Monday, October 01, 2007

Sampler of Stitches MNO finis

I finished up with the Sampler of Stitches MNO yesterday afternoon. The two new patterns were waiting for me when I got home from Pug Dog Nationals on Thursday. I should finish up with PQR tonight. Super fast as always and as always, filled with mistakes and really bad diagrams. I actually gave up on one of the Q stitches and just did it my way. To bad about that because I love Drawn Thread patterns.
As mentioned above, I attended Pug Dog Nationals last week in Harrisburg PA. It was Molly's final trial and Clancy's first AKC trial. Molly went out the way she came in a year ago - running around the ring like a fool. :-) At least I wasn't expecting anything different from her. Clancy did really well for his first trial. Except for his weave poles, he did great. He finished two of the three runs and I was very pleased overall with how he did. His best run of the day was his Jumpers with Weaves course. Sometimes I can't believe how fast that little guy is. He was rocking that course. The only problem area was his weaves. I really thought he knew them better but it really showed me we need to practice much more on the entry. His next trial is in six weeks and we will put in a lot of practice before then.

And in other breaking news - it's a boy!

One of these five beautiful pug puppies is mine. I want a male and three of the pups are just that. And I even get first pick! By looking at the photo, my two favorites are the one on the far right and the big one in the middle. My local Pug rescue got a phone call on August 13th from a woman who wanted to surrender both parents and all the day old puppies to rescue. They are seven weeks old today and I should be able to take mine home in three weeks or so. To keep the Irish theme going, he'll be called Finn McCool. Molly Malone and Clancy O'Shea will no doubt be thrilled they are getting a baby brother. :-)

8 comments:

Karoline said...

Sampler of Stitches is looking gorgeous Margie. Cute puppies

The Silver Thistle said...

Awwwww, look at that little one, in between your favourites. So cute. He/She would be my choice. I'm a sucker for the underdog, lol.

I've never stitched Drawn Thread but that one there is just lovely. Super job.

Barbara said...

Oh .... what cuties!!

Kathy said...

Love the puppies. Sounds like Clancy did OK for his first time at that type of trial.

Stitching is beautiful, as usual.

Vonna said...

Awww...those puppies are just sweet as can be :) Hurray and congrats :)

Stitching is gorgeous and it is too bad that there are so many mistakes on the charts...that stinks!

Teejay said...

This piece is very lovely and the puppies just make me have to say...awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I want one too.

Allie said...

a pupppyyyyyyyyy WAAHOO! I can't wait to see which of the little boys goes home with you.

Katrina said...

What sweet puppies! Enjoy your new addition, I think the name is perfect :-).