Monday, November 19, 2007

We did it!

Clancy and I earned our first AKC (American Kennel Club) Qualifying score in Novice Jumpers with Weaves! And it was even a second place finish! As you can imagine, I am a very proud mom. :-) This means we have our first leg for our first AKC title. And we were "this" close to two more Qs but I have to blame myself and not Clancy for our failure. He did everything I asked him to and for one of the events, I didn't stay by him and I know he prefers it and in the other case, I pulled him off course with a bonehead move on my part. But in any case, I feel like we are well on our way. Our next trial is in two weeks and it's a four day trial so we will have many more attempts at Qs.

I have videos of the weekend and if anyone wants to be bored and watch them or just see what agility is all about, let me know and I'll forward my account name. I had to set them up unsearchable or I would just post them here. I have an old boyfriend who is practically stalking me online and I don't want him to have anymore access into my life then he already has found. :-( The whole thing is just sick. :-( But enough negitive talk on such a happy day!

I didn't find a second to put in stitch in Swirls all weekend. But I'm making good progress in any case and I should be finished with the first flower by the end of the week. I've already had to pull out one of the recommneded threads because it matched another color almost perfectly. :-( I hate it when I get such a different dye lot from the model. And by looking at this photo, I might have to pull another color because it's blending into the background too much. The model was stitched on a pinkish color and mine is Silkweavers Dark Tan and it's really a close match. Bummer.

6 comments:

Barbeeque4 said...

Congrats on the puppies and how well they did!!! I know you are a proud mom!!!!! The flower is looking really nice.

Barbara said...

What a fantastic accomplishment for you and Clancy!! :D

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Congratulations to you and Clancy. Way to go. The flower looks great but I'm with you on the thread colors. My Kudzu has a section that looks just like the Harvest Basket that is right next to it, it's really a problem sometimes.

Anna van Schurman said...

I love the swirls.

Congrats!

Terri said...

Congratulations Clancy (and Mom). I would love to see the video!

Vonna said...

Congratulations!!! They're a cute family :) All sitting pretty!