Monday, June 25, 2012

James is competing in Skills USA


Last Saturday I had the pleasure of dropping my son (No really it was a pleasure any time you can get rid of your teenager, do it) off at the Salt Lake International Airport to send him off to Kansas City to compete in the Skills USA contest in 3D Animation.  He has been there since Saturday, but his competition starts Tuesday and runs from 9am to 5pm.  I never competed in any thing in high school so never got to go any where exciting.   Last year, James won 2nd place in state and was so disappointed.  This year he won 1st in state which got him the privilege to go to nationals.  He was so excited he won and then he went to the meeting about it and was afraid we would not let him go (the cost is around $800) for us to ship him there.  While with any luck he will win something.  If he does not win, maybe he can be lucky enough to get noticed by one of the companies sponsoring the competition.  His dreams is to work for a company like Pixar, the makers of the new movie Brave that is out this week.


Last night I started to quilt my soldiers star.  Tanya basted it for me and she had a difficult time getting it straight, without too many puckers.  After 2-3 times of basting it we finally got close to what we wanted.  I will be spending the next day or so working on this.  So not much excitement in the world of quilting.


What all do you do while quilting?  As for me I watch all the TV shows I have saved up on Tivo on my DirctTV, tonight I am starting with Falling Skies this is a interesting new show this season on TNT.  Its about a Alien invasion of earth and how us little humans are trying to fight back.

I have mentioned it before and will again.  I outside of quilting my other huge love is Watching TV
or was it Programming, Wait I know its Programming about watching TV.  I have created a free site that you can use to track your TV watching its called TrackMyShows.com ,you can register with my site and then keep track of your TV addiction.  Best of all if you mark what shows you want to follow it will give you a quick list of all the shows you follow that you have not watched.  Any way TV and my quilting are calling.

7 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How exciting for your son - I wish him all the luck!

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Wishing good things for your Son!
We have just started Season 2 of Falling Skies here in Australia and we are loving it ;-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Congrats to James!!! That is quite a thing, you know. Love your soldier quilt...one question; how in the name do you watch TV and machine quilt at the same time???? Richard!!! I can't take my eyes off the needle!! Now; if you were hand quilting...ok. lol

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I think it's so cool that your son got to do something like this! Good for him!

I listen (can't sew and each at the same time) to a lot of Netflix while I am sewing and quilting. I just finished all the seasons of Law and Order. Love stuff like that...

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

*watch

Christine M said...

Wishing James lots of luck!

desertskyquilts said...

He looks so grown up in that picture! I'm glad he had the chance to go and hope something comes of it for his future. Even if it doesn't, it's a wonderful experience to go off somewhere like this without your parents. =) That's still one of my favorites of your quilts. I don't watch regular tv, but I have Roku. Last night I watched an interesting program on BYU called Demographic Winter, and I recently finished all the Deep Space Nine episodes. I'm just as likely to listen to Pandora, though.

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