Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bicycles and Bee Stings and COOKIES

I met my friend, Rosalie on a double/triple century ride. She was full of life and excitement even with completing a 200-mile bicycle ride. Unfortunately on a recent bike ride, she was stung by a bee on her forehead and it caused her to lose balance and crash. She ended up needing surgery on her elbow! Those bees are powerful against cyclists! One time I was doing a 20-mile descent down Mt. Hamilton and a bee/wasp flew into my jersey and stung me repeatedly. To get the darn thing to stop, I had to take my hand off my handlebar for a second and smash the bee into my chest to kill him and make him stop. We've all had bee stings on our legs and let me tell you when you get one during a descent, it's like being hit by a rock. Thankfully Rosalie is healing really well and she asked me to make her some fun bicycle and bee cookies that she can bring to her surgeon. Here's what I came up with.
My friend Rosalie was riding her red triathlon bike when she crashed, so I made all the bicycles red 

 and then I made a variety of bees

Here's my friend, Rosalie, with her injured arm. Wishing her a speedy recovery! This gal is made of steel so nothing will hold her back! She'll be back on that bike very soon pedaling and pedaling and pedaling...!

So do you know what is happening TONIGHT??? I will be finding out if my first grand-baby is going to be a girl or boy! How exciting is that! What do YOU think? Girl or Boy?

Here's the bee/bike background I made for Rosalie's cookies. Thank you to Tricia-Rennea, Illustrator for sharing her beautiful bicycle image with me. You should check out all the amazing invitations, calendars, notecards and other items that she creates and a bunch of them are cycling related! Thank you also to Amy at AZRedHead Etsy shop for creating the fun paper packs for me to create a fun background on my blog!


  1. Those are cute! Cristin, when I was in Target over the weekend I saw these cute little boxes (plastic) that were decorated with bicycles. I thought of you and how cute they would be to put your bicycle cookies in. They were in the dollar section in the front of the store.

    1. Ooh I'll have to keep an eye out for those, thanks Michele! I especially love that you thought of me! You're such a sweetie!

  2. Wow.....I never thought about bee stings during a long bike ride. Yikes! (I hate bees!) What a wonderful job you did on Rosalie's bike & bee cookies. :)

    I can't wait to hear the news about your grandbaby!!!!

    I vote GIRL.....PINK. :)

  3. I love the bee with the smiling face! My name means honeybee but I do not like bees. I would probably crash too if I was bit by one.

    I'm hoping that Melissa is having a girl because grandma can shower her with all things pink and girlie but a healthy baby (boy or girl) is all that matters. I'm so excited for you and look forward to seeing the many creations you will create throughout the years as you enjoy the new addition to the family.

  4. Love the bikes, and I actually love bees, at least in treat form:)
    I say....GIRL!

  5. Glad that Rosalie is recovering nicely. Your bee cookies look a lot more approachable than the one that bit her.

    I'm late to comment so looking forward to hearing what the sex of your grandchild is. So exciting!!


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