Phelps Phan Phor Sure

August 9th

I’ve been sitting on the couch watching sports for the last three hours. And thanks to a very, very generous friend who works for a certain fabulous company, I may or may not be cheering for Team USA in new Olympic-themed workout clothes. That’s right — I’ve become one of those girls with words across her butt and currently my rear-end reads: USA!
I know what you are thinking.
Sports! Couch! Three hours! Sweats! And she drank beer this week? Is she morphing into Homer J.?
Well, not exactly. I spent my time in bliss watching athletic glory — I am a bit of an Olympic nut — completing this.

African wedding quilt completed
African wedding quilt completed
African wedding quilt completed
African wedding quilt completed
African wedding quilt completed
African wedding quilt completed
African wedding quilt completed
African wedding quilt completed
African wedding quilt completed
African wedding quilt completed

My friends Todd and Kathleen met in the Peace Corps in Cameroon and will be married next month.

Ah, hand-sewing. What a perfect way to get something done even when you are lounging.

And if I didn’t mention it: Go team USA! Woo hoo! Olympics!

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28 Responses

  1. BEAUTIFUL! I love it!

  2. It looks great! And I love the Olympics, too. I was caught between getting all choked up during the Parade of Nations last night and at the same time trying not to fall asleep. The swimming events are my favorite.

  3. The quilt is gorgeous!!! Your Olympic viewing while sewing plan is exactly what I have planned for tomorrow. I watched some womens beach volleyball today and hope there is more on tomorrow. Seriously, they are my fitness inspiration. Wow.

  4. Wow, wow, wow, that turned out so beautifully!!
    They will really love it, I’m sure!!

  5. Love the quilt Kelli, they will too! What a great friend you are, & GO USA!

  6. What an incredible quilt! I’m sure the soon-to-be-newlyweds will love it.

    I’ve been watching the Olympics all evening too, but I haven’t been as productive as you!

  7. the quilt is gorgeous! love the fabric on the back.
    the whole family engaged in waaaay too much screen time today. No quilting here but we had one sick little one and one not totally up to par so lounging is ok. right? lol.

  8. Oh you! A girl after my own heart! Your quilt turned out just great and I’m so proud of you! Great job Kelli. I wish you many, many more challenges.
    aka Cynthia

  9. michelle August 9, 2008

    The quilt looks fabulous, your friends are going to love it. I sat on the couch too today, the kids really enjoyed the bicycling and swimming.

  10. The wedding quilt is beautiful Kelli. Love the front and the contrasting back. Great job! I spent my day working on projects watching the Olympics as well. Love beach volleyball (my favorite sport when younger) and swimming and cycling kept me hooked.

    USA across your butt? Laughing….go girl!!!

  11. Yes, we are watching! And your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!! I really love that style of quilt and may have to try my hand at making one. What a lovely gift for your friends.

  12. Tina in Duluth August 10, 2008

    Don’t you love it when a good hand sewing project lines up with TV you’d actually want to watch? Love the quilt! Lucky friends!

  13. Kelli, that is beautiful! I love handsewing while watching tv. You did a beautiful job! And ps. I love the Olympics too!

  14. Just an FYI – you have an award on my blog . . .

  15. Oh the quilt turned out beautiful what a wonderful gift!

  16. Go Team USA! Beautiful gift! Great job!

  17. Very beautiful quilt Kelli. I’ve been enjoying the olympics too, but I’m cheering Team GB!

  18. Yay! Go Team USA! I always have such fun watching the Olympics. The ladies’ bike race inspired me to go out for a nice long ride today.

  19. Love the stripes, great job. I’ve been thinking of doing a quilt qith strips of fabric.

  20. That is one beautiful quilt. Of course you already know how I bow down to your African fabric skills. African

  21. The quilt is gorgeous.

    I’ve spent most of the weekend watching the Olympics while I either worked from home, baked, cleaned, and filed.

    Go Australia! Although even I was cheering for the US men’s relay team, when they inched out the French. What a great race.

  22. Wow! The quilt turned out beautifully. Truly a wonderful way to say “best wishes” on your friends’ wedding.

  23. I love, love, love both the Olympics and this quilt! It looks soo amazing..and I’ve been cheering on Team USA everytime I get ahold of the remote..

  24. Wow kelli this is awesome and a beautiful gift.

  25. Your quilt is gorgeous and I know they’re going to love it. You really did a wonderful job, Kelli.

    I, too, am watching hour after hour of the Olympics. A bit of hand-sewing is going on as well as many hours of knitting. Other than cheering on the USA teams, my butt is not being at all patriotic with our country emblazoned across it; instead, it’s beginning to have imprints from the weave in my chair cushions. I’m going to get in my pool today and swim a couple of laps to get some exercise other than armchair cheering.

  26. gorgeous. they sure will love it.
    oh how exciting the olympics.

  27. Hey. I picked up my Phelps Phan shirt at the following website:

    Can’t wait for it to come in the mail.

  28. What a great way to use African cloth! I have a huge stash from my days on the Continent. I love what you have done with it. Felicitations! to your RPCV/Cameroon friends.