I have trouble, also keeping my edges straight when doing a finishing edge, but am getting some practice doing some granny squares for a pair of slippers. The instructions are to work sc in each stitch around except for corners which get 3 sc in each. Seems to be working out well. This will also give me good practice in joining the squares without it being a major project.
Pepper, the yorkie, isn't realy that territorial. In fact, our pomchi has pretty much taken over that spot on the sofa. Now Dusty, the pomchi IS territorial. That's why his previous owner gave him to a shelter. We've pretty much worked the attacks out of him.
When we 1st moved to Virginia in 1974, we lived in Crimora for nearly 5 years. Loved the area. I really missed being surrounded by mountains when we had to move further north to Manassas.
Although I haven't updated my blog recently, I have been busy mostly with crochet...dishcloths, doilies, and some slippers. Hope to make time to post photos sometime soon. Life just seems to keep getting in the way.