Friday, March 27, 2009
We recently had a woman in our church teach two classes on stitchery. She did an awesome job! In the first class she brought patterns for us to use and showed us how to do the stitching. The second class involved using tea to dye the material and give it an aged look, and painting the frames and giving the frames an aged look as well. I'm thinking about adding an image of Tinkerbell to my frame but I'm not sure yet. As of right now, this is the finished product!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Last July I was sitting at home, watching TV, on a Sunday afternoon eating a bowl of Captain Crunch (with crunch berries of course) when I came upon a channel that said it would be airing the Hawaii Ironman Race. I'd never watched one before so I settled in for the show. Watching that race made me fall in love with the sport and the athletes who participate. I decided that I would join the ranks of these amazing people. For the last 8 months, I have been cruising eBay and Craigslist for bike parts. You see, the unfinished frame has been taking up space in Ry's room and I was finally able to complete it this week with the purchase of the Reynold's carbon fork you see. It is now up to me to train and compete. I am really proud to say that this bike is the beginning of an obsession. I am really excited. Wish me luck and strength.