Monday, May 30, 2011

Lots of pictures to bore you with.....

First off, I got back to Susan Rambo, even with secret stitching going on.  I'm pleased -- I really want to finish her up.

Susan Rambo Sampler
40ct Meadow Rue
called for NPI with substitutions


She's soooooo pretty!


I love how she's coming out.


Next, my TUSAL report.  The new moon is June 1, so I'm doing it now.


Like my bunny pincushion?  I'll have to show you my pincushion collection sometime.  This one is by Lori Ann Corelis.  I love her work!  The antique strawberry hanging from it is from Kathy Barrick.  Isn't it cool?


You can see our rhododendrons blooming too!

Remember last week when we helped the girl child move her stuff around at school?  Here are some pics she took of our wanderings in town after the move.

At the Indian restaurant.



Yum!

Sated.


Walking around town.  (I'm hiding behind the father type.)


Doing some shopping.


Saying goodbye.

Pretty good, huh?  Took the girl child a while to send me the pics, so they're a week late.

I don't know if you can tell from the pics, but the boy child got an extreme hair cut.  Here he is in all his shorn glory.


(He wasn't cooperating.)


Here are a couple he took of himself.  Works much better.  (He doesn't like having his pic taken. (Like mother, like son.))


Never thought I'd say this, but I miss his long hair.  :D   At least his senior pictures have the long hair in them.  (Why do they take senior pics at the end of junior year?  Is it like that at all high schools?)

I think I've remembered everything.   Told you I would bore you with pictures.  :D   Sorry!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day.  Don't forget to remember and honor those who have served and are serving our country.

Mia says to take a nap.

64 comments:

Laura said...

Susan Rambo is amazing!!!!! I can't even imagine seeing it in person; I would faint!!!

Gabi said...

Love Susan Rambo. She is SO very very beautiful.
That bunny pincushion is adorable. Clicked on the link and spent half an hour drooling over the creations there.
Love your family pictures. You have a gorgeous family. :)

Nancy said...

Susan Rambo is beautiful!! Love all the pictures! That Mia is so pretty!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love the purple and red flowers on Susan Rambo! I can't wait to see your pincushion collection. (Hint hint)

Melissa said...

Gosh, silly girl, don't ever say you'll bore us with too many photos! They're great, especially the ones with your family!

Love that Susan. You're so fast I'm constantly amazed...and then what's next?

Oh and that is a great pincushion. I must check her out! and yes, we would love to see your pincushion collection!

Siobhan said...

Great pics!! Your time with your daughter looks like a lot of fun. Susan Rambo looks amazing!

Rebecca said...

Your Susan Rambo is beautiful. I love the colors. The picture on the front of the magazine cover doesn't do it justice but your pics sure do. You are a beautiful stitcher.
I love the coloring of the squirrels in the middle, unusually different. That's what I love about antique samplers. The colorings that are just a bit different or "off" that somehow work and are really beautiful.

Teresa S. said...

I like Susan Rambo and DS's new haircut. He looks more grown up (I bet you hate to hear that).

Please post one day soon about your pincushion collection. I have been feeling lately like pincushions are taking over my life. Good to know someone else enjoys them too!

Julie M said...

Love the pincushion! I like the boy childs hair cut. Susan is beautiful. Won't be long before you have her done!

Cari said...

I love Mia...she's such a smart girl !! I absolutely LOVE Susan Rambo...the colors are just over the top!! Each stitch must be a delight.

I love the pics of your family too. Wonderful...you are all so happy together.

Have a great week... Hugs

Deb said...

Susan is just stunning. I start itching every time I see her because those colors are just gorgeous.

Love your bunny pincushion too and the pictures of your son and your day out. Your son is just like mine - doesn't want his picture taken!!

Loraine said...

Wow! Susan Rambo is wonderful! Love her colors, and you will finish her up in no time!
Love the cute pincushion too. I would love to see your collection. Show us sometime. :)
Fun pictures of the family. I enjoy seeing what you have been up to lately.
I like your sons hair! I liked it both ways actually. It's quite short from what you are use to. I hope it grows on you soon. :)
Hugs to you! Have a wonderful day.

Glenna said...

Not boring! Love the pics of you and your family and Susan Rambo. And the bunny pincushion!!! Want!

Kim said...

Margaret, Margaret, Margaret. (shakes head). *sigh* Another FABULOUS sampler almost done ALREADY!?!? You amaze me how much stitching you get done! I'm green with envy! I LOVE Susan Rambo! I ordered that issue specifically for her. I may buckle and order the kit that they are offering for her. I can only hope it goes as quickly for me...ha! Love the pics of the family...and of course Mia!! We need to get Jake's pics done...he's a Senior in the fall as well. He's thrilled his braces are off in time for the pics! Have a great day!

marly said...

How can you say that post was boring? We got the family, the pet, some good looking food, the sweetest pincushion and bunny, and one of the most fabulous samplers from a most prolific stitcher! Whew.

Francesca said...

Can't believe you have nearly finished !!! Really love it !!!

Jackie said...

My son has long hair too but it is very very curly. I like it when he takes time with it.. Senior pictures are taken here the summer before senior year. I think it has more to do with yearbook production than anything else.

Susan Rambo is really coming along. You certainly do have a speedy needle. I'm slow and just don't have the needed time to make up for my lack of speed. Gotta keep that balance thing going - that can be a challenge for me at times.

♥marylin♥ said...

magnifique avancée ! c'est impressionnant !

bisous de France

merumo said...

You are almost done with Susan! Amazing!!!!! I've been diligently working on Ann Grant lately so that I can catch up with you by the time when you will be ready for another "Ann", but I don't think that will happen to me for awhile... I love your bunny pincushion, too. What a special things from your friends! You have beautiful family and of course Mia is the star ;)

Alisa said...

Susan Rambo is looking great! Just love the color in that one...so bright and refreshing! The family pics are great. :) My son usually grows his hair long in the winter and then cuts it short in the summer when he realizes how hot it makes him (he has very thick hair) and I just love how youthful he looks with it short! :D

Andrea said...

Susan is just gorgeous! I love the fabric you are stitching her on. I went to the LNS to get fabric for her last week and ended up with Vintage Meadow Rue...took a few stitches in her and it's perfect!
Love all of your family pics and like your son's haircut!

Deborah said...

Susan is simply stunning!love the pin cushion.

Karoline said...

Susan is looking gorgeous, great progress

BrendaS said...

Susan Rambo looks so pretty. Love the colors and you are really stitching her up quickly. You go girl:)))

Very nice pictures of your family. Fun times.....

Have a good week

Bertie said...

Wow you've nearly finished Susan, fabulous. The strawberry is cute!!
Great pics of the family too:))

Joy said...

I love your photo journal...never boring! SR is wonderful. Good thing I don't know where you live...that pincushion would come up missing;)

mainely stitching said...

WOW your stitching is so amazing. And that bunny pincushion is just the cutest thing ever!

Annie said...

Susan is so great in those gorgeous colors. You'll probably be sorry when she's done at the same time that you'll be excited!

I'm with Mia on this very hot day in DC.

Annemarie said...

You could never bore me with anything, I'm sure :o) I just love the pictures your kids took. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Susan Rambo is, of course, magnificent. As is the pincushion. Fab!

Catherine said...

Your stitching is fantastic as always! Love the colors!

Looks like you all had a grand time together!

Lizzie said...

Your pics are never boring, it was lovely to see you with your family. I'm in love with that pincushion, now I'm going back to check out the link, seiriously Margaret, do I need any more collections :o)
Lizzie
xxx

Chris said...

Susan Rambo is so beautiful. She looks like so much fun to stitch.

I love that bunny!!

Mary said...

Great photos - stitching and family !! Just love the bunny pincushion - very cute.
Mary

Daffycat said...

A wonderful Totally useless update, Margaret.

I'm up for seeing that pincushion collection. Hint HINT!

mdgtjulie said...

I think Mia has the right idea!! Wow, your pics are awesome! Looks like a wonderful time with both gc and bc. I have to admit, I liked his hair long too! I just love the colors in SR. You'll have a finish on her soon!!

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret, Susan is looking wonderful. I love he large urn that you have just finished.
It looks like your family outing last week was wonderful. It is always lovely to be able to spend time together. - Sanda.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Susan R is looking fantastic! She really is a colorful one. I love your pincushion and the pics of the family out and about are wonderful.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Loved all the great snaps of the family, stitching, etc. Your Susan R. looks amazing... so pretty. I'm in love with your bunny pincushion and I want one too.

Dot said...

You photos are never boring. Your cross stitching, pin cushion, kitty and family are all beautiful. :o)

Deb said...

Your pictures are never boring! Looks like you are having a great time. Susan Rambo is very beautiful. I can appreciate why you are keen to finish. Well done.

Katrina said...

Susan Rambo is gorgeous!!!! Love the colors and cute pincushion.

Fun family pictures too.

Sylvia said...

I am totally stunned by Ms Rambo - she has grown so much!! Just beautiful. Your pincushion is absolutely adorable.

I actually like boy child's hair cut - but that must be the military life coming out in me. LOL.

Looks like you had a nice time with your DD.

Lennu said...

Oh, beautiful, beautiful stitching, she is wonderful!

Lovely photos of your family, it's always great to see them, thanks for sharing :)

Giovanna said...

You're doing great with Susan, and she's really beautiful!

Nancy said...

Susan is absolutely, positively gorgeous! I love those flowers!

Carol said...

Lovely, lovely work, as always, Margaret! Glad your daughter had all of you to help when she moved--looks like you had a great family time together...

Hazel said...

Lovely progress on your Susan. Great family pics too. Thanks for sharing. x

escargopotte said...

Love Suzan Rambo ! oh my, this is wonderful !
congrats

Littlebit said...

Not boring pics at all, Margaret!
Your Susan Rambo is absolutely beautiful!! And you bunny pin cushion is too adorable.

Michelle said...

Susan Rambo looks fantastic! Great photos from your daughter too. Now I want Indian food!!

Roberta said...

Hi Margaret, love Boy Child's haircut and as for senior pictures it was that way for my children.

Have been catching up with your blog writing and your stitching, the college moving, boy child concert and play and of course darling and sweet little Mia.

Sorry to hear about your swimming pool and the bit of damage to the house - hope the air conditioner is OK.

Take care!!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Always love to see pictures of your cute family! And Susan Rambo...so AMAZING! Have a great week Margaret!

valerie said...

Susan Rambo looks fantastic! Those flowers are just smile inducing.

Looks like you all had a great time in NY. Love all the photos!

Suzanne said...

Susan is looking beautiful. Not much left to go, you have been so quick in stitching her.

I love the pincushion, it's adorable.

Great photos!

purplesunset24 said...

Love your stitch work. Absolutely beautiful!
Love all the photos. Never boring. A nice glimpse of your life is always welcomed. :)

Erica said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my finishes!
Susan Rambo is absolutely gorgeous! I am amazed at your samplers! Each one is prettier than the next, and you are such a quick stitcher! I am a bit pokey, especially on 40ct!

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

Margaret, how is it that you and the husband type look exactly as you did 20 years ago! Love all the pics, never boring!!

Donna said...

Love the photos, the more the better. Stitching is beautiful. i love pincushions. I cnat wait until you share more. I am starting my own collection, so excited.

Lois said...

Love Susan! She's just gorgeous! Great family pics. Looks like you'd a fun time. Enjoying the tennis?!?!?!?

Sally said...

Oh wow Susan Rambo is just so beautiful!

Love your family pictures:)

Paulette said...

There's nothing boring at all about your pictures! LOVE Susan Rambo, LOVE the pics your GC took, and LOVE BC's new hair cut!

I'm going to have to check out Miss Rambo for myself, bc I just can't get over that crazy white squirrel and Mallard in the middle!

Paulette

cross stitch kits said...

beautiful sampler, love it!

Deborah~TheBookishDame said...

Dear Margaret, It's been such a long time since I stopped by, you must be in shock! LOL
Susan Rambo is the most beautiful thing I've seen! I have to find the chart! Is it a Scarlet Letter?
You've done an amazing stitching work in that one, Margaret.
Love and hugs, Deb

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Ann Sandles by With Thy Needle and Thread is wonderful. I just love Brendas designs. All your samplers are beautiful.