Monday, May 13, 2013

To Boston With Love

Once upon a time I wanted to be a runner, and on a whim I signed up to train for a marathon with Team in Training. What started that Saturday afternoon in a library meeting room brought me years of fun and some great friendships (along with lots of early morning runs, sore legs, and a few blisters.)

Goofy Challenge 2007 
Me & Mickey after I finished the Goofy Race & a Half Challenge in 2007

I've run some pretty amazing races, but running the Boston Marathon was never in my future... to run in Boston you need a 'qualifying' time, and I was always lucky to finish a race before the whole thing was shut down, never mind ever being fast enough to qualify for anything. And it broke my heart to see the aftermath of the bombs that went off at the Boston finish line. The finish line is such a magical place... all the hard work you've put into training... all the Saturday mornings you've been up at 4am just to get a long run in... and to cross over that finish line and see your friends, family (and total strangers) cheering you on is amazing!

When I saw that Vancouver MQG was putting together a banner of hand-crafted flags for the city of Boston, I knew I had to be a part of it. And These will be on their way to Boston today.

To Boston With Love

To Boston With Love... Tammy

Flag Details
Size: 6" x 8"
Fabric (front): Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille for Moda
Fabric (backing & ties): Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt for FreeSpirit
Pattern: A variation of this quilt

1 comment:

suemac said...

Your flags are so cute.