Oct 26, 2013

The thread race

The players are lined up, equipment checked, the race is on.  Stitch Hound is ready to start.  The goal is chosen, material in hand, supplies are ready.... AND THEY'RE OFF!  First phase of the race is completed and around we go.   But wait, #3045 and #738 are looking very pale and in need of reinforcements.  CLEAN UP ON TRACK #1!  Back into the stitch bay for a new lineup.  Stitch Hound is returning and entering the area with # 610 and #613, feeling confident.  AND THEY’RE OFF!  A few times around the track and something isn’t right, the Hound can feel it.  Oh no.  Disqualified!!  CLEAN UP ON TRACK #2!  Back to the stitch bay to regroup.  The coach doesn’t want to give up on #610 and #613 so calls in #3857 to replace #221, hoping this new # will finally satisfy the bitch owner.  AND THEY’RE OFF!  A few more times around the track, making progress, closing in .... and the Hound comes to a screeching halt.  CLEAN UP ON TRACK #3!!  All threads are disqualified and the race postponed. 
TIME-OUT for regroup.  The track is worn out from the changes so it's replaced with a new one of the same size and distance.  The old one will be brushed to remove the debris and given a rest.
 
Stitch Hound is now ready and anxious.  A new track.  New players.  In the lineup is #640 on the outside, #632 on the inside, and #644 is all over the place.  #844 is a no-show so #3021 is called in as a replacement.   AND THEY’RE OFF!   3021 completes in record time, 640 is on the outside of the group, 632 is coming up in the center and 644 is filling in nicely.   Here they come – no drop outs – no substitutions – Stitch Hound is holding on to those bags – SCORE!!!!!  We have a winner.



Give that Hound a big treat. 
It's been a tough race.
 
 
 
Enjoy your weekend!

28 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh you're just a hoot Marly! LOL!

cucki said...

Sweet :)

Robin said...

I really like the bottom of your Santa! Love the colors you selected! And doesn't that cake look yummy!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

hahaha! I had some color trouble this week too. I had to unstitch as well and pick a new color too.
num num!

Judy said...

It looks like winning paid off--yum!

Judy heartland stitcher

Sweet Sue said...

you enjoy the races, i'll enjoy the cake plz:)

Primitive Stars said...

I second that, you are a hoot!!!!! Blessings Francine.

Margaret said...

Love it! ROTFL!

Shirlee said...

That has got to be the BEST looking treat I've ever seen, bar none : )

Pam said...

Oh my that cake looks fantastic! and I want a bite. :-)
Will you share the recipe?

Barb said...

That is so funny! And guess what, I'm doing the same thing today. Stitch and Rip, Stitch and rip!!!!! Just can't get it right!!!!!

Bonnie said...

Yes we do need the recipe for that cake. It look so good. Love the Santa's I want to start mine soon.

Mary said...

Love this....and it's so funny but true!
Oh, the cake! Would you share the recipe?
Here's hoping that the Stitch Hound runs with success....

Ele said...

Oh, that is so funny! I guess I will soon have a similar color trouble soon... :)
The cake looks yummy, and well deserved!

Andrea said...

:) That put a smile on my face! Looking good, I shall enjoy the progress.

Krista said...

LOL! Looks great!

moosecraft said...

lol! You're crackin' me up!!!! Santa is looking fab in his winning threads! And that cake.... Mmmmmm....

Kathy L. said...

Lol love how it is turning out!


Kathy

Carol said...

Such a cute post, Marly! Glad you've found a winning combination :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

You are too funny.
Hugs :)
Lauren

C. M. Designs said...

That race wore me out, but I'm glad there was a winner.. I like what you have finished on your "stand up" Santa.
Is that black walnut cake ? It looks delicious. Yummy icing too. My mouth is watering.
Missed you this week.. Hope you're okay.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Charlotte in Virginia

C. M. Designs said...

That race wore me out, but I'm glad there was a winner.. I like what you have finished on your "stand up" Santa.
Is that black walnut cake ? It looks delicious. Yummy icing too. My mouth is watering.
Missed you this week.. Hope you're okay.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Charlotte in Virginia

Pam in IL said...

The colors are great! Whatever kind of cake that is looks great too!!! Us race spectators need some cake too, lol.

quiltygirl1 said...

I Love This Blog! Love your humor and the way you just take a project and make it work gor you.

Cake sure looks delicious.

Chris said...

Lovely start. Yummy cake :)

Karen said...

Oh my gosh but that was hard work and I didn't even have to do it! I so enjoyed it that the winners are going to be called in at my Timberlake Home to do a race. But since they worked so hard at your home I am going to let them take a break for a while! Karen in NC

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Hands up who else read that post very very fast in the style of a commentator? LOL.
Glad there was a happy ending :-)

Maggee said...

Yummmm... what was the dessert/treat?? I am liking what I see stitched so far... good colors, thankfully! I am trying to catch up on blog reading AGAIN... Should be done this weekend, and HOPEfully I will stay caught up! Lots to do heading into the holiday season! Heard Christmas music today on the radio--TWO stations are playing it!! Hugs!

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