Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Race Day ................

Frocks and hats are dress up clothes for race day .....
(Melbourne Cup... the race that stops a nation!)

I couldn't get my one dress on - for some reason over the last few years it has shrunk terribly whilst hanging in the cupboard .....

..... So I chopped the top half off and squeeeeeeeezed into the skirt .....


A sarong was turned into a 'hat' .......

..... And I was ready to sew.....


The morning was spent chattering and I worked on my ABC ....


.... Just before race time this young kookaburra decided to swing on the tv aerial cord!!!


...... But found the aerial bars provided a much better view for hunting for a feed .....


.......... the tension mounted as the race started and we all hoped we had backed a winner ......


..... The horse I was allocated came in last ......

...... and I really shouldn't have had that second slice of caramel tart .....


Righto, Gotta Go..... exhausted......

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

it always a fun day spent with friends,glad you had a good time but sorry your horse didnt win,i had 4 in our guild sweep and didnt even get a placing with any of them,lol,i have been a mermaid for a few years now,lol.xx

Maria said...

Love your outfit Fiona...Looks like a great day was had by all even the Kookaburras.
My horse is still running too..
Hmm I agree Shez been a mermaid for awhile..

Mistea said...

Love your solution to the wardrobe shrinkage. Was remembering recently how it is a much bigger deal there than here in lots of ways. For us it's just another holiday.

Terry said...

Great outfit! Sorry about your horse! And the mermaid cartoon make me smile...thanks for that! :0)

Marilyn said...

Clever outfit. I have cut a few dresses up like that and used the skirt. I guess we cant all have the winners, but it would be nice sometimes, wouldnt it. Sounds like you all had a good day.

sunny said...

Isn't it funny how our clothes shrink if they stay in the closet too long? Love the outfit you made, and it looks like you had a fun day, despite choosing the wrong horse.

Chrissie said...

Lovely creative outfit, sounds like a fun day.

Barb said...

I love that cartoon, I am going to steal it if you don't mind....love it...you look fantastic and what a save...I am thinking my clothes have the same issue while hanging in the closet.

Sunnybec said...

LOL me and you must back the same horses mine is usually last too!! Loving your outfit by the way! Hugs xxx

marina said...

very stylish outfit.
your stitching looks beautiful!
cheeky kookaburra lucky he didn't disturb the reception.
Oh my god I am going to be a mermaid!!

Susan said...

I agree with Marina, a very stylish outfit. I think stitching with friends is a lovely way to spend cup day (or any day).

Susie said...

Such fun

Michelle Ridgway said...

I have to change my washing detergent as it keeps shrinking my clothes too. Very swish outfit... Shame about coming last... Loved the Kooka :-)

Sheila said...

Your outfit for race day looked great , too bad your horse did not win but it sounded like a fun day . Hugs Sheila

Christine M said...

It's terrible when clothes shrink whilst hanging in the wardrobe! Sounds like you had a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

And a good time was had by all!! Love the cartoon, BTW!! Hugs.....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very swish outfit there...glad you had a good day..

Jane Galley said...

Looks like you had fun, lol.

Karen said...

Looks like a great way to spend Cup Day. Love the cheeky kookaburra.

Susan said...

A perfect way to re cycle a "shrubken" dress...

Cheryl said...

Very glam Fiona - such a fun day

Love Bears All Things said...

What Fun!
Caught up on some of the posts I've missed....Loved the naughty Santas....You've been busy.
Mama Bear

Elyte said...

I think that my mother had the same horse as you did. Looks like you all had a good time so I figure that you are all winners.

Shirley said...

Did you know the fairies go into our wardrobe and sew out clothes tighter....
Spending time with friends is one of the best things we can do with our time xx

Raewyn said...

Looks like it was a fun day!! A great idea to get together like that.

Sue SA said...

Love your bright fun quilt from last post! I love the Melbourne Cup more now I am not living in Melbourne, then I ever did when I lived there and actually went! Such fun to have an excuse to dress up and try to pick a winner in a sweep!

Nicky said...

Tehe, my clothes do that too, don't know what goes on in my wardrobe!!
My cup horse didn't make me a fortune either....

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