Last night we went to a baseball fundraiser, a night at the races. For those of you who don't know what this is they sell horses and you can buy one and name it. Then a guy comes and they use old tapes from a racetrack and your horses race. People can bet on the horses and win money as if at a racetrack and the winner of the race gets a trophy. Our night also auctions off the horses in the last race of the night and the money goes to the league. It helps pay for field maintenance, uniforms, umpires etc. Last year they made something like 20,000. Yes, twenty thousand. This year, only about 8, but it wasn't as crowded and auction horses weren't going for much. This year the high horse went for about 300 and last year it was over 1500 (Or more, I didn't go so I don't really know).
Sidenote: We also know alot of the drivers at Northfield so its neat to see them driving in old races. I'm just waiting for one of our horses to show up on the screen one year!
They also have all kinds of side boards, instant rip off ticket things, silent auction and chinese auction. So one of the prizes in the chinese auction was zoo tickets. Now J and I love the zoo, we try to go every other year. So I bought $10 worth of tickets (30 tickets) and stuck most in the zoo. I did stick some in for the golf rounds but the zoo got most. And I won!! WOO HOO!! 4 tickets to the zoo! Now J and I are planning when we want to go! LOL!
Yesterday in the mail, this lovely little surprise came from Karen at SewManyWays. Thank you so much Karen, I love it, and you really didn't have to do that. She was giving these gorgeous blocks to the first 2 that commented, but I didn't comment to get something, just because I liked them, so I told her to give them to someone who really wanted them. But I do love it and am debating what I am going to do with the block. The pin cushion is already in use on my sewing table.
Anyways, here is a sneak peak at the boy's guitar quilt. I have been cutting sashing and sewing away today, but took a break to do some blogging. The boy really likes it, I was laying it out this morning trying to decide if I wanted to do random or a pattern and he was all excited, telling me how cool it is.
And right now the older boy is at his girlfriend's. The younger boy is at the neighbors and Rich and I are enjoying the quiet. I will say it was nice to go out last night without the kids and be with other adults! LOL! Now IF I could only get the little boy to drain the hose so it doesn't freeze and I won't have to bucket water! UGH!!