We have a winning Old Friends Silks design!
All of us at Old Friends send a warm thank you to everyone who mailed in the 112 wonderful Silks Contest entries. I’ve never judged a contest where choosing a winner was so hard. There were many, and I do mean many, designs that would have done us proud. Michael and we other judges covered a whole desktop with finalist entries. Deciding took quite a long time and much deliberation and discussion because of all the love, thought and creativity that went into the entries. Wow! On behalf of all the judges, thanks to all of you so very, very much. It’s only one of the many ways so many of you find to give Old Friends’ residents the support and caring they deserve.
In the end, we had to choose one design from among several we loved. So here it is, our favorite of all the Old Friends silks.
Our winning silks were designed by Sana Sulaiman. Thank you, Sana!
I created this graphic based on the paper entry form, and Bloodline Products will get both to work from. It takes time to hand-sew a set of racing silks, and might be that Bloodline Products has other orders in line ahead of us—you know, like for the Keeneland meet maybe?—but I can hardly wait to see our silks in all their satin glory. I’ll post photos here as soon we’ve got them.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch… Our residents are basking in the warmer weather and nibbling their fresh green grass, which at this time of the year they love even more than treats.
You can almost hear them sigh with comfort as the breeze turns warm and the sun shines on their backs – no blankets! “Naked horses!” Laura announces with glee as she rushes out yet again with her camera.
The Saturday before, Judge’s Case and Archie’s Echo were lucky to get an acupuncture session from Dr. Bernie Smith and Dr. Angela Infante. Did they ever enjoy the way these sessions relieve aches and pains! Old Friends extends grateful thanks to Drs. Smith and Infante, who donated their expertise and time to make these two old guys feel a relaxed “Ahhhhh!”
Acupuncture photos by Tim
Outdoor photos by Laura