Monday, June 27, 2011

Another Ann

I was still doing a lot of that secret stitching last week, but I finally started a new project over the weekend. I was actually feeling overwhelmed by all the choices I had -- it made me realize how much stash I have!  But I finally settled on another Ann.  Not much to show yet, but I know I'm going to love the colors!


Ann Sandles by With Thy Needle and Thread
40ct RR Iced Capuchino
Called for GAST fibers

Wimbledon has been very entertaining so far.  And today is a big day with all the big players playing.  Just saw Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge settling down in the royal box to watch Murray. Fingers crossed Murray doesn't get nervous!

Mia has been crazy all week, but slowly settling back down to routine.  She's started burrowing under quilts a lot recently.


The boy child has been giving her lots of exercise recently too.  I've never seen a cat pant before, but that's exactly what she was doing the other day!  Her ears were quite hot too!  Here she is after one of her workouts.


She was exhausted!

Summer is really starting now.  I have to admit it's nice to have school out.  

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  Hope everyone has a great week!  For you fellow Wimbledon fans -- go fab four!  :D   (I heard a commentator say that Murray was the equivalent of Ringo.  lol!)


47 comments:

Cari said...

I'm so excited to see your newest Ann come to life. It's a beautiful piece isn't it? Love the pics of Mia and the BC. Have a wonderful week stitching the days away!! Hugs

Joanie said...

Love your new start! It's going to be gorgeous!

Have the boy child be careful with Mia when he plays hard with her. When her ears are hot that means she's overheated and could be dangerous for her.

Hugs!

Hazel said...

Nice new start and great pics of Mia. x

Cathy Lloyd said...

Can't wait to see your new Ann finished. It will be just a couple of days, right? J/K...love the colors!

Lene said...

Exciting with every new thing you start! Can't wait. The word 'stash' gives me feeling of guilt, though.... sigh. Mia is so cute, as always. No post without Mia:) Maybe you should do a photoseries: how to exercise a cat?

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm enjoying the tennis too. Glad you were able to settle on which sampler to start next. Looking forward to watching your progress on Ann S.

Ellen said...

I always look forward to your weekly reports to see what lovely things you are stitching and also see what is new with your family.

BrendaS said...

Love your new start and can't wait to see your progress!

Cute pictures of Mia and your son.

Have a great week

merumo said...

Ann is looking pretty so far! I'll have to follow you when I finish with Ann Grant someday!! Did you make all the pretty quilts Mia is laying down on? There seem to be many of them!! Look at Mia who looks totally happy with being with your DS! What a cute little thing she is...

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great start on AS! It really is a beautiful sampler, I think. Can't wait to see your progress/finish. It'll be gorgeous on 40 count.

Cute pics of Mia and the BC!

Carol said...

Such a pretty start and I love the photo of Mia in that beautiful quilt.
Enjoy your 4th of July weekend, Margaret :)

Siobhan said...

Oooh, love your start on Ann! I can't wait till I can work on that.

Wow, I just read Joanie's comment. I had cats all of my life and never knew that! Great pics of Mia and her guy! :)

Catherine said...

What pretty colors in Ann! I have admired this one, but have yet to purchase!

As always, Mia is a doll!

Nancy said...

Can't wait to see your progress on your newest Ann! BC sure loves Mia!

Bertie said...

Ooooh I do like AS a lot, great colours.
Sorry to hear Mia pants a lot but I think that is normal lol.

Yeahhhh Andy won in 3 straight sets, it gets so exciting!!

Marion said...

Can't wait to see your new Ann!
I just love your stitching...and all your quilts!! And Mia....what a sweetie!!
I hope summer is going well for you....our weather here sure isn't summer!
Let's hope this comment goes through...Blogger hasn't been good to me the past few weeks!
Take care Margaret!

Marion

Gabi said...

Ohhh....Ann Sandles is a beauty. I will enjoy watching your progress from the sideline.
Mia is cute, and your son looks gorgeous holding so lovingly his cat.

Nicole said...

Beautiful start Margaret!! Love the pics of Mia and your son! :)

♥marylin♥ said...

magnifique début !

amitiés marylin

Mouse said...

ooooo which one is this one you are starting then ??? love the colours... and I feel just like mia !!! take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxx

valerie said...

Oh, can't wait to see more of this new Ann. The colors are lovely!

Mia is so cute!

Annemarie said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous new start, Margaret!

Mia looks like such a grown-up cat now!

Solstitches said...

I think you made a great choice there and I shall look forward to watching Ann come to life.
Love the pic of Mia on the pretty patchwork quilt.
Margaret

Deb said...

You picked another great one work on. That is such a pretty sampler (and another one on my list to do one of these days). Glad things are settling down for the summer.

marly said...

Good! We have two Ann's to watch progress. You have such great close ups, I am anxious to see Ann S. Your Mia sure does love the boy child!

Jackie said...

I've been curious about your secret stitching!

What's BC doing for the summer? Mia photographs so well....I'm amazed at how she seems to pose for you!

Mary said...

Lovely new start Margaret and just love the photo of the boy child and his Mia.
Mary

samplerlover said...

Oh it is a hard life being a cat or a dog lol.
Looking forward to seeing more of Ann. Another lovely sampler for your collection - Sandra.

Lizzie said...

You know Margaret that I'm not a huge tennis fan BUT how about our boy wonder Tomic, I think he's going to be a force to be reckoned with..! I might have to start watching the tennis more often..lol! Great pics of Mia, she's such a charmer..
Lizzie
xxx

Karen said...

Oooohhh, I've seen pictures of Ann Sandles and she's SO pretty! I'm looking forward to watching your progress. Love the picture of Mia and her boy child :-)

Suzanne said...

Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog on the birth of Felix.

Love your progress on Ann Wheatley and nice start on Ann Sandles. I hope you enjoyed all the time you spent with family.

mainely stitching said...

Gorgeous new start!

It got hot enough today that I saw one of the chickens panting. Now that is a funny sight!

Rhona said...

Great new start. Love the pictures of your cat (and especially love the quilts she's on!) Have just posted a pic on my blog of my rather large cat, maybe I should get your boy child to come over and exercise my cat too!

Valerie said...

I'm very excited to see another beautiful sampler materialize under your gifted fingers!

Yeah, the first time I saw a cat pant I was scared! You just don't think that they do that...but they do! I am glad that Mia has such a wonderful playmate...hopefully she will start playing nice with her sister :-)

Stay cool and enjoy Wimbeldon!

mdgtjulie said...

Mia looks darling as always. What will you do when the boy child goes away to college?!? Love the colors so far. Can't wait to see your progress!

Cathy B said...

I wondered how long it would be before you started this Ann. I love the thread colors!

Karoline said...

Great start on Ann. Love the photo's of Mia & the boy child

KarenV said...

Ann S looks good so far Margaret. Great photos of Mia - she and the boy child really have a special bond, don't they? :)

Really enjoying the tennis this year - all the fab four (yes, Murray is definitely Ringo, the grumpy git!) are through, despite a few dropped sets/injuries and the women's tennis has been a great standard this year too :D

Michelle said...

Love your new start on Ann Sandles - she's a pretty one! I love what a bond Mia and your son have!!

Melanie said...

I'm always up for some Mia pics!!! :)

Lois said...

Love your new start and look forward to watching your progress on this beauty. Go Murray!! Let's keep everything crossed that all goes well today!

Giovanna said...

Great start on the new Ann - she'll be a beauty!

Katrina said...

Cute kitty pics and I love your new start!!!

Kathy Ellen said...

Lovely colours and great start on your newest Ann piece.

Mia is such a sweet little kitty, burrowed beneath and on top of your beautiful quilts:)

Sally said...

Love your start on your new Ann. I love this one so I'll enjoy watching it grow:)

Lovely photos of Mia and your son!

Dawn said...

Thrilled I found your blog. I love samplers, pin cushions, quilt, cats...looking forward to reading back through posts.

Kajsa said...

That kitty is so cute! Nice new start!