Opening Day ’19/ThursdayDoors

This Thursday Doors I’m celebrating the first day of baseball for the Kansas City Royals. One door closed (winter we hope) and another one –Spring– has opened here in central Missouri.

Time for the Royal wreath
Time for the Royal wreath

So with the arrival of my first little baseball fan and a gorgeous 63 degree morning with no wind to speak of, it was defintely going to be a day to break out the bat and ball.

This is how I feel too!
This is how I feel too!

I have no other special door to offer this Thursday Doors post and I’ll be taking a break to partake in the April A to Z Challenge in April, my 6th year. If you have time to stop in, I’ll be creating a quilt for the Challenge this year.

Sharing a little t-ball action with you all for your viewing pleasure in the final portion of this Thursday Doors. Please be sure and check out Norm 2.0 for all the other contributions to this wonderful blogging event.

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On A Mission/SundaySampler/WPC

Quest

I spent a couple hours Saturday on a mission. I was informed by my resident daughter of Lawrence, Kansas that there was ‘this yarn shop’. No more words needed. We hopped in the truck and headed downtown to The Yarn Barn.

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Can you see the focus needed when perusing such a delectable assortment of eye candy?

Unfortunately, my focus had to be on the Price. And then there were the color choices running a close 2nd.

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My eyes located the clearance bins at the back of the store eventually. (Special thanks at this time for the patience of the family for enduring my inspection of each and every single area of this store.) I found this “Jones” shade and we all instantly thought of my pen pal across the pond with the same surname. Not to mention a “Jones” or 2 we are either related to or dear friends with.

hrhendorsedAnd then there’s this Endorsement from the Campaign For Wool with Patron:

HRH The Prince of Wales. We are fans of those Royals and not just the Kansas City variety. Figured this was my sign from above to go ahead and choose this beautiful shade of teal.

100%Wool, to be washed separately, dried flat and no ironing. Directions to be followed to a Tee. Unless you want shrinkage.

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Also in that clearance bin were these additional wools that are simply gorgeous. They are so soft and I absolutely cannot wait to make something special with them!!

Yarn Barn in Lawrence, I’ll be back! The Quest continues.

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Lucky 7/ WordPress Photo Challenge

Numbers

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This is Graham. He was in the seat catty-cornered from my husband, Ron. Throughout the first 6 innings of the Memorial Day game at The K, Graham faithfully went forward to the wall and waited so politely for the ballboy to see his sign and, hopefully, give him a ball for his birthday. As is the way of baseball games, several boys and girls would gather and little Graham didn’t utter a word. He just stood there and held his sign. My daughters, having strong motherly instincts, started hollering at the ballboy, ‘Hey! It’s His Birthday! Give him a ball’ in unison, several times. A lot. I’m so serious. They were becoming so indignant. 🙂

They come by it honest.

Finally a foul ball was hit our way and a little boy to our left was the recipient of 2 balls. The first was donated to him after some throwing practice. The second from this foul ball. After some sweet cajoling, my daughters persuaded the boy to give one of his to Graham.

Little did we know, the ball donation was being captured on tv. Thanks to some friends back home, we were texted these snapshots. Such a happy ending!

 My Family of 4.

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Loyal With The Royal/WPC

Dance

Opening Day 2016, April 3, we plan on watching the Boys in Blue

‘Do the Dance’.

We Own The Pennant!

Some of My Loves/ WordPress Photo Challenge

One Love

I don’t have just one. My life has been so blessed!

Some of my loves…..

 The Pitter Patter of little feet. Not sure Where I get that trait from????                                (Slide your mouse over each photo)

 

 goes without saying, but had to make it crystal clear.

 Family and Friends, past and present (not enough space for all of you!)

 Royals Baseball and Mother! Guess I might be All American?!

 

 

 

Treat/WordPress Photo Challenge

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Treat.”

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Indulging in a little crochet this weekend,

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A little prep for more crocheting,

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Hemming some jeans (I’m short),

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And being the recipient of this ‘treat’ from the hubby.

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The Royal treat would be to see my Boys in Blue win the World Series.                   (That’s Herrera after striking out Murphy in the 8th inning)

Time will tell…….

Yard Art Royally

Every year its our tradition to set up a little Fall decoration on the front porch. To start I always employ the help of our little hands on deck.IMG_2743 (2)

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#1 supply: Newspapers  ….I happen to have a few with all the construction going on for packing away my china

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Duck tape is a necessity in our neck of the woods.

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The littlest hard-working hands unpacking that newspaper 🙂

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So have you guessed our yard art creation??

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Yep. It’s our very own Kansas City Royals Scarecrow! (Scooter has made quick friends)

I Love Your Face!

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I decided to blog about the faces of “my kids”. Morgan, my daughter by self-proclamation, has joined the modeling crew of Katy Trail Creations recently. She in return gets to eat at my home anytime she wants 🙂 FYI we eat Lots of home cooking.

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Noah is one of my daycare veterans who recently dropped in for a visit. Love when they do that!! Noah nicknamed me Nini when he was just a toddler. On my other computer I have tons of pictures and sometime I’m going to go on a memory lane trip and blog it!     I promise no embarrassing stories Noah 🙂

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This is the face of baseball! Gonna see them in action this weekend and proud to be a LongTime Royal fan. I own an 85 World Series hat that I bought from a street vendor back in October 1985 in downtown Kansas City while the Series was in town. It was a gift for my dad who was “the Cardinals fan”. We had on our game faces that week in 1985. So my advice to the Royals…..

Keep Calm and Ace It!

Love Your Face!

 

Putting Up My Feet

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Literally, we’re putting our feet up. This has been a long week.

  • A Memorial Day game at Royals Stadium. Great tribute to Veterans and a little teary eyed moment for me. Love seeing people honored that deserve it. But no win for the Boys in Blue unfortunately. And back home and in bed by 1 am. Up next morning at 5:30. Getting too old for that.
  • Three 7:20 pm softball games in a row. No wins 😦  (Secretly I like getting supper out of the way early though.)

So sitting home on a Friday night watching stuff on Tv was just what the doctor ordered.

I began my softball game run with a new crochet project. And yes, I crocheted at the Royals game even though my family protested. (They were afraid ESPN would show a clip of the fans ‘enthusiasm’ I’m thinking. ha)

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View from the truck seat at softball game #3. One of these days I’ll sit down by the field if I ever get my stadium chair out of storage. Until then, Ron finds me a parking spot so I can have a view from there. Still not sure of myself with the knee issue from December. Here’s a link to that. It’s about 90% recovered. If this lovely Missouri weather was more stable, I think I’d be 100% by now. But it is what it is.

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Here’s the view from my couch and a peak at the color scheme. Lovin this!! More ‘views’ to come.

 

 

My Day Job

When I’m not creating for Etsy and friends/family, There’s my Day Job. IMG_1650

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