Friday, May 29, 2009

Trophy Photos

Now that things have finally settled down to a small, containable riot around here, I thought I would post some pictures of the trophies I made for our show. Total made: 18 Fan lamps and 4 Table Lanterns. The first photos are of the 3-sided Table Lanterns that I did for Best in Show & High In Trial.

I didn't think to make sure to get a shot of the entire trophy table, I'm hoping maybe one of the other club members took one. I also didn't have lights on in the Calla Lily ones, but the shots turned out nice. The fan lamps were made for Group 1, High Combined and Best Junior Handler.

The Calla Lily lamps turned out very nice, I was really happy with them. I think I'm going to make one for myself. :)

The flower is a deep wine color, hard to see it, because the picture makes it look black, but it really is a beautiful color.

I hope to get a post written showing the steps it takes to make one of these lamps soon.

Next project.......

Bull Terrier trophies for my regional club's speciality in November, and another fan for a fellow blogger who fell in love with the ones I was making.

I am going to open an Etsy shop as well and hope to start selling different things online, lamps, suncatchers, tissue boxes, clocks, etc. I have lots of ideas floating around in my head.

I have a program on the computer that will let me make patterns and I hope to be able to make things with the less common breeds of dogs. It's hard to find things for breeds like Bull Terrier, Chinese Crested, Dandie Dinmont, Bullmastiff, Irish Wolfhound, Japanese Chin, just to name a few, I hope to remedy that in a small way at least.
This program is wonderful, if you can dream of something you would like in stained glass, the program makes it possible. :)
Until next time,

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Why I hate to vacuum....

Ya'll thought I was only kidding about the Bullies not letting me clean house in peace, didn't you??
They do the same thing with brooms, mops, window cleaner spraying, etc, etc, etc.

I'll be back later with the story of how our dog show went last weekend.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Home again

We're back from the show weekend, tired, cranky, hurting and glad it's over. Pappy showed his hiney BIG TIME!! Needless to say, he didn't show since I was not about to let him act out in the ring in front of the whole place. More later about the weekend, right now, I have to go back to work. (Dang it)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We're Outta Here!

We're off to the dog show, be back the first of the week!

Ya'll behave now! :)


Saturday, May 02, 2009

A different kind of blog swap

I finally had a little time to sit and read some of my favorite blogs. Normally when I'm working on my stained glass I do all of it in the spare room (can't wait to get in our new house where I'll have a little studio to work in, but that's a whole 'nother story) Anyway, when I get down to the foiling portion of the project, I bring the pieces in the living room and either watch tv or surf blogs while I'm foiling. You can see someone is always on my lap while I'm trying to do something, here's Peggy Sue our Toy Poodle watching Andy Griffith with me (look at the tv screen)

Well, I found the cutest little blog and she is having a blog swap that is right up my alley. The 2009 Dog Swap Now, I know you've all seen the swaps most blogs have and probably participated in a few of them. This one is a little different, instead of getting a partner that you find cute little things for and swap people things with, in this one you get a partner and you swap doggie things for your dogs! Now how cute is that idea? I signed up right away (does that surprise you? haha) and can't wait to find out who my partner is.
There is a spending limit and a limit of up to 3 dogs. So head on over to my new friend Sprinkles' blog and read all about it, sign up and join in the fun! I can't wait! This is such a cute idea! A big thank you to Sprinkles for doing this!

Now I'm off to work on some more trophies on this rainy, gray day.

In the words of Andy Taylor on the Andy Griffith Show....Ya'll Act like somebody today!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Trophies and an Award

The trophies are coming right along and they will be finished on time, thankfully. I just tend to worry a little too much about things like that, even when I know I shouldn't. I tell you though, being sick with whatever that bug was for 2 weeks did NOT help matters a bit!

I am missing all my favorite blogs big time! I miss doing Tuesday's at the Table with Andrea, I miss Mari's Slow Cooking Thursday, I miss Julie's daily dose of crazy, heck, I miss all of you! I promise though, I will be back as soon as our dog show is over and things have gotten back to normal around here (well what DH and I call normal)

The dog show is on May 16 and 17, and since I am the Parking Chair, we are going to take the RV down on Thursday and I will just stay there until Sunday. DH will be down Friday after work to help and he will stay the rest of the weekend, so I'll only be there one day and one night without him. Our friends with the Bullmastiffs are always there to help park the RV's as well, so it will be a busy 2 days! Most folks start coming in on Friday, so I want to be there to mark off the reserved spaces and help get some of the other things set up. I will be showing Pappy, the baby of the bunch on Sunday, wish us luck.

Now for the award Jan at Jan's Place gave me, I was so honored to get this! Thank you so much for thinking of me, I really appreciate it. If you haven't met Jan yet, head over there and meet her, her horses and her dogs. You'll find a down to earth, neat lady! Is that not the cutest award?

Here's how it works:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to up to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Coming up with 15 blogs is not going to be easy, there are so many great ones out there and I have to admit, alot of the blogs I visit are Dogs with Blogs, so I'm including both 2-legged and 4-legged friends in this list. ;) Also, most of these are not newly discovered, but ones I enjoy reading. Here they are in no particular order:

2) Rachel at A Doggie Life
5) Andrea at My Chihuahua Bites
7) Rosie at Reading Rosie
8) Deb and the Bullies at NY Bully Brats
10) Clive and the Little Man at Assistance Dog for Autism
12) My own Kids In Dog Suits (so they can pass it to doggie friends)
13) Catsmum at Susan in Stitches
15) Karen at Karensbrae Terriers
If you have already received this award then that means you do indeed have "One Lovely Blog"
so accept it in the manner in which it was given and know you are doing a great job! ;)

Lastly, I have had a couple of requests for pictures of my glass trophies I have been working on, so here you go....

The fan lamps are what we are giving for Group 1 and High Combined (Obedience) and the 3 Panel table lantern is for Best In Show and High In Trial. The last shot is what my table looks like right now. I have them all turned over to solder the backs first. I have found if I do all my soldering at one time, they come out more uniform. Seems my soldering skills vary from day to day.
I'm outta here for a bit, gotta get back on those trophies.