Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend. I had Friday and Monday off and it went FAR too quickly. I wish there was another 4-day weekend coming up.

In corgi news, Sully earned his APDT RL2 title at our last show! Hooray! He got a couple of placements too and won a moo-cow toy that moos when squeezed. Surprising to me, he LOVES to squeeze it, so cute! Our next show (next weekend) is AKC obedience where we (cross all your fingers) hope to earn our CD title! It's on our home turf so that should help.

In more corgi news, we won a Furminator on Michael Woyton's blog! A big thanks to him! We still need to take a picture of it in use but the cat is actually the one who has been seeing more Furminating action. He doesn't like to be combed or brushed much but he is tolerating it and years of old dead hair and dandruff are coming out.

Crafting news-I need to finish up two aprons for swaps (Sassy Summer Apron Swap and Summer Fun Apron Swap) Beyond that, I am finishing up two quilts for Project Linus. One of them is made with the quilt blocks that I won in Kate's blog giveaway! A huge thank you to her! Once those two are done I will be starting up a new one for our 2008 Here's a Hug project. We are working with the Women's Correctional Facility to create quilts for the inmates to give to their children for Christmas. And not to be left out are my first bath of hats for our local Warm-A-Kid which distributes warm coats, hats and gloves to kids. I'm going to make sure at least some of them get THE coolest hats around! I love these Martha fleece hats and they're so easy!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Too busy for words!

Shoof, I have just been too busy! We had our housewarming party/open house this past weekend which went well! So our house is officially open to guests now, no more hemming and hawing about getting things done around the house or yard before people can come over, I bit the bullet and decided the house is an ongoing project and better to have an open house before years went by.

I've been busy with 4-H dog training. This year we have a new trainer (our other two from last year did not return) so she's instructor the first-years and I've got the advanced group. So far, so good! No dog fights, no bossy parents, no slacker kids! Knock on wood.

And Sully and I haven't been letting out own training slip. We've started the spring out with a rally fun night at the training club and our first trial of the year is this month. We'll be competing in level 1 and 2 APDT rally and hopefully get our third leg of our RL2 title. :)

I have been letting bloggy things slip though. Julo of Corgi Tails honored CorgiPants as a blog she thoroughly enjoys! Thank you so much to her. Now I am to list 5 of my own favorite blogs that I admire and enjoy. I will need more time to write about the virtues of some of my faves so I will save that for another day when I have more time.

Another wonderful blogger, Melissa, held a giveaway and I won! She sent me the nicest package of fun card-making goodies! Thanks a bunch to her!

And last but not least, I got my fantastic Tiny Sock Swap sock in the mail! It just so happens to be purple! And the sock I made for myself (to match the one I sent to my own partner) is purple and orange, so they go together so well!