Sorry I missed posting last week. We were on vacation up in Maine. Ah, Maine! We've been going up for the last 11 years. I can't believe it's been that long, but when I think that the boy child was 5 when we started, well, it makes sense!
Before we get to the Maine pictures, I thought I'd show you my Family Sampler progress. This is what I accomplished before we left for vacation. Mia is actually pretty good at letting me stitch this small piece -- as long as she's sleepy. lol!
I'm filling in the background of the top portion before I tackle the bottom portion. Once the fill in is done, you won't be able to see the threads that are carried across the back. :D It's on 40ct silk gauze over 1 with Belle Soie silks.
While on vacation, I took advantage of having no curious Mia around to start on Ann Pennsylvania Peacock, by Little by Little. Here's my progress on that.
I'm stitching it on a mystery 36ct fabric using the called for GAST and DMC threads.
I just love the colors in this piece!
You want to see where I did my stitching while on vacation?
Nice, huh? We rented a beautiful little house in Boothbay Harbor that was right on the water, literally. The views were spectacular.
That's the dock connected to the house. The kids took advantage of the dock for swimming -- some of the grownups did as well.
And after swimming, one could take advantage of the hot tub by the house. Luxury!
Here's the view of the house from the dock.
The picture was taken at low tide. The water at high tide goes right up to the house.
Anyway, we all had a great time. We rented the house with my sister's family so their kids and our kids got to hang out. And the girl child got some cooking lessons from her uncle.
Which was great for me -- usually I help the uncle with the cooking, but I got off this time! :D And the uncle is a great cook (that's pound cake in the picture there.)
While we were gone, my friend Kathy (no blog) and her son took care of Mia for us, coming over to the house to feed her and play with her. When we got home, we were amazed at how much Mia had grown! Her little kitten face even looks more catlike than before. It's hard to tell from pictures how much she's grown, but I'll show you anyway. Here she is right before we left, sleeping with the boy child.
And here she is in a picture taken just a few minutes before. Yes, she's sleeping on my lap right now while I type this.
That's my laptop behind her, and my huge midriff in the foreground. See how big she is now?
I'll leave you with one more idyllic picture taken from the house.
I miss it already!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I will be stopping by blogs and visiting on a regular basis now that I'm back! Have a great week! Don't forget to watch the US Open!! Tennis -- yay!