Sunday, 3 March 2013

le sportif

I am not much of a sports fan. I am vaguely aware of what teams are winning and losing when it comes to playoff season. However, there was a time in my past, when I was younger that my favourite hockey team was the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky, Messier, Coffey, these were names that I knew and cheered for. Today, I am not certain that I could name any player on the Oilers or on any team for that matter. With that said, when the Olympics are on, I pull out my pompoms and big foam finger. Daryl cannot quite understand my Olympic fever, nor can I really shed any light on the matter, but Go Canada is not far from my lips.

In March, we celebrate another birthday in the family. My nephew is an athlete and an outdoorsman, all balanced with a sensitive spirit. A couple of years ago for school, my nephew had to do a 3 min speech on a subject that he was passionate about, for him, it was and still is fishing. He told us about ice fishing and fishing at Deschambault lake. He spoke about all the different types of fish in Northern Saskatchewan. He knows fishing and loves to be outdoors.

When it came time to make a quilt for him I knew a sports theme would be perfect. I had lots of fun with this one, making the appliques and thinking about the different sports that he enjoys. Hockey season is over this year for him, but once the snow clears, the baseball glove and bat will emerge.

Let's Play
This ice sculpture outside of marche jean talon reminded me of my nephew