Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Race That Stops a Nation!

Hello Melbourne! It is your day! Today the Melbourne Cup will be run - this is Australia's richest horserace - so I hope all you punters out there will go home rich! Have fun at your luncheons and parties!

Flemington Racecourse will be stunning with the display of roses and I have picked a few little buds from my garden - the yellow ones are for you Miriam !

' The small rocking horse quilt you've posted appears in the book, "Wisconsin Quilts: History in the Stitches," written by Ellen Kort. It appears on page 166. It dates back to 1935-1940 and was part of a WPA Handicraft Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Maribeth Schmitin historic Cedarburg, WisconsinNQA Certified Quilt Judge'

I received the above email this morning - it came Anonymous, but I guess it was written by Maribeth - a nice little bit of information to have, thanks!

My Stitcher's Angel parcel is jetting its way to Sweden and we've had a SSCS reminder from Chookyblue today about our SSCS - I'm almost there with posting later this month!

I still have PIF's to do and of course, friends pressies! Oh, maybe I should get to that sewing machine today! Have a wonderful day everyone!

12 Lovely People said ...:

Nedra said...

I hope your favorite horse wins.

Rae Ann said...

The roses are just lovely! The races would be awful fun to see.

Miriam said...

Thank you for the beautiful roses Lurline!

I heard there are 16,000 rose bushes at Flemington!!

My name is Riet said...

WShat great pictures Lurline. Hope your horse wins. :))
Have a nice day.

Nat Palaskas said...

Nice post Lurline on Melbourne cup! I did one too, but only with hats not horses - Hugs Natima

Jossie said...

Must have been very quiet in the streets again. I remember that.

*karendianne. said...

I had no idea today was the Melbourne Cup! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed lingering on the photo of the beautifully outstretched racers my friend. You really chose something I could connect with. Thank you.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I hope you picked a winner!! You sure did with your roses, I can smell them here, they are just beautiful!

Stina Blomgren said...

Ahmmm... wonder where in Sweden your parcel is winging its way... maybe it will be somewhere I know...:o))

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Your roses are beautiful.
Wish I could go to the races in Melbourne.
I grew up in "horse country" (Kentucky) and love the horses.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hey Girlfriend...hope you did well at the Cup!!! Am loving your Civil War Bride Quilt...just stunning!!!

Joy said...

Hi Lurline, I ducked out of my sewing 'cave' for about 5 minutes to watch the race and then I was back in there again!!! No bets this year for me - which is probably for the best as I'm not very good at picking a winner LOL.
My SA gifties are on their way to Spain, I can't wait to see if she likes them :o).
Love the roses .... they're just gorgeous!!!
Joy :o)