Monday, March 14, 2011

Let there be light

Actually, I'd love some sunshine.  :D   Anyway, with flooding issues (twice in one week) and other things going on, I only got a bit done on my JB Creation Sampler.


It's a fun piece to stitch though.


I'll be stitching on something secret for a while so progress will be slow.

The girl child came home yesterday for Spring Break.  Not sure how long she'll be here, but we'll take what we can.  Here's a poster advertising one of the shows she was in.  She's the poster girl!


Pretty cool, huh?

And speaking of performing, remember when the boy child was in Battle of the Bands?  Well, he was, with his jazz band -- a little group that the kids formed, not connected to the school's Jazz Ensemble.  Here are some clips of them performing.  They're not bad!




I hope they work.  Don't know how to make them bigger.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I always enjoy our visits.  It's almost spring!  Yay!

45 comments:

Jackie said...

Congratulations to your daughter! She makes a great poster child for Dance! What an honor.

Loving your JB Creation. Your slow progress is faster than my speedy progress! :)

I always enjoy the clips of your son. He is so talented!

Catherine said...

What wonderfully talented children you have!! Loved the music clips! Do you have any clips of your daughter dancing?

JB Creation is moving right along - have that one in my pile to do when I get one of those "round tuit" things!

Vonna said...

What a beautiful composition your daughter made on the poster. Awesome! And I listened to each one of your son's jazz band performances! AWESOME! Katie just had three jazz band performances and she had a solo in each :) Exciting stuff :) I especially liked the little dance they did in the last song. CUTE!
Your A&E is stunning....it'll be done next week, I just know it will :)

Siobhan said...

Wow!! I loved the poster of your daughter--how neat! What an amazing keepsake for her. Your son's videos are wonderful, too. I can't wait to show my son when he gets home from school. I wish we'd kept my kids in music and dance when they said they wanted to stop--I think we all regret that decision now! Anyway, fantastic stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Nice progress on the Creation Sampler! It's amazing what you can get done, even with all the flooding chaos. It looks great.

Terrie - The Stitch Store said...

Wow, such astounding things to comment on. What talent in your family! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it immensley.

Katrina said...

Very cool, love the music and gorgeous flyer with your DD's picture.

Creation sampler is so pretty too!!!

Michelle said...

Oh the poster with your daughter is awesome and great clips of your son too! You know I was not of fan of the Creation Sampler when I first saw it, but seeing you working on it is changing my mind. All the little motifs are fun. I hope all the flooding and issues from last week are behind you now and you can look forward to spring!

Alisa said...

Wow...I really, really love that creation sampler! I may have to give that one a go myself...

You have certainly been blessed with two very talented children!!!

Anonymous said...

Margaret! Love the post of your daughter! She is quite beautiful and I know you must be thrilled! Your son is quite talented. I know you are proud of your two darling children! Hugs to you - kelley

Nicole said...

Beautiful progress Margaret!! Congrats to your kids - the pictures and music are beautiful!!

Bertie said...

Famous family!! your daughter looks great, must be so fabulous to be able to dance. Jazz band son, fabulous too.
Yes sunshine Margaret, now there's a wish:))
The sampler is lovely work despite your flooding troubles, hope they are past tense:)

Deb said...

Wow, have you got some talented children. Just love the poster with your daughter on it!! That must be a thrill to have!!! Loved the clips of your son to - did I ever tell you that Linus and Lucy by George Winston is one of my favorite songs - actually made the orchestra play it at my wedding. You must be so thrilled and proud of both of their accomplishments.

Oh, and your stitching is great too!! :o)

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

Ugh for the flooding but Brava! for the girlchild. How lovely she is! I didn't realize she was a dancer. How great that they are both in the performing arts.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great progress on the stitching!

The poster of your DD is certainly frame worthy - she looks so beautiful! Awesome performances by your son!

I hope the flooding is behind you and there are sunny days ahead!

Melissa said...

Wow. Your daughter looks beautiful on the cover. You must be so proud! And your son & his band - so cool!

That's a really funky A&E piece. I'm so glad to see your progress. It's looking great!

Annie said...

Your stitching is looking great. That's the perfect fabric color.

Aren't your kids the talented ones! That cover girl daughter is spectacular and really cool videos of your son!

Sylvia said...

Sorry about the flooding - that has got to be the pits!

I am waiting to see your Creation Sampler finish, so I can make up my mind about purchasing it. Not sure yet ( trying to be better about stash accumulation).

Love that poster of your DD - totally amazing.

Bine said...

You can be so proud of your kids achievements. You must be thrilled...
I hope you can get your hands on a few copies of the poster.
Love the progress on Jenny Bean, too.

Giovanna said...

Lovely progress on the sampler, and congrats on your kids' achievements.

marylin said...

oh absolument merveilleux ces papillons, sont si petits si fins
encore une belle réalisation à venir

bisous à vous
marylin

Natalia said...

Margaret, what a great thing for your daughter !!! That is awesome !! I am so happy for her...
I love Creation Sampler... You are almost finished !!! I had to frog my Spanish Mystery Sampler. Not fun !!!
ROFLOL over the name of your son's song !!!

Melanie said...

OH my goodness, congrats to your daughter. That's totally awesome.

merumo said...

JB Creation Sampler is coming along very nicely and I see you are having fun with it! Have you decided what will be the next project? Your childrens are so talented! What a proud mom you are!!

Berit said...

Flooding--gah! Glad it's not in our town, but it's all around us here, too.

JB looks gorgeous, but DD might be better! Love her costume. :o

As for DS, I'd love to see it but the old (brown cow) computer ain't what she used to be and running video is a pain. Awesome that you captured it, though!

woolwoman said...

Margaret - I can hear your son thumping out the bass notes very well on those clips - awesome what we can do now with blogs isn't it - your DD looks gorgeous on the poster - what a cool costume and a great keepsake for her. Your Creation is rocking right along - it's on my wish list. Hope your trials and tribulations around the homestead are over and spring is just around the corner for you. Have a great week ! Mel

StitchesFromWales said...

Hi Margaret, that poster will make a fab picture to show off when you get it framed. She's lovely....
PAULINE

Carol said...

How neat that your daughter is featured on the dance poster, Margaret! And, having had a son in many jazz bands, the videos brought back wonderful memories...I think they played "Song For My Father" too!

Your sampler is coming along nicely--let's hope there is no more flooding in your future!

Laurie in Iowa said...

That is so cool that you DD is featured on the poster. YGG
You DS clips are wonderful too!
I hope you see some sunshine soon.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Love your JB piece and your daughter is beautiful.

mainely stitching said...

Jenny Bean's latest sampler is looking FABULOUS!

Karen said...

Creation Sampler looks great! I hope your flooding issues are resolved soon :=/

TeresaB said...

Hope the flooding issues calm down soon for you. Love the poster your daughter is in and your son's band is great!

Your progress on JB Creation is really making it hard for me to not get a copy and start stitching, but I'm on a stash diet and will continue to resist and live vicariously through you! (Do you feel the pressure now? LOL!) Really, great progress and can't wait to see more.

Isadarena said...

Hi Margaret, how talented are your children!! I loved the music clips:-)
Your JB Creation is coming along nicely :-)

Dona said...

That is the coolest poster! It's beautiful and I know you are very proud. Great videos of your son's jazz ensemble. You can tell they enjoy playing.

Stay dry and good luck with the flooding.

Karoline said...

Great progress on your sampler, it's lovely.

The poster is gorgeous, congratulations to your daughter

krayolakris said...

How wonderful for your daughter and your son! Love the new sampler!

Margaret said...

Hey! the children , young adults can certainly make you stand up and take notice and mum does a good job with the needle Blessings .

Kellie said...

Creation Sampler is so pretty. I started this same one last night but have notj gotten very far. You will be finished in no time. Your daughter's show poster is gorgeous! I think it's neat that your son has formed a jazz band with his friends apart from school. :) I'm so with you on the spring thing. It's cold and rainy here right now. I'm looking so forward to sunshine and warmer days.

Sherry said...

Have I commented yet? My week has been so hectic. I love your piece so far! Congratulations to your daughter! What a great honor. I love the clips of your son. He is so talented and full of personality.

The French Bear said...

Wow!!!! How awesome for her! Look at that gorgeous photo, and on the cover too!!! I knew I would feel better just coming over to visit you!!! Your work is so beautiful!
Thanks for leaving me such words of comfort, I treasure you, my dear blog friend!!!
I am coming back to watch the videos of your son with my son, he used to play in band too and I sure we will enjoy them!
Hugs
Margaret B

Suzanne said...

Congratulations to both your daughter and son! You have two very talented children.

Love the JB sampler, it's looking great.

Deborah~ said...

Wow, Margaret! What talented children...Your daughter is so beautifully poised.
Your sampler is gorgeous. I love the whole thing. The threads make the wording stand out, which I love.
Such a long while since we've been in touch, I've missed you.
Please come by and see me at my newish blog:
http://abookishlibraria.blogspot.com
I have a Giveaway going on. :]

Hugs,
Deb

Erica said...

Jenny B is really looking good!
Congrats on both your kids! You must be so proud!
Your daughter is beautiful! That poster is amazing!
I'm sure you have plans to frame it and hang it in a special place!

Kathy Ellen said...

Congratulations on having such a beautiful and talented daughter and an amazing son! You must be exceptionally proud of your children!

Lovely work on the Jenny Bean piece too...I love the verse.

Lois said...

Nice progress on Creation Sampler! Congrats to your daughter on being the poster girl, she looks so lovely! Great clips of your son. What a talented family you have!