My friend Kathy (no blog) and I managed to go to our LNS to pick up framing and do a bit of shopping. (Keep in mind that the framing was finished way back in June, but a certain boy child neglected to deliver the phone message that this was so. Urgh!!) I was so happy to see these pieces all finished! Here is Sarah Woodham (by Shakespeare's Peddler).
And here is a closeup of the frame. The inner part of the frame matches the color in the piece beautifully.
Next, here is Margaret Pence.
And the frame.
And finally, the La D Da A&E, Know Ye.
I'm very proud of myself for charting my initials in that style. :D
Here is my A&E wall. (Unfortunately there's no room for Jane Atkinson when she comes home.)
Isn't it great? :D I have to get to some more A&E's now -- small ones. lol! Although there are some large ones on my list as well. The one on the top left is Paradise Lost by Plum Street Samplers. The top right is Margaret Pence. Then there's Know Ye, and the top middle small one is Sarah Esh by Carriage House Samplings. The bottom middle small one is Fruit of the Spirit by Plum Street Samplers (it's not really an A&E, but hey, it has a little boy and a little girl in it, right?). And finally the one on the right with the big cats is the piece in my header pic, Charlotte Clayton by the Northwest Sampler Guild.
I've been stitching this week on the Family Sampler while watching the US Open -- Mia has been very good about my stitching! The fill in has been perfect for watching and stitching.
I just have the bottom portion to do now! Oh, and yes, I can see the carried threads too. A bit disappointing. It's not quite that bad in person.
Finally, I have to show some pictures of Mia, of course. She's still growing like a weed, and is insatiably curious about everything. Here she is with the girl child.
Mia loves to sleep as close to one as possible. lol!
And here are the boy child and Mia snoozing together. You can see how much Mia has grown.
Here's Mia next to the boy child.
And here is Mia enjoying the lovely, cooler weather we've had since Hurricane Earl moved by.
She loves her newly discovered perch in the window! The poor thing has a hard time landing on the window sill when the window is closed.
In other news, the boy child started his junior year of high school on Thursday. He had a 2 day week last week and will have another 2 day week this week -- no school today (Labor Day) or Thursday and Friday (Rosh Hashanah). Pretty luxurious, except for the 60 page packet he has to do an outline on. Geez!
The girl child is enjoying her last days of freedom before heading back to college this coming Saturday. Her classes don't start till the 16th. She has reached another milestone: after years of not wanting to bother with a driver's license, she has finally gone for her license and passed with flying colors. And she has taken advantage of this fact big time. The poor father type has been deprived of his new car quite a bit recently. :D The girl child prefers the small, zippy, new car to the old, decrepit, large minivan (or the double bass carrier as it's now thought of). Smart girl!
The US Open has been very entertaining so far. (I was sad to see both Roddick and Murray get eliminated.) This time of year always has the US Open and tennis woven right in. It's a good predictor of the weather -- almost without fail, the first week of the US Open is hot and sticky while the second week is beautiful and cooler. Interesting, huh? Who would have thought the weather could follow such a predictable pattern year after year?
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. Hope you are all enjoying the approach of fall or spring depending on where you are. Happy Labor Day to all my US friends. Enjoy your week!