As for me: utterly exhausted, but I'm pleased with my small, totally nonathletic contributions: Thursday, I managed to *5-4-3-2-1-GO* 189 riders at 30 second intervals without messing up any of the starts. On Friday, I accomplished learning how to make rosettes (sort of). Saturday, I survived counting down the laps for the five criterium races - in proper order - without missing laps, or forgetting to ring the bell when I had to (plus, the riders didn't crash into me, even though they rode exceptionally close to where I was standing. Couple of scary moments...). And today, I didn't have to pull too many riders off the course when they fell 7 minutes or more behind the lead group. Performing the *chopped neck* sign-language to indicate "you're finished now; please stop racing' is not one of my favourite tasks; necessary, yes, but not fun. Then again, most of those pulled seemed rather happy that the pain and suffering had ended, so...go figure. Perhaps a good deed after all.
After spending from 7 am to 9:30 pm at the race on Saturday, having supper around 11:00pm, then returning for the final race at 6:00 am, and wrapping up around 5:00pm, I'm bleary-eyed and only sort of coherent. Even so, I had finishing touches to put on my entry for Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge: Designer Draft June 9 - 16, and that I did. A new stamp arrived in my mailbox on Friday .and in a quirky twist, I realized I had some similarly themed 12 X 12 paper (another one of those* how-did-this-get-here* finds), so, I had to go with the message: match up this paper with that stamp. Production started Saturday, finished today and during that time frame - I have to say that a most amazing field of creative entries have arrived! I'm not sure mine is anywhere near up to par, but the stamp is just too cute, I had to share....
Here's the inspiration sketch:
and here's my interpretation:
The background paper is one side of the kite paper from my stash (Imaginesce); the clouds
are paper-pieced with the other side. Lots of wee bows happening, and purple, too...
Time to prep the pizza, sit on the couch and watch re-runs of Castle...nice!!
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