It is a beautiful, blustery day here in SE Michigan! We've had quite the rainy, cool weekend with a short, but turbulent storm last night. The Detroit Grand Prix is running today on Detroit's beautiful Belle Isle. I had the day off on Friday, and Rob took the day off as well so we could go down there and check out the practice session. I myself am not a big race fan, of any type, but Rob loves Formula 1 first and Indy cars so I trekked down there with him. It was rainy and a little cool but we had a fun day, in spite of the weather. Heck, I even got interviewed for the Detroit News (got a one line quote in the paper) but thankfully no picture 'cause trust me, I looked like a drowned rat. Anyway, if you're a race fan, here are a couple of pics. If not, scroll on down.
Here are a couple of shots of driver James Hinchcliffe - he's a cutie! You can see the rain coming down and in the second picture, he had just finished giving me a thumbs up; but being the poor photographer that I am, I missed it.
This is Marco Andretti - we saw both him and Mario but my shot of Mario is
blurry blurrier. Marco wasn't as friendly as James....
Finally, this sign at the track says it all:
Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog material. You may know that I'm working on a SAL with Marilyn and Faye.
It is coming along but I have to tell you - those gals are fast stitchers! I have accomplished quite a bit, I think, but they are also working on other projects at the same time! I don't know how they get so much done! Not me. One project at a time, for the most part, is all I can handle. Please go check out their blogs to see not only their progress, but their other beautiful works as well.
Here's my progress as of this morning:
Pics are clickable.
This is from Cross Stitch and Needlework Magazine, May 2009.
Worked on 36 Ct, Magnolia by Lakeside Linens.
I think all the color variations, lack of punctuation, and split words, in the over one verse make it hard to read.
It says this:
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof and did eat and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
Gen III 6
I am really enjoying working on this sampler.
To close out this boring blog post, I thought I'd show you another vintage find.
I found these at a lovely antique store and, because one of them had a spot on it (I was able to get it out), I got the pair for $7. Aren't they great!? The little doll belonged to my Mom and I begged her to let me keep her for a little while (wink, wink).
Beautiful redwork embroidery pillow covers.
"I slept and dreamed that life was beauty"
"I woke and learned that life was duty"
I hope your life is more beautiful than dutiful and I thank you for visiting and leaving me such wonderful notes - you certainly help to make my life beautiful!
Have a wonderful week ahead.