Monday, October 18, 2010

Might be boring for a while......

Nothing to show here but more progress pics.  Here is ATS.


The dreaded cloud is next.  lol!

And here is the Richmond Sampler.  It was a relief to get the next monthly assignment and have something to stitch besides the border and verse.



I'm still working on that tree -- thus the hole on the right side of it.


In other news, I wanted to ask for your good thoughts and prayers for my FIL.  He had a mild heart attack last Wednesday evening and has been in the hospital for tests and such since.  We're waiting for more news at this point -- waiting is the hardest part.  A triple bypass might be in his future.  :(

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I always enjoy our visits.

51 comments:

Annie said...

Great progress on your stitching. I'd have to do some smalls in between working on these larger pieces since I love the feel of a 'finish'!

Sending good thoughts for your FIL.

Caroline said...

Your work is beautiful! You're making great progress -which I know seems slow when the projects are so big. I also, am a big fan of the BAP...... :-)

I hope your FIL recovers quickly and perhaps the news won't be as bad as you fear. Good luck.

Giovanna said...

Nah, never boring! Lovely progress on both pieces. Sorry to hear about your FIL, sending good thoughts.

BeckySC said...

NOT boring in the least to me-your progress is always so beautiful and I love seeing it :)
Prayers going up for your FIL! and YOUR family!
((hugs my friend))

Kelly said...

Best of luck to your FIL, that is so scary!

Love your work, and you are making great progress on those samplers!

Deborah said...

Hope that your FIL is doing better. My prayers are with you. Wonderful progress on your WIP's.

BrendaS said...

Good progress on your stitching. Your work is so beautiful:))

Wishing your FIL good thoughts as you and your family wait.

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Our prayers are with your FIL & family!

Wow, those WIPs are stunning...can't wait to see the finished pieces!

HAPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Kim said...

WOWZERS Margaret! You are bookin' along on those!! I'm choking on your dust! ;o)

Sorry to hear the FIL news. Sending good thoughts!

Katrina said...

Lots of good thoughts and prayers for your FIL!!!

Love your ATS and Richmond piece :-).

Siobhan said...

Prayers and good thoughts being said (and thought) for your FIL, Margaret! Big hugs to all of you, too.

Beautiful progress on both samplers!

Sherry said...

Beautiful work as always. I can never see enough of your talent! My prayers are with you FIL and family.

Sylvia said...

Oh, wishing our FIL a speedy recovery without surgery.
Your ATS is growing - I am sure you will whip that cloud out in no time. It really is not that bad. I started out outlining the thing, then putting in several threads, and then I would go stitch a motif just for variety's sake. I did stitch the middle portion pretty much straight through b/c I wanted to get done with it.

Your Richmond sampler is getting prettier and prettier.

valerie said...

Sending positive thoughts for your FIL's speedy recovery and that it's not as serious as it sounds. *hugs*

Your ATS progress is great! Good luck on the cloud...count often! The Richmond Sampler is stunning!

Hazel said...

Well I don't think it's boring at all! I love to see all your progress. Best wishes for your FIL. Hope he pulls through soon and starts to fell better. xx

KarenV said...

I will keep your FIL in my thoughts for a quick recovery Margaret {{hugs}}. Great progress on your WIPs, they're both so pretty :)

Cathy Lloyd said...

Fab as always Margaret. Hope FIL gets feeling better, and soon! Love your progresses!

Valerie said...

{{{HUGS}}} and prayers are going out to you, your family and especially your FIL. I know this is a tough time and my hope is that your FIL will recover quickly.

Your progress on Richmond is just beautiful! Honestly Margaret, your stitching is breath-taking! I am so glad to be working on the same project (albeit slower!) as you! Can't wait to see more pics!

Sampler Lover said...

Hi Margaret,
Your FIL is in my prayers. Hope all goes well with him.
Great progress on both samplers. The Richmond sampler is stunning and it is lovely to be able to see it up close. - Sandra.

woolwoman said...

So sorry to hear about your FIL Margaret - if surgery is in his future - I pray he will make a full and speedy recovery.
Have you been quilting any or just stitching? You've made lovely progress on Richmond and on ATS as well. Hugs mel

Lizzie said...

Your stitching is never boring to see, I always love seeing how it's going...
Sending positive, healthy thoughts for your FIL, fingers and toes crossed that the news will be good..
Lizzie
xxx

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Beautiful work as always, Margaret. Sending prayers for your FIL. May all be well.

Roberta said...

Prayers and good wishes for your FIL and family.

Good progress on your samplers.

Cari said...

As usual dear Margaret, your stitching is beautiful. I always love reading and drooling over your posts!! Sorry to hear about your FIL. Sending hugs your way!!

Dona said...

Margaret, I hope your FIL improves very quickly! I know how quickly life changes sometimes.

I love seeing your Richmond progress!

Glenna said...

In what way is that supposed to be boring! I think it's fascinating! I love seeing the project pics. Best wishes to your FIL. Tell him my father had a heart attack, then a bypass, is 83 and going strong--can do everything he wants to do!

Tanya said...

Sending good thoughts for your FIL.
Your pictures are wonderful!

Karen said...

Boring? Not on your nelly! Great progress on ATS and I am wiping drool off the keyboard after looking at Richmond. Omigosh, it's a beauty! I can't wait to see it finished.

Best wishes for your FIL.

Jackie said...

You've been busy! I have no doubt that you'll conquer the dreaded cloud! I wish your FIL a quick and speedy recovery. He'll me in my thoughts as will the rest of your family.

Melissa said...

I love your Richmond Sampler!

I will send well wishes for your FIL and your family too. Take care!

Sherry :o) said...

Can you feel the postive prayers and thoughts flowing to you? They are - good luck and hope all goes well with your FIL.

Cari-in-VA said...

Margaret - beautiful progress!

Praying for your FIL. My FIL had bypass surgery a year ago and is doing wonderfully!

Annemarie said...

Sorry to hear about your FIL, Margaret. I will certainly keep him and your family in my thoughts.
Anne Marie is a beauty as always (must be the name) and progress on ATS could never, ever be boring. At least, not to us onlookers :o))

SilkLover said...

Your samplers look great, never boring. You are zooming along on the Richmond Sampler! Your needle must be smoking hot!

I'll say a few prayers for your FIL that everything works out as best as possible. Hope you are all hanging in there as best as the situation allows, Margaret.

Annarita said...

Realizzi dei lavori meravigliosi!!!
Ciao.
Annarita

Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been lurking here at yours for a couple of months and just love your work. I've been thinking of de-lurking to introduce myself and gush over your stitching, and hearing about your FIL was the kick I needed. I do hope he gets better and better.

The Scarlett House said...

There is never anything boring about your blog posts, my friend. Your progress on the RS is astounding as always.
I hope your FIL has a speedy recovery.

Sherri said...

Progress pics are never boring!! You're really moving along. Thanks for putting down the needle long enough to post.

Lois said...

Hope your FIL is doing a bit better. Enjoyed seeing your progress pics. Two lovely pieces. Good luck with the dreaded cloud!

Michelle said...

Lots of prayers for your FIL. And goodness you've gotten a ton done on both pieces! You're going to pass me on ATS for sure!!!

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL - hope everything goes ok with his surgery. Both your wips are looking great!

Carol said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law's heart attack, Margaret--I know how scary that is...My mom suffered a severe heart attack and by-pass surgery 14 years ago and today she's stronger than ever. Sending all good thoughts your way.

Your WIPs are so lovely--thanks for sharing :)

Vilma aka Examplar Dame said...

Margaret, Sorry to hear about your FIL, he is in my prayers.

Thank you for sharing your two wips, they are looking lovely.

Jan said...

You are anything BUT boring, dear Margaret. Your wips are so lovely, enjoying seeing every stitch.

Will most definitely be praying for him and the rest of your family, as you be the best you can for him.

{{{hugs}}}

Littlebit said...

Oh, Margaret! Your samplers are NOT boring! Beautiful work.

I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL. I pray he will have a full recovery. Keep us posted.

Marjorie said...

Sorry to hear about your FIL. Hopefully the news won't be too bad. A friend of mine had a valve replacement last year and is doing fine, so you never know.

Anne said...

Will definitely keep your FIL in my thoughts. We are actually hoping to visit him when we are in his neck of the woods (probably not until early next year).

Loving your sampler progress, as usual.

Berit said...

Those are some funky birds, but I like 'em! :)

Sending good thoughts your FiL's way.

Marylin /Poussy said...

Magnifique ! very nice,
I love you progress

big kisses
marylin

FRANCE

Karoline said...

Great progress on both samplers. I'll be keeping your FIL in my thoughts and prayers

KathyEllen said...

Your progress on both of your lovely samplers is wonderful to see and so inspiring too.

My prayers are with your FIL and all of your family.