Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another reason to celebrate

It was another busy weekend. Rory and I were at dog shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Monday was trying to get caught up on things like laundry and grocery shopping. Yesterday was spent trying to read lots of emails and blogs. I feel like I will just never get caught up. Sigh.

The shows this weekend are the reason for celebrating. Rory brought home not one, not two but ELEVEN ribbons to add to the collection! And two of those ribbons (the blue and white ones) also meant he won his first points towards his championship! WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOO Two points and 13 more to go!
(This side is almost full. Time to start filling up the front.)

What thrilled me the most was that I handled him to those points. You see showing a dog is really a team effort. You can have the worlds most perfect dog but if you can't get him to stand right or if you run him too fast or slow around the ring you will loose. You have to know a little bit about what you are doing so you can show your dog to his advantage. Quite often I don't stand Rory correctly. I tend to hold his head too far forward. I'm learning and Rory, bless his heart, is getting better at listening in the ring. It is definitely a learning process for us both. And getting those first two points means so much to me. The beginning of realizing a dream I have had since I can't remember when. To own and show a champion Irish setter. The dream is slowly coming true!


So you see another reason to celebrate! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO

I don't have much stitching to show. I have finished a couple of things but they haven't arrived at their new home yet. So no photos yet. I do have one that made it to its new home. My early Christmas ornament exchange on HoE/HoEII. This is the ornament I stitched and finished for Sharlotte. It is one of the small patterns from PS Winter Wind on a mystery linen using the called for DMC. (Thank you Shalotte for letting me use a copy your photo.)


Speaking of celebrations don't forget to sign up for my now multiple celebration giveaways. There are two. One is for a 25 $ gift certificate from Down Sunshine Lane and the other is for a pin pillow stitched by me. :) Your comment to enter MUST be on the this post ONLY. (click on this post to go to the correct one) Or go to the posting for May 13th. Come help me celebrate my Birthday among other things.


Again I must say thank you to all of you who leave me comments. They always make me smile and brighten up my day. You warm my heart and touch my soul.

Until next time............
Love and stitches
Kathy
and licks from Rory too
Listening for his nemesis--the ice cream truck.

32 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on Rory's points! He is such a handsome boy!

Mylene said...

WOW! A huge congratulations to you and Rory. What a great accomplishment!

That's a cute ornament you made for the exchange.

Sharlotte said...

The look on Rory's face in the second picture is adorable. It's almost like he was sad the day was over. Congrats on all those nice ribbons and points , wow! I really do like my ornament! Thank you again!

Tricia said...

This is SO exciting!!! Yay, Rory!!!! I'm so glad you were the one handling him. It would have been exciting either way, but I'm sure that makes it better! Your ornament is adorable, too!!

Meari said...

Look at all those ribbons!! :) Congrats on those first two points.

Your ornie looks really nice.

Carolyn NC said...

Woohoo - congrats to both Rory and you!! How cool is this! I'll wager the dream will become reality sooner than you think!
Love the ornie - very cute!

Patty C. said...

What a great dog-Mine can sit and lay down-but they run till their on the verge of choking to death on a leash -it is quite humorous to watch :)
You should be proud
I on the other hand am just quick - lol

Donna said...

Congratulations to you both! Rory looks sweet.

Alice said...

Fantastic Kathy! You and Rory make a great team. That sure is a lot of ribbons and great points too. You must be such a proud mom. I know I would be. ; )
Alice
xxx

Alice said...

Fantastic Kathy! You and Rory make a great team. That sure is a lot of ribbons and great points too. You must be such a proud mom. I know I would be. ; )
Alice
xxx

Barb said...

What did I say about Crufts Kathy,you are on your way.Well done to you and RORY . Love the picture of him with his ribbons .Oh dear I hope your ice cream man doesnt play his jingle too loud or he may get a suprise visitor.
Love the little ornie .
Oh that dog is so gorgeous.
Hugs

Emily said...

Congrats to you a Rory for a great show. So many pretty colors.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

YAHOOOOO! Way to go Rory!

He is a beautiful baby!

Great finishing!

Lisa said...

YAY! Way to go Rory!
Congratulations Kathy, what an exciting achievement.
LISA V.

Margaret said...

Wow, that is just soooo cool! 11 ribbons! And you handling him. It must be thrilling for both of you! Congratulations!

I love the little ornie. Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Rory sure has won a lot of ribbons and congratulations on handling him yourself. Cute finish.

Marl

too_busy_to_stitch said...

wow! Congratulations Rory :)

Rita said...

Congratulations, Rory!

Beautiful ornament for the exchange.

Carol said...

Go, Rory, go!! Great job--you must be so proud of him...

Darling little PS finish, too :)

KarenV said...

Congratulations to you both - that's a great collection of ribbons!

omashee aka Barb said...

Kathy, how excellent for you both! Congratulations! Rory is such a beauty with so much character. Love all the 'bling'. How great that you are learning right along with him & can share the ribbons & points.

Berit said...

Lookit all that shiny satin--WooHoo!

Congrats to both of you, and I love that sweet PS you stitched! :D

Heidi said...

Way to go Rory and Kathy! Love the ornament you stitched. There are so many ornaments on blogs right now and it makes me long for Christmas...

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Shelley said...

Congrats to you both!! What an awesome accomplishment.

You need a scrapbook to put all those wonderful ribbons in...

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats to Rory....he is on his way now.

I'd love to be entered in your give away.

Love the ornie...very cute

Raven/Missy said...

Congrats to both you and Rory, how wonderful!

Your ornament is beautiful! Well done!

Nancy M said...

I am doing my own catching up too! Congrats to you and Rory!! Look at all those ribbons! Holy Cow!! Love your little ornie too and the finishing!

Andrea said...

Congratulations Kathy and to Rory. Well deserved.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yeah, Team Rory!!

Suzanne said...

Way to go! Another great triumph for you both.

Kristin said...

Huge congrats to you and Rory. I know how tough that is. My mom use to show in the obedience side of things so I truly appreciate your hard work.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to Rory! He looks mighty proud. :) I love the ornament!