Monday, April 20, 2009

Patriots Day Memories, etc.

Today is Patriot's Day in Massachusetts, which means the running of the Boston Marathon and an early Red Sox game. Twenty years ago, Bill and I were living in the Boston area and were newly engaged. He gave me a ring the Friday before Patriots Day. (I don't remember the exact date. Is that bad?) Anyway, since we both had the day off, we headed into town on the T and watched the start of the marathon on the big screen at the finish line. We walked along the race route until we found a place to sit and wait for the runners. Bill watched the race and I watched my new ring, glistening in the sun! My hand isn't what it was 20 years ago, but diamonds are forever. And so are we!
I got a little sewing done on Saturday. I was determined to get caught up with the Geese in the Forest and succeeded. Have I mentioned that I reduced the block size from 6" to 3"? That's more my speed. I'm thinking about going even smaller: 1.5".
I forgot to show you my Moo stickers that arrived last week. Love them! I will definitely be ordering more from them soon. Maybe mini cards or note cards.

When we went to Federal Hill last week, we bought a deck of Italian playing cards. I remember my grandfather playing Scopa with his friends, drinking homemade wine. So we googled the instructions (the ones that came in the deck are in Italian!) and took some time to learn the game. Julia kicked our butts. I'm blaming my poor performance on bad cards. Yes, you can play Scopa with regular cards, but how cool are these?

It's game time. Go Sox!
Tina

3 comments:

The Fab Miss B said...

Your ring is lovely- congratulations on your anniversary! Love your amazing quilts too!

Jackie said...

Happy 20!! Great story. My hubby and I have our 20th this year as well. So glad the Sox swept the O's.

Katie said...

New ring???!!! Can't wait to see it. Congratulations on 20 years..seems like yesterday.