Monday, December 20, 2010

Next?

Yes, I finished Guarding Eden.  I love it too!

Guarding Eden by Examplars from the Heart
40ct Mello from Picture This Plus
called for GAST fibers


I'm happy with how it came out!  

I did start something new as well.  Here it is.  Can't tell much yet.  Do you know what it is?

 

It's Jane Tindall!  I'm using the called for 40ct Confederate Gray fabric from Weeks Dye Works and the called for AVAS and Gloriana Florimell.  I like the Florimell better than the regular Gloriana.  This is a fun stitch so far.  Except for the one stitch off when I got the border to meet at the end when I had to rip a bit.  But the green of the border meets and I'm happy!

Mia is all recovered from her surgery.  It was a gradual process, but by the end of the week, she was back to her usual bouncy, lovely self.  I just hope she doesn't go back to climbing the curtains!  lol!

Mia likes to help with the groceries by checking out what's in the bags when I get home.  She also likes to go in the bags (I use reusable bags) when they're empty -- or not empty.  Here she is helping with the groceries.


Mia also manages to get all her toys stuck under one of my stitching stash drawers.  We always have to retrieve them for her and then she is happy.  After one of these toy recoveries, the boy child decided to put all Mia's toys around her while she slept.


Can you tell she loves balls?  lol!  She has other toys as well, but these are the ones that got lost.  

In other news, the girl child got home last night.  Yay!  We all trooped out to pick her up at the train station, then we were off to her favorite Italian restaurant.  It's a bit dark, but here are the kids at the restaurant.


Aren't they cute?  :D   

I wish everyone a very happy, wonderful Christmas.  Belated happy Hanukkah too!  Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

50 comments:

Love to Stitch said...

Congrats on your A & E Finish!! The filling in on the bottom looks great too. Isnt it wonderful to have choices?!!!! I have Jane, not started of course, but I am looking forward to watching your fast progress. She is a beauty. I have say, Gloriana thread is wonderful, I too am LOVING the florimell. The color is outstanding-- so rich---I love working with it. Silk, is great isnt it?! Hope you have a great week!

KarenV said...

Maisie used to climb our curtains as well - in fact, she also climbed up a quilt that we had on the wall and pulled it down! She has, fortunately, grown out of that now ;)

Love your finish and your new start!

Catherine said...

What a stunning finish! And your new start is amazing! Your needle is flying!

Mia is such a cutie!

Enjoy the time with your family!

Anonymous said...

Hi Margaret! Love the new A&E! I bet Don will find a great frame for those colors. Glad Mia is doing well. Do you think you and Kathy want to come over one day next week to stitch? Let's really try to get together. Hmmm....trying to figure out which restaurant that is??? Hugs, Nancy

Vonna said...

I'm singing Gloria for the finish of your wonderful Guarding Eden!!! It is stunningly wonderful!
You know my cats are afraid of bags...I've tried to see if they would get in one but they won't. Now baskets...boxes...that's a whole different story. Red covers his face with his tail just like Mia :) CUTE!
And your sweet kids....darling photo!

Glenna said...

I love how Guarding Eden turned out! And I love the new start. I will be starting it soon, and I'm wondering if the fabric I'm planning to use--PTP 40 ct. fog--so that I don't have to invest in the confed. gray, will be too light. Is confed. gray medium dark IRL? Hmmmmm. Mia is such a sweetie--you just want to cuddle her.

Bertie said...

Wonderful Margaret, such a lovely sampler:))
Happy Christmas and a Fabulous Healthy (&stitching) 2011.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish!! Wahoo! I can't believe how quickly you've moved along on Jane. Fantastic, O Speedy Needles! ;) Great pics of the three kids, too--the two legged ones & the four legged furry one. I hope you have a great Christmas!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Guarding Eden looks fabulous Margaret. You've gotten off to a fast start on Jane too... I hate it when borders are one stitch off. Hopefully it wasn't too painful to get it meet.
That little Mia is just the cutest little kitty. She's going to be a petite one isn't she?

Marion said...

Margaret..WOW!!! Absolutely love it!!!
Mia is very thoughtful to help with the groceries! LOL
Have a great day!
Nice that your family is all together now for the Holidays!!
Take care
Marion

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your Guarding Eden is fabulous!!! And Jane, well, she's gonna be gorgeous!

Your kids are so cute - as is Mia. Glad the little kitty is feeling better!

BrendaS said...

Your Guarding Eden looks great. Nice progress on your new start too.

Have a Merry Christmas

Marylin /Poussy said...

oh I love your cat !

have a good day my friend
marylin

Cari said...

Once again Margaret you have amazed me with your stitching!! Guarding Eden is just beautiful. And Jan Tindall...I'm so envious. I had to SIT on my hands and NOT order. I'm sure I'll be sorry for that. Glad that your daughter made it home safely and that Mia is doing so well. Don't you wish you could sleep like a cat....all curled up in a ball? She's darliing. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs

woolwoman said...

Glad your girl child is home for the holidays - all is good when the family is together right ! Your Guarding Eden is soooo coool - AAACCKK - I can't believe you've started Jane - it will be SO fun to watch you go on that one. I agree - I adore Florimell - it's my fave new thread and I just covet more and more of it ! Mia is a cutey pie - hiding in that bag - cats are so entertaining. Enjoy the holiday if I don't get back to blogland before Friday. Mel

Hazel said...

Wow amazing finish and amazing new start. You are fast!!! Hugs to the kitty. xx

Melissa said...

Congratulations on finishing Guarding Eden. The colours are all wonderful in them!

Nice start on Jane. I do have a question as I heard one of the AVAS silks is not available any longer? I will email you later.

That Mia is so cute! Then there are the 2 kids hamming it up. Can't say who's the cutest! ;-)

Have a wonderful Christmas, Margaret!

Deb said...

Wow, I just love your Guarding Eden Margaret! I think I'm going to have to try to fit that in for stitching next year!!

Glad to hear that Mia is recuperating nicely. Bailey goes in next week and I'm sure he's not going to be pleased when he gets home. I think that picture is so cute of her with all the toys around her!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that was a lot of work considering the whole background of the verse is solidly stitched!

Kim said...

Margaret I love your Guarding Eden! I LOVE what you did on the 'grass' section. what stitch is that? Maybe I should do that on Ann Rayner. Was it quicker than just regular fill-in? Do tell!

So glad you've got both of your kiddos there! Makes for a happy bustling house no doubt! And sweet little Mia....too cute for her own good! ;o)

Can't wait to watch Jane unfold!

valerie said...

Beautiful finish and new start! Wonderful! Glad to hear that Mia is on the mend. She looks so cute snuggled up with her toys. Merry Christmas!

Ranae said...

Wowza! What a fabulous piece and another great start to boot.
"Happy Stitching 2011"

Susan said...

Congrats on your finish! And your new start! Do you have your list of 15 started yet? Vonna has posted her's. I am in the contemplation stage still with some finals.
The children are lovely together. What a happy family!
Merry Christmas!
Happy Stitching!

Berit said...

I have to lol at what you consider a start, woman! Guarding Eden looks great--good call on the fill! I'm doing one myself right now, and hoping it will prove worth it!

Cute Mia and kidses.

Roberta said...

Glad to see and hear that Mia is doing well, and yes bags are just the most interesting things!!!

Love the picture of Boy and Girl Child - special times.

Congrats on your finish.

Merry Christimas

Carol said...

Your latest A&E finish is just stunning, Margaret. I know I've said it before, but you amaze me with how quickly you stitch--and you've already started a new project!!

So glad Miss Mia is back to normal--she really has settled in as part of the family, hasn't she?

Merry Christmas :)

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, A&E is stunning! Love the new "start" too (looks more like an out-of-control runaway train to me, lol). Glad that Mia is better.

Sherry said...

Guarding Eden is beautiful! I can't wait to see more of your new start. Mia is a little rascal. Merry Christmas, dear friend, and thank you for another year of friendship.

Kellie said...

Beautiful A&E finish!! And you are flying on Jane! :) Glad Mia is feeling back to normal. :) Merry Christmas!

Natalia said...

Margaret, it is beautiful !!! Please frame it soon so I can see it :-) :-). Jane Tindall is looking good too. Mine is in my project basket, who knows when I'll get to it. LOL

Jackie said...

Congrats on your fantastic finish! And your progress on Jane already? I think you're the fastest stitcher that I know!

I know you're more than thrilled to have the girl child home. There is nothing like having all of your kids together - even the furry ones!

I'm glad Mia has recovered well and didn't lose any of her spunk. She looks like an excellent helper with the shopping bags! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

averyclaire.org said...

Merry Christmas to you as well. Love your work...Adam and Eve is a lovely piece. I marvel at all you accomplish.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish! Congrats. Love your start on Jane Tindall. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Solstitches said...

Another epic finish and what a beauty it is too!
Your new start is lovely also.
Happy for you that you have your family around you.
Happy Christmas!

Margaret

Alice said...

Beautiful finish Margaret. : ) Have a blessed Christmas with your family. Looking forward to seeing many more amazing projects stitched by you in 2011.
xxx

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your beautiful A&E finish! Nice start on Jane.

Sorry this is so late, but thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

Michelle said...

Congrats on finishing Guarding Eden! It looks fantastic. Love your start on Jane too - she's lovely!

Lois said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish Margaret! Love your new start and look forward to watching your progress!!!! Mia is so cute!! Enjoy having a full house again for Christmas! Have a lovely one!

Sherry :o) said...

Merry Christmas to you too - enjoy while all are together!

Love your A&E finish - beautiful and stunning! My kitty (long gone - she lived a very long life) used to love being in bags - and as with Mia, empty or not!

Laura said...

Merry Christmas Margaret! Your A&E finish is stupendous!!!! Your children are beautiful and your kitty is soooo cute!!!

Daffycat said...

I love Mia's little pink nose! Congratulations on a lovely finish. I'm always searching for the next project before that last stitch is in...I see you do it too!

Happy Christmas, Margaret!

Conny said...

Lovely finish!

Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Le blog de marylin said...

JOYEUX NOEL

Sylvia said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your precious family. Looking forward to seeing more of fabulous work in 2011. All the best

janita mantel said...

Beautiful work, my to like samplers. Janita

Karoline said...

Congratulations onfinishing Guarding Eden, it's gorgous.

I hope you all had a great Christmas

Deanne J said...

Congrats on your finish.

Dona said...

Congratulations on finishing Guarding Eden, Margaret! It's really nice!

Don't you wonder what you did before Mia? She is so cute. Miss Kitty's favorite toys are strings/ribbons and the covered rubberbands Cait uses for her hair.

Glad you had time for Italian with the kids - it's a cute picture of them.

marylin said...

hello ! small kisses for you my friend !

krayolakris said...

Beautiful sampler! Congratulations & Happy New Year!