Thursday, August 18, 2011

I've been stitching.

Poor Rory. After weeks of hot and humid weather where it was just too hot to go outside to play, we finally had a couple of gorgeous weather days. And then the rain. Rain and more rain. We are both looking forward to the dryer, cooler weather. But since it is either too hot or too wet to play outside with Rory I have been on a stitching roll. More new starts and more progress. I do have one finish to show. The exchange piece that is in it's new home.
On a rainy day like this past Sunday when I'm not in my stitching chair I'm here in the kitchen at the computer. And Rory follows me from room to room. Here is Rory stretched out under the kitchen table. Notice how he has to lay on my foot to make sure I don't try and go any where.
Progress as of Sunday on Winifred Gardner--A Stitcher's Home by Crown & Thistle.

And progress on Dandy Dreams.











Next up are three new starts! I have a severe case of startitis. Does anyone know if there is a cure? In the past week I have started a total of FIVE. (There are two more not pictured which are exchange pieces as well as these three!)

























Finishes? Well, none except for this one which was my Seasonal Exchange piece that I sent to Angela. But with luck and lots of stitching time I may have another soon. I hope so because I have a couple more things I want to start.




















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

Love and stitches
Kathy
and licks from Rory too

34 comments:

Marlene said...

Your kitchen floor looks nice and cool for Rory, Grace my cat loves our downstairs bathroom on hot days, we don't get much sun in there and the slate floor is always cool, great unless you are getting out of the bath.

natalyK said...

Love your WIPs and new starts. My fav is the Sunflower Seed Design. I love the way the verse reads.
Happy Stitching!

Sue said...

Poor Rory, he looks cool enough on the tile but would probably prefer to be outside. I love your finished piece and your starts look lovely!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Even with part of the challenger for WIPS I have also started a few new ones. I am working on my Lizzie Kate exchange now.
Also, an ornament for another exchange.
Love all of your starts.

Emily in NC said...

All your new starts are great. Poor Rory looks so miserable cause he can't go outside and play, hope you get some nicer weather soon.

Gillie said...

Now, Kathy, you know perfectly well there is no cure - it's a chromic condition, this startitis! I really have to buy Dandy Dreams, I've seen quite a few beautiful ones and I really love it.

blueladie said...

Kathy, BEAUTIFUL startitis! :D And BEAUTIFUL Rory as usual!!! TFS! Cathryn

Jennifer Wright said...

Wow you have been a busy bee. they are all gorgeous!! TY for sharing them with us!

Vicky L said...

I love your stitching. Your needles are flying this week. I have a case of startitis myself lately.

Marjorie said...

Everything looks great, I especially like Dandy Dreams. I've seen this piece on a couple of blogs and it is really calling to me...which is too bad as I have startitis as well!

Margaret said...

Aww, poor Rory! Yes, the weather has just been terrible, hasn't it? We lucked out on Tuesday with the weather clearing and it being pleasant for my DD's birthday. I bet poor Rory is bored. :(

Love all the stitching! New starts are so much fun!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful work on all your stitching. I especially love your Midsummer Nights piece.

Shari said...

the stitching projects all look wonderful....hey, no problem with lots of starts!!!! I started something new this week too...
Love the Rory story! My Spyro does the same thing...he is laying right behind me, right now. The picture I stitched of him was taken while he laid by the computer chair!!

mainely stitching said...

Wow, wonderful stitching! And Rory looks fabulous. :)

Vonna said...

You've done some serious starting...but look how many of them are nearly done! WOW! Master Rory...what a dolly!

Gabi said...

Lovely stitching all around. Won't take long until you have some finishes.
Love your exchange piece to Angela.
Rory is of course adorable as always :)

Meari said...

You certainly did have a case of startitis! They all look good, though. Your summer finish is adorable!

Karen said...

It is always good to have options!!! Looks you have some good ones too.... happy stitching on your new ones.


I love your exchange piece too.. very cute design with the finishing.

Maggee said...

I have Winifred Gardner and Dandy Dreams languishing in my stash too! But I don't think I have seen Her Majesty and the Hope pieces, and I do believe they are going on my 'list' of must haves!! You have good taste!! Hugs to you and Rory!

Carol said...

That is so sweet how Rory follows you from room to room--my old cat used to do that, too. I really miss his company...

Your stitching and new starts look wonderful, Kathy--especially love the BBD design! And that little sailboat piece is so pretty for summer--I'm sure Angela loves it!

Deborah said...

Wonderful new starts! Love them all. That first pic of Rory is so sad. His feelings really show.

And This Little Pig said...

Hey Kathy beautiful starts, love your start on Winifred Gardner's a Stitches Home, such a beautiful chart. Cure for startitis... do the Crazy Challenge, makes you start, but also makes you finish :D
LiBBiE in Oz

Sunshine said...

Wow, you have been stitching!!!! Congrats on all your starts. Your needle has been smokin!!! Rory is helping Mom with her stitchin this best way of all. Being by your side :)
I look forward to seeing your finishes. Happy Stitchin!!!!

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

I love seeing pics of Rory, he's a gorgeous dog. I cant wait to see all your new starts when they are done

Sheila said...

You have some beautiful starts ad some I've not seen before. Could get me into trouble. Rory is looking so pretty, give him a great big hug.

DJ said...

Oh dear, the weather hasn't been too cooperative lately has it? Poor Rory and poor you! But I'm impressed that you've put your time indoors to good use! Your stitching is just lovely!! I've had a bad case of startitis myself, but have refrained so far from doing anything about it. Soon though...very soon! Give Rory a pat for me! *Hugs*

Shelley said...

Wow! Kathy all of your stitching is looking awesome :) Sorry to hear about the weather blues. Hope Rory gets some fun outside that you can both enjoy real soon. Love your exchange piece.

Nancy M said...

Funny how the weather definitely effects the way we stitch. Lots of nice new pieces you've got going! Very cute exchange piece too!

mdgtjulie said...

Everything is progressing so fast, Kathy. You really ARE on a roll. Wonderful!! Keep up the good work. And thanks for the pics of Rory. He's such a good dog, and so photogenic...

Cindy's Stitching said...

you have been real busy stitching. The cooler weather will be here before you know it.

Kay said...

My goodness! You have been very busy with your stitching lately, it all looks great including your finish!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Do you think rain and dreary weather have an effect on that startitis? May...be! :-) I say there's great progress on each of the starts, though, so great job! Hope the sun comes out with less humidity for you and Rory!

Dani - tkdchick said...

The weather has been either miserably hot or wet this summer!

Your WIPs look great boy you do have a serous case of startitis!

Katrien said...

love all your stitching progress!