The cute little girl gliding across the ice doing a very nice spiral,( If I do say so) is my daughter Katie at the age of 8. These pic's were scanned in, so a little blurry. She loved to skate! The glide across the ice, the speed, the jumping and spinning were all her forte'. She tried dance and skating at the age of 4 and skating won out. Mostly she liked to go fast. And fast she did, outskating most of the hockey players. Forever having contests with them at open skates to see who could go faster.
At age 16, she did a duet with another gal to the song Sweet Gypsy Rose, by Tony Orlando. Katie was Gypsy Rose and the other gal wanted to be Tony Orlando. (check my music here)
Since I've been in a pillow making mood, I decided to start using some of the left over material. It's all stretchy and shiny and not that easy to work with. Which is one reason, I was lucky to have found a fabulous seamstress who loved to sew and design Katie's skating outfits through the years. So with valentine's day in mind, I decided to make her a pillow using left over material from this dress.
Tonight is the US Figure Skating finals. I have been so frustrated this week not being able to watch. ESPN used to carry a lot of the preliminaries, the short programs, the pairs, the ice dance. Two years ago, Katie and I were there. The finals were in St. Paul, MN and as a gift for her senior year in skating, Katie and I attended. It was magical, fun and breathtaking. Being there in person is way better than tv. It was a great way to cap off 13 years on the ice. So check your local listings, NBC, central time starts at 2:00 p.m. with the short program and ice dance. Then tonight, it's live with the ladies final at 8:00 p.m. Sasha Cohen is trying to make a come-back and make the Olympic team. She is one of my all time favorites and I so hope she does. I can't wait for the Olympics and tonight the U.S. team will be decided. Skating and the Olympics will help me make it through this long winter. Have a great week-end everyone!
Posted by Cindy (Applestone Cottage) at 9:25 AM