Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses and Happy 110 Birthday Lou Gehrig

Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses
Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. On June 19, 1903 Lou Gehrig was born. If you are not familier with Lou Gehrig he played baseball for the New York Yankees between 1923 to 1939. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. He was the leading vote-getter on Major League Baseball All Century Team. Gehrig shares the record for most grand slams in a career. In his playing day he was best known for playing in 2,130 consecutive baseball games. That record stood till Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles surpassed it in 1995. As great as player that Lou Gehrig was, he is best remembered for the disease that killed him. Lou Gehrig died in 1941 from ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is now known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He should be most remembered by the inspirational speech he gave on July 4, 1939. Knowing that he was afflicted with this disease that would kill him in less than 3 years he stood in front of 61,808 fans at Yankee Stadium and said, 

"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.
Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky.
When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift — that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies — that’s something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter — that's something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so that you can have an education and build your body — it's a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed — that's the finest I know.
So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for. Thank you."

Wow! What a speech. So we were thinking what would be a great way to honor Lou Gehrig on his 110th birthday. So of course we turn to the great answering machine the digital vaults at abullrun for that answer. The answer is the Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses. After we ponder that answer for a little bit we would concur  You see Lou Gehrig's nickname was the Iron Horse. Mostly because of the consecutive games that he played but also because he played the game like a galloping horse, with strength and beauty,

So on the 110th birthday of Lou Gehrig, we think the item of the day should be the Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses.  This is a great design for your home, it gives you the sights and sounds of untamed horses galloping across this wild landscape. You get this picturesque scene in your home and you don't get the mess this scene would cause. The finished size of this untamed landscape is 18" x 10" (46 x 25 cm).

The Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses is from Dimensions and designed by Chris Cummings. The kit includes cotton thread, blending filament, 16 count dove grey Aida, color-coded thread sorter, needle, easy instructions, and easy to read multicolor chart, with a fabric size 22" x 14" (56 x 36cm).  As with all kits at this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cross Stitch Design Firefighter and Thank You For Your Help On The Black Forest Fire

Cross Stitch Design Firefighter
Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. For the second time in two years the city of Colorado Springs has had an incredible fire that has cause havoc for the community. If you are new to the blog or abullrun, just to let you know we are located in Colorado Springs. Last year the Waldo Canyon fire started on June 23, 2012 and covered 18,247 acres or 29 square miles. The fire caused the evacuation of over 32,000 residents and approximately 346 homes were destroyed. This year the Black Forrest fire started on June 11, 2013, as of this writing it is 85 percent contained but there are still 937 homes and 9,830 acres under mandatory evacuation orders. At the high point of the fire almost 40,000 people were evacuated. The Black Forest fire has burned 14,280 acres and it was estimated the fire reached  2,500 degrees. Wow! That is hot. The fire consumed 502 homes and killed 2 people. In both fires the community of Colorado Springs saw the heroic act of the Firefighters. Boy do they work hard and do they do an unbelievable job. Without their courageous ways who knows what Colorado Springs would look like today. We just want to say thanks.

So the question on the table is how best to honor these heroic Firefighters who have saved Colorado Springs not once but twice in two years. For that most important answer we turn to the digital vaults at abullrun. It is very important to get this answer right. As always the digital vaults at abullurn came back with the right answer. The right answer is the Cross Stitch Design Firefighter. It is the perfect cross stitch design for these awesome individuals.

The best way to honor heroic Firefighters is with the Cross Stitch Design Firefighter. In the design is reads "LOYAL" which is great but it easily could also have said brave and or courageous, because they sure are. This cross stitch design would make a great gift to honor that special firefighter. By the way the digital vaults at abullrun have informed us that there is a very limited supply of this cross stitch kit. The finished size of this very special cross stich design is 7.5" x 8" (19 x20 cm).

The Cross Stitch Design Firefighter is from Janlynn and designed by Sandy Garbrandt. The kit includes 14 count cotton Aida fabric, 6-strand carded 100% cotton floss, needle, graph, and instructions.  As with all kits at this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

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