I'm So Ready

Cardinal Baseball Coasters - My design and pattern for coasters.
@carolbee (16233)
United States
January 28, 2008 7:45pm CST
Baseball season is coming up. I am so ready to go watch the Cardinals play this year. Last year was not good. Three new players this year might us back on track. I made coasters for this season and play to give them to one of our kids who is also very much a Cardinal fan. This is my own creation. What's your opinion?
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7 responses
• United States
31 Jan 08
While I'm not a Cardinals fan, I too am dying for baseball season! LOL (I'm a Dodger fan) It just can't get here soon enough!
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@carolbee (16233)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I may not be a Cardinal fan any longer if they play like they did last season. Was a nightmare! Thanks for responding and good luck to the Dodgers this year.
• United States
31 Jan 08
LOL, I totally hear you, I have had those feelings about the Dodgers some years! I'm so excited to see what Joe Torre does with the team! Good luck to your Cardinals, may they have a better season this year!
@rackback (121)
• United States
4 Feb 08
I, like you, am very excited about the upcoming season. I root for two teams, the Royals and the Mariners. I think Seattle will do better than KC. I try to get my kids 6 and 7 interested in baseball but haven't figured out quite how yet. My wife is well.... less enthused about the upcoming season. Love the coaster by the way. Two thumbs up.
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@carolbee (16233)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Thanks, I do enjoy making the coasters but they take forever to finish a set of 4. The Cards are about due for a decent season. Edmonds is gone and that hurts. Thanks for responding.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Wow! Carol those are gorgeous! the cardinal is my favorite bird too - that design would be great on a sweater or sweatshirt. I wonder if you could not get a consignment contract with the souvenir shop at the stadium making your coasters for fans to purchase! I have not been to a St Louis Cardinals game though my father always spoke of the times he used to. We have, however, been to a few of the Springfield Cardinals games and had a great time... exciting indeed!
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@carolbee (16233)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I briefly talked to my husband about this and he said it wasn't a good idea. First of all there is a copyright on any Cardinal items sold at the stadium. This is my design but there really is no way I can prove it. Obviously by the shape of the baseball, it's my design. On the other hand, I didn't take this from the Cardinal site or steal their idea. The person I would have needed to get in contact with at the stadium, if this was a doable thing, recently passed away. Also, I am the only person who makes these coasters and I'd be close to 90 before I could finish 50 or 100 of them. Very time consuming although I enjoy it. Thanks for the compliment and the good idea. I appreciate your advice.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Love the coaster, really good job carolbee. I am not a fan of baseball myself not sure why I never got into watching that sport. I did of course go and watch when my son played and when my grandson played tee ball, does that count? haha Enjoy the baseball season.
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@carolbee (16233)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Sure, watching our kids and grandkids play ball counts. That makes you an official fan. Thanks for responding.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I'm not a baseball fan but what a great photo - I love birds, all kinds. I would love to know how you made this and if you do other birds also. Do you have a pattern?
@carolbee (16233)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Can only make a Cardinal. The bird pattern I found online but sure can't remember which site. Might have been MountainHarmony.com. Sometimes I buy patterns from AnniesAttic or one of those places who sells various patterns. I used 7 mesh plastic canvas which I generally buy at Walmart. It's dirt cheap. The baseball I tried and tried until I got it right..lol Thanks for responding.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Jan 08
your relatives are going to go absolutely BATty over these coasters... your perseverance has paid off, they are very good!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
29 Jan 08
AS always cute as a bug!....you die hard cardinals fan! LOL
@rackback (121)
• United States
4 Feb 08
I, like you, am very excited about the upcoming season. I root for two teams, the Royals and the Mariners. I think Seattle will do better than KC. I try to get my kids 6 and 7 interested in baseball but haven't figured out quite how yet. My wife is well.... less enthused about the upcoming season. Love the coaster by the way. Two thumbs up.