Monday, August 10, 2009

WIP's and ribbons

I hope you all had a good weekend. I have to say mine was busy and productive. I even got a bit of stitching done.


For the moment my stitching on exchanges is finished so I can get back to my regular (okay, kind of regular) rotation. I am currently concentrating on three pieces. BBD's Awake the Dawning Day, LHN's Rose Sampler for the limited edition thread pouch and La-D-Da's Lauren's Voice. I just love the sentiment on this one.


My rotation consists of S-M-T I work on Lauren's Voice, W-T-F it's the BBD piece and Saturday and Sunday daytime is the Rose Sampler. So unless something else yells loudly from my to be stitched basket I might even have a finish by the end of the month.














Sunday was Rory's big day. His first dog show. On Saturday I spent a few hours grooming and bathing him. He actually did pretty good in the bath. I only got a little wet. Okay I did have to change afterwards. Sunday we drove to the place the show was held. So far so good. We walked around and I showed Rory off to some setter people I hadn't seen in years. According to the schedule Rory should be going in the ring at 12:30. Unfortunately that didn't happen. Delays and a judge who decided to change the schedule meant that we stood around waiting until almost 3PM before we went in the ring. By this time Rory was a bit tired from all the new sights and smells. He stacked for the judge very well but then decided he wanted to play rather than gait properly by my side. Now he does this nicely in our Tuesday night handling classes and when I practice at home but........... Oh well, he's just a puppy and it was supposed to be fun.
Oh, he did win his class. First place puppy AND he won Best of Breed. Wooooooo HooooooRory and I and his ribbons
Oh wait. Rory was the ONLY Irish setter entered.
Too tired to even play with the ribbons.
I don't care we still came home with the ribbons. As time goes on I hope we are able to add to the collection.
Stitching and a dog show, yup, I had a pretty good weekend
Until next time..................................
Love and stitches
Kathy
and licks from Rory too

43 comments:

Meari said...

Congrats on Rory's first win! (Who cares if he was the only IS, lol) Your stitching looks great, Kathy.

Shari said...

congrats to both Rory & to you!!! How fun to get that first show under your belt! We showed rabbits when the kids were young & I know the jitters you were feeling!!!
Your stitching projects all look great!!!

Alice said...

Great rotation Kathy and so much progress already! Congrats on Rory's first ribbon!! What a proud moment. Looks like you both had a good time in the ring. You look great walking him out there. You make a great team. ; )
Hugs
Alice

Threads and thoughts said...

Congratulations for the first ribbon, may many follow!
Edith

Sandy In Montana said...

Congratulations !!!!! Rory and to you to Kathy.

Jennifer said...

First of all.....CONGRATS RORY!!! (Just don't tell him that he was the only IS. You don't want to bruise his ego!)

Second, your wips are looking great! I love that BBD. As purple is my favorite color, I started that one as soon as it was released and I have it proudly hanging on my BBD wall.

It looks like we are on the same track since I just finished Rose Sampler for my pocket too. I really want to "finish" this one myself, but I'm real scared. So, it's still sitting on the arm of the couch patiently awaiting my courage. I'll take an updated picture soon to post on my blog.

Happy Stitching!

Sarah Lindfield said...

Oh of course he won, he is soooo handsome and tooo cute!! Lovely stitching too Kathy, you had a wonderful weekend thanks for sharing it with us.

Emily said...

So cool that Rory did so well at his first show, hugs and kisses to him for doing so well.

Joke said...

Congrats for Rory :) And I have to say I love Awake the Dawning Day. In fact I added it to my stash last week, from a LNS in Paris :)

blueladie said...

Congratulations Kathy & Rory! What a proud happy day!!!
Oh and your stitching is lovely too. ;)

Cathryn
LHN/CCN member

Marjorie said...

Congrats on your win, puppy! Kathy, I love your choices of projects--I too have Awake the Dawning Day (not started yet) and have been looking for the thread pouch to go with the LHN Rose Sampler.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to Rory!
Your WIPS are coming along nicely! I need to adopt a rotation system so I can get all my WIPS done. I enjoy your blog.
Jennifer

Dawn said...

Congrats to Rory & you! I'm so happy for you.

Your work is beautiful. ~ Dawn ~

Pam said...

Congratulations to Rory on his ribbons! You sound so excited about it. Your stitching looks great, too!

Roz said...

Congratulations to you and Rory!! I won a ribbon once because I was the only one entered in the category.... nobody really needs to know and it was good experience for Rory. He is beautiful!!!

Bizee Fingers said...

Congrats to you and Rory, what a beautiful pup! Really nice progress on your WIP's!!

Patti said...

WOW does't matter he was the only Irish Setter he WON! Love the stitching too. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Daffycat said...

Awesome job, Rory! Kathy, that's great...and best of all you both had fun!

Debbie said...

Congratulations! Rory is so handsome!

Milly~ said...

Yeah Rory!!!!

Nancy M said...

I think your brother knew exactly what you needed to lift your spirits!!! Rory looks great and I'm sure he has a good teacher in you! I'm sure there will be tons of proud moments between the two of you! Great stitching too!

Kristin said...

I love your WIPs and congrats to you and Rory!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Great stitching progress on all three projects. Congrats to Rory and yourself, we knew he was a winner. CJ ok;-)

Deborah said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!
RORY
You did good, no excellent!!

Love and Hugs!!
Miprezious Dee Dee Markham II

Shelley - ILCS said...

Congrats to Rory!! For the win and for putting up with the long wait, lol...love your wips

Libbie said...

Stitching looks great, do love the "Treat Your Self Well" a motto we could all live by... if only just a little.

Now putting on my doggie cap, and adding to the many congrats. Go Rory! I must say he has lovely drive and reach on the move, with great head and tail carriage. And any puppy who will stand still on the stack, especially at their first show is doing excellent. Have fun keeping up with him, when he gets older :D Lib

Katri said...

Congratulations to Rory on his success at the show! He looks so handsome with his ribbon!

Kelly said...

Congratulations on Rorys first win! You must be so proud.
Love the stitching Kathy.

Debra said...

Way to go!!! Great pictures.

Carolyn NC said...

Kathy,
How awesome! Great practice and he looks so good. Congratulations! Can't wait to see more of his showing. Your stitching is lovely - keep up the great work!

Trecie said...

Congratulations to Roy & you. The pictures are lovely. He looks so proud of his ribbon, even if he is tired. Bet you both enjoyed the show. Rosie's fan club hopes she isn't to jealous

Ranae said...

Congrats to Rory and you. Rory is a beauty that's for sure.
The WIP's are looking great.

CindyMae said...

All of your stitching is looking absolutely wonderful!! Congrats to you and Rory! That is so awesome!

Katrien said...

Congrats on Rory's win!
Al your stitching looks great.

Carissa said...

Kathy, all your WIP's are coming along great. Rory looks beautiful! Glad you had a good time at the dog show :)

Vonna said...

YAY RORY and KATHY!!!

Siobhan said...

Yeay Rory!!! Tell Mom that you deserve extra treats and pets and cuddles for your win.

Beautiful WIPs, Kathy!

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats to Rory (and his Mom too). With that face I'm sure they are the first of many.

Your WIP's look almost as good as Rory does.

Wendy said...

Congrats on Rory's winning!! Thanks for sharing these lovely pics!!

love the stitching too!

Charlene said...

Congratulations! Rory is a beautiful boy, and I'm sure there will be lots of ribbons added to the collections. Mom is a great stitcher, too!! Hugs and puppy licks from Pixie and me.

Jan said...

Ever so cool, KAthy! Enjoyed the photos of you and Rory, good for him!!!

Your wips are amazingly beautiful!

Pumpkin said...

You've got quite a assembly line going! LOL!

CONGRATS!!!! That's awesome :o) Go Rory!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous dog! Congratulations!