Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another finish!

I finished the Time and Season Sampler! Yay!!



I used 40ct Earthen linen by Picture This Plus with the called for DMC -- except for the light yellow. My local AC Moore didn't have the called for light yellow so I subbed as best I could.






This was a fast stitch, despite it not looking like it was. It was fun to stitch too.

People have asked if the girl child had a real fireplace in her freshman year dorm room. The answer is yes and no. The dorms on campus are very old and thus some rooms have real fireplaces. But I assume that like this one, most do not actually work -- they've been made into fake fireplaces. So yes, there was a mantelpiece and all, but just a nice finished space where you would normally put a fire. The girl child was very lucky and had a nice dorm room for her freshman year.

It'll be busy around here the next couple of days. We're getting ready to send the girl child off to Spain for a month of study abroad. I think both she and I are nervous -- she fixes the nerves by playing WoW (World of Warcraft) and generally not getting ready. :D And I fix the nerves by being nervous and thinking of more and more things to do to get ready. I think our methods tend to conflict. As always. A procrastinator and an early bird just don't mix well together. Sigh.

In other news, is anyone else into tennis?? French Open time!!!! :D :D

40 comments:

karenv said...

Fabulous finish Margaret! The colours are really beautiful and as usual, you did a wonderful job :)

Tanya said...

You are simply amazing. The DMC looks great on the linen. Your daughter will have so much fun in Spain and be back before you know it.

gio162 said...

Congratulations, it's gorgeous! And can you teach me how to stitch so quickly, please? :-)

woolwoman said...

Margaret LOVE your T&S - the linen you chose is so wonderful. Can't wait to hear what's next?
I'm sure your DD will love Spain - I hear from everyone I have ever known who went to Spain that they loved it so much. Good luck with the prep - Melody

Sheila said...

What a wonderful finish .. it´s beautiful.
Where is your daughter going in Spain - I live on the Costa Blanca?

Cari said...

Margaret, Margaret, Margaret --- my goodness your stitching is WONDERFUL. You are amazing. Your work is lovely and I'm sure you are very proud of yourself!!

Have fun getting your darling child ready for Spain. She will have such a wonderful time!!

Happy Stitching!!!

Loraine said...

Hi Margaret. Just found your blog, and I love I just have to tell you how beautiful that sampler is! I love it. The linen, the colors...WoW!
I'll add you to my blog roll.

Good luck to your daughter. Spain will be wonderful!

Glenna said...

Lovely, lovely finish! And too funny about how you and your daughter handle nerves differently. Hopefully cross-stitching helps! (It helps mine up to a certain point, but if I'm jittery enough, I can't concentrate on x-stitch either.) I'll bet she'll have a wonderful time--oh, to be young again.

valerie said...

What a super fantastic finish and you completed it so quickly! Hope your DD has a great time in Spain and so good she is taking advantage of a summer abroad. It's the one thing I regret not doing during college. Yay for her!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Another wonderful finish Margaret. YGG!!!

Michelle said...

Oh it's gorgeous! I love the colors in this. Turbo needles, indeed!!

Garden Girl said...

Margaret ~ I just love this sampler! You are incredible with that needle of yours!

Melissa said...

Margaret! Oh Ye of the Speedy Needle! It's beautiful. What's next?

Thanks for reminding me about tennis! Yea!

Siobhan said...

Margaret, you are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! T&S is just beautiful. Love the choice in linen, too. Best of luck to the girl child -- and to you, too. I can imagine how much you are worrying! Hang in there, gf.

Love to Stitch said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! Incredible!! Gorgeous and so fast too!! I love the colors, and Earthen is a great color choice, fabulous!!!

anniebeez said...

Beautiful finish Margaret! I wish I could work as fast as you!!! And Spain!! how cool!

Nicole said...

Wow Margaret!! It's beautiful! I can't believe how fast you finished it. :) It's so pretty! :)

mainely stitching said...

Wowsers, how on Earth did you finish this so FAST?! It's gorgeous. Must get to my MB samplers....

Katrina said...

Gorgeous!

KsMaryLou said...

Huh? You're finished with T&S already? Good grief it seems like you just started this piece, you're sure one fast stitcher. Another beautiful finish Margaret.

Jennifer said...

This sampler is very pretty. Love the colors!
Jennifer
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com

Michele said...

That is a beautiful finish! Congratulations!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Margaret, congratulations

Annemarie said...

Oh, congratulations on such a beautiful finish, Margaret! And this was a quick stitch for you? I think I'm jealous...

Good luck with the girl child and her travels to Spain!

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rebecca said...

Congratulations on your current finish. I am glad to know that you think this was a quick stitch. I inherited this chart from a friend this winter. I pulled it out this week an used the squirrel on piece I am working on at the moment. I almost went to purchase linen to stitch this piece yesterday. Know I will have to do so, thanks for the inspiration.
Can anyone also tell me why when I leave a post I always get the litte 'trash can' icon after I post a comment? I know it is for deleting the comment but don't know how to not get that without signing out after each comment post. I am pretty new to blogging.

Deb said...

Good grief Margaret. You must have the fastest needles of anyone that I know. Your sampler is beyond gorgeous - the colors and everything are so pretty! I'm stunned at your speed! Now, what are you going to work on?? I'm sure that your daughter is going to love Spain. My son is going next year with his Spanish class. I'm anxious of him going, but I know that he's going to have fun.

cathymk said...

Beautiful finish! Congratulations!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Gorgeous finish, Margaret! This would take me forever to finish. I don't know how you do it but you are a stitching heroine!

cindy said...

Stunning!! You are so fast with your needle. it must fly! BTW I love your Musical Flourish picture. Hope you win!

Kim said...

Gorgeous, Margaret! I thought it moved quickly too! I wonder if all of her designs will finish as quickly!!! It's just beautiful! Can't wait to see what you whip out next!

Dona said...

Margaret, your Time and Season is gorgeous! I know you must be so happy with it!

Yay! It's the French Open! I love this time of year as far as tennis goes. I thought of you when it started and wondered if you have been able to watch any of the matches. (Nadal is amazing!!)

S said...

Beautiful Finish!! Hope your daughter has the most wonderful time on her trip.

Sherry said...

ohhh Margaret! This sampler is just stunning! You did such a beautiful job on it! Spain? I hope she has a wonderful time!

I know what you mean about early birds and procrastinators! That would be me and my husband! LOL.

Paulette said...

GORGEOUS, Margaret!!! It's absolutely fantastic!!!

Paulette

Cindy F. said...

LOVE your blog! and what a gorgeous sampler finish! Congratulations!

Very exciting your dd is going to Spain! Such a wonderful opportunity!

Alma Allen said...

WOW!!!! Margaret a wonderful finish. What's next on your list?

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret,
Wow what a great finish. I can't believe you have finished this one so fast. It is truly beautiful. Another great sampler to add to your beautiful collection.
I am sure that your lovely daughter will have the time of her life in Spain. It is a lovely country.
Have been a bit busy over the last week so haven't been able to talk to you. BTW I am in the final border of Elizabeth so it is nearly "happy dance time". - take care - Sandra.

Sharon said...

Ohhh Maragaret, I am so excited for you that you finished this piece, its beautiful. It is just fabulous.
How wonderful your daughter is in Spain. Hope she has a marvelous time.

Jan said...

Good Grief, Missy Margaret!!!!! You are beyond amazing, I can't believe that you have T&S finished already! It is gorgeous, a big congrats to you!!

You have put me to shame, I MUST get mine out this month and get some more stitches in it! LOL