Autumn song

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Road Atlanta

This past weekend was the final weekend of racing for the SVRA (Sportcar Vintage Racing of America) organization. In order to be a member of the SVRA, your car must be at least 20 years old to participate. DH has a 1970 BMW that he road races. (For those of you who are not in the know - his car goes both ways, not like round track (Nascar) that goes only left.)
This is where he spend a lot of his time on Friday. Up under the car laying in the rain. The oil pan had a leak and he tried to stop it with this black glue stuff made especially for this. Needless to say with the rain on Friday there was not much raceing by anybody.
But Saturday the sun came out and the patching he did the day before worked and he got to run the first qualifying race of the day.
His second qualifying race of the day was canceled after the first lap. During this lap one of the cars in his group, crankshaft broke and came up into the car and injured the driver. Luckily it did not kill the driver, but did cost him part of his leg.

Here we are by his pride and joy before I left for home Saturday morning. Oh he does enjoy his car, but at times I wish he would go back to playing golf. It's safer!

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Ta-Da Moment

Gee, before I get to the Ta-Da Moment..I need to comment on the Big Game last Thursday night at BB&T Stadium.
First of all congratulations to the
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
for beating the
Clemson Tigers.

It seems this lost for the Tigers was a gain for the Head Coach!

(Or so it seems.)

He was fired! But he was fired at the tune of about 3.5 Million Dollars. What is wrong with this picture?

Now for the Ta-Da moment.

I have completed the $5 Quilt from the LQS.

It needs to be quilted...,but the piecing is complete.

One more UFO has "Bit the Dust".

Onto the next one....

Which one is next?

Maybe one of the signature quilt for one of the newlyweds.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Almost finished!

I am on a mission to complete the LQS $5 Quilt before the next meeting.
Block # 12 will not be given out until the next (& 12th) meeting. At that time Holly wants samples of how a few of us that work in the shop are finishing our quilt.
I have chosen to place the same border around each block. Holly is doing applique around each of her traditional blocks.
It wasn't hard deciding to do the same border! but I am having trouble choosing the placement of each block!?!?!
Do I choose
# 1,

or # 2,
or # 3? I'm leaning toward number.....?
I guess you will have to wait and see!

Monday, October 6, 2008

What a great fall weekend

Look who came to visit Saturday night.
His cousin, Bentley, was not to happy having to share his stool and backyard with him.

As you can tell he didn't want to have anything to do with "Gram" and her camera.
Sunday afternoon found DD, a close friend and I at the Winston Salem Fair. The weather was perfect.
Sunny and warm.

The exhibits were great. A few of the gals who come into the local quilt shop, won ribbons. Congratulations to all the winners.

These pumpkins were unbelievable. The one on the back row and in the corner, weighed in at 612 pounds.

Of course we did our fair share of sampling the food. m-m-m-m-m

Roasted corn, apple dumplings, steak sandwiches, pork tenderloin, the list goes on and on.......

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The 4th in a Series of 5

This past Sunday afternoon my SIL became
"Pastor Anna".
After her Ordination, I presented her with the 4th of a series of 5 that I am making for her.

The next one will be her Advent stole.

It will be made in shades & tints of blue.

You know Christmas will be here before you know it!

Only 84 days, but who is counting?