Ok, so this post isn't just about Mia. But I've been wanting to use that for the title of a post for a while now. After all, I keep finding myself saying it to Mia. lol!
Ok, first off, I finished the Family Sampler. It's on silk gauze over one with Belle Soie silks.
I included all of the family's initials at the bottom and the year of our wedding. Mia's initial is in the upper left hand corner. :D
I'm going to be taking the Richmond Sampler (Anne Maria Clarke) online class from the Essamplaire. The online class starts September 15, but I couldn't resist starting it just a tad. I asked for 40ct fabric, so I'm using everything provided by the class.
This is what the piece will look like.
In other news, we took the girl child back to college on Saturday. All in all, it was a pretty smooth drop off. The girl child managed to forget her pillows this time so I just sent them off to her this morning. (Last time it was the blankets -- and some underwear.) We forgot the camera yet again, so no pics of her dorm room.
It was weird as it always is to leave the girl child behind. But it sounds like she's having a good time before classes start. She's a junior -- unbelievable!
And another piece of news. I can't believe I forgot to mention it here before now! When we got back from vacation, a nice big envelope was waiting for the boy child. He got into the All State Symphony Orchestra! It's such a huge honor and I'm so proud of him. He will be performing at the Area All State concert first, and then he will perform in the All State Orchestra in December. Up in Rochester! Never been there before, and neither has he! It will be an adventure! Of course, the boy child will be all orchestra-ed out by the end of that particular week. The day after his All State concert, he will have his last non-school orchestra rehearsal, and the day after that (a Tuesday!!) is the actual concert. Argh! So he will have a busy time!
I'm actually a bit worried about the boy child's schedule this year. Not only does he have his class work, his non-school orchestra, Area All State, All State, and his bass guitar lessons. He also has the EMS Youth Corps (which he joined this summer), and he's auditioning for the bassist for the school's jazz ensemble (which is really good!). Oh, and he's in a band that he's formed with 2 other kids from school (as the bass player). Ahem. I hope he can handle all that! Of course since he's a junior, there's also the little matter of tests like the PSAT, the SAT, the ACT, the SAT subject tests, -- can you tell I'm worrying? lol! Ok, I'll stop now.
Now for the pictures you've probably been waiting for. No? Well you'll have to suffer through a couple anyway. :D
Here's Mia with the girl child before she left for college. I think Mia is going to miss the girl child very much. As will we all.
And here's Mia in her favorite place. Too bad the weather won't allow for the window to be open all the time.
BTW, third year in a row -- US Open men's finals postponed till today, Monday, cause of rain. Can't wait! I know I shouldn't say this, but it's rather a relief not to have to sit through a Federer/Nadal match. :D I know, sacrilege coming from a Federer fan. But I can't take the stress. lol! I missed most of the semifinal where Federer lost.
Quickly -- forgot to say that the sampler in my header pic is Charlotte Clayton, released by the Northwest Sampler Guild. I got my chart from Attic Needlework in Mesa, Arizona. I think they still have the chart available there.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I always enjoy reading your comments and visiting with you. Have a great week!