Thursday, November 10, 2016


Yes! I am talking about the Cubs!

I couldn't resist heading down to Wrigley Field on my lunch hour the day after they won!

Then on Friday, the festivities really began!
First in true Chicago tradition the Chicago River was dyed, but for the first time ever in Cubby blue.
The plumbers union uses safe natural dyes.
It was hard to show how blue it really was, 

but I found this great photo online.

These guys really made me nervous! The five construction workers walked up to the end before they could attach their safety harnesses. So fun to have their "W" flag with them.
(If anyone has a tip for getting photos right side up, please let me know. I used to use Picasa, but that has been shut down.) 

The crowds were deep and I was so happy to watch from the comfort of our offices.

Kyle Schwarber is on this bus - towards the back on the far side.

Cutie patootie Anthony Rizzo was on the back of this bus.

And here is Travis Wood  holding the trophy and flanked by John Lackey, everyone's favorite David Ross, and Jon Lester.

The crowds were absolutely phenomenal. My youngest son is out there somewhere...

We were lucky early in the baseball season to sit in the first row behind the dug out at Wrigley Field and enjoy a game close to the players:

Jake Arrietta

Javier Baez

Dexter Fowler and Jason Heyward

and of course Joe Madden.

I'm a fourth generation Cubs fan and know that Grandpa and Great-Grandma are celebrating in heaven!

Of course I stitched while watching the World Series. 
I made a lot of mistakes lol! 
But I decided that since this is a primitive piece, I am going to leave them as is - each time I look at it and see the mistakes, I'll remember those nail biting evenings watching the Cubs ultimately win the World Series!!!

In other winning news, thank you ever so much for the 34 entries in my little giveaway!
The winner is #22 Sheila P.! Sheila shared a fun story about exotic flowers -
"I got married in PA in October. Was supposed to have orange mums on the altar but instead there were Birds of Paradise, quite exotic for my little town. The florist just made a substitution since I had only specified color. Anyway my husband and I were at the altar and I am nervous anyway and started whispering to him about the flowers." 
What a fun memory!

I'll be back next week with another quick trip I took in September - to Spring Green, WI.
and I will have another giveaway before Thanksgiving as well.

"If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
~Psalm 91: 9-12

Blessings, Patti


Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love your blog. The Scripture in this post is a real favorite. God bless!

Heartland Stitcher said...

We are die hard Cubs fans too. I couldn't stitch during those games...had to pace!! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Pat Salvatini said...

I thought of you the day of the parade. Sitting in the comfort of your office, watching out the window. Lucky girl.

Pat S.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats to the Cubbies but sad that our Indians did not prevail. Just love that blue river. My niece and family will be gloating when they come for, but they deserve to.
Hugs :)

Prims By The Water said...

How awesome that the Cubs won! I was rooting for them. I have been to Chicago when the river was green, but how great to have it Cubbie blue now