Sunday, November 8, 2009

~*Fun FILLED Yesterday*~

Hello My Dear Friends! Yesterday was fun FILLED for sure! It was full of hookin' & racin'! What could possibly be more fun?

Bright & early yesterday morning, Robin and I drove to Topeka for Judy Cripps' monthly hook~in. It felt like FOREVER since the last visit there! It is always so great to get together with other hookers, shop for wool, enjoy the ambiance, and tantalize the taste buds with all the awesome food dishes! Judy had fragrant candles lit throughout the house and had all her Fall decor in place. Here are some of the rugs I snapped while we were there...

I didn't take photos of the scrumptious foods, but this will make you drool... Judy's shoppe in the basement...

Judy is now offering penny rug patterns. This is one she is giving a class for next weekend. Isn't he great?

After the hook~in was over, Robin and I said our 'good byes'... she went shopping and I found my boys for some rc car racing...

Watching the races can get intense! This is Tony (on the far right) and Jamie (in the center) watching one of the races ~ apparently studying up on their opponents. Not sure who the other guy is...

Tony and Jamie 'tooled' on their trucks between races...

Trinity didn't have a buggy ready for racing, but not to worry. He found a new friend & they enjoyed their own races...

I didn't get any good shots of the races ~ those cars just move too fast! But to give you some idea of what the track is like... this photo was taken before the racing began. The race track is in an old warehouse in downtown Topeka. They moved in truck loads of dirt/clay mix to 'build' the track. It is probably 2-3 feet thick. They then use dirt movers & packers to get the track exactly they way they want... and water it down to make it tacky. While the races are going on, they have 'turn marshals' at various spots around the track to rescue stranded vehicles ... they sometimes wreck, of course, or get flipped over. The turn marshals set them straight again so the race can continue. There are at least 3 cars/buggies/ or trucks racing at one time. The race lasts 5 minutes on average. They race like this three times for qualifying and then once more for the 'main'. Racing last night started at 6pm and didn't end until shortly after midnight. (Trinity and I left before the end 'cause that was just too late for us.)

I hope your day yesterday and even your day today are GRAND! After a good night's rest... I've been spending the day today cleaning house. Hopefully I can get a little crafting in the evening.

Wishing you warm smiles,



  1. Betty - What a wonderful wooly day you had! My son love RC's too, but he does rock crawling instead of racing. Builds them from the ground up and loves every minute of it!

  2. I wanna play in Judy Cripps' basement!!!!! ;-) Racing looks neat too... I bet the guys come home good and muddy? Hope you get in some crafting tonight.... I'm sure I'm not the only person interested in seeing what you have been creating! :-)

  3. Wow, would I love to have a stash of wool that high. I'm giddy just thinking about it. What a fun day.

  4. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend. Love seeing the rugs, the horse in brown shades is my favorite. And what a nice place for boys to play, safe and muddy.


  5. We had such nice weather--temps in the 70's we were outside a lot!


  6. Oh WOW...I will take one of each please...LOL. Honestly I wouldn't know which one to choose.

    And look at all that wool!!! WOW!

  7. What a fun trip!! I love the rugs, they are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.

  8. Betty - you are so lucky to have a hook-in like that around you - thaks for sharing the rugs! looks like your boys had a good ole time too

  9. What a fun day for each of you. Enjoying a day with Robin at Judy's and then the evening with your guys with them enjoying what they love!


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