Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's about time

I post an update of stitching and stuff isn't it? My last update was, what, two weeks ago?
They last two weeks started with another snowstorm. Then Rory and I attended three dog shows. (a second place and two fourth places) We had a house full of people and dog company for a day. I had a pretty lousy week of migraines (two of them!) which equals four lost days. (Gosh I hate those things. ) Along with all that I mailed out my two exchanges and made some nice progress on another wip, Simply Live. I am also stitching on two more exchanges and a gift. No photos of those yet. So without further ado here are some photos of our busy two weeks.

Rory and company playing chase in the snow.



Rory and his "cousin" wrestling on the deck.


Digging for snowballs



My Stitch Red for your Heart HOE exchange. This is what I made and sent to Sheril. This was my very first pin keep. It isn't perfect but the fob I made came out good.








This is what I stitched for my partner, Brenda, in the Lizzie Kate Exchange blog round three.


My progress on Live Simply. Aren't these colors gorgeous?

So that about sums up my last two weeks. I hope the next two are a little more restful. No dog shows until at least the end of March.


Don't forget to sign up for Rory's First Birthday giveaway. Go to the previous posting to leave your comment to enter. All the wonderful comments that have been left so far have moved me so. Stitching people and bloggers are such warm and loving people. You all are fabulous. Oh, and Rory just loves all Birthday hugs. I am also finding your ONS favorites interesting. There are a couple I haven't heard of. It is fun looking through all of the new websites. Thank you all.


Until next time............
Love and stitches
Kathy
and Licks from Rory too

30 comments:

Barb said...

Oh the dog pictures are absolutely brilliant , love the pics in the snow ,they are having just the best time arent they.Oh you poor thing migranes are so miserable ,I hope Rory was suitably attentive lol.
Your stitchy bits are just soo nice,wouldnt believe that was your first attempt at a pinkeep.
Like the quaker one (a lot) will maybe have to think of getting that.
Thanks for the update ,no doubt I will speak again soon sorry this is a bit long,
Hugs Barb in Uk

Judith said...

Hi Kathy!
Rory is gorgeous and I love your blog.
For the Rory giveaway, my favorite online shop is : Needlework Corner in Baltimore.

Thanks for doing this.
Judy
Asheville

Emily said...

Rory and his buddies look so happy playing in the snow, and congrats on doing so well in the shows. Sorry to hear about the migraines, I get them to and they are so annoying. Love all you stitching as well. You do beautiful finishing.

Siobhan said...

Rory and his friends are too cute. Love the snow pics!

Great stitching! Your exchange pieces are great. I need to do that "It's expensive to be me" for my daughter, who constantly needs reminding that she's not a trust fund baby. LOL Not sure if she'd appreciate it! ;) Your Simply Live looks GREAT!

KarenV said...

Love your progress on Simply Live Kathy! I stitched this a year or so ago and it was a really fun stitch!

Your exchanges look great, I particularly like the heart fob you stitched, the red thread is really pretty :)

Sending birthday wishes to Rory, he's such a handsome fella :)

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What great stitching and finishing!

Katrien said...

Great pics of Rory!
Your exchanges are beautiful, and yes, the colors of Live Simply are gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished

Vicky L said...

Rory is sure having fun in the snow! Your first pinkeep looks great and very beautiful. It is not easy doing a heart shape pinkeep and for you to do one as your first one, wow! many kaghos to you!
The rest of your stitching looks great. I love the Lizzie Kate one too.

Mylene said...

Great pictures of Rory and his company!

Lovely pieces you made for the exchange and such beautiful colours with "Live Simply".

Berit said...

What fun the dogses are having! :D

Also, your stitching is quite beautiful, and if there's a fault to your pynkeepe I don't see it! I'm currently making my first one right now myself...for an exchange, too! I hope it comes out as nicely as yours did. Live simply is also coming along so nicely. :D

Debra said...

nice pictures of Rory and friends. Kayden is on my lap while I read your blog and he loved them too. Congrats on all your pretty finishes.

Nancy M said...

Your first pinkeep finish looks great! I haven't tried that shape and it can't be easy! Love the dogs and snow. I think you are getting just a bit more right now! Well maybe you are too close to the ocean and getting more rain. Live Simply looks very pretty so far.

Lana said...

Great job on your first pin keep! It came out beautifully! Live simply is coming along great! I love the colors in that one!

Carolyn's Crafts said...

He is beautiful! Happy Birthday Rory!
Stitching is great too! :)

DJ said...

Your first pin keep came out very nice! And so did your fob. What patterns did you use for those? They are really pretty! How did Rory do in the dog show? He's such a beauty! *Hugs*

Deb said...

I think that all the pieces that you finished are beautiful. Your dog is absolutely gorgeous!

Robin said...

I love the snow pics of the dogs playing. that is so cute! I love your stitching, the heart pin keep is cute and the LK is just adorable! congrats on all of your stitching!

Sherry said...

Rory looks like he having a big time in the snow! Happy Birthday to Rory!

All of your stitching is wonderful. I love the colors of Simply Live.

Mare said...

Love your red exchange stitching & the heart scissors. You did a wonderful job with the pin keep & I am sure your partner will love it. Cute LK piece and your wip is coming along nicely. Rory and his friends look like they are having a ball! At least he is enjoying the snow.

Anonymous said...

Lovely finishes. Rory looks like he is having fun with his cousins.

Marl

Sadie said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing Kathy :-) and it looks like Rory had a blast playing in the snow with his pals.

Nic said...

The photos of the dogs in the snow made me smile :o)

Great finishes - I think I recognised the scissor fob design ;o) - would you mind if I posted your picture on my blog? And if you let me have your addy, I'll send a little prize your way...

Commiserations for the migraines, BTW, I get them too, it's not one of my favourite experiences!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely pics of Rory in the snow. Your pinkeep is gorgeous - looks finished perfectly to me! Hugs about the migraines - I suffered with them from the age of about fourteen to nineteen. Touch wood they don't seem to happen to me any longer.

Lisa said...

oh I just love the pics of Rory and his friends. Lovely pinkeep finish, well done
sorry you've been having migraines I hope your feeling better soon

Alice said...

Goodness Kathy, is it my imagination or has Rory grown since I last looked? My dogs also get totally silly in the snow. Nice stitching. I am just starting to get going on my old projects again but it feels good.
Alice
xxx

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Very pretty exchanges! I love the 'expensive' one. And Rory and his cousins sure do have fun in the snow! Great pictures. I hope the migrane fairy keeps those migranes away from you! LOL

Shari said...

you have been busy. Ouch to the migraines. I get them, so I can oh so relate.
The stitching looks great!!! Really love the Quaker piece...keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!

Carolyn NC said...

All of the stitching is gorgeous! Love the colors and finishes. Your Rory is sooo pretty and cute playing around. Congrats on his finishes. Hope you are migraine free and have not more problems with it!

Heidi said...

All the stitching is so beautiful. I am sure your exchange partners will be so happy to get them. I love your colors for your Quaker. I am however sorry to hear you have been plagued with migraines. No fun whatsoever. I hope they are behind you for a long time now.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Shelley said...

I love it when you share photos of Rory. He always looks like he is having so much fun. Brightens my mornings.

Your exchange pieces look awesome. Yes, the colors in your WIP are gorgeous.

Have a great week. Hopefully no more migraines.