Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yay!! and busy


Yup, Rebecca Robinson is done! Yay! I feel like I've been working on her forever!



I used 40ct Heritage from Picture This Plus with the called for AVAS. I love how it came out!



Now to get it framed. Along with my growing pile of samplers. Sigh.




In other news, we took the girl child back to college this past Saturday. Her school starts so late -- classes start the 17th! She's all happily ensconced in her single room (whoever heard of a sophomore having a single?) and excited about starting the year. She even got a new position with her job at college! After we unloaded all her stuff in her room, we went for lunch in town. Here's a poor quality picture of the girl child and me from the father type's cell phone.




Last night was the start of the new orchestra season for the boy child. He moved up to the high school level (10-12) orchestra, which means a symphony orchestra. Yay! I love symphony orchestras! I'm hoping the symphony part along with harder music will make the boy child more enthused about things. (He's really a rock and roll kinda guy at heart.) The youth symphony rehearses on stage. Here they are rehearsing on their first night. Only 4 basses! Another yay!



Basses are always easy to spot -- they always stand in the back on the right. And when the conductor asks the orchestra to stand, they don't have to do a thing -- they're already standing!

Speaking of music, 9/9/09 has passed. And our house shows it too. The boy child has Beatles Rock Band and has been playing it with his friends. A stereo limited edition set of the remastered Beatles CDs has somehow made its way into our house as well. :D It's nice that my children have inherited my love of the Beatles.

US Open is over. A new men's champion, a gentle giant of a guy. So young too! (Hate to say it, but it was nice to see someone new win. Sorry Roger! You're still my favorite!) Controversy on the women's side, and a mom as the champ. Yay Kim Clijsters!

I was bad and didn't post last week. How sad! But I wanted to post a finish and the finish didn't get finished till just now! Hope everyone has a good week. Or what's left of the week! I keep thinking it's Monday! Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your comments. :D

39 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Woohoo! I just LOVE your finish!!

(I had a single sophmore year. Luxury.)

Cari said...

Margaret, congratulations! Rebecca is just stunning!

Wow, school does start late for your daughter. We are in our 4th week of classes. A single room - how wonderful for her!

I look forward to seeing your next project.

Enjoy your week.

Deb said...

Oh Margaret - I love Rebecca! She is absolutely stunning. I don't know how you didn't go absolutely batty over that border, but I'm glad you didn't because she is really spectatular!

I had to laugh at your comment about your son and the Beatles Rock Band. My son has been making noises about that too - probably because he knows that I like Beatle's music - still haven't gotten it for him yet. And a major congrats to him too on his making symphony orchestra!!!

So, what is going to be your next project??? I'm dying to know!! Flame Stitch perhaps???

Nancy said...

Congratulations on an amazing finish! Your sampler is gorgeous, and it does look like there is a lot of stitching to this piece. A huge accomplishment you should be very proud of!

valerie said...

Woohoo! Congrats on finishing Rebecca. She looks awesome!

Good luck to your dd at school! I can't believe they start this late! And to ds with his spot in the orchestra. How exciting!

Can't wait to see what sampler you pick up next... :)

Karen said...

Oh Margaret, Rebbecca is gorgeous! I love it and you are the woman -- that border would have sent me over the edge!

Vonna said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!
It is gorgeous! Beautiful! And totally, awesomely WONDERFUL :)

Tommye said...

Love your sampler. I just finished one too so I know that Woohoo! feeling. lol

tjbdesigns
http://stitchingandbeading.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish, Margaret! What an awful lot of stitching but you seemed to have whipped it up pretty quickly!

Oh, I miss those school concerts!

Now, your next project - might it be one of the very soon to be released charts? I'm sure you have your eye on a few! (I do!)

rebecca said...

Congradulations, Rebecca is fabulous. You should be very proud and find her a beautiful frame to be shown off in. Can't wait to she what frame you choose and now I really need to get her added to mine. You have again inspired me.

Alice said...

Super job on Rebecca and real quick too. Well done!
Alice

Cathy Lloyd said...

What is forever for you?? Like 2 weeks? She is fabulous Margaret! What's next?

Siobhan said...

Yeay!! Great finish, Margaret. I can't wait to see what's next. :)

Lizzie said...

Hi Margaret, thought I would return your visit and WOW, those stitchings are fabulous. I have unfinished samplers, now you have inspired me to get them out again.
Lizzie
XXX

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful finish, Rebecca is such a gorgeous sampler. Well Done!

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret,
I thought Rebecca would be a real stunner and she is. Another beautiful piece to add to your beautiful collection. Looking forward to seeing her framed.
Congratulations on your boy child getting into the school symphony. I see he comes from a very talented family. - Sandra.

Cathy B said...

Rebecca Robinson is beautiful - congratulations on your finish!

Sherry said...

Margaret, Rebecca is awesome! You have every right to be thrilled with this finish! How wonderful for your daughter!!

Valerie said...

What a wonderful finish! Rebecca is just lovely! Isn't it a great feeling when you put the last stitch in? I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to seeing what else you are working on!

Terry said...

Are you interested in selling your Mary Beale Advent Sampler chart if you're finished with it? Too beautiful! Thanks!

Sheila said...

Congratulations on Rebecca - it looks wonderful :)

gio162 said...

Congrats on finishing Rebecca: she's stunning!

Kathie said...

Love your samplers and the baltimore album quilt that was shown on the CWBride quilt blog today.
I am in awe!
oh yes a single as a sophmore is common now
YOu should be so proud of her.
Kathie in NJ

Isadarena said...

Wow !!! Margaret , many congratualtions on your new finish : it is just gorgeous !! i like it very much .

Loraine said...

Fantastic job! What a great accomplishment. Thanks for sharing with us.

Michelle said...

GORGEOUS!!! You really cranked that one out!! That border is so pretty and I love the colors in this.

Cari said...

When I saw that you had updated your blog I just knew Rebecca was done!! And what a beauty. Love the colors and design.

And I always love hearing about your darling girl and boy children. You and your daughter's pic is adorable. They grow up too quickly.

Thanks for sharing!! Hugs

Paulette said...

Wow, your Rebecca is absolutely gorgeous!! Very well done, my friend!! Will this be going to Jill's, or is a simpler frame in order?

I love the pic of you and the girl child! :)

Paulette

Jan said...

Margaret, that is indeed stunning, but all of that hard work does show! Can't wait to see how you decide to frame her! She is so unique!

I love that pic of you and the girlchild, one of those kodak moments that will live on. Hope she has a super fantastic sophomore year!!

The symphony orchestra will be so good for him, give him a balance, as much as he loves the rock type, this will live on with him too!

woolwoman said...

Was so good to hear your news Margaret - I miss you when you don't post for a while - love hearing what the kids are up to and your Rebecca is just smashing! Love that sampler so much - I added the chart to my stash - so come back and visit blogland again soon! Mel

Karoline said...

Rebecca is gorgeous, congratulations

The Scarlett House said...

Congrats, my friend. I didn't realize that you were so close to finishing. I thought you were putting her aside for awhile. Can't wait to see what frame you go with. What's next? Should I help you out with that? :)

The Scarlett House said...

Congrats, my friend. I didn't realize that you were so close to finishing. I thought you were putting her aside for awhile. Can't wait to see what frame you go with. What's next? Should I help you out with that? :)

The Scarlett House said...

Oops...that's twice the compliment.

Cindy F. said...

Margaret!! WOW!!! Congratulations on your most gorgeous finish!! It's just amazing!!

How exciting for both your children! and for you:)

Nicole said...

Wow, I'm behind on my blog commenting!! Beautiful finish Margaret! I can't believe how fast you stitched this one! Congrats!!

Brigitte said...

Wow, Margaret, what a finish. She's so beautiful, adorable, stunning. Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

Wow!!! So lovely!

Jennifer
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com/

doris said...

Rebecca is wonderful! Did you hold it and dance all around the house? I would've.

To my kids and their friends (when they were teenagers), I was known as the hippie mom ... long hair, Birkenstocks and rock music. They would come over to listen to the Beatles, Cream, Jimi ... it's a good thing. It's kind of exciting that the Beatles have become a cool game for kids.