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--