Monday, January 24, 2011

Yay for Jane!

Jane Tindall is all finished!  Yay!


Jane Tindall by Needlework Press
40ct Confederate Gray linen by Weeks Dye Works
AVAS and Gloriana Florimell fibers as called for

Isn't she pretty?


Please take note if you're planning to stitch Jane.  You will definitely need 2 skeins of AVAS 3734 to finish all that grass.  


I love her though!  

The other day, the boy child settled down on my bed and promptly fell asleep.  (This happens a lot since the boy child insists on keeping teenage hours despite having to get up for school at 6am.)   Mia decided to settle down on his legs -- one of her favorite places to sleep.  She was grooming herself in preparation for a nice snooze, and then....   Well, I guess she wasn't quite finished before she dropped off.



So cute!!


The girl child is home for a few days.  She's done with all of her finals and it's finally between semesters.  Hopefully she can relax a bit before the next semester starts.  She has something to do back at college though, so it won't be a full week of being able to feed her and spoil her.  Ah well.

So who's sick of snow?  lol!  I'm hoping for no big snow storms this week.  Knock on wood!  It's exam week at the high school so even more reason to hope.  Now who is watching the Australian Open?  It's good so far, no?  As for the football -- sorry, no football watchers in this house.  I hope whichever team you're rooting for wins the Super Bowl.  :D  I'll probably be watching the Jane Austen BBC marathon on PBS instead.  lol!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I love reading your comments and catching up with you all.  Here's to cold cold temps instead of snow and ice.  I'll go for that any day!   

64 comments:

Annie said...

Jane looks fantastic. Congrats on slogging through all of that grass!

Bertie said...

Congratulations Margaret, I knew it would only be a week for you to finish it LOL, maybe I can take a leaf out of your book on finishing-))
Mia looks very relaxed, and the boy:)

Hooray for Andy, a fantastic game,even Billy Connolly was in the crowd to cheer him on!

BrendaS said...

Jane looks just gorgeous! That certainly was a lot of grass to fill.

I'm with you -- I hope we get very little snow in the coming weeks. I am ready for Spring!

Have a good one.

woolwoman said...

Have fun with your Aussie Open - I know you love those big tournies. Jane - WOW WOW - can't believe your done already Ms Margaret - you are amazing for sure ! Can't wait to see what's next for you - is there a Mary Ann in your future???? Have a good week - Mel

Jan said...

Gosh Jane is so gorgeous, Margaret!! YAY, you got in some good stitchey time on her, lots of fill in, but faster then a speeding bullet is Margaret with her needle!!

Love the pics of the boy child and sweet Mia...those are treasures to keep in the family albums!! Sorry you don't get to spoil girl child too long, but I know she will have lots of good mom time to her credit when she returns to school.

Have a great week, and yes getting somewhat tired of the snow...more then that is the gloom, I would love some nice sunshine! Hope all is safe up there!

Catherine said...

What a stunning finish! Congrats! I think that grass would have driven me crazy!

We haven't had as much snow this year -but the cold and winds - ugh! Bring on Spring!

Mia and your son look so cozy!

Have a great week!

Donna said...

Jane is gorgeous and you stitch so fast!!!

Mia is too cute. Love the stuck out paw!

Jackie said...

Jane is stunning! I've already seen a couple of comments on other blogs where they're tracking down another skein of AVAS due to your information. Thank you for sharing that!

I wish I was half as limber as Mia! The picture of her and your son is just too cute. They have a real bond. Enjoy your time with your daughter!

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing Jane, she's so beautiful! Cute photo of Mia, how funny that she fell asleep mid-groom!

Love to Stitch said...

Congrats Margaret!!!! She is gorgeous!!!!! I cant wait to see what you choose for framing. I love this one, it is definitely on my pile. I am so curious as what is going to be up next for you!!??!!! Mia is soo cute too :)

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Yes, Jane's VERY pretty, congrats on another stunner:) And yes, VERY sick of snow and cold here, bleeeech...

Kajsa said...

Jane is so pretty! You did an amazing work as always.

Sherry said...

Jane is just beautiful! You are strong willed to finish this big piece! Hope I can do it with Marianne.

Mia is adorable laying on your son's leg. My ds often falls asleep on our bed and he is almost 25! The grass is always greener....

I am also sick of snow and winter in general! We will support each for market!

KimV said...

Margaret... I love your Jane, I think I may need a Jane of my own... lol
love the family photos... they are precious! Stay warm

Michele said...

Jane is gorgeous! Congrats! :)

Sylvia said...

Oh the picture of Mia and your son is precious - how funny to fall asleep in the middle of grooming, but a girl has gotta do what a girl has gotta do.

Jane is fantastic!! Did you finish this in 3 weeks?? I am still slogging away on Ann - but the end is near - this week sometime, I hope.

Hazel said...

Woohoo another wonderful finish! x

Michelle said...

Congrats on finishing Jane! She is fabulous. I can't believe how fast you finished her!!! What's next?

Giovanna said...

Congratulations! What an awesome sampler! So what's up next :-) ?

Susan said...

Jane is just absolutely wonderful.
Sorry I don't watch tennis. Football Yes!

What are you going to work on next?

Happy Stitching!

valerie said...

Jane looks fabulous! Congrats on your happy dance! The photo of your DS and Mia is cute. How do teens and cats just sleep anywhere and in any position?! I wish I could sleep so easily! lol

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish, Margaret!! It looks amazing! As Annie said, congratulations on slogging through all that grass. Are you dreaming in that silk color?! ;)

Love your blog header collage!

Great pics of Mia and the BC! Enjoy the GC's time at home.

Deb said...

Jane looks absolutely wonderful Margaret! Congratulations!! Now what are you going to work on???

No tennis watchers here, although if I turned on the TV during the day I'd probably watch it. Our house mainly watches football and basketball. Boring! LOL

I'm with you on the snow - Spring just can't come come soon enough!!

marylin said...

Hello my friend, oh my god that your sampler is wonderful! you did a great job! I'm in love with your embroidery!

I like to see your photos with the kitten and still the great sleeping .... it makes me smile!
I embrace you and wish you happiness my friend!

Robert said...

Congratualtions Margaret on a great finish! Jane looks great.

Annemarie said...

Jane Tindall is finished, she says, as if it's the most normla thing in the world to finish this huge beauty at such record speed... It's fabulous in every way. Congratulations!

Awww, Mia is adorable!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Jane is gorgeous Margaret. Congrats on your finish. I love the quilt on the bed. Did you make it?

Kathy said...

OMG Your finish is stunning. beyond beautiful! I am speechless at your talent.

I had to laugh at the photo of your DS and the kitty. That is too funny the way she fell asleep. The position is hilarious!

I too am sooooooooo tired of snow. My pup isn't but I am. Here's hoping we don't get anymore for a few weeks. :)

Katrina said...

Jane is so gorgeous!!!!! Huge congrats on the finish :-). Cute picture of your son and Mia too.

Deborah said...

Jane looks great!

RuthB said...

Too too funny on your nappers, :)

Congrats on Jane-- it looks wonderful !

Karen said...

Kudos Margaret for such a beautiful finish! I know you are proud of this one. I'm sure you have another great sampler waiting in the wings....happy stitching.

mainely stitching said...

Too funny (the kitty and boy photos)!!!

Jane is utterly amazing!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Jane is simply gorgeous! Love those horses and cows! The boy child and Mia are so cute. Look forward to seeing your next project! Blessings to you from Kentucky - kelley

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Margaret! Jane is just beautiful - so pretty! Ahhh, I bet this was a cinch to stitch after all the queen stitches in the Richmond sampler! ;-)

Mia looks adorable. Does your son read your blog at all and know how he is featured, vertically and horizontally? Too funny!

I saw on the news last night the deep freeze back East. Oh brrr. Makes this rain seems like sunshine! Stay warm!

Margaret said...

Hey our sunshine looks good eh! at the Open. One thing about summer in Australia if you aren't etting flloded out or burnt out with bushfires and the celcius is hovering and can't go to the beach, ther eis always the tennis to watch. Go Kim Klisters. Enjoyed your post. Girl child looks relaxed just the thing for exams.

Rachel said...

Beautiful finish on Jane.

Never forget the power of the zzz's! Love the pics of Mia and the boy child.

Lizzie said...

Oh they are funny Margaret, great photo's, Molly does that, just forgets what she's doing and falls asleep, wish I could sometimes..! Jane is beautiful, gorgeous and adorable, you are so clever, wish I could stitch like that...
No snow here, quite pleasant really for our Australia Day celebrations tomorrow...
Lizzie
xxx

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on finishing Jane she looks fantastic.
Mia is so cute

Pointed Stitcher said...

What a beautiful piece, your stitching is just lovely.

Cari said...

Oh Margaret...Jane is WONDERFUL. I absolutely love that piece and your execution of her is stunning. And I love the pics of Mia of course. She does settle right in doesn't she? I'm always envious of the way a cat can sleep! Hugs and stay warm.

Erica said...

Absolutely gorgeous job on Jane! Just beautiful!
(I love the quilt on the bed too)!

averyclaire.org said...

Jane Tindall turned out lovely. You seem to finish so many. Love all the animals. And on such tiny cloth! Not sure if my eyes could take that! It's beautiful!

Carol said...

Jane is so lovely, Margaret! Almost as lovely as Miss Mia! My 22 year old son is still doing the sleeping in the middle of the day thing--oh the hours those college kids keep!

Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next :)

Barb said...

You have lots of patience to plant all that grass! Very pretty sampler.

Snow? Cold? I am daydreaming about warmer climates.

Looks like Mia is in a Yoga pose!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Jane is gorgeous, Margaret! I love all the animals and the colors are just gorgeous! Well done!

Natalia said...

I love it, Margaret !!!! It is beautiful... can't wait to see how you frame it :-)
Mia just cracks me up !! She is so cute.
Can you believe I just found out about PBS over the weekend? What world do I live in???

Loraine said...

Congratulations to you. What a fabulous finish!!!! You are amazing. Wish I had your stitching talents. I love everything you do. What's up next? I have ordered fabric and floss for ATS. I may have the nerve to start it real soon. How it yours coming?
Hugs to you! Sweet little kitty you have there!

anniebeez said...

Jane is truly beautiful! Congrats on such a lovely finish!

Karoline said...

Jane is gorgeous, congratulations

Melissa said...

Spectacular finish! Jane is gorgeous! I love the pic of Mia and the boy child. She looks all comfy, LOL.

Berit said...

Congratulations! :D

Mia and BC are too cute; also, did you say "Snow"? I'm watching the up-to-ten dumping down now. Sigh. Hope it doesn't interfere with our court date tomorrow. eep.

It already made the LNS close and kept me from getting another skein to finish the fill on that freebie! I'm SO close! If only I could stitch as productively as you do, Margaret!

Alma Allen said...

Hi Margaret,

Love your Jane! Those cows are really fun.

Also love the quilt your son is sleeping on. Did you make it? Looks like Mia found the best place to nap!

Lois said...

Congratulations Margaret on a gorgeous finish! Jane is just wonderful! Cute picture of Mia and your son looks like he's enjoying that sleep!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fantastic finish! Congratulations!

Your son must be mortified that that picture is online (does he know). That's a good one to share with the future wife someday!

Susan said...

Margaret, I am just in awe of your ability to finish things so quickly and beautifully! I love Jane T. and admire you for sticking with all that grass!

Tanya said...

WOW. That is stunning. Love it SO much!!!

Precious when kitties fall asleep on us - cute picture :)

Tanya, who has to pick up her jaw from drooling now over your sampler!!!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish with Jane. Definitely one I will be adding to my wishlist.

Vonna said...

Oh Margaret....she is so gorgeous! YAY! I'm so happy for you...I know that you are just pleased as punch over this wonderful, gorgeous, beautiful finish!

Roberta said...

Hi Margaret, just love the 'boy child' and Mia - this is so typical even in this household with older children and us 'adult' types.

"Jane" looks good you are such a fast stitcher - wow I am impressed

Kellie said...

Jane is beautiful, Margaret. Congratulations on your finish!! :)

Kim said...

Margaret!!!

Love Jane~ I would love to stitch her up after I finish Isabella, which is at a slow start. I don't have much stiyching time, so my projects go in slow motion, even though my heart wants fast! You inspire me every time I stop to visit!!!! Thanks for all the eye candy~ Kim

krayolakris said...

She is a beauty! Love the kitteh snaps too!

sheri said...

Oh, that pic of your son and Mia is too precious! What a pose! Such a little snuggly-wuggly kitty!

Congrats on your big finish. Jane is fabulous!