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Monday, May 24, 2010

Klosjes, Buddy & Winton



Klosjes reporting two days late! 

We headed off to Winton on Saturday to watch Nic drifting and I took a sewng bag full of prepped Klosjes and hexagons.  It was a beautiful sunny day and thought it would be perfect sitting in the sun sewing.  Guess what!  I didn't even open the sewing bag.  I do this ALL the time, I think I will get heaps done but NO, it never happens.  So yesterday, I sat in my chair for most of the afternoon stitching Klosjes so that I could show something for the week.  I have made 6, bringing my total to 67.



Speaking of Winton, we took Buddy along for the day.  Here he is sitting trackside.  When we first arrived I thought I had made a huge mistake bringing him.  He was terrified of all the noise and his tail was down and he wanted to go straight back to the car.  After a little while he settled down, but I wont be putting him through that again.  At least I got lots of cuddles with him as all he wanted was Moi, his mum.



We sat in the perfect spot, near the end of the straight as the cars start heading into a sharp corner.  We saw three smashes, all of them in front of us and the picture above was the worst.  Thankfully no drivers were injured but the damage to their cars was heartbreaking.  They put so much time and money into getting the cars right for drifting.  Nic didn't have a very good day - he had tyre issues, but it's all a learning curve for him and he will know better next time.  They had 85 cars entered and most of them travel up from Melbourne as I believe Winton is the only track in Victoria that will let them Drift.   It is certainly very exciting to watch.



And here is my little boy all tuckered out after his big trip to the races!

Sue-Anne xxx

26 comments:

Notjustnat said...

I do that too, prepared blocks when I go somewhere and most of the time I came home with the bags unopened. But think that if I get stuck at airports somewhere for a few days without our sewing!!! Yes, it will drive me up the wall so, better be prepared. Poor Buddy, he was scared. Have a nice day - Hugs Nat

Lizzie said...

So cute, Buddy not the cars of course!!
Lizzie
xxx

Tineke said...

Thank you for posting on my blog! I love the colour of your klosjes AND I love your doggy!
Groetjes,
Tineke

Terry said...

Oh Sue-Anne you are a brave mother. I watched DRIFTING on Top Gear last night. A bit(?) scary but the blokes seemed to be enjoying it. I thought of you and lo and behold you were out watching.
Too bad about the stitching but there are no quilting police. Right?
Enjoy your week Terry

Shirley said...

Hi Sue-Anne,
I do that all the time with my sewing, plus I always underestimate how much time I actually have to do something. Never mind. Poor Buddy, hope he is having sweet dreams.
Shirley.x

Siobhan said...

Poor Buddy! It looks like he survived okay, being cuddled by his mama. :) Lovely klosjes! I have found that the time that I would get a lot done is when I do NOT have anything prepped or I've forgotten my thread or something. When I'm prepared, I never touch my hand work. I think it's Murphy's Law!

A Quilter Awakens said...

Awww. Sweet little tuckered out puppy! Karmen

Joan said...

Oh my gosh Sue-Anne Buddy is such a wonderful companion he looks soooo cute. Your stitching looks great...Its cold here now, and our fire is foing all the time. I dont like the heat at all!

*karendianne. said...

Aww Buddy. Little guy. I know he's so tired but he's so cute, too!!! Happy to hear you had a good outing even if it wasn't en-tyre-ly perfect. *wink* And thanks for sharing your additional Klosjes. I just love them!!!

Janice said...

Sue-Anne Buddy is so..... cute just look at those eyes and you just want to cuddle him...Love your Klosjes will be looking forward to seeing the final quilt.....take care

Quilt Hollow said...

Sounds like a wonderful outing and the weather looked perfect for it as well. So cute he is all tuckered from the big day.

Marieke said...

What perfect colours for klosjes! And what a beautiful dog you have: I just want to cuddle him!

Brandie said...

Buddy looks happy to be home. Nothing like your own bed.

deb said...

awwww poor Buddy...he looks worn out...lol....

Marjan said...

Beautiful klosjes, Sue-Anne! So cute, your sleeping Buddy...

Sandra Henderson said...

Did I tell you that I brought some handwork for the 45 min. ea way trip last week, and forgot my thread!??! tee hee Ready to go next time! :)
That's so interesting, drifting.... haven't heard it called this. Fun day and beautiful weather. Buddy cracks me up! Precious! XO

Daniëlle said...

Lovely klosjes you made!! Love the soft colours! Hihihi, Buddy sure needed his nep!! Happy sewing, Daniëlle

katrien said...

Your klosjes looks nice .

Deb said...

Buddy sure does look tired out. Love those Klosjes! Glad that you got some done. I always take projects with me, and then never pull them out of the bag either!

Pat said...

Buddy is just darling my dear friend. Reminds me of my little girl, Muffin. Muffin has her own little room (blog). If you should visit my blog, click on her photo, and it will take you to her room. My blog is: http://quiltingcanbefun.blogspot.com
In case you want to see my little girl, Muffin.
Your work is most beautiful, and thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting! Hi from U.S.A.

broderie said...

reading the comments, i think we are all the same, always prepared for a bit of stitching!
i think it is all part of our comfort zone too and it is transportable. my family in hobart, well the 'boys' are all car mad, building them, racing them and constantly talking about them, thank goodness for some stitching i say !

wilma said...

Lovely klosjes you made!! Buddy sure needed his nep.. have a nice sewing day!!
:o)

Marieke said...

Hi Sue Anne, I'm not sure, but did you see this: http://tuinliefde.punt.nl/?home=1#556508
?

Karen said...

Poor Buddy! What a stressful day. Funny about not even opening the sewing bag. That has happened to me a few times. I love the pink spool and I believe I have some of that pretty yellow fabric.

julieQ said...

Your klosjes have such an etheral, soft look about them..I love them!!

wendyj said...

I soo.. love your little Buddy., your sewing is so beautiful too.
Please give him a sloppy kiss from me
Wendyxx