Monday, May 24, 2010

The gang's all here.....

Before I get to the title of this post, here is my progress on Jane Atkinson.  I finished all those darned leaves!  Yay!  Been neglecting the over one as a result, but hopefully I'll get back to it now.


She's so lovely, Jane is.


In other news, we picked the girl child up from college on Saturday.  Forgot the camera, so no pictures.  But she's home!  Yay!  And not only that, but while we were down there, I managed to get the boy child to shop for the new shoes and summer hat he desperately needed.  And, the boys both got badly needed haircuts!  Remember how long the boy child's hair was in this picture from a few weeks ago?


Well now look at him!  And the length was his choice too!


Pretty amazing difference, huh?  I personally like it somewhere in between the two lengths, but this is good.  Knowing the boy child, he won't get another hair cut till school starts again.  lol!  Or maybe even after that!


Had to put that one in even though it's blurry.  It's hard to catch him smiling!

The two kids have been out with their friends a lot since getting home.  All the college kids are home now, so it's party time!  :D   This time of year is hard on the boy child -- the big kids are all done and home, but he still has school.  It would make it easier if all schools agreed on when to let out!  The boy child's classes don't end till June 11, and then there are 2 weeks of finals. 

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I so enjoy reading your comments and visiting your blogs.  It's a great blogging world!  Enjoy the week!

54 comments:

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Oh Margaret, your eye for detail is superb! I am positively swooning over your treasure in the making, can't help myself! You will of course need my snail mail when she is done-plz don't worry, I'll chose a fine frame ~ tee hee:)

xoxo

Love to Stitch said...

WOW!! Great progress on Jane, she is incredible. I would love to start this one next after PL....You always know how to inspire us!!!

The boy childs hair looks great too! It will be cooler for summer too :)

The Scarlett House said...

Wow, Margaret. I've run out of words to compliment Jane. She is just incredible.
Love Eli's new do!

The French Bear said...

I just can't get over how beautiful your work is.....wow!!!! I need to dedicate more time to my stitching!
Nice haircut too!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Katrina said...

Love Jane, she's gorgeous.

Nice haircut too :-).

Michelle Palmer said...

Beautiful stitches!
Wonderful that summer brings children back home for fun and laughter~

Laurie in Iowa said...

Stunning, beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous... take your pick... I'm in love with your Jane.
Your boy child is a very handsome dude with his new cut.
Enjoy your summer with both your kids at home.

Giovanna said...

Your sampler is more spectacular at each update - well done of the leaves, what patience!

Cute boy!

woolwoman said...

So glad your daughter is home for the summer and everything seems to be shaping up (haircut and all)with the kids for a fine summer. Jane is smashing Margaret - SOOOOO gorgeous and I am amazed at your weekly progress reports on her.

Thanks for your faithful comments on my blog - I always enjoy hearing from you. Mel

Jules said...

Jane is looking great!

Barbeeque4 said...

Such beautiful work on JA!! The haircut looks great.

Melissa said...

Jane is bloomingly beautiful! ...and your boy - how more handsome is he now that a lot of hair have been sheared off! You can tell 'em we all said that! ;-)

Siobhan said...

Your Jane is wonderful, Margaret!! You are zooming along so quickly. Love the boy child's new 'do!

Sherry said...

Jane is coming along so beautifully! She will be a stunning addition to your other samplers. Your son got a good haircut too!

Jennifer said...

Your stitching is awesome and so detailed! MY goodness. What a pretty sampler.

Jennifer
Feathers in the nest

KarenV said...

Jane is looking fabulous Margaret! Wonderful progress :)

I like the boy-child's haircut, makes him look a little older!

Bertie said...

Yes lots of leaves, but the result is stunning.

Have a great time with the kids at home, good haircut.

Natasha said...

Maragret, Jane is looking FANTASTIC!! What a difference a hair cut does, he looks great :)

I love looking at your progress on Jane keep up the good work

Cari-in-VA said...

Love, love, love your sampler - and you are making fast progress.

Eli is very handsome under all that hair, lol. I like him with the long locks, too. The shaggy look is definitely in - I watch the guys walk down the halls here at the university and their long locks compete with the girls.

How fun to have your daughter home for the summer.

Hazel said...

Stunning Jnae Atkinson! I have been eyeing this one up myself for a long time but that tree in the middle and all those leaves always got to me a bit. It is amazing though and can't wait for you to finish it. Lovely pics of your boy too. x

Carol said...

Simply beautiful, Margaret--I love it more each week! Your summer should be a busy one with everyone at home--hope you can "escape" and enjoy some peace and quiet with your stitching...

Deb said...

I was going to say before I read your words - is that the Boy smiling??? I think that's the first time I've seen a smile on his face - quite handsome with his new haircut.

Okay, I don't know what to say about Jane, but she is just stunning! I'm glad that you got all the leaves filled in....now on to the lettering.....it won't be too bad. But she is definitely stunning!!!

Cari said...

Jane is beautiful Margaret. Excellent work there girl!! And the boy child...what can I say except he is a very, very handsome young man. Enjoy the week!!

Alice said...

That sure was a job to complete all those leaves but it looks super. With your son's new hairstyle he looks a bit like Jacob from the Twilight films. The girls are going to fight over him. ; )
Alice

Kim said...

Jane's looking sweet, as always, and the boy child is looking sharp!! Always fun when the gang's all here..or there! ;o)

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret,
This sampler keeps getting better and better every week that I see it. Wonderful progress.
The Boy Child looks quite handsome with his new haircut and the smile. Lovely photos of him. - Sandra.

Anne said...

I love watching your sampler grow, Margaret. Awe inspiring. And I always enjoy the family updates as well.

Here in Nova Scotia our last day of Middle School is June 29 (H.S. graduation the previous evening), though I'm sure that won't help the boy child feel any better about his situation. We're getting used to it - although after Minnesota, where school finished the first week in June, it was quite a shock.

Nancy said...

I have really enjoyed watching you stitch your sampler. It is gorgeous!

Nice haircut on the boy child!

Linda said...

Oh, my goodness! Boy Child looks so much mature and I love the smile on his face. A great summer hair style. Now for the sampler - how envious I am of your ambition. I'm working on a much smaller sampler and am so bored and ready to start something new. It's great to watch your progress. What an inspiration!

Sylvia said...

I just run out of words to compliment your Jane - its the same every time I see her - she is stunningly beautiful.

I am not a fan of long hair, but I have to say it suits your son - I do like him with his short hair as well. I think you are right, something in between would be great.

Christine said...

this sampler is so beautiful ! I love it !

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, that snake looks so good! And your son's haircut looks pretty terrific, too. :)

Loraine said...

Your sampler is amazing beyond words! I'm so impressed!
Wow, the hair cut looks great! I liked it long too. Nice for a change I guess.
Have a great week!

Isadarena said...

Oh My Gosh, Margaret ,your Jane Sampler is awesome and so detailed!
The leaves are just stunning : what a lovely work you made :-))

Sherri said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your blog today. Jane is simply beautiful and I loved seeing the progress. You're really getting a lot done!

Terra said...

Your sampler is turning out to be a work of art and boy child's hair cut is nice.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Love Jane! SIMPLY LOVE HER! Your boy child is so handsome!

Cathy Lloyd said...

P.S. He DOES look like Jacob!

Berit said...

Oh, stunning! :D

Well, the summer will be here for your boy-child sooner than he thinks, hopefully! :D

Jackie said...

I think my son is going to get his hair cut in the next couple of months. He has enough for locks of love but not sure he's going to cut it that short. I like kind of long hair but must admit that I'm ready for him to get his cut.

Lois said...

Jane is continuing to look wonderful! What a difference a hair cut makes!!! I remember DS#2 hating to get his hair cut at this stage! We have several funny pics of some seriously bad hair days that he hopes will never see the light of day again!!!

Marion said...

Great stitching Margaret...just beautiful!!!
Ah...can you send some good thoughts for my boy child to get HIS hair cut?? Must be that age....
Take care
Marion

Karoline said...

Jane is looking gorgeous, great progress

Natalia said...

You are making beautiful progress on Jane. You'll be finished before you know !!

marylin & poussy said...

Oh which magnificent headway(overhang)! It is more and more beautiful!
I do not know who is this beautiful young man on your blog but he(it) makes for me thought of a movie star Jacob in twilight in ........ best regards mary

Michelle said...

Jane is looking amazing! Congrats on finishing the leaves. And the boy child's hair is very handsome!

Vonna said...

Oh wowzer, Jane is gorgeously stunning :) And you're just whiz banging her out too!

The boy child...what an amazing difference. A handsome lad he is!

Sherry said...

You really completed lots of stitching since your last post. Looks great! Enjoy the kiddos! Seems like just yesterday I was coming home for the summer (and it was many, many years ago)

Cathy B said...

Hi Margaret - thanks for stopping by my blog today. Always enjoy watching your stitching progress!

It's great to have the kids home isn't it?

Suzanne said...

Wow, I can't believe how much you have stitched on Jane, she is looking amazing.

Nice haircut on your son, he looks very handsome.

Susan said...

Margaret, what can anyone say about your Jane except "Wow!" Your stitching, as always, is amazing.

Isn't it great to have everyone home? We're looking forward to having all three of our children together for my youngest high school graduation in a few weeks. It will only be for one night, but I'll take what I can get!

Donna said...

Love the sampler. The colors are great. Happy family time

BeckySC said...

Your sampler is looking stunning!! WOW!!
Have a lovely week :)

Kim said...

Jane is a work of art!! Fabulous! Your son's hair looks great, he has beatiful hair!!