Monday, March 21, 2011

Snowing?!

Ack!  It's snowing outside!  NOOOOOO!!!!!  They haven't called for much if any accumulation.  I hope they're right!  It's snowing pretty hard right now!

Anyway, thank you for all the birthday wishes for the boy child.  I think he had a good birthday, despite having to do the first session of an online SAT prep course.  Poor kid.

I have a finish to show off.  Here it is.


Jenny Bean Creation Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler
40ct Vintage Pear (or what was called for)
fibers as called for (GAST)

It was a fun stitch.



And here is my new start.  I'm excited, but I'm also thinking -- oh no, it's really big!  lol!


It's Ann Grant by Shakespeare's Peddler.


Sorry for the dull pictures -- as I said, it's snowing outside!  Anyway, I'm using the called for fabric (Sand Dune) except in 40ct.  And I'm using the called for fibers as well (a mix of AVAS, NPI, Belle Soie, Gloriana, and Threadgatherer).

Here's a picture of the boy child contemplating his birthday cake.  It's actually a cookie cake -- he's had cookie cake for his birthday for years now.


And here is the furry friend, all comfy and cozy.


That object under her head is one of her new "toys."  See if you can figure out what it is.  :D  Mia claimed it for her own.  

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I always enjoy visiting with you!  The boy child says thank you for all the birthday wishes too!  Have a great week!

Quick addendum:  Merumo is having a raffle of beautiful miniature quilts on her blog to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Please go to her blog and help out -- you'll get a chance to win a gorgeous quilt in the process!

47 comments:

Jackie said...

I have no idea what is under Mia's head. It looks like she is sleeping on the Boy Child's head though. I love that she is snuggled up in a quilt!

Congrats on your JB finish! It's a really cute project. The new project looks good too. You always seem to be working on big projects to me!

Glenna said...

I like the colors in JB Creation,and you stitched that up really quickly! Loving Ann G too--I haven't kitted it up yet, but it looks like I'm going to have to. Good heavens on the snow. May it evaporate quickly. We awoke to a thunderstorm this a.m. Typical spring weather.

Love to Stitch said...

Great finish!! Nice to wrap one up quick :) CANT WAIT to see your continued process on Ann!!!!! Yeah!!! I am going to have to start her soon!!!!

SNOW?? YUCK!!!!!! Hope it doesnt last :)

Siobhan said...

JB Creation looks great! I love love love Ann Grant. I am trying so hard to be patient and finish some WIPs and not start Ann. Your start is SO pretty--I just love those colors.

Happy belated birthday to your son!

anniebeez said...

Margaret your Jenny Bean is awesome-love it! I am do jealous you are starting Ann Grant! I love that sampler-but there is no way on God's green earth I can start her now! I will have to live vicariously through you!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish Margaret. JB Creation looks great. I'm so in love with the Ann Grant sampler. I would have started mine, but I'm still waiting for my linen.
Why is it we always seem to fall in love with the really BIG samplers. lol
The boy child may be contemplating his birthday cookie, but he also looks exhausted. Must on been the on-line SAT that wore him out... poor boy.
I haven't a clue what little Mia is resting her head upon.

Bertie said...

OMG Snow!! how awful Margaret, I do feel for you:))

Your JB is lovely, looks like you have lots of time to stitch while that snow is falling LOL.

Look forward to seeing your progress on Ann Grant, a lovely sampler:))

The cake looks yummie, hope his day was good-)

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy spring! (Ha) Great finish.

Alisa said...

Great finish...that one is on my list to do! I also like the new start...definitely a big one!

Ranae said...

O.K. you are officially a enabler, good or bad??? not sure yet, lol
I love the JB, the finish is so awesome and the new start is fab.
Happy belated Birthday to the boy child

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish! Nice start on Ann Grant!

Hmmm, I'm undecided between "bra pad" and "segment of ostrich egg-shell" under Mia's head. Lol...

BrendaS said...

Love your Jenny Bean finish! Nice start on Ann Grant. I am debating about whether that will be my next start. It has such pretty colors!

Happy Birthday to your son.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous finish. I think you've sold me on this one! And I can't believe how far you've already gotten on Ann G. Love her!!!

merumo said...

Congrats on your wonderful finish! And Ann Grant is looking pretty :) My Ann is patiently awating for me to get started, but other girls are staring at me, too! What a tough life I'm on!! lol Happy B-Day to your boy child. Mia is such a cute kitty. She may have poured some poison over to your boy child? I'm sure no one can resist her...

Teresa S. said...

I am pulling threads for Ann Grant and just got JB's Creation Sampler. Love your updates. JB turned out wonderful!

Catherine said...

I am actually happy that we just had rain - I hope the snow is done for us!

JB Creation is lovely! Hope to stitch that one soon!

Berit said...

Beautiful! I love eve's hair! :D

Also, it was snowing here, too, but has now stopped. I slept through most of it.

Anonymous said...

Margaret, all of your finishes are wonderful!
Don't be worried about Ann Grant... at the speed you're stitching you will have her done soon.

Happy belated birthday to your talented son!

Well....I just washed our bathing suits so I am guessing Mia is resting her head on a bikini top insert :-) Makes a cute pillow for her!

I hope you will soon have more Spring like weather. Happy stitching! Angie

marylin said...

oh mon Dieu quelle vitesse pour broder ! c'est extraordinaire cette rapidité ! vous êtes une grande passionnée mon amie, je vous embrasse et calin au petit chat !
marylin

valerie said...

Congrats on your JB Creation finish! It's a cute project. And wow, Ann Grant! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. Hope the snow is short-lived for you today!

Susan said...

Congratulations on the finish! And I do love Ann Grant, what a great start!

Happy Stitching!

robindefender said...

Wow! I can't believe you are already finished with the Creation Sampler! It looks great.

My guess for the cat's toy? I think it kind of looks like she's found the padding from a bra and turned it into her new best friend. : )

woolwoman said...

WOW - JB Creation is beautiful and DONE so soon - don't know why I would be shocked - haven't you been working on it at least 2 weeks (wink)????????? I know that Ann Grant will be gorgeous with that beautiful mix of silks. Glad your DS had a nice birthday - Oh to be 17 again - well maybe not 17 but 37 would be great ! Have a good week Mel

krayolakris said...

Snowing? Really? Your projects are so pretty. Did you start Susan Rambo? I have a good-sized section finished; waiting for batteries to recharge so I can post a photo.

Natalia said...

Margaret, congratulations on your finish !!! I love it... I can't wait to see more of Ann Grant, I know you'll finish it in no time too !!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your sampler, congratulations on a gorgeous piece. I had to look to see where you lived because it's been snowing here ALL day and now ice is falling from the sky. You live in NY and I live in NH.

samplerlover said...

Happy Birthday to the boy child. He and his little BF look as if they had a lovely day.

Congratulations on finishing JB. It is another lovely one to add to your collection and great start of Ann G. Isn't this a stunning sampler. - Sandra.

Katrina said...

Cute Mia pictures and congrats on the finish!!!! Jenny Bean is gorgeous and I love Ann too :-).

TeresaB said...

Ohhh, you finished one of my favorites from market this year. It looks fabulous! Congrats on the finish. And now you're on to Ann Grant, such pretty colors.

I have no idea what Mia is sleeping on, but she looks so cute.

Sylvia said...

Ok, I think I am convinced that I need that Creation Sampler - gotta e-mail Theresa... I guess that would be payback for the e-bay link I sent you!!

I had to laugh at Mia - she is such a hoot - to me it looks like she is laying on a pig ear or a bra ( so random, I know)

We do cookie cakes here as well - I have to bake them though, since no one makes them here. LOL.

Nancy said...

Your Creation Sampler is just beautiful! Pretty new start too.

Mia looks so comfy covered up with the quilt - ah contentment!

I wish I could send you our weather! It is in the low 70s, and the trees and spring flowers are beginning to bloom!

Carol said...

What a beauty, Margaret--I truly love the colors and design... You did your usual marvelous (and quick!) stitching on it :)

I can't believe you're having more snow--hang in there! It HAS to end one of these days!

Varla said...

Hello! I'm Varla from Italy, very beautiful finish!! I love your blog! Thanks for share.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wow, you finished JB quickly! It looks great! I love Ann Grant - the colors are right up my alley but she'll have to wait a while....

We are supposed to get ice and snow tonight - I'm SICK of it! Enough already!

Can't wait to see your next Ann update!

Melanie said...

Is that a shoulder pad? It reminds me of the pads that you get in a jacket here and there. lol
Kitties are silly. All of them are 'junkers' at heart. Give them an unused household item or a piece of trash and they're happy as can be.
Congrats on your finish!!!!! It came out awesome. :)

Lois said...

Congrats on a lovely finish! Love your new start too!! What a yummy looking birthday cake! Hope the snow doesn't last too long - brrrhhh!!!!!

Vonna said...

I knew it would be finished! It is singularly wonderful and beautiful! Congrats :)
Happy Birthday to the Boy Child :) I know he will have many happy more!
And little Mia...is a bunny? :)

Suzanne said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your son!

Congratulations on your wonderful finish with Jenny Bean, she's gorgeous. I love your start on Ann Grant, the silks are such lovely colours, I have been very tempted to make a start myself.

Jean said...

Congrats on your finish, always a pleasure to see Mia..

Karen said...

Ooooh, your Jenny Bean is so pretty! I love the colors in it. I'm really looking forward to watching your progress on Ann.

Stumped on Mia's toy; it looks to me like the Boy Child's head!

Sharon said...

I just found your blog and oh my, what a treat it is! Your stitching is beyond amazing!!!! :)

Hope the boy child had a great birthday! My own not-so-little one is just starting to work on the ACT/SAT study process, as well.
Please keep stitching and sharing!!

Jennifer said...

How beautiful those samplers are and I'm sure now I have to get the first one there soon to add to my stitching basket!

LOVE your kitty.....soooo precious!

JEnnifer

Sherry said...

Let There Be Light is just stunning! Your work is also so inspirational. I can't wait to see more of Ann Grant. Sorry I missed the Boy Child's bday. DH was in the hospital all week and it is still pretty hectic around here.

Karoline said...

Your JB Creation Sampler is looking gorgeous, congratulations and a nice start to Ann Grant.

Happy Birthday to the Boy Child. I notice you've got the latest 'Boy & Penguin' book in the photo with the cake. Rosie is a big fan of them and one of her birthday treats was her first trip to the theatre to see a production of Lost and Found, it was a huge hit.

Littlebit said...

Margaret, I'm playing catch-up! Beautiful finish!! And a much belated Happy Birthday to your son. Yummy cookie cake! :) What are you working on now??

Anonymous said...

slow down margaret!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wow! i have the jenny bean and ann grant....have i started them? no...and here you are finished w/the jennie bean....

i think boy child and mia like to sleep the best! :)

joann in tx

Sally said...

This is my first visit to your blog ( found you from Lee's blog) and it won't be my last! Love, love, love your Jenny Bean finish! It is gorgeous. Makes me want to start mine!

Ann Grant is looking lovely too.