These days we get the opportunity to go to an occasional game thanks to the generosity of others. Attending a game live is a different experience but our recent experience was indeed unique! In January we were offered an opportunity to go to see a game in March in Las Vegas!
First we had to get on a plane- something that I had not done for many many years for various reasons. After some thoughtful deliberation on my part, and, me actively seeking a passport, we found ourselves boarding an early morning plane to Las Vegas on March 16. This meant that we had to get to the airport by 5:30 am which meant leaving our house at 4:45 am! Here we are on board the airplane at 7:30 am. I am pretty sure that I am still half asleep!
-Here is sunrise from the 22nd floor of our hotel room on Sunday Morning. The view was spectacular and we enjoyed seeing all the flashing billboards and lights on the Strip.The city is an amazing happening city with lots of things to see and do, if you have the time, money and energy.
While the Oilers lost, it was a never to be forgotten experience. Earlier in the day, our group went off to see the Welcome to Las Vegas sign - here we are standing proudly wearing our NHL Jerseys- The Oilers have had a mediocre season and are not likely to make the playoffs, but this year will be a special one for Bruce and I . It is not every year that you get to go to a different NHL city to see a game - what a fabulous opportunity it was, as a fan of the sport of hockey. I highly recommend the experience! For more complete analysis of the game, you can check out this link to Bruce's hockey post!https://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/nhl/cult-of-hockey/edmonton-oilers-greatest-weakness-among-several-candidates-poor-transition-game-stands-out
Here is my Retirement Quilt for us. I started it to test out a pattern that is currently being written by Janellea MacBeth. This photo shows the quilt without the final borders. In the ones below, you can see where the final borders have been added. My version is a king sized quilt and it is totally scrappy. Some of the scraps go back to when I began quilting in the mid 1980's. There are scrap bits from the over 100 bed quilts that I have made since that time- Fabric is really like a memory keeper- I found pieces of our son's baby wrap that I completed over 30 years ago.
The background fabric is all the same until the borders. I used all 6 yards of fabric in the background in the body of the quilt. I had to search my fabric stash for something that would work for the set in triangles without trying to compete with the zig zag strips. (The quilt is put together on point so you end up with zig zag edges.) I think I found a subtle batik that works well !
I will close with one last photo of Las Vegas. There was an enormous Henry Moore stone sculpture that was in the courtyard area at the Hotel. It is a fabulous piece of art that represents a mother and child. It is really beautiful and so enormous.. I can not imagine how many hours it took him to carve this massive stone work!