Monday, May 17, 2010

See Jane's leaves

I decided after a few more flowers to tackle the huge mass of leaves on the tree in the middle of Jane.  I think I was dreading the leaves almost as much as the over one verse.  Huge masses of leaves are not my thing, either with cross stitch or with applique.  But I'm happy to say that the leaves aren't going to defeat me.  I'm currently on the second color of green in the leaves, so I'm getting there!  And I got that evil serpent outlined too.

Jane Atkinson by the Scarlet Letter
40ct Sugared Coffee from Sassy's Fabrics
Au Ver Soie Silks as called for in chart

I will be happy to get the leaves all done.  Once I'm through with them, I can get back to regularly scheduled stitching -- ie flowers, alternating with a line of over one verse.  And other matters too of course.  Like Adam and Eve. 

 



In other news, the boy child was off for part of the weekend on a trip upstate with his good friend and the friend's dad.  They were supposedly inspecting some fields on his friend's family farm up north for possible paintball scenario games in the future, but I think they also just had fun.  The highlight of the trip for the boy child was probably the "quad four" that he got to ride.  


No surprises -- he would love to have one now that he knows how to drive one.  lol!  Thank goodness there isn't anywhere around here that would be good for driving it.  Whoops, I hope the boy child doesn't see that comment.  :D  (Note the vintage Korean War helmet the boy child is sporting.  He got it at a local store.)

I think the boy child didn't get much sleep during all the fun.  Why do I say that?  Well, this picture says it all.


He spent a large part of Sunday sleeping.  lol!  I think he had a great time though.  And he got to experience the country life for a change.  He was amazed at how little traffic there was in that area of the world.  :D  

Thanks again for stopping by and saying hi.  It's always fun to visit with you all.  Hope you have a great week!

48 comments:

Loraine said...

Oh Wow Margaret! I am so in awe of your fast stitching! Your sampler is looking wonderful! Hang in there with those leaves. I do sympathize, as they are definately not my thing either.
So fun for you son to get out and do some "boy" things in the country. I don't understand this "paint ball and air soft" war obsession. My son has one too, much to my chagrin!
As for the 4 wheelers, they are really fun, I must say. They are dangerous, however. My dad has several and they has been wrecked by my brothers several times. I don't think we will get one anytime soon, even though we live right on the mountain!
Funny picture of you son sleeping. Does he know you pasted that yet? That's exactly what I was doing yesterday too! LOL.
Have a great week.

Robert said...

Margaret, your Jane Atkinson is looking wondeful. Based on the photos of your blog, I ordered Jane last week from Scarlet Letter. Now I just need to pick up the fibers and fabric. Great progress though. It is looking great!

Valerie said...

Margaret, every time I see Jane, I fall in love with her a little more. I love her so much that I have added her to my "Will be mine!" list. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your progress with her and cannot wait until I see the finished project. Gorgeous!

Natalia said...

Margaret, your progress is beautiful !! Every time I see it, I am more convinced that I'll end up buying and stitching it. Yikes.... one more project. :-)

Berit said...

Love that striped flower in the border, and am amazed at how much of the center leaf/serpent mass you've completed! You sure can stitch!! :o

Cari said...

Hi Miss Margaret!! Your Jane is just BEAUTIFUL. You are such an accomplished stitcher...I always love watching your pieces take shape. I'm still working away on Charlotte Clayton...I'm on the last cat with just a little border to do. I'm hoping within the next two weeks to have her all done! Love the pic's of the boy child too!! They play hard, and sleep hard!! Have a wonderful week!! Hugs

Joy said...

Margaret, as always I am just bowled over by your stitching. Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!

Isadarena said...

Wow !! Margaret, your Jane is coming along stunning : the leaves are so cheerful : they just are wonderful:-))
I wish you a great week ,
Isabelle

Sylvia said...

OH my - your Jane is something else, and you have gotten so much done. My hands have been bus helping Olivia, but now she is getting better with using her hands with the casts on. I have been so lazy about blogging - its on the schedule for this week and will have to be a massive post.

Again, your Jane is absolutely stunning. Your son looks like he played hard all weekend :).

Deb said...

Wow Margaret! Have you made some serious progress on this or what in the past week. I'm bowled over! She is looking soooooo good. I want her! LOL I hope you get through those leaves fast, but I definitely know what you mean about those things - boring. I am definitely going to have to do her (someday).

Your son looks like he was just totally wiped out from all the fun. My kids would love to get on those things, but I don't let them (mean mom, I know)!!

KarenV said...

Jane looks amazing Margaret! I'm in awe of your flying needles :)

Kajsa said...

Jane is beautiful!

Cari-in-VA said...

What a great picture of your son zonked out - too funny (has he seen it yet?) Paintball is a big sport here at the university - never tried it myself. The four wheeling I have done and love it! My parents used to have a farm and my brothers and I had a blast riding.

Jane is beautiful! As usual, your needles are just flying. What a gorgeous piece!

Enjoy your day, Margaret.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome progress, Margaret! This is one beautiful sampler - as is everything you choose to stitch!

Your BC is so cute! He sure looks tuckered out. Does he ever look at your blog? My kids never do so I'd be safe posting a picture like that but if they knew, I'd be in big trouble!

Have a great week!

Nancy said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! I love this color combination, and I admire you for tackling the over one verse!

woolwoman said...

Margaret - I had to laugh - I'm stuck in the same leaf outlining hell on my A&E rug that is adapted from Jane (sigh) I looked at it yesterday when i was going to rug guild but I opted for doing boring black backround on my Merrie Halloween - thankfully there is NO wording on my hooked version. I LOVE seeing your jane come to life and very quickly I might add. You are my stitching idol! Hugs Mel

Bertie said...

Your sampler is coming along very fast Margaret, do you actually sleep??? LOL.

Have heard of this paint balling, sounds fantastic to let of some steam.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Jane looks fabulous... even if she does have a lot of those leaves to stitch.

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret, Miss Jane is looking stunning and your progress on her is galloping along at great speeds. I am really enjoying watching your progress.
Love the photo of the BC. He looks like mine lol. I think that he looks like he had a really good time in the country - Sandra.

Sherry said...

No fair! You stitch way too fast and just leave me in the dust! Of course your stitching is stunning as usual! I am loving this piece with all the wonderful colors.

Lizzie said...

Typical teenage pose?? At least a worn out teen is a quiet teen! Your stitching is looking amazing, I have stitch 'envy' whenever I look on your blog :o)
Sticking to sewing I think..
Lizzie
xxx

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, your project is FLYING together!!! :D

Kellie said...

Jane is gorgeous and you are just flying along on her. :) The leaves look great. I don't think leaves are much fun to stitch either. Or snowflakes. Looks like your son had a great time.

Conny said...

Love your sampler. Jane looks already great and I think you have a lot of patience to stitch it. I admire you for that.

Kathie said...

I am really enjoying seeing Jane progress...
ah yes I bet your son did have a lot of fun!
we all need to get out in the country and just enjoy the piece and quiet! funny comment about the traffic!!!
kathie

Giovanna said...

Wow, that's another HUGE chunk of progress made - it's gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Wow, Margaret, your Jane is gorgeous. Great progress. I love the picture of your son. Too funny, he must have had a really good time in the country air and it zonked him out. Can't wait to see more of Jane. So beautiful.

FayeRaye said...

Your work is stunning~ I always enjoy looking at your progress~~ How fast you are and what gorgeous projects you choose...Another winner~~ Keep up the great work Margaret~~ Faye

Michelle said...

Jane is gorgeous!! I love all the colors and the detail in it. You are stitching this one up so fast (not that I am surprised by that!!!). The photo of the boy child sleeping is hilarious. And what a pretty quilt he's sleeping on too!!

Katrina said...

Margaret, OMG she is just gorgeous and I don't think you can possibly sleep, LOL.

Looks like the boy child had a good time :-).

Littlebit said...

Oh, MARGARET!! I'm always amazed the way your stitching comes to life right before our very eyes. That piece is amazing!!

Melissa said...

Jane is just beautiful! She just takes my breath away! Nice job!

Stitch By Stitch said...

Wow! Your Jane is coming along beautifully! And you stitch so fast! Is there anything so beautiful as a sleeping teenager? My freshman seems to spend equal time sleeping and bent over in the frig looking for something to eat:!

Lois said...

Jane is continuing to look gorgeous! I'm really enjoying watching your progress on her. Loved the pics of your son!

Karoline said...

Jane is looking stunning, great progress

Carol said...

What a spectacular piece, Margaret--I love watching your progress!

marylin & poussy said...

OH which beautiful headway(overhang) it is very beautiful I like colors which talent you have for this beautiful realization every my best regards sincere part towards you there! Kisses

Gladys Creativa said...

Hello!

Is a impressionant design! you are working very hard!
Congratulations,
REgards from Spain!

averyclaire.org said...

Your stitching is quick and lovely. Jane will be completed before you know it!! Love your photos of boy child. They are miracles.

Lisa said...

Jane just takes my breath away@ And that boy child is a real cutie!

Siobhan said...

Judging from the comments, I think Marsha at SL needs to send you a check for advertising!! ;) Jane is freaking INCREDIBLE. Really, really beautiful. You must be so happy with how it's turning out!

Great pics of the boy child... I think my boy child would kill me if I posted a photo of him sleeping!! LOL

Alice said...

Goodness Margaret, I thought Jane was going to keep you busy for a while, but at this rate, you are going to finish her up real soon. She looks awesome though. Soon you will be thinking about what to stitch next and enable us all. : )
Alice

Dani - tkdchick said...

I think those leaves are going to be just fantastic when finished!!!

Kim said...

Totally Amazing!!! You are and always will be "Super Stitcher" I have enjoyed watching this come to life! Thanks for sharing!!

Suzanne said...

You are making such excellent progress on Jane. I can't believe how much you have stitched since the last post.

m.cristina said...

uau
che bei lavori che fai
vivi a Manhattan
che bello
ciao
Cris

marylin & poussy said...

A cuckoo for you wish a good weekend my friend!
Kisses mary

Jackie said...

Your needle is flying! Your Jane is just wonderful. I love how you're handling the over one. Makes it far less tedious.