Category Archives: Cleveland

Beach in October

Lat October we went to a picnic at the Edgwater Yacht club on the Lake Erie coastline.  The picnic was for the Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts guild and one of our members is also a member of the yacht club.

Edgewater Yacht Club

Katie on an Anchor

To the east was downtown Cleveland.


To the east was Edgewater Beach.  We walked there to collect beach glass; there was little glass, but there was a lot of other *stuff* – shells, driftwood, plastic, other…

Edgewater Beach

To the north was Lake Erie.  Lake Erie has big boats! Big, big boats.

Big Boat!

Rosemarie Hanus melts glass to make beads in northeast Ohio. She was a founding member and is active in the Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts guild.

West Side Market – Fueling for the Hunt

Over the weekend, we decided to go to the West Side Market in Cleveland.  This is one of those places that I’ve intended to visit for years, but just never got around to going.  I was reading some tweets on Twitter, and one of my fellow Etsy Cleveland Team members, LazyTCrochet, mentioned it.  The idea was born, we got directions from their website,  jumped into the car, and went there.

I’ll write more about the market itself in a later post, but our plan was to eat lunch at the market before actually beginning to shop.  There is a little cafe there; I knew this not because of my great intuition, but because of the great website that the market has.

Cafe at West Side Market in Cleveland

Cafe at West Side Market in Cleveland

We really had a good time there, and great cafe food.  Some onion rings – yum!

Onion Rings

Onion Rings

Part of a huge Italian sub sandwich.

Half of an Italian Sub Sandwich

Half of an Italian Sub Sandwich

A pulled pork sandwich.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Oops!  You’ll have to take my word on this one, I guess.

It was a fun start to a great day.

Triple Play

I have tossed around the idea of writing a proper introduction, but I’m not sure that I will. I have one that is tailored for Watch Me Create. I think that for this blog, I would just like to share just a few tidbits about myself in posts from time to time.

One of my secret (not anymore!) pleasures is sports. I love listening to baseball and basketball on the radio. I watch them on TV. Football, (yeah, the American kind) I watch on TV, because I’m not so good at visualizing that one in my head.

Well. Let me tell you my story.

One of the really rare occurrences in baseball is a triple play. It’s not like they never happen, but they are unusual. I have never seen one, except for sports highlights. For one, conditions have to be just right for it to happen: 2 players are on base and there are no outs. Those conditions in themselves are not that rare, but to have the ball go into play so that all three players are out in the same play are. To get an idea of the rarity of a triple play, the last time that the Cleveland Indians have turned a triple play was August 7, 1992. Until the game on August 28, 2007. That’s 15 years.

I was watching that game on TV. I had just gotten up to go talk to one of my sons, and was listening to the game as I walked by the TV. I heard the call that the batter hit a ground ball. I heard the first out at third and to my trained ear, it sounded like it was going to be a “routine” double play. I heard the call for the out at second, and the announcer getting excited. My brain says, “Oh! My! They’re going for a triple play!”, but my legs couldn’t get me back to see it actually happen. And it was over. Since I was watching it on TV, but didn’t see it, does it still “count”?