Monday, October 25, 2010

Waiting.....

Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes for my FIL.  Right now it's a waiting game.  He will be having triple bypass surgery, but it won't happen for 3 to 5 weeks.  So it's a matter of waiting.  Hard to do.

I have nothing new to show except for the same old same old.  Here is my progress on the Richmond Sampler.  I cheated and finished the house even though this month's assignment only called for the roof and left chimney.



I tried doing the over one parts in the little cage in actual over one.  I managed it with the berries but decided to just go with tent stitch over one after that.  I don't understand how people manage to fit over one on 40ct!  I can only do letters.  lol!

Here's my progress on And They Sinned.  It's going to be cloud city for a while with this one.


Ah well, a good audiobook and I'm all set for fill in stuff.

In other news, things are gearing up for the boy child with all his musical activities.  He had his first Area All State rehearsal this past week (all All State students have to do the Area All State concert in November as well as the All State concert in December).  Plus he had his first rehearsal for pit duties for the high school musical.  The next few weeks will be Area All State and pit duties added to his usual mix of tons of activities so there will be no rest for the weary! 

The girl child should be home this Friday or Saturday.  She doesn't believe in communicating with us much, so I don't know exactly when she'll be coming home for her midterm break.  But she'll be home for a week next week.

Finally, I tried to catch a non-blurry picture of the boy child and Mia, but it was pretty impossible.  This was the best I could do.



The two of them only stay still when they're sleeping.  lol!

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi as always.  Have a great week!

37 comments:

Giovanna said...

Love your progress on both samplers - the over-1 is so pretty! And thanks for sharing the gorgeous pics of your son and Mia. Again, all the best for your FIL - having to wait for this kind of thing truly stinks :-(

Catherine said...

Continued thoughts and prayers to your FIL.

Your stitching is beautiful! I agree, I am amazed that anyone can stitch over one on 40 count!

Kelly said...

Lovely work, I cannot believe how fast you stitch! I also love the pics of you family when you share. Plus I have a soft spot for black and white kitties.

Julie M said...

I know all about the lack of communicating with girl children!

Your WIP's are coming along nicely, I just love the colors in the first one and I can't do crosses on 40 count either.

I will keep your FIL in my prayers.

Have a great day!

Cari said...

You always make me happy with your posts on Monday morning Margaret. I love your Richmond Sampler...just simply a stunning piece. And ATS is beautiful too. And last but not least...the boy child and Mia...too cute! Hugs and have a great week !!

Loraine said...

Hi Margaret! Your samplers are amazing. I'm with you...how do you make a complete cross stitch on 40 count? I'm impressed you even did the tent stitch!
Thanks a ton for sending Deb the thread list for ATS, so she could help me out. I'm getting the fabric (yikes!) and I hope to join you soon on the SAL.
Sorry I've missed your passed few posts. I hope your FIL improves really soon. Heart trouble is a scary thing.
Hugs.

Bertie said...

Gorgeous house on your sampler Margaret, and why not!! cheat if you can LOL, awesome.

Good luck to your FIL and agree that waiting is the worst.

Good luck for your Boy, who seems to love Mia :))

BrendaS said...

Good progress on both samplers. I especially like the Richmond Sampler, very pretty colors.

Thanks for sharing.

KarenV said...

Your WIPs are looking so pretty Margaret! I shall keep all your family in my thoughts, but especially your FIL - take care.

Deb said...

I can't believe how much you've gotten done on the Richmond Sampler!!! Wow. And it's so pretty. You're making great progress on ATS, but doesn't that cloud stink? It seems to take forever!!

Cute pictures of the kitten too. She's getting so big!

Karen said...

Sending positive thoughts while you wait.

Your two WIP are so impressive! Love the colors on both and wish quick passage through the clouds....

Hope you do find time to stitch.

Carol said...

You sure built that house quickly, Margaret! At this rate you'll be done with Richmond in just a few weeks--I'm amazed at how much progress you make each week :)

Your work is just stunning!

Sylvia said...

Fantastic progress on both samplers. I love the way your Richmond sampler is taking shape - it is so pretty. I have reached the tree in ATS, which is slow going because there is so much going on. I am loving it though.

Melanie said...

*GOOD THOUGHTS* for your FIL. :(

Natalia said...

Margaret, I hope all goes well with that surgery. Waiting can be hard, but that's what stitching is for :-) I'll never get tired of saying it.... you are a fast stitcher, girl !!! I love your progress on both samplers.
Sounds like your son has a busy winter ahead...

Karen said...

Great progress on Richmond and ATS! Don't worry about the cloud; you'll be done with it before you know it.

Glenna said...

So many things to love about the Richmond sampler, and best of all is the house. Cute pics of Boy Child and Cat Child, and I'm loving the picture of the Beatles? (John Lennon at least) over Boy Child's shoulder. Rock on! You are a woman of taste and substance!

Jackie said...

You've made some serious progress! Both samplers are looking really nice. I haven't tried over one yet at all but doing it on 40 count sounds like a nightmare.

Your son and Mia are so cute! You can tell that they are really attached to each other.

Lois said...

Great progress on both Richmond and ATS! They're both looking wonderful.

Good thoughts headed your way for your FIL.

Katrina said...

Love both your pieces!!!! Lots of good thoughts and prayers for your FIL.

The Scarlett House said...

There is nothing OLD about your same old, same old! You have made excellent progress and what a sampler it is! Beautiful, Margaret!
Is that a Beatles poster I see? A girl after my own heart.

Isadarena said...

Dear Margaret, I send you all my best wishes for your FIL : I can understand how it is a hard time for you to wait for 5 weeks : I would feel the same as you .
congratulations on your Sampler Richmond progress : it will be another nice Sampler .
Isa

Nicole said...

Wow Margaret, you are getting so much done on your Richmond Sampler!! It's looking great and so is ATS!! Hope your FIL is doing well during this waiting period. Hope everything goes well when he has his surgery.

valerie said...

Beautiful progress on your Richmond Sampler and ATS. I wish I could stitch half as fast as you. *sigh*

Mia is looking so cute. I just spent 5 days with the cutest kittens and now I want one! NY was so much fun. Maybe next time, we can meet. I hope your FIL is doing ok during this waiting. Hang in there...

woolwoman said...

Both samplers are looking wonderful Margaret - the house on richmond is so cool and those birds are unusual and neat also. those two kids look like they are having fun together.agonizing wait for your FIL surgery - best wishes to him and your family. Hugs Mel

Vonna said...

Dear Margaret, I'm so sorry I'm behind on reading blogs and just read about your FIL. Please know that I will keep him close in my heart and prayers for a positive and quick turnout on his triple bypass, he shall be remembered daily in my rosary.

Your WIPs are just stunning and alwasy leave me wishing that I would just hurry up and stitch something fantastic myself! :)
Hang in there, thinking of you and yours!

Stitch By Stitch said...

My prayers are with your FIL.

Your stitching is coming along so well. I know what you mean about over one on 40ct. Yikes! Yours looks fantastic:)

Michelle said...

I'm in cloud city too...working on the center part of the cloud now that I have both sides done. You're just zooming along and will pass me in no time. Richmond is looking great - I love the little bird cage. And I had to laugh at you cheating and doing more than this month's assignment.

Sherry said...

Sending prayers about your FIL. Waiting is always the hardest part of anything.

Your stitching is just beautiful. The boy child has really bonded with Mia!

Marylin /Poussy said...

Hi Margaret your embroidery the house is magnificent! Adorable are your embroidery! And the cat he(it) is great cute!
I always like so much your blog
Have a good day

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh you're stitching up a storm!! Best wishes for your FIL.

Berit said...

Such gorgeous and fast progress! Love Mia's parrot impersonation--she and DS could masquerade as pirate and parrot for Halloween! :D

Sending well-wishes to your FiL...

Cari-in-VA said...

Love, love, love your progress on both samplers! Your comment about your daughters lack of communication made me laugh.

Continuing to pray for your FIL - waiting is so hard!

Sweet, energetic Mia - what a cute pair they are.

Enjoy your weekend, Margaret.

BeckySC said...

Know I am thinking of and saying a prayer for your family :)

GORGEOUS progress my friend :)

((hugs))

Conny said...

Best wishes for your FIL. Love your both samplers. Thanks for visiting me.

Ellen said...

Best wishes and prayers sent your way as you all wait to hear about your FIL. Waiting is so hard.

Can't believe the progress you're making on your beautiful samplers--but then you're known as "turbo needles"--right?

Marylin /Poussy said...

happy halloween

have a good day
marylin