Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Back from the races
... last evening. I'm catching up on the internet I've missed while away and doing a little laundry to get ready to pack to fly out tomorrow to move Emily's stuff back to Alabama. Dh and I will be coming back in the Uhaul, hopefully, on Thursday, so keep your fingers crossed or say a little prayer for a safe, uneventful journey for us if you have time.
We had a great time at the races. Holly and her dh went with us. The weather was not as hot as last year, though Sunday at the beginning of the race it felt pretty hot. A highlight was we got to "meet" Jamie McMurray and get his autograph. While visiting all the Fan Day happenings, we checked out the Irwin tools display. It just so happened that Holly had on a U. of Alabama tshirt and one of the guys working for them was from Dothan, Ala. He spotted her shirt and came up to talk to us. Later on he gave us 4 tickets to come back on Sunday for the autograph session. You had to have a ticket to be able to stand in line. So we got to see Jamie McMurray up close. Isn't he cute and doesn't he look thrilled to be there? This was race day, so I'm sure his mind was elsewhere. That's me in front of the stand. Also included some other pics, one of me and my dh the day of the race, some at the race, with one showing Holly and Chris watching the race. BTW, my hubby's not mean, the sun was in our eyes and he hates to have his picture taken.
As for art, I took some supplies with me but didn't work on a single paper art project, but I did finish a bird embroidery purchased many years ago(it is copyrighted 1980). I put these kits back with all of the other purchased but to be completed at a later date projects. I have a closet bottom and a trunk full of these UFO's(all kinds of stuff, including a lot of cross stitch projects). I've thought about selling them or even, gasp, throwing them away because they do kind of look dated, but you know I kept holding on and I think I've come up with an updated way to use them. My plan is to age the fabric with tea-dying(the fabric is stark white) and to incorporate the embroidery into an art quilt. I'll scan as I go along. I have about 3 more bird embroideries and several 70's flower ones that should look cute with some vintage fabric and trims.
Please don't forget about my giveaway. It will be June 1. There are only 10 entries so far, so anybody that's entered has a good chance to win, lol! Remember the link is on the top left to the post.