When Mark and I started talking about what he wanted for the Crescent Hill Holiday Open House it hit me that horse and jockey would be a perfect one-of-a-kind duo to highlight for his Open House. I hope you can get by the shop to see all the fun, creative, and unique items he has for sale!
I had the privilege of spending 3 days with Mark and the great ladies at the store decorating for Christmas. Love, Love, Love! having the opportunity to work with such creative people.... and then I get to go home while they run the daily day-to-day business! Thanks all for letting me play!!
The bond between a rider and his horse can be a magical one. That’s the way it’s always been between jockey, Hugo B. Phirst and his mount, Downwind Breezes. Though Downwind proved to be a morning glory, tracking better times in the morning runs than at actual race time, they ran a lot of races together. They even came in third place one year! So close to those roses!!
But more years have passed than what they care to admit and they’re both feeling the need for one more run! However, getting a sponsor for a ‘has been’ horse and his overweight jockey could prove to be tricky. As it was, a favor called in surprisingly provided a place on the leaderboard with Downwind Breezes name at the bottom. Hugo knew from the beginning there was no chance they would win. Why, he could barely squeeze into his silks, and Downwind spent more time sitting than running these days. So he secretly brought a dozen roses to present to Downwind after the race.
The sky was cloudy and the air cool, with each rider and horse in their assigned gates. Muscles were tense and senses sharpened when a shot rang out and startled Downwind, reminding Hugo just ‘why’ he was named Downwind Breezes! THE RACE WAS ON!
It was a good race. It was a great run! Downwind Breezes ran like the wind, and though he was the last horse over the finish line, the crowds cheered just the same and the excitement of the race was exhilarating. It was a glorious day for a Long Shot who would return to his stable to eat roses while his trusted jockey watched on with great admiration.
On one of my days in the TRADING COMPANY, Mark ordered lunch from Crave Café & Catering on Frankfort Ave. If you all are in the area, stop by and give it a try! The South of the Border Wrap was AMAZING! Lunch and shopping, all in one. Now doesn't that sound like a fun day?!
Here are just a few of the finished mixed media bird ornaments that I created in the studio this week for the Crescent Hill
Holiday Open House. I used lots of miscellaneous recycled items to create these fun critters.
Finally. Remember all of that yarn I dyed this summer? After it dyed and dried, it all came inside and sat in a pile because I didn't have time to get it wound in balls. A great big thanks to Mom and Walt for spending their time helping me to get it wound and in order. I guess they felt they needed to stay busy if they were visiting me in the studio They were looking for a project.... well sort of... I drafted them... LOL! Thanks Mom and Walt!!
Check out the scarf that I made out of some of the fun yarns that I bought at the Extension Office Yarn sale this past summer.
This is just one of many scarves that will be available at Consider Boutique in the next week or so.