Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In Results: GOLD!

It's pretty hard to sew while John Montgomery is hurtling himself headfirst down a "frozen toilet chute on a cafeteria tray" at 140 km/hr (just so you know, that's his description, not mine!) wearing a goofy black mouth guard with two huge white teeth painted in the middle.


I loved his story of why he chose skeleton over luge. He said going headfirst, the way that gravity intended, just felt right and that the luge was like trying to bring the Christmas tree through the front door the wrong way (top first). Perfect analogy! The other bit about the Canadian Skeleton team I love is the story of their helmet paint jobs....after meeting with a 'sports shaman' (just how does one arrive at that job title?) John chose the turtle and had that incredible stylized image painted on his helmet. It seems to really inspire him as he carried it all night long through Whistler Village. Classic Canadian: helmet in one hand, pitcher of beer in the other. Congratulations John!!

So, the sewing.

I mean, I tried. Really hard. Honest. But then our women's curling team was nearing the end of a nail-biter against Denmark (LOVE their pleated skirts). After we won the game in an overtime end (don't you just love how "we" won, like I had anything to do with it, hehe), and I had seen John receive his flowers at the sliding centre, I finally launched into cutting and sewing mode. By 12:30 a.m. I'd managed to complete step 2 of my mystery quilt and prepare the pieces for step 3.

mystery quilt bits & pieces

My goal is to get step 3 all completed before our guild meeting on Tuesday, because step 4 will be in my inbox later that night and I wouldn't want to fall behind....these Olympics have me feeling a little competitive!

5 comments:

Mrs Moen said...

Love your fabric choice for the mystery project - and the amazing picture of the gold mdealist, it has "winner" written all over it!

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Jandi said...

I love the fabrics you're using! I recently used the pink/green one in a quilt. It is such gorgeous fabric! I can't wait to see what it turns into.

Pam said...

Go Canada Go!! I saw the interview he gave on TV and I got quite the chuckle out his description of Skeleton. LOL.

Good luck with your Mystery quilt! Something to work on at QBTB :)))

Lise said...

woohoo Go Canada Go...I can so relate to you..LOL.. I too trying to sew but the Olympics and wow yes John's comments and his skeleton race was awesome woot wooo..and the ladies curling and men's wow.. I also love your fabric I'll be checking back to see the progress. happy olympic watching and also happy stitchin...

Nanci said...

OMG, I don't know how any of us concentrate when the curling is going on...absolutely amazing feats of accuracy!
I too loved Jon Montgomery...a breath of fresh air...my girlfriend who has a daughter about the same age said....My daughter could move to Manitoba to be sure!!!!!!!!!! Didn't you just feel the love?
GO CANADA GO...do your best.