Saturday, October 24, 2009

Race for the Cure

Wow! What a month it has been! On top of preparing for our Race for the Cure, I also had a weekend crop with the Divas at Ferncliff the week before the Race. Entirely too early (our fall crop is normally in November), but we had a great time and a beautiful weekend.

However, the weekend did end on a bad note for me. Not a mile or so down the road, a deer hit the driver door of my car. I was able to drive home (cautiously as I had no side-view mirror and my Pilot was crammed full of everything from the crop) and I was not injured, but it meant over a week in the shop. It just so happened that my uncle had gone to Memphis for two weeks and left his car keys at home, so I was able to borrow his car while mine was in the shop. The deer got up and ran off, so I have no idea whether he lived or not. Since then I've been seeing deer EVERYwhere and it's really made me rather skittish.

And last weekend was our Race. The morning started out rather cold, but the clouds eventually cleared and we had another beautiful day and a great turnout. We're still waiting on the final numbers.

While in Branson in August, I made a couple of luggage tags/keyrings using the Pink Promise cartridge. I made one for me and one for my friend, Dianne, who is a Breast Cancer Survivor.

Soon after giving Dianne's to her, her purse was stolen. Among dealing with canceling credit cards, closing and opening checking accounts, etc., she was really ticked off that they got her keyring. But I promised her a better one.

In the meantime, I have made several more for our 2009 Race Chair, 2010 Race Chair, our Affiliate staff members, a dear sorority sister who is also a survivor and a couple for our sorority alumni Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It, Sell It fundraiser.

I also used this cartridge to cut several signs for our Race Space. Kim said they looked great, but apparently the damp (we've had ENTIRELY too much rain) got to the paper and it refused to stick to anything after several days. I haven't gotten into cutting vinyl yet but plan to work on that before we open next year.

This file is set up with a few variations. The Size and Designs... tabs are basically there for preview. Cut Backs tab will cut 4 backs; copy, paste and move or delete as you need. I use 2 backs per tag. Cut 2 Designs... will cut 2 sets of ribbons, a Race for the Cure and a Survivor with shadow. Cut Survivor Designs... will cut one ribbon with shadow and one Survivor with shadow. The ribbon is smaller on this cut and the next because I added the recipient's' name on some. Cut Race Designs... will cut one ribbon with shadow and one Race for the Cure.

I used Cursive 101 for the names that I did but did not include any of them in the file. Enter your name as a single item at 1" and get all of the letters in place and welded. Then resize it using the lower right arrows making sure that it fits in the box for one of the backs.

Those Race for the Cure cuts are very delicate, so be careful taking them off the mat if you decide to make some.


Happy Fall,