Sunday, October 07, 2007

Row, row, row your boat!

What a fun day I had yesterday! I went to Moline IL to see Jenna race on the Mississippi in her 2nd ever regatta! Of course the mens races were the best - it is amazing how fast they go! It was a balmy 88 degrees (can you believe that!) and perfect day out. My face is a bit fried though! Above is Jenna doing her coxswain duties on the varsity 4 boat. (Jenna is the one with the gray Tshirt on telling the girls what to do!)

In the above picture you can barely make out Jenna's head! She was in a boat this race where the coxswain lays down and you only see the top of her head!
In the second race she was in the #2 seat in the Novice 8 race. She is second from the right.

And their off! The row 2.5 miles upstream, rest and then race back downstream the 2.5 miles. It takes about 15 mins to row the 2.5 miles.

Crossing the finish line. Jenna is now 2nd from the left.

Unloading the boat. Jenna is 2nd from the left.

And a small peek at my next project! These blocks finish at 4"! Another Lori Smith pattern.

6 comments from wonderful readers:

Lucy said...

What a great pictrures Dawn! I wish I was in that rowboat too... maybe we can arrange a boat with MOMS :-))
And I LOVE your new blocks!!

Unknown said...

Isn't it great to support our kids - we have a german friend who should've gone to the Moscow Olympics in the West German national team in 1980 but missed out because of the anti Afghanistan war boycott - of course 4 years later he'd been replaced by younger hungrier rowers - you really shouldn't mix politics and sport. Looks like Jenna and her team had a lovely day for the regatta

Darlene said...

Way to go, Jenna!

Love the new blocks!

Elaine Adair said...

Lovely boating weather --- enjoy it while you can.

The little 4 inch blocks are toooo cute! You have a great color sense.

YankeeQuilter said...

Catching up on your recent quilts. The Lori Smilth pattern looks wonderful (as usual! I have her Golden memories pattern posted on my design wall with fabrics piled below it begging to be part of the project!)

Looks like a great day on the river!

Patti said...

Ohhhh - I LOVE your fabric choices for these blocks.

What fun to see the pictures of Jenna. Obviously much different weather than what you all are having now LOL!