01 May 2009

It's time for the Derby, y'all

This is my most favorite sporting event of the year, the Kentucky Derby. I think I've made myself clear about the fact that I love horses. Thoroughbreds in particular--even when I was collecting model horses, the Thoroughbreds were my favorites. Probably the horse thing was what led me to the University of Kentucky. At least that's what led me there, Kentucky made me stay. I fell in love with it. This is the time of year when my adopted homestate (yes, dear SO, even though I wasn't born there, a good percent of my heart still resides in Central Kentucky) sheds the stereotypes and is the center of all that is awesome and elegant in the world. But I'll let y'all in on a secret, it's pretty stinkin' cool the rest of the year, too.

Anyway, since I'm not stitching today, and it's Derbytime, I thought I'd attempt to enable you by showing you some of my favorite Thoroughbred kits and charts. So, in celebration of the beauty of a horse doing what it was born to do in an elegant fashion, put on your finest hat, tipped over one eye, pour yourself a mint julep, cut a slice of Derby pie (or chess if you worry about copyright), and find a future champion to stitch!

Mother's Pride by Dimensions

Standing Proud by Xs and Ohs

Majesty in Motion, by Stoney Creek

Horse Companions by Janlynn Corporation

Dimensions Silent Meadow (available from Sew and So)

Lanarte (this is on my wish list)

DMC Misty Morning (available from Sew and So--this particularly reminds me of summery mornings in Kentucky)

DMC Playtime's Over--


CindyMae said...

Oh, every single one of the horse patterns are fantastic! I love horses too. When I was growing up we always had horses and I miss that oh so much. But even though I am not around horses much at all, they are still my favorite animal. The sad things is that I have yet to stitch a horse!

Suzanne said...

I love the pic of the kids at the top of your blog! The look so fuzzy and sweet!

I can't get excited about the horses with you...I'm scared of them. After 2 bad experiences, I decided that horses and I just don't mix! LOL Enjoy the Derby.

kimstitch3 said...

I love your blog and the pic of the dogs. Too cute

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls