Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Flower Power update

Here's my latest progress on Flower Power. I didn't unfurl all of the fabric, so it really doesn't look like much right now. I just had to stitch that one columbine, though. The leaves were making me kinda crazy. LOL! I'm going back to leaves, though, when I sit down to watch Top Chef in just a little bit.

Here's a picture of my bad boy Ace, just because I thought he was looking cute the other night when he was sleeping sitting up with his head resting on the back of the couch. He needs to be groomed very badly, but I still think he's a cutie. He's been home with me for about 8 months now, and I've fallen in love with him all over again. He was the busiest puppy I ever saw, and he's still a busy boy. As I write this, he's in the living room barking at his mother and sister for who knows what reason. They're probably both sitting up on the couch looking at him as if to say, "What!? You want us to play with you? We don't think so!" Poor boy!

All the dogs and I watched the Westminster Kennel Club dog show when it was on tv earlier this week. We were rooting for the standard poodle, but unfortunately she didn't win. She's a really beautiful girl; I'd like to see her in person, but I doubt I ever get the chance. I don't imagine she's going to be hitting the dog shows in Southeast Texas any time soon. I have seen the Sussex Spaniel that won in the flesh, though, since his handler lives in Houston and is at many of the shows in this area. The Sussex is a pretty boy, too, and he deserved the win. I'd really like to go to Westminster one day just to say I had been there. Many people say it's one of the worst shows to exhibit at, but I know a lot of people who would give their left arm to have the chance to show a dog there in spite of the crowding, small breed rings, etc.

Watching Westminster and writing about dog shows really makes me miss the whole thing. Well, maybe not the late nights grooming, but I really do enjoy going to the dog show. I don't have anyone who can go in the show ring right now, but maybe one day I will have a show prospect again. I feel bad saying that my youngest two aren't "show dogs," but they're really not. Ace has been neutered, so he can't be shown in conformation. Emmy is a very pretty little thing, but she's too soft, too shy, to be a good show dog. She goes to trembling if more than 3 people look at her. LOL.

Almost time for Top Chef and a little bit of needle time.


Suzanne said...

I only watched the hounds and terriers the first night, b/c those are my favorites. I was beside myself last year when Uno won! I thought it was cool that Stump won after he had almost died and then basically retired. I saw a newsclip today that said that he was done for good this time and was going to just sleep and play in the yard. They had a picture of him eating his celebration dinner on his way back to Texas.

FP is looking great! I really like the material it's on.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

What Material are you using for your Flower Power Pattern?

Take care & Happy Stitching

gwyneth said...

Linda, I'm using fabric from Crossed Wings Collection. It's a 28-count Cashel linen that is hand-dyed for Flower Power.

tkdquintmom said...

My co-worker just lost their 13 y.o. Sussex ('chip') and what a handsome boy he was! I was thrilled for her to see that a Sussex won. I gotta tell ya I just LOVE that fabric! Everytime I see it, I fall in love with it again.