Oh, I have been busy. Six more dog shows, visits with family and a wedding in the past month. I still don't have a computer at home and won't for the foreseeable future. I just can't afford one right now. Work is keeping busy as well. I have a major deadline at the end of September so that limits my personal web time to lunch hour. I have been trying to catch a few blog posts here and there. I definitely miss reading about every one's ups and downs, trials and triumphs, starts and finishes. I am so looking forward to October. Less of this awful heat and humidity. (Am I the only one who thinks this summer has just been way too long?!!) And October means work slows up and I can read more blogs.
And then there is Rory. He keeps me going. Between his show weekends and his antics at home. No matter how down in the dumps I feel he is there to make me smile at some silliness of his. His latest is to steal a sock every morning when I am brushing my teeth. Then he has to prance around the room with it! Where he is getting the socks from where I have no idea. I swear he has a stash under the bed! So then I have to spend 10 minutes or so chasing him around for my socks! I can just picture the first cold day when I need to wear shoes instead of sandals and I can't find any matching socks to wear!! Either that or they all have holes in them!!
On our trip last weekend to DC and Virginia. Rory gets to visit with his "Dogfather".
My "For the Birds" HoE exchange that I sent to Ina.
And I received this gorgeous ornament from Cindy. Thank you so much Cindy I just LOVE my new ornament.
Above is the pin pillow I stitched for Pirjo for the Lizzie Kate exchange and below is the fabulous exchange I received from Marion. She outdid herself and included an adorable toy for Rory as well as a card the plays "Who let the dogs out." Two more fabulous ornaments for my stitchy tree this Christmas. Thank you so much Marion. I love it all and Rory just loves his new toy.
Rory says Thank you Marion!
Last weekend was a lovely one for a wedding. Rory and I went from Long Island, NY, to Virginia to visit with some of my brothers and sisters and go to my nieces wedding. A number of late nights chatting and partying and a long, long drive but it was worth it. It was great seeing everyone. Below are a couple of photos from the wedding.
The flower girl and ring bearer, my great niece and great nephew.
Rory had a great time playing with my sisters pups and meeting his little "cousins". Actually Rory really impressed me. He really doesn't have that much experience with children and he was such a gentleman with the girls.
I am so looking forward to this weekend. No dog shows. No traveling. I am hoping for lots of stitching time. And lots of nap time. While I love going to the dog shows they are tiring. And I really need some rest. Okay. I know Rory doesn't think so but.............
Until next time.............
Love and stitches
and licks from Rory too