Friday, March 27, 2009

about half way

I figure I'm about half way done with the second release to my IsaV Grand Marquior. I love it! I'd like to finish it over the weekend but I'm not sure how much stitching time I'll have because Clancy and I have an agility trial.

The last time we trialed was back in December at a four day AKC trial. We had no success and my teacher was there and suggested we take a break and work on our fundamentals and when we do feel more confident, to do a NADAC trial to see if we have made any progress. So that's what we did. And this weekend is our first NADAC trial in almost two years. I don't do NADAC much, I don't take it very seriously because at heart, I'm an AKC girl. But there are many other agility leagues other than AKC and they all have different rules and regulations. And costs. An average AKC trial is around $75.00 to $130.00 a weekend depending on the trial. That is usually the cost for four runs. A NADAC is much less expensive. This coming weekend we have twelve runs and it's costing $120.00. And the rules are very different from AKC. No table and no teeter. The courses also tend to be much winder open and the obstacles farther apart and some are called games and are really just fun - like the courses of nothing but tunnels. I also find it to be much easier than AKC. And because I find it easier, I tend to be more confident and when I'm more confident, Clancy is also and we just have a better all around experience.

So this weekend is all about having fun at a trial and building up our confidence so we can return to AKC trials. :-)

Wish us luck! And have a great weekend. :-)

8 comments:

Margaret said...

Gorgeous progress on your grand marquoir! Good luck this weekend with Clancy!

Siobhan said...

Wonderful progress on your IsaV marquoir! It looks great.

Best of luck to Clancy and to you this weekend! :)

Patti said...

Your IsaV Marquoir is looking just wonderful. You are such a quick stitcher. Love Patti xxx

Karol said...

Good luck in your trials! Love the way your piece is coming along.

Theresa said...

Great progress on your IsaV Grand Marquoir~~~
Have fun this weekend~

MyLifesAStitch said...

Good luck with Clancy, Margie! Here's hoping you both have/had fun AND do/did well! Your stitchy progress is looking gorgeous as usual!

deibpia said...

Grand Marquior is absolutely gorgeous. I'm looking forward to see more of it.

Jan said...

Nice blog, Margie!:)

Your GM is absolutely gorgeous! And I hope your weekend with your Clancy was a good one!