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Thursday, December 2, 2004

Keep the Dream ALIVE!!!

In a town with an almost double fisted number of Sports Franchises, it’s pretty painful to budget your Sports Wardrobe $$$$$’s…

The Solution: GROW Your OWN!

Here is my entry in the gratuitous Team Logo Sweepstakes,
honoring, but of course, da Cubs.

I can’t go to the 2005 Cubs Convention, happening on January 21-23, 2005 because it is already SOLD OUT! I did get to shoot it last year and noticed LOTS of Home Grown goodies on Sports Heads & Bodies…

My Favorite was the Baby Cub! This is the one where the baby is on his back with all four feet in the air and he looks like he’s being tickled. (To me…)

I am too lame to attempt this in duplicate stitch or embroidery and the fans who were wearing it told me they had it made by a badge company. Oh, how I begged! Now the guy I was begging from would’ve had to rip it off his shirt because it was securely sewn on, but did that slow me down?! Ahem, I am what I am…

When I was on my Honeymoon in Cancun, my hubbie and I were snacking in a cantina in the non-tourist side of town. We’d taken a bus away from the tourist/resort area and went exploring. The Bus Driver tried to discourage us after we reached a certain point, but we were determined to see the real deal. He was really thinkin’ it was very dangerous and we’d get our tourist selfs in a world of hurt if we went off the beaten path.

But we ignored him and wandered around to our hearts content, finaly stopping in an open front restaurant to get some tacos. What should we hear, in the quiet of the afternoon, but the dulcet tones of one Harry Caray, coming from an interior bar. So we dragged our Coronas and food back there and had a rousing good time with our favorite team – how safe is that? The only FOUL thing that happened later was a bad case of Montezuma’s Revenge! (The Bus Driver was RIGHT after all…)

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TO try and get some of that MAGIC back, out comes the blue yarn and on goes a bucket. Out comes the Magic Cord Machine, got with a half-off coupon from, I think Michaels a couple of years ago. I couldn’t get it to work back then so I’ve been giving it a time-out in a cabinet in hopes it would come to it’s senses. In the meantime, I’ve lost the manual but found it here online (it’s now called the Cool Corder).

It seems in my earlier attempts I was using yarn that was too heavy for the little Magic Cord. This time I came to my senses and used sock yarn for the deed…

VOILA!

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Instant Gratification with no Pocketbook Regret!


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