olympics. I also hope to have my sewing machine serviced while the Games are on. Since I will be focused on hand quilting, I think I can bear to separate from my machine for a few days. *heh heh*

Cheering for lots of gold, silver and bronze for our USA athletes! Hooray for the red, white and blue!!


Happy Quilting, Friends!



2 comments:

QuiltSue said...

I'd be interested to hear what you thought of the opening ceremony? We watched it , even though it meant we didn't get to bed till 1.00 a.m. Sadly, even though we could have had a lie in this morning, we still both woke at the usual time of between 6.30 and 7.00.

Sandy said...

I really enjoyed your list of "our" Ohioans. I love watching the Olympics also and what a good idea of getting your machine serviced now!