Monday, August 31, 2009

Herb Gatherer finis

The Herb Gatherer - design by Shepherd's Bush
32 count cream Irish Linen
Recommended cotton floss


I finished up the oldest item in my stash on Saturday evening. The copyright on the design is 1990 and I know I bought it that year. So it only took me 19 years to get to her. :-) I love it! I'm so happy on how it turned out. And I don't really think it took me all that long. I've been buying and trading a ton more SB stash - I'll post a photo as soon as it all comes in.

I didn't remember to put Autumn Bouquet in my agility bag but on Sunday I found that I had put the supplies for the Strawberry Emory from a couple of Loose Feathers ago in my bag. So I worked on that on Sunday. I was about 2/3rds complete when I realized I was not going to have enough CC Wild Berries to complete it. And sure enough I ran out with only six or so lines to go. I'll order more tomorrow from Drema but it will never match. Oh well, I'm not going to restitch it so I'll just have to live with it.

I did have a little time to work on my current house from HoHRH last night but I won't be done with it by the end of the evening. I have the entire house to complete and I haven't even started it yet. I have Friday off work and with Monday being a holiday I should be able to get caught up nicely.

As for the rest of the weekend, Clancy was very uneven but he ended in a huge high note. I did pull him off the course for both of his Jumpers run do to a lack of weaves. I wanted to pull him off his Standard run on Saturday when he didn't do his weaves but the little bugger ran away from me in the direction of the next jump so we ended up finishing the course. Our highlight of the weekend was his Standard course on Sunday. We almost Q'd! And we received a score for the first time in months and months. I asked him to redo his weaves until he completed them and he did. But we had three tries and that was one try too many and we were scored two refusals and you can only have one refusal at the Open level. We had quite the party at the finished line and left the weekend on a super high note. My agility instructor saw our run and said we did great. :-) That is like getting a gold medal. Our next trial is on September 12th so I'm hoping a few more puzzle pieces fall into place.

I have decided to bring out Aoife at a one day Novice only trial on October 11th. I sent in her AKC registration form in today and her official AKC name is: Aoife Meadhbh MacKenna. Meadhbh is the Gaelic spelling of Maeve. :-)

19 comments:

Katrina said...

Gorgeous, congrats on the finish!

Love Aoife's registered name. Hope her first trial goes well :-).

Tracy J said...

I love your finish; enjoy!

Love to Stitch said...

Fabulous finish! What an accomplishment, and 19 years isnt to long LOL! I am sure it feels wonderful to have it complete and under your belt. Autumn B is looking great too- are you using V. Autumn Gold? The color is terrific.

Margaret said...

I love your Herb Gatherer! Huge congratulations on getting that done! Good luck to Aoife on her first try in October -- how exciting! I hope Clancy continues on that high note and not the low ones. :D

Kielrain said...

Love Herb Gatherer. It must feel really nice to get that one finished. Ah, old stash, how it collects. :)

Good luck with Aoife on her first trial.

mainely stitching said...

What a lovely finish!!!

Coni said...

Oh, Margie....how wonderfully lovely your Herb Gatherer is! I saw one of these for the first time in person a few months ago and thought it was just breathtaking. Congratulations on such a great finish!

Happy, happy, happy dance!

Kristen said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! Congratulations on the finish!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your fabulous SB finish! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your new SB stash :)

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on this wonderful finish! It doesn't matter how long it took, the important thing is that you finished it.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love Aoife's name and I hope she does well at her novice trial and that Clancy continues to improve (and most importantly, has FUN). Great job on the Herb Gatherer - it's beautiful!

Lana said...

Great finish!!! I know I have some in my stash drawers that have been sitting around about that long too! You are an inspiration to me to get to some of those old projects that still need love!!! great finish, and beautiful stitching!

Sandra said...

Your Herb Gatherer is so lovely, you must be delighted to have it finished. I am so tempted to do this one, but I know that my framer won't be able to cut a curved mat, so I shall be content to admire yours.

Sheila said...

Your finished Herb Gatherer looks fabulous!!! Well worth the 19years it took to finish :)

Alice said...

What a beautiful finish! I know you had it in your stash for a long time, but it seems like you did it in a flash! It is gorgeous.

MarchAnn58 said...

I'm not a SB person but I really like this one. You have done a great job.

Karoline said...

Fantastic finish, congratulations

Anna van Schurman said...

I can't believe how quickly you stitched this. Please tell me it has a lot fewer stitches than Toy Gatherer!

Doris said...

beautiful stitching!.
congratulations to Clancy,and good luck to Aoife!