Bella:OMG! Thea - do you play 8 Ball????? I was in the APA league for YEARS!
Bella - i have played 8 ball for years - I do play 9 ball but never in a league - my DH loves the game. We play in a local league - we tried to get the APA here - DH worked hard at it for about 4 years and finally just gave up - the prize money here was horrible - the people were upset by the rules - it was a disaster - but we tried - someday when we move somewhere where there is a bigger city and an established APA league - DH would do it again - he has always wanted to go to the Vegas finals but never made it - our team somehow always just misses - we got in the local money twice - but didn't make the cut - they only sent the top team that year - then the next year we came in 3rd and they send the top 2 - go figure... the last year we played there was no prize money for any team except the top and that is when our league here just folded.
I enjoy playing but get very tired of the bickering and the drunks - this gray haired lady doesn't care for all that trash talk.
We used to play 3 times a week but the last couple years we have cut it down to once. DH started working these 10 hour shifts and his eyesight has gotten worse - he is grumpy - so it was not that much fun - but we do play that once a week - it is our night out...lol
He does get totally excited when I make an awesome shot - I usually scream - like when I have to hit the cue ball into the rail and then hit my ball against another rail and have it travel down the rail into the pocket - I remember all these shots...teehee... I screamed and our member who had just started playing with us was on the next table shooting and jumped almost out of his socks... was funny... I always apologize profusely for screaming in happiness but can't help myself...
I played a young man 2 weeks ago - he had ball in hand and was ready to take a shot when his captain called a time out and told him to shoot a different shot and even if he missed it he would have the ball lined up for next time - said you'll leave her with only bank shots so you'll not have a problem and you can't get out from here - I am over there hearing all of this - well he took the shot and missed - teehee - I had to do a backwards bank for the first shot - one you don't make that often cuz the speed has to be just perfect to get the cue ball out of the way - well it went and I screamed - then had to immediately calm down and make a cross corner bank - it went - good thing the 8 ball was straight in - they would have had a hard time pealing me off the ceiling... the young man would not even knock knuckles with me - wouldn't look at me at all after the game - he was furious... it was great...teehee...
In APA I was a 4 - not great but better then a 3 - lol...DH is a 7
OH, Thea! How I can relate! We must have "talks" about our pool days, because it is so much fun! I will have to tell you how I started, and of course, I started as a 3 (all women do) and ended up being a 4. I have to go right now, but I want to talk... so stay tuned! :D - when I bought my townhome, I went up to a guy who is a real estate broker on my team, and I said "I just have to have a room that is 15X20" and he leaned over to a table, patted it, and said "You mean, for one of these???" Well, now i have this wonderful basement, but no pool table. I do, however, have a bunch of quilting and sewing stuff, so my next project will be to make a sewing room instead of a pool room....
Bella - we joke about this house - my DH took one wall down - then put it back up - took another wall down and left it down - took the 1st wall back down and moved it 3 feet into the kitchen and put it back up - rearranged that whole part of the house - so now I have a kitchen that is 13x10 in one section but moves down still open and is 13 x15 in the other area... where he took the walls down we now have a room that is also 25 feet long but is in one section 15 feet wide - and guess what is in there - yes - a pool table... but he hardly uses it - I probably have played more pool games then he has and he is so so much better then I am - he has to gamble when he plays - hates to practice - but some of the shots he makes - just amaze me - if his eyes weren't going bad he would still be awesome - but in the dark of the bars now he has problems - but get him to get prescription glasses - NOPE not yet... he will soon and maybe we can get him contacts - he has a stigmatism and he is unsure whether he can where contacts but he hasn't really gone to a good doctor either - with his schedule this last year he hasn't been able to - hopefully this year!
I do as you know have a sewing room too!
I worked on the Star mini quilt block that Kris designed. It took me awhile but I'm pleased with how it turned out. I think I'll make more blocks for a lap quilt.
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Judy - that is gorgeous - the friendship star in the middle is my favorite star - very nicely done!
Beautiful, Judy. great design, Kris
This is a beautiful block. Did Kris do this in the paper piecing group?. I think it will make an awesome quilt.
Thanks Thea. I'm thinking of making it into a lap quilt for my sister-in-law who is a major cat lover. I would alternate the star blocks with cat blocks, keeping the same color scheme with a plain black cat. I have lots of time, her birthday isn't until August.
Nana:This is a beautiful block. Did Kris do this in the paper piecing gro
Thanks, Nana, yes, this was provided by Kris in paper piecing. I love the design.
judy, this is beautiful
gini in north idaho
Yes Thea, even with astimatism you can wear contacts. And you hit on the solution-- a good doctor. I wore them for several years, but I have such a problem with extremely dry eyes that it became a problem when i was shopping and such because my eyes would dry so much the contacts wouldn't float as they were supposed to.....Ginny
Thanks Gini. I'm feeling much better about paper piecing now that I've gotten my feet wet and like the results. I've said it before, will say it again; I don't know what I would do without all of you. I've learned so much, been inspired to do things I never thought I'd do. And, oh yes, spent so much more money on fabrics and gee gaws than I ever dreamed possible! (lol)
Judy, you're block is great! I downloaded Kris's pattern today, though won't get a chance to make one for awhile yet, but am really looking forward to it. I think it'd be a great one to make a whole quilt with.
I had to go to the group and print this one out. Now I guess I will have to find some fabrics....LOL. I also like the Mariner's Compass pattern that is in the group. Great patterns.
Judy T-Bellingham:. And, oh yes, spent so much more money on fabrics and gee gaws than I ever dreamed possible! (lol)