A few days ago it occurred to me that prom and Derby were just around the corner. I had been trying to come up with something to make using buttons, and of course my main passion in life.....felt.
Many of you may not be familiar with the Kentucky Derby so let me use my Adult Attention Disorder and steer off course for a second and explain.It is a very old annual horse race in the city of Louisville. It is an event that no matter the weather most everyone dresses up in their finest. Hats are one of the most important parts of a women's apparel of the day. Sadly we will not be attending the The Kentucky Derby,but we will be attending a pre-derby gala on Oaks night. Oaks is a race on the day before the Derby and is all Fillies. It has a commonly heard slogan of "The Fillies run for Lilly's".That comes from the beautiful blanket of lilly's that is laid across the winning horse. The Derby race is "The Run for Roses", and as you've guessed the winning horse is draped with a blanket of roses.
|Since the event has grown so large it is held in this new location|
|Kye's is a beautiful banquet facility in Jeffersonville Indiana|
The 3rd Annual Triumphant Gala is for a very important cause, cancer. The construction company my son owns and I work for is a sponsor for this event,and I'm proud to say it is growing larger each year.The proceeds go our local Cancer Care Center helping many individuals and families suffering with this horrible disease.Soon we will be putting together a short TV spot to help get the word out about this important event. I hope to share the completed spot as soon as I have it in hand.
Pink of course is one of the important colors for the Gala.So I decided to make a few pink and black ones. While I was sewing this one below I was remembering a very brave man who wore a pale pink tuxedo last year as a statement I am sure of his wife's survival. I wanted to make a few to lay on our tables for our guests to take home with them as a little thank you for joining us. There is always a silent auction, so Amy and I always donate handmade items for that as well. My son Will is a high bidder at the auction especially if there are any autographed items from The Indianapolis Colts. So then my job is to write the final check as our last donation due mostly to his inability to be out bid....ha ha!Well there are worse ways to spend money I guess.
So I need to get busy and put together a pizazzy one of a kind bouquet for a young girls last high school prom.