Go Brownies!

March 2nd

Ultimate started again last night and my team is chocolate brown. Our T-shirts this season read “ultimate” across the chest and they are actually quite fashionable. I’m planning on pink accessories and a new purse to match, but that is another story.
Per the norm, I brought baked goods to woo my new teammates into looking past my athletic inabilities. What I realized last night is that I’m actually pretty good at keeping up with the two hours of non-stop ridiculous running; it’s the strategy that kicks my butt.
“Kelli, run to the middle!”
“Kelli, cut!”
“Kelli, you’re being poached!”
Fade to me, in the cute brown shirt, thinking, “Poached? Eggs? What is going on here?”
Needless to say, I’ve got to catch up with the Frisbee lingo. I felt a wee bit foolish to have asked if there was a book I could borrow to better understand this sport. Dork, tried and true.
I also aptly re-named our team the “Brownies,” much to my captain’s chagrin. Everyone pretty much thinks I’m the over-excited cheerleader on a sugar high who can’t really play, but smiles a lot. I’m okay with that. And so were they after I pulled out my bag of brownies after the game. Oh, and we won!

argyle spring swing bag & pouch

On to more pressing matters: sewing. Here are two new bags from my Spring line, a la Amy Butler swing.

spring bag and pouch 1, chair

These are CAOK gifts going out this weekend in the mail. I also started working on my In Stitches assignment and will have something to show by Monday.

Fun floral pocket inside spring bag 2

Happy weekend y’all,

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23 Responses

  1. Oh, happy weekend to you too! And I love, love those swing purses! Maybe Ill get to making a purse someday. I did put in a zipper via your tute in a new dog bed insert for Scout. She chewed up the old bed…nice. So, things are happening here even if they are at a turtles pace. Please send some of your AZ Spring this way please.

  2. Love the bags!

    The look really cute.

    Ultimate…hey, if you can run around for 2 hours, good for you! Plus, you are easy on the eyes. πŸ˜‰

  3. Kelli, you are so funny! Well, what team doesn’t need a cheerleader? It’s supposed to be fun, right?! πŸ™‚ Don’t feel badly – I watched an Ultimate game once and couldn’t figure out what was going on. So much running and hollering….

    Have a great weekend – happy crafting!

  4. Hey, I wouldn’t mind a cheerleader with baked goods! Well done on the bags and for running around for 2 hours – you deserve all the cookies you can eat.

  5. hey, hey…love the ya’ll shout out! πŸ˜€ and the bags are fab. have a great weekend!

  6. Hold on and never give up, that’s my motto! You’ll be a pro in no time. Nice bags, btw. Have a nice weekend, you too.

  7. poach – to play “off” your defensive assignment, moving into another area to attempt to pick off a pass or help out on somebody else. (think of the doubles tennis version of poaching, when you jump across into your partner’s area to intercept a serve or shot) if you’re being poached, your defender is ignoring you and playing somebody else, you’re free. you should move further away (to be more open) and look for the disc.

    all that other shouting is just noise. when on offense, cut to the open area, then cut out of the open area at *least* as quickly and get back in the stack. it’s all about preserving open space for cutters to run to and throwers to throw to. oh, and it’s all about beer and brownies after the game.

  8. the bags are perfect! can i ask, where do you get the little labels with “africankelli” on them? Do you have them made somewhere?

  9. Love the fabric choices. One question, where the heck do you find time to do all of this?

    As for JT’s comment, “huh?”.

  10. Lovelly! I’m thinking some baking & knitting is in order this very snowy afternoon…(after we finish shoveling that is – blech!)

  11. I was going to ask about poaching…but then jt explained it as clear as mud for me. It sounds like you’re having a great time though and that’s great.

    Lovely bags. We have done a few CAOK things, but not as many as I’d like. And, I didn’t manage to take any photos that were worthy of sharing… Maybe next week. πŸ™‚

  12. love the frisbee story. i wouldn’t know, either, what the heck is going on with talk like that.

    and cute bags. enjoy your weekend.

  13. I’m laughing so hard… that story reminds me of the first time I played field hockey in high school. I had never played before and didn’t know any of the rules or terminology. I remember my coach saying something like (before our first game) “just follow what the players on the other team are doing, and just go in the direction the ref is pointing”. Well that worked (I played for 3 more years).. but we didn’t get any brownies after the game!

  14. Ohhhh…cute fashionable outfit & brownies??!! That’s my kind of game πŸ™‚
    Love your spring line bags too…Have a FUN weekend πŸ™‚

  15. You’re so funny!
    P.S. I’m glad I’m not the only one late on the In Stitches assignment.

  16. Love that blue liney fabric…so cute!

    I’d be right with you in geekdom. I always go to a book to learn a new skill. Dorky rocks!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  17. The purses are so pretty! If you like ultimate you might love Adult Kickball League! We have a couple of teams out here and they do such fun social things like a prom and tons of happy hours after the games.

  18. love the bags. nice colors. i too like the inside label…where do you order them from?
    wondering….how is rex?
    wishing you a good weekend too!

  19. Kelli so enjoyed catching up with your blog postings. So glad that the dund raiser was such a success. YAY! I laughed reading about yor anventures running around with your team. You make a great cheerleader and your team members are very lucky to receive your homemade baked treats afterwards. I love using Chinese take-out boxes to pack picnic food, etc in. The ones you found are so cute and fasionable and the way you presented the choclate covered cupcakes in them was very clever.

    LOVE the bags you sewed. Very cute and functional. Perhaps you will share the instructions with me and I will give them a try. I just took my sewing machine out of the closet where it has been for way too many years.

    Enjoyed the Oscar night red carpet fun with your friends. Nice to see pictures with the names. What a great group of good friends. That’s really a blessing and something to treasure as I am sure you know already!

    Have a terrific weekend!

    Diane from CR

  20. My offspring plays ultimate frisbee, I don’t see the point of doing that to my body though, just kidding. Any physical activity is great as long as it’s followed with treats. Love the bags especially the fabric, now tell me where to get those little labels? I’d love to have some for my handknit sweaters…ciao

  21. You’re *my* favorite “over-excited cheerleader on a sugar high who canβ€šΓ„Γ΄t really play…”

    And trust me, you’ve got to be waaaaaay better than I would! πŸ™‚

    cute, cute, cute swingy bags! The fabrics are quite springy…

  22. i love your frisbee story… and how sweet that you brought brownies! that is the way to win love from any teammate, i think πŸ™‚
    the new bags are lovely! and i *need* the bedside organizer, badly. this is going to be an in stitches weekend for sure.

  23. Hi Kelli –

    I’m loving all of your crafting and stories. I’m originally from New Mexico, so I definitely understand the whole love of the desert thing. πŸ™‚

    I am curious as to what type of health project you run in Beira? We used to live in Chimoio and would often travel to Beira, aka “the big city”. It’s all relative, isn’t it? Now Maputo is like living in freaking New York!

    I do have a question…feel free to e-mail me if you don’t want to have a comment discussion. So the question is the following: It’s already phenomenally difficult to manage a project in Mozambique when you are on the ground and present 100% of the time. It’s hard to overcome bureaucracy and lack of infrastructure, it’s hard to have accountability, and it’s hard to cope with all the other 1,000 things that can go wrong. How on earth is it remotely possible to manage a project from Arizona?? I am very curious as to how it’s worked out for you, if you are at all inclined to share.

    Look forward to visiting your blog more often.