Obviously I was feeling the onslaught of Derby Fever when I started making my spirit of friendship doll for CQI's exchange. I chose her fabrics to represent jockey silks (I later found this site online where you can create your own!). All the women wear derby hats to match their outfits. Although the roses the horses run for are red, my doll is wearing pink ones, so I named her Bluegrass Rose. Here is part of the message that accompanied her:
"May I present to you BLUEGRASS ROSE,your hopefully kindred spirit from Derbytown, USA. She can always pick a winner! I just know she'll love it there with you. It is her mission to bring you the warmth of friendship, and if you heed her powerful intuition, she will guide you to wise choices and good fortune."
Above is the front view of Rose. I suspect she's covering her face because she enjoyed one too many mint juleps! Here's the back, her hair a tad disheveled possibly for the same reason.
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If you'd like to have my favorite version of a derby style pie, email me
P.S. I was out of town during this year's Kentucky Derby!