Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Follow the Bouncing Ball

Fall is here, and, so with the arrival of the brisk morning air....comes Patriot Basketball!  Wooohooo!  I'm pretty sure we're ready.  Well, I KNOW four of us are, the other two...yeah, we're all ready.  Patriot Basketball is our local home school team, and they kicked off the boys season Monday night with the start of their yearly camp.  Four nights of four hour practices, which payoff, because last year(can I brag just a little ;)?) two of our teams won their divisions at Nationals, in Springfield, Missouri.  Here's a picture of the 14u team just after their game:

So, we're excited to see what this year holds.  With the beginning of the season comes new shoes...

And for me the Cathedral Windows quilt comes out of hiding. :)  This is our third year to be involved in the Patriots' basketball program, and the first year I felt like I had a lot of down time, just sitting at practices.  So, in the spring of 2009, our local quilt shop offered a Cathedral Windows class, I knew it was the class for me!  Up to that point I had always said, "If it can't be done on machine, I don't have the time to do it," but after seeing the units, and realizing it was a highly portable project...let's just say, "I was up for it."

So now, when we have this going on out on the court...

This is what is happening in my lap...
And when little eyes see this on the table

They can't help but want to join in! :)

Little Guy called this his "Extreme Quilting."  Yes, there is some testosterone flowing there. ;)  Lol!  May just have to keep that one. 

The team motto for this season is "Laying it Down"  John 15:13, "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."  May we all practice what we preach, and follow the bouncing ball.

p.s.  Yes, the girls play, too. :)  They start next week...more to follow ;)


Sewgreen said...

I think you need to post how you do your cathedral windows ;)

Nanna said...

great progress! my Auntmade one of those years a go & forgot how she made it so I went on line & found a step by step how to do it,hopefully one day! LOL

Vivian said...

Oh I so miss my daughter being in high school and playing softball and volleyball. I don't have grandchildren yet so it will be a few years before I have anyone close to watch. Oh, I forgot, my daughter's boyfriend is still in high school and she wants me to go to away games with her.