Thursday, August 4, 2011

NASCAR weekend...........and a giveaway

......just been thinking about my busy summer........
One major event we have every June is a NASCAR weekend.
This year
on Thurs June 16 to Sunday June 19 we had 10 NASCAR fans for the weekend.
We have been sharing this weekend with family and friends for 6 years now
 in past years
......we have had as many as 13 and as few as 8 fans arrive for the weekend ....
...this year 6 fans arrived on Thursday evening....
and 4 more fans on Friday evening....
add DH and me and we have a houseful!!!!

Let the fun begin.....

Saturday and Sunday the guys are at the race track
and every year.... except this year..... there were ladies that have gone to check out
....what happens at the track stays at the track....
one year they came back from the track soaked to the skin....
NOT happy campers....
it was hot, humid, and stormy.

This was Sunday June 19, 2011...what a happy bunch!!!
....the weather was good!!

Boy's leaving on Sunday

raring to get on the road are...
Al, Roger, nephew Jon, Don aka Tids, my DH Bruce, DBIL Ross, and nephew Josh

here are the girls sending them off at 8:10 in the morning........

Girls send off

in front my Dniece Kristin
from left to right
my Dsister Marg, my Dniece Nicole, my Dfriend Sharon and me.....
I like bright colors....

and now we ladies can get on with our day
shopping.......sewing......more shopping......more sewing
it is a fun weekend with
lots of food......way too much most of the time and
lots of laughs....and most years if the weekend is on Father's Day
we have a fireworks display
thanks to Canton Township Liberty Fest celebrations....
we have an awesome view from the front of the house.....
up to 15 lawn chairs line the length of the driveway as we watch the sky!!
Josh had sooooo much fun on Saturday he missed the fireworks.....
he was resting up for more fun on Sunday....
...remember what happens at the track stays at the track...
Sharon and I are the only ones that have not experienced the track thrill!!!
That's OK with me.....I'd rather be quilting!!

Looking forward to June 2012 already,
Charles will be back from active duty later this month
and will be able to join us next year!!!

......and now since you finished reading a NASCAR post on a quilty blog
you deserve a chance to win one of these patterns.....
a follower will win one of them a follower and
leave one comment on any of my posts from now to midnight August 14
That's 7 days from now and......say.....I post 10 times
(highly unlikely, more than 1 post a's never happened)
and you comment on each will have 10 chances to win!!
...your name will go into a comment per post.......

2 pillow patterns



  1. Hi Pauline,

    Well, we are NASCAR fans and had the pleasure of seeing them at Pocono(PA) one year.

    Yes, I follow your Blog and I love Trim the Tree.

    Thank you for this wonderful, thoughtful "NASCAR" giveaway. Oh, how about a quilt depicting a race? Now that would be a challenge. You really need to go to a race, I think you would love it!!!

  2. My wife LOVES snowmen so that "trim the Tree" pattern would be a big hit with her!

    I used to follow NASCAR religiously... Then they introduced restrictor plates and I stopped watching. I went to Daryl Waltrip's house every Tuesday for 3 years for a bible study. During the racing season he would make it to about half of the studies, but in the off-season he was there almost every week. Darryl is on neat guy, then again, most of them were back in the day, now it's just too commercial.

    And please thank Charles for me. I enjoy my freedom every day and those out there on the front lines of wars and battles make that possible and I like to say Thanks to every single one of them I meet.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. I like the Night Before Christmas Pillowcase. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I would love to win either one of those. Thanks!

  5. I love the Night Before Christmas pattern
    I have to admit I know nothing about NASCAR!

  6. I loved your NASCAR story - I could tell some similar hunting ones. :) And I'd love, love, love to win that pillowcase pattern. I have 8 grandchildren so I'd use it many times! blessings, marlene

  7. My DS had an opportunity to go to a NACSAR race with his friend's family and they had the best time! I'm like you~ I'd rather stay home and quilt! LOL I love those patterns! Thanks for the chance!

  8. Adorable patterns! Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Lovely patterns, Pauline! I just love redwork! :)

  10. oooo, love these patterns! Thanks!

  11. Ladies.....start your engines - lol! Sounds like it was a great weekend for everybody. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!


  13. I do follow you and either of the patterns would really work for me - I am busy doing Christmas stitchery right now. Wonderful opportunity to win and very nice giveaway.
    Judy C in NC

  14. It's actually on my bucket list to go to a race. Ive been a Mark Martin fan since well, the V on his car was Valvoline and not Viagra then. My son was but a youngest and we had painted his bedroom with 3 1-foot strips of color; the 2 blues and the red and had the checked drapes - the whole 9 yards. I havent followed it that closely of late but once in awhile Ill watch a race. Nowadays I think I just might have to go quilting with the girls! You guys must have a blast. I know the races can be pricey so Im certain you all get quilting money and dont feel too guilty spending it!

    (who always seems to end up in 6th or 7th place.

  15. love the patterns ,are vey cute.Thanks for the giveaway!1

  16. Thanks for a chance - love Meg's patterns. Trim the Tree would be great to stitch. I am a follower.

  17. Did you know that we have been crazy enough to plan our trips from Aus to US just so we can be there for car races?? Last year we went so the guys could go to Pikes Peak! And yes, the lovely ladies went quilt shop hopping. The LQSs time it around the race. I think Trim the Tree is sweet, but then I love everything from the Hill.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  18. Wow! I have never watched NASCAR. It sounds like a big deal in your family. How fun! Both patterns are so cute!

  19. I love that snowman pattern!

  20. Oh, fabulous patterns! I am a follower.

  21. Please include me in the Giveaway - I love red & snowmen - Too cute !! (I am a new follower;)

  22. I would love to win the Night Before Christmas Pillowcase.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I have never been much on Nascar but we did take our 10 yo grandson to the Sprint and Modified races last Friday and he was so much fun to be with. He had the excitement going on. We live about 2 hours from the big Speedway over in Kansas but tickets are very hard to get, so we haven't even tried. I will watch on television or quilt probably! Thanks for the chance to win a pattern. This is post #1 on blog post #1

  24. What adorable patterns! I just love them!

  25. Sure! Enter me please for the wonderful patterns!

  26. Oh please enter me in the drawing. I'd love to win!!!, thank you for the chance

  27. Oh, I would love to win any (or both if possible) of the patterns. Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

  28. I love, love, love the patterns! count me in!!

  29. Great patterns ! Thanks for the chance. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

  30. Love both patterns. Thanks for the giveaway

  31. What cute patterns! I especially like the pillowcase. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. Love the patterns, and Love NASCAR! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  33. I love the night before Christmas! So cute! I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. I'd rather be quilting than at the track, too, but what fun to have a houseful of guests!

  35. I love both of these designs. Thanks for the chance to win! Take care!

  36. Well, I like to go to the track but if the weather isn't just right, I rather be quilting!

  37. I love Crab-Apple Hill patterns. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  38. Nascar is a favorite in my house also. Thanks for the great giveaway. Love these patterns.