Saturday, August 14, 2010

Catching up.......

Earlier in the year I joined the Gardener's Journal Stitch-A-Long - got off to a flyer...then fell in a hole (so to speak) and there wasn't much progress for a while.....stitched all the blocks and traced the stitcheries a couple of months ago when I had a few days off work but since then ......nothing......so over the past couple of weeks I have been working on the stitcheries at night....and have caught up......I am stitching the block assigned to August......and it is still August!!  Just have to keep up the momentum now!

Speaking of momentum.......the puppies have finally lost theirs for a while!!  I have been "puppy sitting" Lexi overnight and she and Rose have played hard!  But even puppies run out of steam eventually and they are now asleep....snoring in fact........and I am letting sleeping puppies lie!!! Phew......I am exhausted! 

It is cold.....wet and windy today.......here are the girls after being outside for a toilet break this morning.........


It was the first chance I had for a photo op........last night they were moving too fast and didn't sit still  long enough for me to get the lens cap off the camera!  Different story this morning though!! Much more subdued. ......Wednesday night was their first puppy school experience......they were a little overwhelmed by the sights and sounds there.....but were quite well behaved.  It is nice they can spend some time together having sleep-overs and going to puppy school.

I am off for a stitching day with the girls today..........I hope Cheryl has the fire going. 

'Til next time........................Lorraine

21 comments:

Darlene said...

Your Gardener's Journal project is fabulous, Loz. I love, love, love it. I especially love that you're doing it in one color (RED). :-) I finally got the book - soon I'll have to get started. :-)

Oh, those silly puppies are so darn cute.

Jeanette said...

Awwww the puppies are so cute. your stitcheries look great. I love redwork. Jeanette

Pat said...

Those puppies are soooo cute! I love that book. I will have to get mine out. I had forgotten all about it. Love your stitcheries.

Karen said...

Stitching the August block means you are doing good. I actually got my September stitchery block done early this month. They are from Buttermilk Basin designs.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh it is just gorgeous.....and I am so pleased you got back to the stitching......you did have a lot going on there for a bit..........

Kris said...

The GJ blocks look great. Brilliant idea to stitch them all together first! Rose and Lexi look a little soggy in that photo. We have had quite a bit of rain here. Brad and I went out to the shops and managed to look a little soggy too!

Stina said...

Ohhh.. So you mean I CAN catch up some day on the GJ blocks..lol.. I have stitiched one tiny little block..:o))
SOOOO behind.. but this might give me some hope..:O)
LOve your version..
Nice for your little puppie to have a sleep over guest..they seem to get along pretty good since you are exhausted... :o))

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

G.J. is looking so good Loz...and as for those girls how cute are they...

yellowfarmhouse said...

Dang girl those pups are just to precious. Don't ya wish we could have that kind of energy - just think of the stitching we could get done. Your blocks are beautiful and congrats on getting caught up - always a glimmering hope in my sewing room world :).

Hugs - Karen

Jo in TAS said...

I'm way behind on my GJ now! Love the puppies, I bet they love it when they get together.

julieQ said...

Oh, pretty! I just love your stitcheries...and your darling baby dogs. Fun to dog sit, right??

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Your finished stitcheries are darling. I like to think block of the month projects are just suggested time frames.

Puppies are looking sweet!

By jove I think you've found your single gal mojo Loz!

Leanne said...

Those babies are tooo cute for words. Isn't puppy school a hoot.

Maree: said...

Love the Fabric with your GJ blocks..they are looking Great..ahh Rosie has the most Sweetest Face...Have a Good Week.
cheers

Katie said...

Awwwww. They are just the cutest! :-)

Suzanne said...

Wow, you have been super stitching busy! Pups are so sweet, even wet!

Lynda said...

I LOVE your GJ fabrics - the quilt is going to be beautiful. The puppies looks so sweet and innocent.

OzRose said...

Still soooo cute!!!

Natalie said...

It's great to see someone is organised with their stitching Loz, I have a few newey's on the table and can't seem to decide on what to start first!! YIKES.....The girls are way too cute with their "sleep overs" I hope they're not wearing their slippers out in the rain! Good to see your getting your groove back.

Nat :-)

AnnieO said...

Cute stitcheries and fabric! I recently bought a redwork pattern and some perle cotton but haven't even gotten as far as picking a backing.

Awww, puppies are irresistable.

quiltygal said...

You are getting a move on I have just drawn up some stitchery blocks to take with me OS ...love the dog pics ...we had a very traumatic time at the Vets with jack weds night when we went back into the waiting room people were staring at us.... I was covered in blood & scratches Jack had been SCREAMING ...I said dont worry folks just our annual nail cutting trip !!!