Sunday, February 05, 2006

Sunday Sewing, or, It wasn't pretty but it got the job done

Happy Superbowl Sunday!

Not too much sewing between church and the Superbowl party, but I managed to sneak in a hostess gift for the dear friends who invited us to watch the game. Down-and-dirty potholders. 45 minutes, I think. The blocks are from Nickel Quilts and I backed them with Sandcastle Cloth and used Thermolan batting. No quilting. No binding. A simple stitch and flip. I haven't done that in a while, but the time constraints of the day allowed for nothing else. All materials were taken from my stash. This small amount of fabric doesn't counter the acquisition of 40 new fat quarters, but I feel noble, none the less.

The black-and-gold potholders got the job done, though. The Steelers definitely did NOT play their best game ever, and I'll allow that one touchdown may have been questionable (not reversible, but questionable), but the Steelers finally got one for the thumb. It's not the same here in New York as it was when we lived in Pittsburgh, but we definitely enjoyed some Pittsburgh nostalgia and enjoyed rooting our team on to eventual victory.

Favorite player: tough one, but I'll agree with the Hines Ward MVP. The Bus is the heart of the team and a close second.

Favorite play: Randle El throwing the touchdown pass to Ward. Amazing. Could watch it again and again and again.

Favorite commercial: very tough one, but the Sprint(?) phone commercial with the built in crime deterrent. Excellent.

Favorite part of today: watching a Steeler game with Steeler friends. And winning a Superbowl after 25 long years.

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