Monday, January 30, 2012

Good Friends and fun times

and gorgeous men!!
Yes, it was once again time for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. It was the 50th anniversary of the race, so a lot of people and events were going on. Yes, I once again waited in line to see Patrick Dempsey.....after 3 years, I think this is the best pic yet!! I also saw a few others, too:

The first is a picture of me and David Hobbs.
David is an announcer for the F1 races. It was fun to meet him and see the surprised look on his face when I asked for a picture. He even waited patiently while Bob tried to get the camera on my i-phone to work.
The next is a picture of Jackie Stewart. He was in the garages, too. His pants matched his hat. The third cutie is Max Papis, who drove the #9 car, I think it was a Daytona prototype, or DP class. I saw him in the gift shop. He is very sweet and offered to sign his shirt if I bought one.
As for good friends, my friend Lori, who lives a few miles from the speedway, got up at 5:30am on her Saturday to join me and Bob on the Fun Walk around the track. Bob and I have been doing this for 5 or 6 years. We usually get up at 3:00 am to make the 2 hour drive to the speedway and walk at 7am. This year, we camped in campground, took the seats out of the van and slept on the floor of the van. I was proud of my hubby, who I never would have thought was a camper. Anyhow, here's a few pics of Lori at the top of turn 1, and me and Bob in between turns 3 and 4, and Lori wearing her Krispy Kreme hat at our campsite:
and yes, she is sitting on one of the van seats we took out in order to sleep!
Here is Timma after a night of racin' under the lights and partying...
and his friend Rich.

The boys drove out to see the race...

Ok, back to the grindstone...I have to work tonight. I will get back to my crafting pics; just beware: racing season is coming, so I can't promise there won't be any more posts about cars and the roar of the engines! I leave you with the 2001 overall winning Corvette; Dale Earnhardt drove the #3 and was a teammate to this team

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'm baaaaccckkkkk...

Yes, one of my New Year's resolutions was to blog more frequently. Well, I've been busy working over the holidays and stitching away. Crocheting dishcloths, doilies, hats and afghans. I have also been knitting....a hat and a dragonfly dishcloth!!! For Christmas, I made my SIL, Kim, a sweater: This is Annie's Attic's Offset Shell cardigan. Love the color and the drape....the yarn was tough to work with using an H hook. I want one, but will use a bigger hook, next time!
Kim loved it!!
Here's a ruffle scarf I made for a Christmas exchange, for someone who lives in Colorado:
The pattern is from the Red Heart site.
Here's the dragonfly dishcloth:
It's kind of hard to see the dragonfly because of the varigated thread, but it's my new washcloth in my shower!!! And yes!!! It's knitted!!!
Nest up, a few crocheted things: a hat for a friend of the boys, a dishcloth for an exchange, and a doily for me!!!
pattern for Brent's beanie is here:
this dishcloth is Mina's delight and can be found here:
Love this doily. Found it in a Magic Crochet. It's called Rustic table center.

These are just a few of the things I've been doing. I also spent the holidays reading Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, watching the Swedish (subtitled) versions of the books, and seeing the newly released American version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." I absolutely LOVED the stories and read all three books within a month. I think I have my reading mojo back!!
and with close to 200 (free) books downloaded on my kindle, I guess I'd better get reading!!
This coming weekend, we are headed to Daytona for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24....we are finally taking the plunge and camping there. Nathan, for whom I made the gray hat, his brothers and my friend Lori (who lives in Daytona) are all going, too. Son Tim and his friend Rich are coming out Saturday. Bob and I are going to do the Fun Walk at 7am Saturday. At least we will be there and not have to leave Ocala at 3am in order to start walking at 7am. SO EXCITED!!! I am supposed to be getting things ready, but am waiting to see Patrick Dempsey interviewed about his participation in the event. Will I wait in line to see him again this year.....HELL YEAH!!!!!
Ok, I really do have to run and get things crackin' around here. Until we meet again, have a crafty day!!!