This time of year I am always really busy with cricket. I do the scoring for a local premier (top grade) club – Parnell – as well as national and international matches. So every Saturday throughout summer I am to be found at cricket between 10am and 7pm – and at this time of year we are often there on Sundays as well. As I also work full time, it doesn’t leave me a lot of time for other things. Just a bit of stitching in the evenings.
Yesterday was an international match between New Zealand and India – which NZ unexpectedly won! Yayy!. So if you know anything about cricket, when the umpire makes his signals, it is me he is waving to.
Actually there are 2 scorers – in NZ we have one doing it by hand with pen and paper, and one scoring on a computer which also gets fed live to the internet. I was doing the computer yesterday. Here’s the inside of the score box (you cannot see me, I was taking the photo! The guys with us are looking after the scoreboards at the ground.
It’s just terrible to spend 9 hours on a summer’s Saturday in a lovely park, with 22 young men! 🙂
And even some stitching
And to prove I’ve been doing a little stitching, here’s where I am up to with my Ort Box. This is a project that the Cyberpointers chapter of American Needlepoint Guild is doing. Fancy me belonging to a major embroidery guild in America!!! This is one of the sides of the box (partially finished) and the bottom – a quick project (if you don’t keep going to cricket) and interesting to stitch, with completely reversible blackwork.