Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Celebrate Team USA

The Winter Olympics are under way.  I haven't had an opportunity to watch many of the events.  It's still tax season.  But I've caught glimpses on the internet.  I  LOVE the colorful Sochi 2014 Olympics patchwork banner!

As I child, I remember watching the Olympics with my brother on our little black and white television.  I especially loved the ski jumping, giant slalom, and figure skating competitions.

My own attempts at winter sports were non-competitive.  But I could have earned a gold medal in the Klutz Competition!  I remember one ski trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota with a group of coworkers from the SD Attorney General's Office in the late 1970s or early 80s.  I was on the bunny slope, but still struggling to stay upright.  I'd tumble and roll down the hill.  The young guy who ran the poma lift said to me, "Lady, you're like a human snowball!"  

I had much greater success cross-country skiing in the late 1980s.  My baby daughter Allison rode in a carrier on my back while her older brothers, Tim and Jeff,  zoomed ahead on the trails at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area near Yankton, South Dakota.  We all enjoyed the fresh air, sunshine, and glistening snow.

So today, for Shameless Commerce Tuesday, I decided to showcase two items from my Etsy shop, Pasque Flower Creations, that celebrate the Olympics and Team USA.

This baby bib would be perfect for baby's first Olympics-watching.  The stars resemble those on Team USA's controversial sweaters, I think.

And if you're hosting a Team USA party -- or decorating a classroom -- this patriotic bunting would add a festive touch of red, white and blue.

Have you been following the Sochi 2014 Olympics?  What are your favorite events?



  1. Love the bib, it would be perfect for baby's first experience at watching the Olympics. Paige just loves to look at the TV. The bright colors and fast action fascinate her.

    Now for the skiing, not a fan, for myself that is. I went once and that's all it took. I was with a girlfriend and somehow we ended up tangled in a tree together on our first trail. Then at the end of the day, someone actually talked us into going down the intermediate hill. The next thing I knew there were about a half dozen people carrying me down the hill. They had the big red crosses on their suits. I figure I apparently ran into some trouble? I spent the rest of the day up in the lodge watching everyone else from the window and that was the last time I ever went!

    I do enjoy watching others ski though!

    1. Oh, my goodness!! I think we'd both be happier with downhill skiing as a spectator sport!

  2. I'm not into winter sports at all...at least you tried, LeAnn!!
    LOVE the gorgeous patchwork banner!

    1. That beautiful banner just took my breath away!!

  3. I love the bunting, very patriotic! Thank you for the little giggle, I can totally imagine the "human snowball" I was one of those the only time I attempted skiing ;)
    Everyday Inspired

    1. Glad I'm not the only human snowball :-).