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.
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!