Saturday, 27 March 2010

Scottish Breed Championship Show - 27.03.10

Today was Orchids first time in Golden Retriever Junior Bitch's at Championship level. She will be in this class now until she is 18 months old, she is actually only just 12 months this week. To my surprise she managed to get 5th place which is very respectable for what she is up against in respect of age and maturity of the older girlies.
We have another Championship show next weekend in Yorkshire and one the following weekend in Scotland, in which Orchid and her mother-Willow will be competing. Willow hasn't been shown at Champ level since 2004, so it will be interesting to see how she does. Brook is now out of coat (growing a nice new one in) so hopefully will be ready to show again mid summer.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

SEBA Designs-SAL

Part 10 came out on Monday, and for some reason I didn't like it, I just felt that it didn't fit with the rest of the design, so pencil in hand, I charted something that I thought would fit better - you may not agree, but I'm happy with it now. There's just the border to stitch in next week and I'll have a finish this month :)

Monday, 22 March 2010

TUSAL update

My TUSAL update for this month - made up from Chatelaine Peaccock Garden & Mary Wigham orts this month.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Seba Designs SAL - part 9

Just a quick update of the Seba designs SAL part 9 completed. 1 more part and the border still to do. Watch this space.......

Monday, 15 March 2010

Crufts update

I'm pleased to say that Orchid was shortlisted in her class, but wasn't placed. Even to get this far is a great achievement especially when she will only be 1 year old tomorrow.
Unfotunately Brook didn't get anything but he still looked good and enjoyed himself.

Our next challenge is to get qualified for Crufts 2011..........

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Crufts here we come!

Well its only 3 more sleeps before we will be at Crufts. Tonight I've spent the evening trimming Brook & Orchid, tomorrow afternoon when I get in from work they will be bathed, blown dry and groomed thoroughly. Bags also need packed for them all, along with dinners, our stuff and the show gear. Willow is travelling with us as far as my cousins, who we will stop with on Saturday night, before an early start to get down to Birmingham for around 8am.
Orchid is in the Golden Retriever Puppy Bitch & Junior Bitch classes, the 2 & 3rd classses, and Brook is in the Gamekeepers Working Dog class for pickers up/beaters with Retrievers. I'm not expecting getting anything with either of them, but Frank Kane, who's doing some of the commentry on More 4 Crufts Tv programme this week actually gave Brook his qualifier, so he can't be that bad a dog!
Anyway, keep your fingers crossed for us all, and I'll post pics when we return, DH is under strict instructions to take loads of pics!!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

SEBA SAL - part 8

Hers part 8 stitched up, we only have 2 parts and the border left now, so I should have a finish in the next month :))

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Peacock Garden - part 3

Here we go, part 3 stitched already. I'm really loving this piece and love the large Jessica stitches we did this month. I've decided to stitch on some of the beads from the first 3 months as there are going to be sooooo many!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

SEBA SAL - part 7

Part 7 stitched and I nearly forgot to add this weeks picture. Not the best photo but I couldn't be bothered to unroll it off the scroll bars as I was in a hurry to start this months part of Peacock Garden!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Mary Wigham - part 2&3

Since its the first of the month and the next part of the Chatelaine is out, I thought I would update you on the progress of Mary. I seem to be stiching from both parts 2 & 3 at the moment as I'm trying to complete the motifs along the top and down the sides as their seems to be a few mistakes on the charts? Anyway, here is my progress so far. I don't know why, but I am really enjopying this project.