Happy Independence Day!
Two weeks! Wow, sorry to have been away for so long. I have been busy, busy, busy. Since I last posted Rory and I went to one more show. He won his class but nothing big. That's okay. It does seem that he has finally figured out what he is supposed to be doing when we are at the dog show. And behaves so much better. But we shall see if he remembers since we have three more show weekends starting this Friday.
One reason I hadn't posted was my camera died so I had no photos. First my new camera died and then my old backup digital camera died. And last but not least my computer at home died. I guess at almost 11 years old it decided it needed a permanent rest.
So I returned the newer camera to Canon since it was only 8 months old. And guess what? They fixed it free and I got it back 10 days after I sent it to them!! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the email telling me it was on the way back to me all fixed! Great service.
So now I can take photos. I can't use my photoshop program to edit them so I apologize ahead of time if they are dark or the image is too small. It will probably be a while until I can get a new computer. But I can at least download the photos as is to a disk at work and post them here.
Little House Needleworks Dog Sampler
The complete exchange sent to Edgar for the HoE alpha exchange. I included my second ever made beaded fob as a RAK. Oh, and a small toy for his pups. And if you would like to see some photos of his pups with their giftie click HERE.
(Photos above courtesy of Edgar M.)
I had finished and mailed out two exchanges over the last two weeks but only have photos for one. (Thank you Edgar for letting me use your photos.) And another is wandering its way somewhere on planet earth to its new home. I also received three exchanges. And now have photos of those to post.
Below is the exchange I received from Sandra for the HoE alpha exchange. Isn't the pin pillow gorgeous!
Thank you Sandra. I love the pillow! It is perfect!
The Lizzie Kate Liberty for all pillow is the 4th of July exchange. Stitched by Ellen S (no blog) as part of the Holiday Exchange.
I had planned a nice relaxing stitchy weekend with my dear friend Mare. Unfortunately she had major car problems and by the time she arrived it was 9 PM Saturday evening instead of the 9 AM we had originally planned. All we managed to do before dragging our hot and weary butts to bed was share some stitchy goodies, have dinner, drink a couple if glasses of wine and chat a bit. Sunday morning was spent arranging the tow truck to take Mare and her poor car back to her home in New Jersey. Not the fun stitched filled weekend we had hoped for. Oh well. Mare we will just have to try again.
Below are the gifts that Mare gave me for my Birthday. I just love, love, love the pillows and the Hinzit frame, pattern and charms. And isn't that piece of cake adorable? Almost good enough to eat!
For Mare. I made her a beaded fob with the cutest kitty charm. And I made her an ort jar. These jars are from candles that were too pretty to throw out. I took the lid and created a cushion on top and a band around the lid. Cute, huh?
I do have a couple of new starts to share. One is a pattern that I received for my birthday and the other is one that I needed to get stitching on and return. So without further ado here is my progress on Dog lessons for People by Lizzie Kate and Hearts Left Behind by Hesters Needle.
This beaded fob I made for myself.
The next three weekends will be busy ones. Three dog shows in Massachusetts this weekend. Those mean another ferry ride which Rory just loved! Then next weekend, the 9th, 10th and 11th, I will be in Rochester, NY. Three more dog shows and a visit with my brother and sister-in-law who live in Rochester. Then finally on July 16th and 17th we have two more shows. These are about half an hour from me. I think I will collapse after that.
Unfortunately I may not get to keep up with everyones blogs. With no computer access at home and being away I will probably spend most of August playing catch up.
So until next time...................
Love and Stitches
licks from Rory too
and purrs from Rosie on one of her many lofty perches. (This one, the kitchen table, is just the right height to smack Rory on the head when he comes near.)