Friday, May 28, 2010

When God Closes a Door

He opens a window—or so said Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

Whether or not you believe in god, it is true that there are opportunities all around, and being open to the possibilities is what is important. When ever a door closes in your life, you have to look for the open windows of opportunity.

My current job (a 3 month temporary position I took 22 months ago!) is coming to an end--and unlike the 6 week of unpaid leave i had last year at this time, this end is a real end, not a furlough.

It's a holiday weekend for most, but for me, it's work today, work tomorrow, and work on Monday. Its an easy choice to make—since there will be no work in June.

Wait—there is an exception to that-but it is volunteer work.

For the past 5? 7?(I really don't know how many!) years, the The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) has sponsored Stitch & Pitch—Combining knitting and crochet and Baseball.

I thought it was a great idea—but wasn't very interested for the most part. There are lots of places and group that I can join and knit with for free. I am not much of a baseball fan to begin with—and Stitch & Pitch in NYC has been as Mets games.

While I live in Queen's (with walking distance!) of the Met's stadium (OK, its a long walk, but..) I am not a Met's fan. I grew up in the Bronx and its the Yankee's for me.

But 2 years ago, I finally went to Shea Stadium for the very first time—Just before they tore it down, and what got me there was Stitch & Pitch! --(MLB--take NOTE!This program bring in people who previously hadn't come to MLB games!)

I hadn't planned to go this year, but a window opened!
This year, the Met's Citifield is not only going to be hosting Stitch & Pitch, but also an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for having the most people crochet at one place, at one time.

And Libby—Publicist for The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) has her hands full getting it all to come together. So I have joined as volunteer to help. I get a free ticket as comp, and I get to do what I like best, interact with knitters and crocheters, (and the game? Well, the game is a bonus) This will be my first visit to the new CitiField, too!

I hear (and this is from the horses mouth!) that over 500 tickets have been sold for the Stitch & Pitch, and there are still some available. Do you have yours yet?

Don't you want to be able to brag, I am in the Guinness Book of World Records?
You can still purchase tickets—at the Met's box office, or at a number of LYS in NYC.


JelliDonut said...

Libby, if you read this, any employer could do a lot worse than Helen, employee-wise. Just sayin'... this blog shows what a hard worker she is, and how smart she is, etc. Maybe you could pull some strings...

Keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out for you, Helen.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

So curious to see what Citifield looks like! DH worked for the Mets in the '80's & early 90's (got there just in time to earn a World Series ring) at Shea. My kids grew up talking about the "running mans" neon baseball players on the outside of Shea...sigh.