Friday, May 6, 2011

HAPPY OAKS DAY!! and a late TUSAL



You all probably wonder what I am talking about, but you must remember that I am from Kentucky. Tomorrow is the famous Kentucky Derby in Louisville, and today is the Kentucky Oaks. This is the biggest race for female horses. Churchill Downs is as packed for this day as they will be tomorrow. My bright colors of my blog are the types of colors that you will see all over Louisville tomorrow, even on those folks that are not lucky enough to get to go to the track, like me.





My May TUSAL is also in tune with the Kentucky Derby. My ort jar is sitting next to a Mint Julep glass from a former Derby. There are folks that collect these glasses even if they don't like Mint Juleps, like me. This picture is looking out our back deck. Isn't everything beautifully green? And, the most important thing is that the sun is shining! We have had way too much rain, and our rivers are all flooding. This isn't as bad as the folks in Alabama though, because the folks here that live near the rivers are used to being flooded. I sure do feel so bad for those tornado victims. I saw where Faye (Carolina Stitcher) was cleaning her closets to send some of her clothes to help out - I am planning to do the same. Good idea, Faye.





On the stitching front, I have a stitching finish to show you, but I have yet to actually finish making it into a pillow yet. This is Bloom from Cherrywood Designs which was in the May issue of Cross-stitch and Needlework magazine. I did change the colors to ones that I had on hand, but I think it turned out okay. The little pillow it will become will rest on my mantle for the summer, as I really love flowers. I hope to make at least one more pillow before June, but we will see. In regards to hopes and goals, I know I need to update what I got accomplished in April and name what I hope to do in May, but this post will be long enough without that. Maybe I will be able to post again at the beginning of the week.




One more quickie - I promised a picture of my latest stash enhancement from Amy, and so a promise is a promise. The top row are JBW Designs and the bottom row are Lizzie*Kate designs. I think that I have to do the Lizzie*Kate Summer one really soon - it is yelling my name - LOL!




I hope you all have a wonderful Derby weekend, wherever you are. And, if you are so inclined, I hope you pick the winner!! Thanks for stopping by my little blog and leaving such wonderful messages. They really do mean alot to me. So, until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!


7 comments:

Karen said...

Hope you have a good Derby weekend too! Love that Bloom finish ... will be cute as a mini pillow. Great new stash too...looks like you will be busy for awhile.

happy stitching....

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I really like the monthly designs you put in as your heading picture each month! Great idea. Your Bloom is really pretty - great color choices! Enjoy the weekend!

Sally said...

I love your Bloom finish. It is so pretty.

Nice stash too :)

Lynn said...

Your Bloom finish looks great and that stash enhancement is wonderful! That should keep you busy for awhile. Enjoy the Derby!

Fiona said...

Your view looks really pretty. I like your Bloom finish. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Karen said...

I love the colors you picked for bloom. very pretty and sunny. :)

Daffycat said...

Beautiful ORTs, Beth! It IS very green & pretty there. We are in a severe drought so it's not quite so lush here. Feel free to send your excess rain to me!