Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving is coming!

And I've been cleaning and straightening like a mad woman as a result.  Hopefully the house is looking almost perfect -- or as perfect as it will get for now.  I'll be doing shopping and other things to get even more ready.  The girl child is bringing home a couple of friends for Thanksgiving so it should be fun.

I've gotten as much done on the Richmond Sampler as I can at this point.  This is where I added more to the piece.


It's all the over one stuff that I didn't have instructions for.  There's still some over one in the border on all four sides, plus the over one berries for the bottom border plants,  and the over one dog and the two over one horsemen in the foreground.  I can't wait to be done with this one - it's so pretty!


Those over one berries on the vine are hard to see but they're finally there!  Love the flowers in the pot and the bird in the cage!

I decided to be naughty and start another sampler while I'm waiting to finish the Richmond Sampler.  It's Guarding Eden by Examplars from the Heart.  I've only been working on the border so far so I'll just show a picture from the designer's blog of the model.


Yup, another A&E for the A&E wall!  :D  I love this design!

Finally, here are a couple of pics of Mia being cute.


She loves to roll on the floor right in front of you.  Not sure why!


Have a great week, everyone!  For those in the US, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!   And thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi!

32 comments:

Catherine said...

Your Richmond sampler is lovely! I really like the colors! And your new start is perfect for your wall!

I have to laugh at Mia's picture - she is such a cutie! In the pic where she is sitting up and the angle you took the pic from, she looks like she is wearing a toupee!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Richmond sampler is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.... I'm so glad you're enjoying stitching the sampler. I'm loving watching your progress.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jackie said...

I think Mia is looking for some belly rubs!

I know it's going to be a busy week for you with a house full of college students. I hope you find some time to take a stitch of two.

Jan said...

Wow, it is looking so pretty, Margaret!!! Now don't overtax yourself, you need to have the energy to stitch, remember! lol

Have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving!

Giovanna said...

This sampler is so gorgeous - you're really doing justice to it with your stitching and photographs!

Nicole said...

Beautiful progress on Richmond Margaret!! Love all those over one details! Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Margaret, Richmond is looking fabulous! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving full of love, family, friends and plenty of sweet treats:) xoxo

Laura said...

Wow! Those samplers are gorgeous!!!! I love the picture of Mia stretching! Adorable!!!

Kathy said...

Your new sampler start looks gorgeous. I can't wait to follow your progress.

Mia is just adorable. And quite a little ham. :)

I hope you and your ahve a wonderful Thanksgiving

Cari said...

Oh my gosh Margaret...your Richmond sampler keeps getting better with every stitch. What an accomplishment!! Your work is so much fun to look at...very inspiring. Hugs to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving. And a big ear scratch to Mia too.

Melissa said...

Maragret, I'm totally envious and in awe of your Richmond Sampler. It is so pretty! I would like to do it one day but may have to do some modifications to make it easier for moi!

Mia is so cute. My cats like doing that too.

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

Deborah said...

The richmond sampler is wonderful. Mia is such a cutie. Have a great Thanksgiving.

rebecca said...

Love the flock of bird in the sampler. I love seeing you progress through these beautiful samplers. It gives me great inspiration.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you get some stitching time in between the turkey baking and the cleaning up, maybe while everyone else is watching football.

Alice said...

The Richmond sampler sure is a stunning project, but those over one stitches would finish my eyes off, even with the magnifying glass. I will just admire your stitching and think how great it is going to look on your sampler wall. I am still not over your completed Jane Atkinson and hope to one day buy myself that pattern, even if I plan to leave the strange people out of the picture. It's a botanical masterpiece and so beautiful. I think we are all a bit into Examplars samplers at the moment as I am working on the Shephard and Shepardess and here you are starting Guarding Eden. I just love Vilma's designs. ; ) Mia is a real lovebug and have clearly brought so much sunshine into your life. What will we do without our faithful companions...
Have a lovely thanksgiving with your family.
xxx

valerie said...

Your Richmond Sampler progress is stunning! You are doing such a beautiful job with it!

Sounds like it will be a fun Thanksgiving with all the kids in the house. What fun!

Happy Thanksgiving!! That Mia is a cutie!

Joy said...

Your sampler is beautiful...so nice to see your progress! Happy Thanksgiving...enjoy your day!

Katrina said...

Love your Richmond Sampler, you've gotten so much done.

Have a happy Thanksgiving too!

Roberta said...

Of course, Mia is cute!!! what a sweetie.

enjoy your stitching on the samplers, both look nice, though I am not a A&E fan, it looks to be a nice stitch.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Nancy said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! You always stitch the most beautiful samplers.

Mia is so cute! Is she ready for her first turkey day?

SilkLover said...

The Richmond Sampler is beautiful, Margaret! I have Guarding Eden on my wish list. Trying to finish up Mermaid And The Sea first. And I do believe Mia wants her little tummy scratched.

Happy Thanksgiving, Margaret!

Melanie said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!! :)

Siobhan said...

Your Richmond Sampler looks great, Margaret! It doesn't look like you have that much work left on it.

Love the new start! ;)

Dona said...

Margaret, your Richmond Sampler is lookin' good! I do love that little bird in the birdcage. I can't wait to see the final pictures.

Mia is sure growing! She looks as sweet as my Miss Kitty.

Carol said...

What a fun new start, Margaret! And you know how much I admire your Richmond Sampler--you're almost done!!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving day...

BrendaS said...

You Richmond sampler is so pretty.

Great pick for your next A&E design.

Have a nice Thanksgiving.

Isadarena said...

Ho!! Margaret , your Mia kitty is so cute, please, give her a sweet pet from me !!
Your richmond Sampler is getting nicer and nicer : many congrats on your beautiful work .
I wish you a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and a nice gathering with all your family :-)
Isa

Le blog de marylin said...

Hi Margareth, your stitching it's very beautiful, I love you little cat
marylin

Glenna said...

Wow--the Richmond sampler keeps getting better and better--I can't believe how quickly you're getting it done, particularly considering the huge amount of work on it. Give Mia a belly scratch for me. Happy Thanksgiving!

Diane said...

Your Richmond sampler is looking amazing! It will be great framed and displayed with your other samplers.

Mia is so sweet. Our girl kitty likes to flop in front of us and beg for belly rubs. :)

woolwoman said...

Margaret - hope you and your family have a wonderful T holiday - Love your stitching and love the new A&E start - I've been resisting purchasing that one but I might fall for it ! take care Mel

Michelle said...

Richmond is looking amazing!! Woohoo for a new start too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and get some stitching done if you can!

Karoline said...

Richmond Sampler is looking gorgeous