"Knitting and crocheting has been my hobby since childhood. I started making stuffed toys for children hospitals several years ago. It has become a passion, I absolutely love making them. My “Critters” are a nice cuddly, hug-gable, lovable size for the children. And what’s truly amazing is how much pure pleasure a person can receive by creating them."
My patterns are written so that they are easy to follow, and include photos and instructions to help you. If you haven’t tried making a toy using the knitting in the round method, give it a try, your in for a very pleasant surprise! If you have a question contact me at bjfromnv@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tennis anyone? & Death of a Hero

Well the US Open Tennis Championship 2011 is now history. All in all it was really a fantastic event. Other than the to be expected rain delay. I mean how can you put a cover on the Arthur Ashe Stadium that holds 22,547? I know they are talking about it, but I just don’t know how it’s going to happen. The site is setting on a land fill. Time will tell.
Interior of Arthur Ashe Stadium
Well so much for a hero? I am speaking of Serena Williams. Boy, what can you say? I have watched her and her sister Venus take the tennis world by storm. I have been so proud of them and for them for all the accomplishments they have fought for and earned. Nothing was ever given to either one of them. True Champions both.
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Throughout the course of Serena’s professional career, she has earned over $31,151,l42.00. She has won more career prize money than any other female athlete in history. I watched her when she had her tirade 2 years ago at the U.S. Open, and at the time I thought she was a little out of control. But watching her Sunday afternoon, there are no more excuses that I can offer up for her. I know that she has fought long and hard in a lot of ways, but her behavior at the final match was inexcusable. I was speechless, stunned, and pissed at the same time.
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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”
'Two years after being dumped out of the US Open semi-finals for verbally abusing a line judge, Serena Williams found herself in trouble once again in Sunday's final against Samantha Stosur. With the American saving the first of two break points with an ace early in the second set, she thought she had saved the next one with a huge forehand, screaming "come on" loudly before Stosur hit the return (although whether Stosur would have reached the return is debatable). The Greek umpire awarded the point, and the game to Stosur, much to the disgust of Williams, who shouted, "Are you the one that screwed me over last time?" During a break in play, Williams continued to berate poor Eva Asderakia claiming the umpire was "out of control". But the best insult: "You're unattractive on the inside".
This is the day after 9/11 and this tournament is held in New York. What the Heck was she thinking? You are representing your country lady, and this is the way you behave? Naw…………I don’t think so. Shame on you Serena Williams, and then to have the nerve to say she forgot what you said? And I quote,
"I don't even remember what I said," Williams said. "It was just so intense out there. It's the final for me. I guess I'll see it on YouTube. I don't know. I was just in the zone. I think everyone when they play kind of 'zones out'.
"We live for these moments. Everyone lives to be in the final of Wimbledon or the final at the US Open. Whatever happens in that moment, you live for them and we breathe for them, and hopefully I'll be back for them.

Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the whole saga was that Williams either failed or refused to offer any meaningful act of contrition. An apology would have been a thoroughly good idea but there was none, not even a hint of it. *Martin Rogers*
Hmmmmmm well if you live for these moments, seems like you would keep yourself under control and act like the champion you are? And no apology? Not even considered? Something is wrong here, really wrong, not  sure  just what it is, but I sure am gonna miss my hero………………




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