Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rambling

I've been stitching away on a new project but have neglected to post any pictures. Here she is in all her unfinished glory, Frederika by Carriage House Samplings.




I love the fall colors! But boy, the border takes a lot longer than you would think! I'm using the recommended NPI fibers and linen (40ct Vintage Pearled Barley).

I also neglected to post the latest picture of my Sail Away. I desperately need to finish it up -- I have only the last lines at the bottom to do.


How many of you are excited about market this weekend? Do I hear a chorus of "me me me!" I know I'm excited! I can't wait to get my hands on so many things, which is not good news for my pocketbook! Ah well.

In other news, I have a few pictures from the father type's birthday. The boy child was good enough to take the pictures.



I should have bought those number candles for the cake to say 50, but I didn't, so I just put 5 candles on instead. Here's an action shot. :D



And then the boy child decided to see how bright the flash was by turning it directly on himself and his eye. Here's the result on camera.



The result for his eye was some blindness for a few minutes. lol! Silly boy!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

28 comments:

Cari said...

Hi Margaret, what a funny guy your son is - cool picture.

Fredricka is just lovely - she and her mate are on my 'wish list'. The colors are just stunning and I'm sure even better IRL.

Enjoy your weekend.

Nancy said...

Both of your projects are beautiful! I also love the colors in Fredericka. Happy Birthday to the father type.

Kellie said...

Love both of your projects! Beautiful!!

Susan said...

First Happy Birthday to father type!! Your frederika looks amazing as well. I agree over two goes so much faster but since I started using this 25ct over one is wonderful!!

Deb said...

Aren't teenagers the craziest people? Great picture - how long did it take where he could see normally again? LOL

I love Fredrika - those colors are really so rich! I guess that's another one I'll have to put in the ever-growing "want to stitch" pile.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Hope that you have a great weekend!

Cari said...

Looks like the father type had a wonderful birthday party!! Yea!!

Just love Fredricka. I know you're a quick stitcher but really Margaret...do you sleep??

An yes this market will be a tough one for my pocketbook as well. I am drooling in delight with each new pic I see!! Have a great weekend!! HUGS

Dona said...

Frericka is gorgeous, Margaret. I can see why the border takes so long, but it really is beautiful.

I'm looking forward to see what you end up with after your market purchases.

FayeRaye said...

Hello!! I have always loved the graph "Fredricka"! Yours looks very very nice! Congrats...Faye
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doris said...

Frederika and Sail Away look wonderful. You've been a busy girl. Isn't it amazing how the most beautiful borders take way more time than we think they will?

So happy the birthday celebration was fun. Fifty is nifty.

Sherry said...

Fredrika is looking beautiful in all her Autumn glory! How funny about your son turning the camera! Sounds like a teenager! I am so excited about market!

Littlebit said...

Oh, Margaret..where on earth do you find time to stitch as much as you do?? I'm embarrassed to post my peediddly stuff after seeing how much you do! Fredricka is absolutely beautiful, as is the Sail Away.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Love Fredricka Margaret! Can't wait for everyone to get back from market...spell-binding I say! Happy B-day to the father type!

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret,
Another great sampler in the making. Fredricka is lovely. My goodness you are quick.
Your son is a typical teenager lol. Sounds like something mine would do.
Hey guess what. All Betsy needs now is her name yay. - Sandra.

valerie said...

Fredericka and Sail Away look great! I'm in love with both! I am dying to see everything that came out at Market. I'm trying to resist though. Already planning to stock up for two BAPs...I don't need more projects! But really...who can resist?! haha :)

Margie said...

Fredricka is lovely! I have her on my short list and am just waiting to find the time. ;-)

woolwoman said...

I just knew you must be stitching on something wonderful and you are! Frederika and your Sail Away are wonderful - I could not seem to get on board with Sail Away with all my distractions in Sept. Hope hubby had a fine 50th - Mel

Siobhan said...

Looks like a great birthday celebration!! :)

Your Frederika looks fabulous, Margaret. YGG! I can't wait to get stitching on mine--hopefully this year. I love the colors in it. Your Sail Away looks awesome, too!

Melissa said...

Frederika is just beautiful. One day I will have to stitch her. And when you say the border took longer than you'd expected, I think that's telling me something - you of the smokin' needles!

Sail Away is wonderful too.

Yes, I'm excited about the market but learned my lesson with Nashville. I will just sit back and enjoy seeing them online since I can't run to a store to get them. Hope you have lots of fun shopping the new things!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Fredericka is looking great! The colors are so pretty. Your DH looks like he enjoyed his cake and your son - what to say except boys can sure be goofy - interesting pic, though!

Karen said...

Love the Frederika. I just added to my statsh and can't wait to start stitching it.

Tanya said...

Margaret, you are just amazing! Fredricka, I love the colors. Happy Birthday to your DH!!!

Karoline said...

Great progress on Fredericka and Sail Away. They both look lovely

gio162 said...

Gorgeous WIPs, Margaret - the colours on Fredricka are really beautiful, as is you stitching as always!

I really, really hate to be the wet blanket but... please try to impress on your son that he shouldn't pull stunts like that with his eyes. That one was probably harmless, but it's way too easy to do permanent damage to your eyesight to take unnecessary risks.

And yes, I'm looking forward to my new market stash :-) My credit card, on the other hand, is not.

Michelle said...

Love love love Fredricka. She is looking so beautiful! And your Sail Away is pretty as well. You better get cracking before those Market purchased show up on your doorstep.

Joke said...

Margaret, I just love your Sail Away and Frederica is, even unfinished, stunning! Congrats on the father type (I like the way you express yourself with this)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Great start on your Fredrika Margaret! That border does look stitch intensive. I know you'll make quick work of it though.

Jan said...

Oh Fredericka, is looking ever so gorgeous, Margaret!!! I love this one so much!!!

Father Type looks duly spoiled, and the cake looks yummy!!

Annemarie said...

Happy belated birthday to your other half, Margaret!

I've been away for a while, but I enjoyed catching up with you, and looking at all the breathtaking pictures of your projects. Your Mary Beale Advent is sooooo beautiful! I would love to stitch that one some day, but it will probably take me an entire lifetime :o)
Frederika is a beauty!