Monday, May 23, 2011

Sorry, Ms Rambo.....

Poor Susan Rambo has become a neglected piece.  I had to work on my Jeannette Douglas class piece.  I just had to.  It's done, but I'm still not sure I can show it to you.  So I'll just show a couple of motifs.


Those are blankets in the middle there.  Aren't they cool?  Such fun to stitch too!  And


I got to try darning for the first time!  It was fun!  Takes me back to my weaving days.  :D

Here is a picture that was taken for my friend Nancy (no blog) with her camera of Nancy, Kathy (no blog) and I with Jeannette.  I'm glad one of us remembered a camera!


I so enjoyed this class!  And the best part is it's so doable!  It's finished!  Finished finished even!  :D   Once Jeannette teaches this piece again, perhaps I can show you the whole thing.

But poor Susan Rambo.  I really want to finish her, but I have to do some secret stitching now.  I'll be able to tell you about this secret project, but not yet.  Sometime next month I'll show you.  Hopefully I can work on both the secret project and Ms Rambo.  We'll see!

If you want to see a beautiful, finished Susan, go to Tamami's blog.  She just finished hers, and it's gorgeous!!!!  You can visit Mia's online friend too, Ms Limo.  Such a cutie!

In other news, the three of us trekked down to the girl child's college to help her move into another dorm and to take some of her belongings home with us.  The girl child is staying at college for the next week and a half so she can work the college reunions.  It's always a chore to move her and her stuff around.  But it got done in record time.  And then we could have some fun -- a late lunch at a yummy Indian restaurant, a wee bit of shopping for some sale sweaters, and a naughty treat at the local ice cream shop.  It was weird leaving the girl child behind and yet having lots of her stuff in the back of the car.

The French Open started yesterday.  I'm looking forward to being able to sit and stitch and watch the goings on.  Unfortunately, Mia isn't used to me sitting in the TV watching chair.  (The TV watching chair is usually the father type's territory.)  She's taken up residence.


She will not be best pleased with me when I kick her off the chair.  lol!  Ah well.  Such is life!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi!  It's so much fun to meet new people and chat with friends.  Have a great week!

47 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your JD piece looks wonderful and I hope you'll be able to post a pic of the entire piece soon. I'm so glad you enjoyed your class so much.
I'm sure Susan R. will forgive you neglecting her... it is for a good cause.
Poor Mia... I'm sure she'll pick out another favorite spot to enjoy the French Open with you.

Siobhan said...

Your class piece is beautiful!! YGG! I can't wait to see all of it. Mia looks adorable! Enjoy watching the Open.

Julie M said...

Your sneak peeks are beautiful! Can;t wait to see the entire piece!

Enjoy the open!

Glenna said...

Pretty class piece by JB--love your darning. It's always nice to take a break from a big sampler anyway, and Susan will be glad to see you again!

BrendaS said...

Your JD class piece looks lovely. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Have a good week stitching, maybe Mia will sit on your lap!

Annie said...

That piece looks like so much fun to work on with all the different colors and stitches. I can see why it takes precedence. Susan will be waiting patiently for your return.

Sylvia said...

The little snippets you are showing of your JD piece are fabulous!! Looks like it was a fun stitch.

I am sure Susan R will forgive you - at least for a wee bit.

That chair is perfect for Mia - they are a matched pair. My Mia just finds a way to squeeze in when I sit in my chair - that dog will not be denied.

Deborah said...

The class piece is beautiful! Can't wait to see the whole piece.

Melissa said...

How cute - I've never noticed that black spot on top of Mia before. She looks perfectly coordinated in "her" chair!

Your stitching is looking lovely. Ms Rambo will get done - you're speedy so some slowing down is probably regular speed for the rest of us! ;-)

Enjoy the French Open.

Giovanna said...

What lovely close-ups of your stitching - that class piece must be fabulous!

marly said...

As always, wonderful stitches! I'll bet Rambo is needing a break too after all that speedy stitching! She's probably enjoying the rest. Secret project? We have to wait a month?

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

The JD piece is beautiful, Margaret - you had to do that in record time! Enjoy all the tennis and I hope Mia understands....

Karen said...

Poor kitty....she looks so comfy! Thanks for the sneak peek and I hope you find some good stitching time!

Bertie said...

Lovely class project Margaret!! and can imagine you want to get on with that:)) look forward wo seeing it complete! Susan will be finished soon I am sure:)
Lovely picture of you all!

Cari said...

Your JD piece is lovely. I love stitching different stitches as I go along. Between color and the stitches....it just keeps us moving! Love the pic's of you, friends and the teach!! I'm sure once your smokin' needles hit Susan again she'll be done in no time. Love our pets don't we? Mia is adorable as usual. Have a fabulous stitching week!! Hugs

Melody said...

Your piece is lovely! Good picture of your group. I love the tote bag with the Louisa May Alcott quote.

I have a special fondness of quotes about books and reading. :)

Happy Stitching.

♥marylin♥ said...

your pièce very lovely !
have a good day

amitiés de France

valerie said...

Great colors in the JD piece! You got that done fast! I'm sure that you'll get back to Susan Rambo soon.

I have to say I love your tote bag! That quote just had me cracking up!

Deb said...

I love all the different stitches in your JD piece. I hope that you'll be able to show the whole thing at one point!

I'm sure that Susan will get some time at some point, but I'm looking forward to seeing what else you'll be working on.

Looks like Mia has control of the house! LOL

mainely stitching said...

Wonderful photo - how neat to see you after reading your blog for so long. :) BTW, I love your bag!

The Jeanette Douglas piece is seriously cool. Could I ask if you'd also show a picture of the back side of your darning???? Please! :)

Melanie said...

The JD sneaks are great!!! :)

Natalia said...

Margaret, I love the JD piece !!! You make me want to go back to the one I started at Shepherd's Bush retreat !! I am sure Susan won't mind the break :-) Mia is just as adorable as always. What a spoiled little thing she is. Looking forward to the French open too !!!!

Lene said...

Must be fun to try out new stitches! It looks marvelous:) And so does Mia, as always. Maybe she can share the chair with you?

merumo said...

Your JD piece is looking so pretty with speciality stitches! I'd love to try darning, too. It looks a lot of work though! I'm sure Susan R. won't be sad while you are away from her as Mia will take care of her ;) Enjoy your stitching/watching TV day!!

Marjorie said...

Very pretty! Can't wait to see the whole thing and at the rate you stitch I'm sure it will be done soon. I love your bag in the photo too. I'll have to look for one for my bookworm DD.

escargopotte said...

very nice projects ! beautiful piece

cross stitch said...

I love your work as it has all kinds of stitches, well done

Lizzy said...

Oh, I do love your JD piece Margaret... such goregous stitching and colours! I'm looking forward to seeing more. And such a lovely photo of you and JD and your friends... cool bag!

As for Susan... I for one can't wait to see more... she is Gorgeous and I LOVE the colours! I'm sure she will be happy to have you back with her and I'm sure you will be finished in record stitching time... I do wish I had one of your magic needles! :) I do love this one and I'm longing to start her soon...

And Mia is adorable as always and do enjoy stitching merrily along on Susan and watching the Open!

Mary said...

Your class piece does look like fun - I like the rosebuds. Looking forward to seeing your secret stitching. Loved the photo and that bag is great.
Mary

Lizzie said...

As usual Margaret, fabulous stitching and what a treat to have a photo of you in there..! Gosh, open time again, hope Mia gets over the shock.. :o)
Lizzie
xxx

Catherine said...

What a great class piece! Look forward to seeing more. Mia is always so cute!

Nancy said...

Lovely JD piece! Hope we can get to see the entire piece sometime!

KarenV said...

Love the JD piece, she always uses such lovely colours in her design! Mia is very colour-co-ordinated in the TV chair!

z3mom said...

You're done already??? Holy crap woman! I finally finished the bargello quilt and I'm going back to the top of the sampler and working my way down. Tawny still has the finished sampler posted so I don't think you'll break Jeannette's heart if you show yours. - Tina

Katrina said...

Love your Jeannette Douglas piece. And frankly, you bought it so you can share it :-).

Poor Mia, my two are crashed on my lap right now. I really want a coffee but I don't want to disturb them, how bad is that, LOL.

Michelle said...

Love your Jeannette piece - the darning looks so pretty. I hope you can show the whole thing soon. I'm sure Mia will be happy finding a new spot to take up residence in!

Berit said...

Mia is so cute there; I love how she's matching the chair! Fun pic at WVAS--makes me really want to go as I haven't in a while! :D

Loraine said...

Oh how fun! I'm so glad you took the class and that you finished your sampler so quickly! Those are the best kind. :)
Cute picture of all of you ladies. Thanks for sharing! Hugs to you.

mdgtjulie said...

Mia's just such a pretty thing. Glad you enjoyed the JD class, and wow, finished already!! That's impressive. Your needles must be smoking!!

Lois said...

What a beautiful class piece! Hope Mia lets you sit and watch tennis to your heart's content!!!!!!

woolwoman said...

margaret I hope you have fun with the French Open this year. Your JD is lovely - hope we can see the entire piece soon - mystery stitching huh? sounds intriguing.

Hope to see Susan soon - happy memorial day! mel

The Scarlett House said...

I can understand why you enjoyed the class. It looks like a cool piece to stitch. Love the row of red roses. So nice to see a photo of you and Kathy, too.

HB says to say woof to Mia.

Dot said...

Love the variety of stitches in your JD sampler. I would have been so much fun to stitch.

Also must mention that I adore the green and reds in your Susan Rambo.

Kids! They sure keep us busy. ;o)

Sally said...

Your JD class piece is gorgeous! Beautiful colours and lovely speciality stitches :)

Mia is so cute!

Suzanne said...

Oh wow! Your JD piece is so beautiful. I love the soft colours and all the specialty stitches.

Kathy Ellen said...

Wonderful stitching on your JD piece! I can't wait to see the piece in its' entirety! So glad that you had such a special experience stitching with Jeannette. She is a great designer and instructor.

Happy Stitching! Enjoy the French Open too!

Gabi said...

That sneak peak looks great. Love it. You're watching the French Open? So do I. Tennis is one of the few things that gets me glued to the tv.
Very curious what secret piece you're working on.
You're cat is looking so adorable.