Monday, July 11, 2011

So Much Fun (Picture Heavy)

Time is flying by.  I think this summer is going faster then last summer.  How can that be?  Too much fun I guess could be half the problem.  The other half is debatable-- there are so many options.  Last week was July 4th and I wanted to share some pics of the Rodeo my husband and I went to.  Neither one of us had been to one before, but I knew that it was going to be exciting. 

The rodeo lasts for 4 days, and we went on the last day.  It is also a carnival for the kids, and boardwalk games for both the big and small kids.  There is food and snacks, and all kinds of treats to be had.  There are vendors selling leather goods and cowboy hats-- which by the end of the night decided it would be great fun to have a pair of boots and a hat.  No, I didnt buy either-- I will need some help from my friends for that shopping trip :)  But, we arrived around 5:30pm and the show started at 7:30pm, so we had some time to walk around and look at the bulls, and do some people watching.  Wow, most everyone was dressed to the hilt in their western wear.  It was so cool to see! 

We stopped in and had a cool beverage, before the show.  Looks like it was a good idea!!!

So went into the arena around 7, to watch the Rodeo queens walk around the stadium in all their festive gear.  All 10,000 of us stood and sang the national anthem-- it was so cool to see everyone so excited to stand and pay tribute to our country-- especially on the 4th of July. 

The show began with a kick (lol) and we were off to 4 hours of great entertainment.  I was so amazed to see these bulls and broncos whip around and through off these cowboys, lasso calfs, etc. etc.  There was barrel races, pig races, it was all here. 

The night ended with a bang-- and it was soo worth it :)

The rest of the week was busy as usual, with more fun and friends and stitching.  I got some more stitched on Fruit of the Spirit- and it is really coming along nicely.

So many colors in this tiny little piece, I feel like I am changing colors more than stitching!  But, if I would discipline myself for 2 solid days, I could have it done already--  I get to busy carried away looking at all the other projects I want to stitch, or actually working, or playing Frisbee.  It will get done when it gets done right? Elizabeth Mears is really coming along nicely too-- the top zig-zag border is almost complete.  I didnt have one of the colors, and I started to panic-- as if I couldnt go on with out it.  But, my LNS had the color in stock and the rest is history.

This weekend was a great one as well, and I will have to tell you about it next time, for all of you still trying to download these pics in this post!!  I know the next one will be similar.  Let the summer weekends continue!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I've never been to a rodeo either. Looks like you had a great time! Fruit of the Spirit is looking great, as is Elizabeth Mears. Glad the LNS had the color you needed!

  2. It looks like the rodeo was a great time. I love to watch them too! Bull riding and bronc riding can be a little scary, as they can really get hurt when they're thrown off!!! Can't wait to see your next update!!!

  3. Fruit of the Spririt and Elisabeth Mears are looking both great.
    Looks like you had a great time at the rodeo.

  4. Funny....I was just saying to my oldest the other day that I'd never been to a rodeo and that I think it would be fun to go!

    Your pieces look great!

  5. Rodeos are a lot of fun! Great WIP!

  6. Elizabeth is just gorgeous! If only I could find my chart! L.


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