Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Adding a Catcher to the Baseball Quilt

The first and last duty of the lover of the game of baseball, whether in the stands or on the field, is the same as that of the lover of life itself: to pay attention to it. When it comes to the position of catcher, as all but fools and shortstops will freely acknowledge, this solemn requirement is doubled.
~Michael Chabon

Quilting


Nine men out and they mostly look alike. Who on the field looks different? The catcher. His shin guards extend over the top of his knees and his chest protector covers shoulders to waist. Redrafting the shoulders to create the chest protector actually makes the sewing easier. 

Baseball catcher

This was the busiest green background but it had to be included because of the orange eyes. Finding a skin tone that showed up against it was tough. This is the only solid I used because even the "tone on tones" faded into the busy green print. He should have a face mask but I couldn't get one to work. It always looked like he had long hair. I gave him a ball instead although it doesn't show up well against the light skin tone. 

Working out these three players has been an enjoyable exercise. The minor variations should make the quilt more engaging. 

Now for a few southpaws.


Reading

Some days I wonder about myself. It's hard to keep track of book series I like, especially when I find them from the beginning. That just means you have to wait a year or more for each new installment.  So it is with Katherine Hall Page. The last I recall reading was The Body in the Bog so I started by re-reading it. Faith finds children's preschool teacher crying in the arms of Tom, her minister husband. Someone has been harassing her. Then someone turns up dead... in the bog. It's good to get back in the game. And this time technology helps me remember my reading history. 

Enjoy the day, Ann

14 comments:

  1. I'm having trouble keeping my fave series organized too. Throw in, the library will not have one of them and then I'm really messed up!! I like to find a series of 10 or more books that are already written! Heaven!
    LeeAnna

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    1. My library account has a history where I can view all my previous check outs. Using it as a tickler helps me remember where I am.

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  2. I used to read this series but stopped after about 5 books. I should pick it up again. I'm a rabid Tigers fan so am enjoying your baseball players. I can't figure out a mask either.

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    1. I enjoy baseball - from t ball through major league. It can be such a fun sport although I dislike the promotion of "major rivals" now. We have enough negative energies.

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  3. I've read all the Faith Fairchild books, but the last was written in 2019. So you've got a ways to go on that series.
    Pat

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    1. I used to enjoy this series very much but somehow forgot about it. It's good to begin catching up.

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  4. that is a charming catcher! i can't wait to see it all put together. i love that "busy" background; all eyes are on the catcher.

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    1. "All eyes on the catcher." Love it! Thanks.

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  5. Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third...

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    1. I'd forgotten that Abbot and Costello routine. Weren't they hilarious!

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  6. Each one just a little different - it will be fun to see them all together now.

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    1. Thanks, Kaja. I hope so. Hopefully they will look like a team but just a bit differentiated.

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  7. So many men and not enough time :-D You know what you have done, Ann. Your readers will be demanding that you write a pattern :-) They are too dang cute!!!

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    1. You are too funny, Preeti. This second version is working very well and makes me smile when I see it.

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