Finally got back to the sewing machine this weekend. I made a pillowcase dress for Miss HH and patriotic curtain dresses for Miss HH and Miss C.

Pillowcase dress for Miss HH

HH dress

indy 500 qualifying 2014

Wow, what a weekend! This is my first weekend doing media coverage for the Indy 500. I’m glad to have had the 400 at the Brickyard and the inaugural Indy Grand Prix under my belt before tackling this race.

The new qualifying format had most people confused, including 3-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves. He asked us after the press conference on Saturday what the new rules were for the Fast Nine Shootout. I don’t know that I really like the new format but it made Sunday interesting.

It was a nail-biting final run as Ed Carpenter captured the pole position for the second year in a row. (he is the 11th driver to do so) I was watching his family as he completed each lap. It was fun to see them cheer him on and jump up and down as we all learned he’d secured it!

Now that the field of 33 is set we have some great events to look forward to this week leading up to the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. Particularly the Media Pit Stop Challenge at high noon on Wednesday, May 21st at Victory Circle. Having come in second place in our first 2 appearances, Naptown Buzz is hoping to take home the top prize of $5,000 for the Salvation Army of Indiana.


an evening for Ella and friends


ella friends 2013


If you are in the Indianapolis area, please join us for An Evening for Ella and Friends.  The event will take place on Friday, May 11th at 7pm, White River State Park in downtown Indy.  This event is held in remembrance of Ella Therese McMahon and all babies we’ve lost and long for.

If you have a baby or child you would like to be remembered during the event, please send their name and date(s) to aneveningforella_at_gmail_dot_com.