Monday, March 14, 2011

Stitching, TUSAL and wearing the green


St. Patrick's Day has always been a big day at my house. Parades and corned beef. Soda Bread and wearing of the green. The Irish tenors and Bing singing Too-ra-loora Loora. So I can't let this one be any different. Since I have to work on Thursday I made my corned beef and cabbage dinner yesterday. And I can't wait to make my homemade has with the leftover. I'll be wearing my green of course but I had Rory wear his a bit early. I know he would never keep it on without me and the treats right there. So here are a few more photos of Rory all decked out for St. Patrick's Day.


















The weekend was one of the many local St. Patrick's day parades. And since the sun was shining and it wasn't too cold I thought it would be great fun to go to the parade with Rory. Let me say he has a blast! Besides meeting my nieces and my great-nephew (Rory's best bud.) Rory got so many pets and hugs. The parade was packed. And in many places along the route it was ten people deep! We found a nice sunny spot that wasn't too crowded to watch and everyone had a great time.










Pictured above is my netry for the March TUSAL. (totally useless stitch-a-long) I did take the photo onMarch 4th. But forgot to post it in my last entry. Better late than never.

My neice asked me to stitch a baby sampler for little Alexander. Actually she first told me she thought I would stitch something for the baby shower! Who knew? So I let her pick out the sampler. We looked over a bunch and this is the one we both loved. Only problem is the designer only charted it for a girl so I will have to sit and change it to It's a Boy. That shouldn't be too difficult. I love the fabric (a light blue) and am using three different blues for the floss. It is stitching up pretty quickly. Isn't that little foot cute?




I also stitched on an exchange project only to be two thirds finished and realize that I have completely measured wrong and won't have enough fabric. UGH! Now to start all over again on that one.














My finish from the past week. This is called Girls Best Friend from the Stitcherhood. The patterns calls for the dog to be stitched in black but, hey, I have a red dog so red it is.
I'm not sure how I'll finish it yet. I also don't know why the color is off in my photos. Weird.

Rory and I wish you all a Blessed and Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Until next time.............

Love and stitches

Kathy

and licks from Rory too

28 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

And a happy St. Patrick's from Montana and me to you and Rory, too!
Love the photos of his costumery. Will be a lovely birth announcement. I adore the Stitcherhood pattern and how you personalized it!

CalamityJr said...

The baby announcement pattern is great, and Rory certainly seems to like his stitched portrait!

Pauline said...

Kathy, you have a knack for choosing hilarious photos of Rory, I always get a laugh!

You have a St Patrick's Day march? Here in Sth Aust we have drunken yobbos on the day, and they're not even Irish! It's just an excuse for drinking green beer!

Haven't had corned beef for ages, yummy!

Donna said...

Honey and I wish you a happy St. Pat's day also. I wish she would pose, but she is too busy running around chewing up our underwear!
Love the stitching!

Margaret said...

Rory is so cute! Such a sweetie! Love your stitching! Bummer about not having enough fabric. :(

Mouse said...

OOOHHHH the photos of Rory are adorable .. he looks like he had real fun in the parade and then crashing out in the chair afterwards :) love the stitching as well ;) love mouse xxx

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Happy St. Patrick's day to the two of you.

Rory is toooo cute.

Carol said...

Rory looks plum tuckered out after his parades watching and the wearing of the green, Kathy! And green is definitely his color, isn't it--he looks great :)

The birth sampler is going to be so cute--it's nice to have a niece who appreciates your stitching!

EvalinaMaria said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the frozen north! Rory looks so good, how do you make him to wear all these accesories?!

Stitchinowl said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day a few days early! Rory looks so cute in his green finery - his Irish eyes are smiling LOL Love the Sisterhood pattern and how you stitched the dog in red.
Carolyn

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh! I love all the pictures of Rory!! My little guy was watching over my shoulder and was giggling to see Rory all dressed up!

Love your stitches!

Nancy M said...

Hope all your St. Pats goodies get eaten for the whole week! Rory looks like he was soaking up every detail of the parade....pats and all. Cute baby piece, really weird it was designed for a boy too! Love the little sisterhood piece. That would make a nice needlebook if you don't have one!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Rory is to cute. Love all of the pictues. Happy St Patricks Day

Jennifer said...

Ha ha ha! I LOVE Rory's get up! St. Patrick's Day is a big deal to me too. I've decided that I will celebrate that instead of Valentine's Day - it gives my husband a little more time to prepare, and he gets his most favorite corned beef in return.

Siobhan said...

I'm sure Rory was a big hit at the parade! :) So cute--love the pics!

Nice progress on the birth sampler for your nephew. That's so nice that it is appreciated--it's always heart warming to hear that, isn't it? Lovely finish--Girls Best Friend is perfect for you and Rory. :)

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Rory you are such a scream! Love all the photos, what a photo shot :D
LiBBiE in Oz

♥ Nia said...

Rory is always dressed up for the occasion :D LOL

Maggie O said...

Happy St. Pat's on Thursday U2!!

Sunshine said...

Love all your photos. Such Great creativity!!!! I look forward to seeing your finished birth announcement. Happy St. Pattys Day!

Mylene said...

Rory's just too cute!

Happy St. Pat's day!!

Meari said...

Rory looks so festive! :)

I made corned beef over the weekend, too.

Happy St Pattys Day!

Pam said...

Hey, Kathy!! Rory looks great in the weaning of the green!! And the baby sampler looks great. I still can't believe that the designer only charted that for a girl. Ummm...what about the boys?? Will you be at sit and stitch tomorrow?

Terry N said...

Wishing you and Rory the best of St Pattys Day too! Give rory a big hug please,He is so beautiful in his green attire. Terry N

Berit said...

Love your Girl's best friend finsh! Too awesome! :D

Great stuff you've been up to lately. :D

Shelley said...

I love it so much when you post pics of Rory. I like that big floppy green bow :)

The birth piece is very pretty. That lil' foot is so cute...

Happy St Patricks Day!!

Katrien said...

Such cute photos of Rory. That little foot on the sampler is indeed really cute.

mdgtjulie said...

I agree with everyone who said Rory looks fantastic in his get up. He looks great in green!! Must be his red hair, lol. Your stitching looks good too Kathy. The birth sampler is so cute with the little foot. Sorry about your fabric miscalculation. It's happened to us all at one time or another, but at least for you it was a small piece. It could have been a BAP with thousands of stitches in it!!! (Just trying to look at the positive, lol.) Can't wait to see your next update!!

Pauline said...

Hi Kathy, I was just popping by to see how you and Rory are. Hope you are happy and healthy.