Wednesday, February 11, 2009

'Tis raining again...

Well, we know here on the Monterey Peninsula that if the AT&T Pro Am is being played in Pebble Beach, that rain is most certainly guaranteed. It has been pouring since early evening, and we have over a week more in store. Our state really needs the rain, so this is not a bad thing. It also makes for a cozy evening for stitching.

I was able to get about an hour's worth of stitching in. I am still working on all of that confetti stitching. This is no bueno for me as it is lacking in fun and continuity. I spend a lot of time reviewing the pattern. This may get put to the side for a while as I am getting a bit bored with it. Plus I have a couple of gifts that I have to get started on.

In addition to my stitching, I was able to get a little arranging done in the office/craft room. I got a couple of things organized, which made me feel good. I am taking baby steps in the direction of getting it completed. It will be a glorious day when I can go in there and cut quilt pieces. In the meantime, I was able to clear the chair enough for Liesie to stay in there with me. She snuggled up in an afghan while I worked. She is such a great companion.

On a final note, we were so delighted to see that a Giant Schnauzer won the working group at Westminster last night. It was such a beautiful creature. Schnauzers come in three sizes, miniature (up to 20 lbs) standard (up to 35 lbs) and Giant. Generally we have seen these dogs overlooked in the judging process, (it must be really, really hard to be a judge!) We were delighted this time when the mini came in fourth in the terrier class and the giant won the working class. We happened to acquire our mini schnauzer by chance, and now I can not imagine my life without one. It is something I hear alot from other mini schnauzer parents. These are such intelligent and human-like dogs. They have a real sense of humor and are fiercely loyal and devoted to their people. So our hats are off to the giant who made all of us schnauzer mommies and daddies proud!


Suzanne said...

I thought about you when he won! I am a beagle and dachshund person (all dogs, but those are what mine are made of) and last year I was beside myself when Uno won Best in Show!

Patti said...

Uno is one amazing little dog! He has a personality that comes right through the television set. I was so happy when he won! What a beauty!
Do you have dachshunds now? I know so many people that have them and are over the moon for their little furbaby's. They are such smart and determined little dogs. I hear they are so much fun to have around!

Carolyn said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I appreciate them so much!

Please send us some rain! Us Texans are having a drought. I would love to have a day where it just rained all day, I could curl up in my stitching chair all day, and just stitch my little heart out.

I, too, was excited to see Uno win. He is one amazing furbaby!