Monday, August 3, 2009

Just another Monday update

It's Monday again. Wow, that was a fast week. And over all a pretty good week. The week started with a surprise in the mail. Some may have read either here or here, that Carolyn and I were lucky enough to meet face to face when I was in North Carolina for a family vacation at the beginning of July. She had mentioned that she was making a little something but hadn't had a chance to finish it before our get together. Well, it arrived this past week and it is ADORABLE! I love it and isn't is the cutest reminder of our short visit and my first trip to the Outer Banks of NC?
On Friday I came home from work to find another package on my front steps. I was in a bit of a rush to let Rory out and catch poor Rosie. I had to get her to the vet since she had been sneezing and Thursday night had started coughing. Not a good thing for a cat. I didn't have a chance to open it until rather late that night. I couldn't figure out what I might have ordered and forgot about. Well I hadn't. It was RAK from Carolyn! The BH&G Christmas book with the pattern of Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming. I had been wanting this ever since I saw it stitched first on Vonna's blog and then on Edgar's. Thank you so very, very much Carolyn.


Another lovely package in the mail this week contained my exchange in the Lizzie Kate exchange. My partner was Cindy Mae and she stitched me one of my favorite LK pattern's, Live, Laugh, Love. She used pastel colors and made it into a pillow. I love it!! Thank you so very, very much Cindy Mae. It will look perfect in my Mom's old room which is lavender. Oh, and doesn't have a goofy, clumsy four footed chewing monster sleeping in that room. LOL Because the pillow would also be perfect in my room which is pink. But I do think it is safer in the other bedroom. Don't you?

Aren't stitchers just the best people on the planet?

I did have two finishes this week. Both are exchanges. One for the Lizzie Kate Exchange Blog (and I believe that it is now open for second round sign ups) and the other for a yahoo group, BBI, ornament exchange. I am pretty pleased with the way both of them came out and should be able to post photos as soon as they arrive at their new homes.

I did manage to get a little stitching for myself in this weekend. I started Lauren's Voice by La D Da. I have been aching to get this one stitched ever since I won it in Sherry's giveaway back in June. I didn't get that much stitched, only the word Your, but it is a start. And speaking of Rory. He continues to make me smile. I only wish I could really capture some of his silliness on film. Such as trying to catch an airplane or a helicopter. Yup, while he will often freeze and "set" a bird he absolutely wants to catch one of those noisy HUGE ones up in the sky! He will run from one end of the yard to the other, up the deck and, if he could up on the roof following one of those noisy "birds." And Canadian Geese? Well, they have a flight path that goes directly over my house. Quite often just after sunset they will fly over on their way to where ever. Have you ever heard geese flying overhead? They honk and call out to each other continually and they are NOT quiet about it. And Rory? If he happens to be in the house I better get up and open the door fast! Well, he goes ballistic trying to jump up and catch one. It is just too too funny.
Until next time.......................
Love and stitches
Kathy
and licks from Rory too
PS. The vet says Rosie has a respiratory infection and I should continue with the two antibiotics. Her sneezing has eased a bit, the coughing has stopped and she is eating. So she will soon be well.

25 comments:

Meari said...

What a wonderful gift from Carolyn, and a very pretty LK exchange. I hope Rory recovers soon.

Kelly's Blog said...

Great gifts from Carolyn and the Lizzie Kate pillow is cute as well. Rory is just the cutest dog I've seen in a long time. Great blog.

Chrizette said...

Wow, Rory is really getting to be a big boy!! I love the LIVE LAUGH and LOVE pillow!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Lots of lovely gifts and exchanges. Rory is a delight to watch in pictures. Next time you head south, you will have to drop me a line. I'd love to meet you!

Vonna said...

Oh you'll LOVE "Lo"...its so pretty :)
And I hope Rosie gets better soon...not good :o(
BUT that cutie Rory is the epitome of good health isn't he?! What a darling!

Daffycat said...

What wonderful gifts from Carolyn! And the pillow from Cindy Mae is adorable too.

Poor Rosie, I'm sorry to hear she is ill and I hope she is feeling better soon. How does she get along with Rory, anyway?

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love your little Carolina keepsake and that book is one I am waiting on from the library right now. The LK pillow is sweet too. I love seeing new Rory pics, keep them coming. CJ ok;-)

Carolyn NC said...

So glad you liked your goodies. :) Looking forward to seeing Lauren's Voice - such a pretty chart. Nice exchange. I love the pics of Rory - he's so pretty. Montana goes ballistic over butterflies and bugs flying near him. Pretty funny. Glad to hear Rosie is better.

Anonymous said...

Those are lovely goodies that you got from Carolyn. Rory is getting bigger and I do have the geese flying over my house with their young, and make themselves at home in the parking lot across the road.

Marl

Donna said...

Glad Rosie is better and Rory is so precious. Even if he does chew up everything.
Great RAK's! Congratulations!

Sarah Lindfield said...

Love the little needlebook and the Christmas book. The Lizzie Kate pillow is adorable but Rory has to be the most adorable. So pleased Rosie is better too.

Dawn said...

Oh my! I love LK's & the fabric is so perfect. She did terrific job. You got nice package from her. Glad to hear that Rose is better. ~ Dawn ~

Sherry said...

You got some wonderful goodies! I can't wait to see your progress on the La D Da chart!

5 Foot Runt said...

What wonderful goodies you recieved. That pillow is so pretty I can see why you would put that in a different room. We have a puppy here and boy she chews and chews and chews,lol.Good luck on your new start!

Nancy said...

I left comments on Carolyn's blog about the needlebook! A great remembrance of your meeting! Great LK exchange too! Too funny about Rory chasing airplanes and geese! I can just imagine it and makes me laugh! I just noticed you hadn't been over to my blog to see my *ode to Mare* entry.....you must read it!

Joy said...

Lovely gifts! I am sure you are thrilled. Hugs to Rory!

Ranae said...

what wonderful things you received. Great Monday update.
I hope Rory has a quick recovery

Kristin said...

What gorgeous stitchy goodies and what a wonderful RAK. I love the pics of Rory.

Rene la Frog said...

The gift from Carolyn is lovely and the LK Exchange is nice too. What a personality Rory is.

Siobhan said...

I can't wait to see your La D Da progress! Lovely gifties! And of course, beautiful pics of Rory. :) I'm so glad that Rosie's infection isn't anything that some meds can't clear up.

Deborah said...

Lovely things and handsome young fellow!!

Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Carissa said...

That was so sweet of Carolyn....the Lizzie Kate is very pretty and Rory...well, he's just adorable!

Pumpkin said...

Look at all those gorgeous flowers! I'm so envious :o)

What a nice surprise. Those are the best ;o)

Rory is adorable!

Alice said...

Kathy, don't know how this post slipped past me but it did. How nice of Carolyn to have send you Lo How A Rose. I also like that pattern after seeing it on Vonna's blog. The Lizzie Kate pillow is too sweet. I am sure it will have a special place in your home. I can see the mischief in Rory's eyes. : ))I hope Rosie is her old self again after her infection. I cannot wait to see your progress on Lauren's Voice. Its one of my favourite patterns from La D Da.
Hugs
Alice

Shelley - ILCS said...

Beautiful needlebook and the LK is adorable. Rory...what can I say...I love that dog!!