Monday, June 8, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays

Want to play with me?

A finish! A Finish! Yippee for me! This poor piece was fast becoming a UFO. But Friday evening I decided to pull something out of the WIP basket. I hadn't realized I had so little to do to finish this one. And I found the error that made me put it down and was able to fix it. So by Sunday morning I had it finished! I went down to the basement and saw that I had a frame and mat so, bingo, here it is ready to hang. I love it when everything falls into place like that. Oh and the forecast for this upcoming week is rain, chance of showers, possible thunderstorms and more showers. Maybe I should go an unfinish the piece? Here is a close up. I just love the sparkle in the fabric. It was one of the Silkweaver solos with no name. I used a mix of DMC, Crescent Colours and a Weeks Dye for the wording.At the moment I have two pieces that I am focusing on. First is Home of a Needleworker too by Little House Needleworks. I am using the suggested fabric and floss. Here is my progress as of June 7th.

Next up is my first Blackbird Design. I am loving this one. And as soon as I make a little more progress I'll start on BBD's Moonlit Garden which I was able to find. I just got the fabric for it this past weekend so I am really looking forward to starting it.

Rory is doing well, adjusting to being King of the Castle and growing fast. He even let me stitch this weekend. He now does sit-stay and down very well. As long as you don't ask him to stay for too long. You can see that he was thinking "maybe she won't notice if I break my pose?"
I've discovered that his favorite TV shows are CSI:NY and anything on Animal Planet. Too, too funny was yesterday on Animal Planet they had a show that had some wolves howling and Rory went all the way up to the TV screen to find those wolves. :)
Here's hoping I can find some CSI repeats or a repeat of the Dog Whisperer or something good on Animal Planet tonight so I can get some more stitching in. Especially if it's raining again.
Until next time..........................
Love, stitches and licks
Kathy
and Rory too.
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32 comments:

Meari said...

Love that first pic of Rory!! Too funny about TV. Celeste will hear someone knocking on a door on TV and she starts barking while running to MY backdoor. LOL

Your finish is beautiful, Kathy. Love the sparkly fabric.

Alice said...

Great finish Kathy. I also think that glitter is very pretty. It gives a wet lively shiny effect cannot find the words for it lol. You will finish the Needleworker in no time at the rate you are going. Rory is such a character.
Hugs
Alice

Emily said...

nice finish, love the fabric, and really going to have to try them out. Dogs are funny aren't they.

Sandy In Montana said...

With a face like that you would just HAVE to play with him, what a sweetie.
Your finish is wonderful.

5footrunt said...

Rory is jut adorable. I think it's cute that he likes Animal Planet. Your stitching looks wonderful. Congrats on your finish.

Mel said...

Fantastic finish! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, The Rain Fell is beautifully stitched & framed. Rory is a beautiful dog. I love how he tries to behave like the cat. I used to have a
Shitzu who thought she could do what the cat did.
I also love how Rory is so
intent on watching TV. My
Puggle Bella watches TV & things on my computer monitor. It so so funny to
watch them interact with the animals of TV.
Pam in PA

htimcj said...

Beautiful finish. Rory is great! Love dogs.
Heidi-ILCS

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your rainy day finish is very cute, congrats on the finished finish too. The Home of Needleworker looks like it will be done soon too. And who doesn't like a BBD of any kind, enjoy them both. Glad Meari pointed you out to me. CJ ok;-)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely finish, congratulations. Good work on your WIPs too!

Gabi said...

Rori is such a cutie. Love that first picture...too cute.
Congrats on your finish. It looks lovely.
Home of a Needleworker is gorgeous too. So is your Blackbird Design.

Carolyn's Crafts said...

OH my goodness! I"m just laughing at CSI reruns! :)
Wonderful stitching!

Tracey said...

How cute that Rory watches TV!! Your finish is great- I love sparkly fabric too!

Anonymous said...

Love your finish. Rory is so cute and there are reruns of CSI.

Marl

Angela P said...

Congrats on the LHN finish, it's just beautiful! Rory is just too cute, he really looks like he is enjoying TV :) LOL!

kimstitch3 said...

HI there, I love your first pic on your blog, who is the designer? I would love to stitch this one. I mainly stitch Christian pieces myself. Thanks for your info,KImberly

kimbermart@comcast.net

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your adorable finish! Love that one!
Great progress on your 2 pretty wips too!
Rory is PRECIOUS!!! What a sweet face:)

Milly~ said...

Rain Fell turned out lovely. Nice sparkles in the fabric.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching! Congrats on the finish. Rory is just too cute. I wish he could teach Duffy to enjoy watching TV & not BARK at the animals on it!!

Rene la Frog said...

Great Finish and Love the WIP's. What a cutie Rory is...I'm sure there isn't a dull moment with him around.

Trecie said...

Lovely Finish. Your other projects are looking good. I can't believe how fast Rory is growing. Loved the picture with him holding the toy.

Katrien (ILCS) said...

Your finish is lovely, and your other projects look good too! Love the pics of Rory :)

Renee said...

All your stitching looks fantastic! Congrats on finishing Rain Fell! I love the fabric. Rory is just a doll baby!!!!

Nancy said...

Rory is just too cute for words! How you deny him anything???? Your finish is great and how fun to pull it out and find the mistake, fix it and get it actually finished!!! Love the WIP too. Looks like you need to keep Animal Planet on all night to get some stitching done. Thanks for the congrats on the grandbaby. As you can see I'm playing catch up with the computer!

Jan said...

What an awesome finish, Kathy. I love your two progresses, also, specially love the BBD...I need to try and find that one! It is one of my favorites and somehow I missed out on the window to get it.

Love pics of Rory, he is such a sweetheart, and nothing better then a sweetheart-trying-to-behave!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

That's a lovely finish - the fabric is lovely too. But Rory is just GORGEOUS, lol!

Maggie said...

Hi i just came across your blog and had to say i LOVE the photos of your dog, he's beautiful :-)

Of course your stitiching is wonderful too, LOL, you have some finished some lovely pieces

Jane said...

Hi Kathy, thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment! I just love your finish of The Rain Fell, glad you decided to pick it up again. Home Of A Needleworker is a fave of mine and yours is looking terrific. I haven't seen the BBD one stitched up so it should look interesting - enjoy! Will drop back to check in on your progress of Moonlit Garden when you make a start on it. It was fun to stitch, though it's taken a while for me to near the end of mine. Take care :)

Mylene said...

Love your finish and all WIP's update are looking wonderful.
Great pictures of Rory.

Joy said...

Rory is soo adorable!! I have both of the patterns you are currently working on and will probably start Home of A Needleworker Too. Congratulations on your finish!!!

Vicky L said...

I love your stitching. Congratulations on the finish. I love the framing. That is so funny about Rory liking CSI.

Mare said...

Pretty stitching and I just love those TV shots. He is so focused. congrats on another pretty finish!

Where oh where is the sun? The rain fell & just keeps falling.