Monday, July 11, 2011

She's still red -- but I love her!

And she's all done too!

Ann Sandles by With Thy Needle and Thread
40ct RR Iced Capuchino
called for Gentle Arts threads

Yes, she's still quite red.  But she's a pretty one!


The verse doesn't show up that well.  Hmmmmmm.  


I stuck in some more personalized initials.  In addition to my initials and the father type's initials (which were already there anyway) at the top, to the right of the house I stuck in the boy child's and the girl child's initials.  And the LS on the left of the house is for my sister and BIL.  (It used to be IS.)  Otherwise, it's as little Ann stitched it.  And as always, I bless any child who is wise enough to stitch her verse over two.  lol!

I've picked up a WIP/UFO to stitch on for now.  We'll see if I stick with it.  (Yes, I do have UFOs.  Way too many of them.)

Over the weekend, the father type and I built a chest of drawers from our go to place for cheap yet well built (more or less) furniture, IKEA.  It's for the boy child's room (which he wasn't happy about -- didn't think it was needed.  But it was.)  Mia decided to help with the building.


She liked it even better when it was lying on its front.  A nice, cozy, dark place.  lol!  Eventually she stopped being in the chest of drawers and watched the action from the boy child's bass instead.


Silly girl!



Thanks to everyone who had suggestions for making things better between the girl child and Mia.  I'm definitely trying a couple of them when the girl child gets back from her summer job.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!


54 comments:

Zlata said...

Wow, you are so fast!!! Beautiful finish! Congratulations!

Mouse said...

ohhh beautiful :) love it ... and mmm furniture diy well done on getting it up and in place ...and cute photos of Mia :) love mouse xxx

Joanie said...

Ok...That's one beautiful sampler. Congratulations on another gorgeous piece of art! I've been holding off starting her because I have too many needles in my fires, BUT...seeing your sampler is making my fingers itch to stitch Ann. I could justify a new start since Bee Man is almost finished...hee,hee!
Cute Mia pics, has the boy child been giving her private bass lessons?

Lene said...

Such lovely work you do! And she isn't that red, it is just perfect. I can't believe the girl was only 13 when she made it. Love how Mia fits in the crook of the instrument. Cats find the weirdest places to be.Hope you find a solution for the girl child and the cat.

Francesca said...

Again I can't believe how fast you are.
Don't think it's so red, I love it ! Congratulations for your finish and...Mia is so sweet sleeping on the instrument, I'm a great fun of her !

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish Margaret! You are such a fast stitcher and your work is gorgeous:)))

Deborah said...

Ann is so beautiful! Great job. Love the pics of Mia.

Marion said...

Oh WOW!! You've done it again!!
FABULOUS Margaret...just fabulous!!

Love the photo of Mia and boy child.....too cute!!!

Take care
Marion

Gabi said...

Ann is GORGEOUS!!! Love love love her. But then again, red is my favorite color ..so I can only see perfection here.
The picture of your son sleeping with Mia is adorable. Both are actually. Your cat is such a cutie.

Deb said...

I think that you got her done in record time! And yes she is red, but she's beautiful! Can't wait to see what you next.

Cute pic of Mia. Funny how our animals have to be in the middle of everything"

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Ann is beautiful and I love how you added all the family members initials to make it even more special.
Glad to see Mia is willing to lend a paw to the family projects.

Edgar said...

That is a beautiful finish!! Congrats!!!

Michelle said...

Ann is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish. I can't wait to see what you're working on next. I love the photos of Mia on the bass, so funny.

marly said...

I don't know how you complete so many projects in record time, but I like watching! Another beauty with a fabulous border. Mia looks comfy!

Sherry said...

OMG! Ann is stunning! And she is beautiful with all the red! You have WIPs? I never would have guessed! I can't wait to see what you are working on.

Babs in Alabama said...

Beautiful beautiful finish, Margaret! Red is beautiful :) I have one cat, Kylie, who doesn't care what I do unless it's in the kitchen; then my kitten Gibbs has to help me do everything in any room, including reading and stitching. cute pictures.
babs

Kristen said...

Echoing what others have written: you are such a fast stitcher, Margaret! And you do beautiful work - your Ann is gorgeous!

And as always, I bless any child who is wise enough to stitch her verse over two.

:D

I love Mia sitting on the bass. The curve is just the right size for her! ;)

Valerie said...

Oh, she is beautiful, Margaret! Congrats on another gorgeous finish! I like your personalization and had to giggle at your blessing Ann for her over two verse...hehehehehe....

I do hope that Mia and the girl child are able to create a better relationship. Let me know what works! When I dealt with the same situation, it just took time. Well, time and me constantly trying to be loving and "safe"...kitty treats helped a lot too!

Have a wonderful week!

Julie M said...

Beautiful!!

Love to Stitch said...

WOO HOO!!!! YGG!!!! Another gorgeous finish :) The colors are fabulous in this piece. I have just kitted her up and look forward to starting her soon. Very excited to see what is up next! Mia is such a great helper-- and super cute too!!!

merumo said...

You are kidding! Ann is all finished already? Congratulations!!! She looks so pretty and I just can't believe how fast you stitched though! I think I keep telling you that on every single project you have finished, but I mean it!! I'm still in the middle of no where of Ann Grant and planning to stitch Ann Sandles, too, but don't know how soon? She is such a charming girl in red... I love :) Mia seems to be having too much fun around your son. Love the picture of her sitting on his music instrument - don't scratch it!, and the best one is her laying down on the bed with him. They both look so peaceful...

Annie said...

You really stitched that quickly. But I can see why.. it's so pretty and looks like so much fun. I always used up the red crayon first back in my school days!

KarenV said...

Wow, you're done already! Congratulations, she looks great :)

Maisie would have been in the furniture too - I found her in my yarn chest of drawers the other day, after I'd left the drawer open and turned my back for a second. And we have photos of her inside the framework of our bedroom chest when we moved it to decorate. Hope the thing with Mia and the girlchild can get resolved over the summer - such a shame.

KB said...

WOW what a gorgeous finish and so fast. Ann is next up on my list and can't wait to get her started. Congrats on the finish!!!

valerie said...

Congrats on your finish! You're like Speedy Gonzales with the needle girl! Love it!

Ranae said...

Ann is a beauty. I love the red
Love the photo's of Mia

Carol said...

You are absolutely the fastest stitcher on earth, Margaret!! I love this red sampler and I'm sure you can't wait to get it framed and hanging on your walls... Can't wait to see what is next for your needle and thread :)

mdgtjulie said...

Ann IS very red, and red is gorgeous!! Great big grats on the finish (if it's finished, I see you wanting to change the color of the verse since you can't see it well, lol). Which UFO are you working on now?

Bertie said...

Margaret you should be in the Guinness Book of Records on sampler making LOL.
She is stunning and congratulations!!
Mia is so comfortable sleeping anywhere in your home, the boy too of course.

Jackie said...

Ann is gorgeous! I love the red and the personalizations make it really special. I can't believe you have any UFO's. You should post some pictures! :)

Mary said...

I think the colours on Ann are quite lovely. I am surprised how similar the colours and the design of the outside border are to my Elizabeth.
Mary

Faye said...

The sampler is just gorgeous~~~ Love all the red....I cant wait to see what beauty you stitch on next!!

Keep up the great work my friend, Faye

Lizzie said...

Beautiful work, as usual, love Ikea and love that last photo. They are such kindred spirits those two aren't they?
Lizzie
xxx

Cari said...

Margaret...Ann is REd and finished!!?? Once again you have your smokin' needles going to town. I love the sampler...she is just beautiful. Your work is something else to see!! And Mia...what a nut...she certainly looks like she keeps everyone entertained including ME !! Love the pics of her and BC sleeping. Way too adorable. Hugs

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh! Stunning finish!!

And that pic of Mia on the bass - too cute!

Patty C. said...

This chart is just awesome - Beautiful work :)

Juels said...

Well done, Margaret. Ann is beautiful. And I love the pictures of Mia!

purplesunset24 said...

Way to Go... Absolutely Beautiful!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish! It looks great. I can't wait to get to my Ann--if I ever manage to finish Jane!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful finish, Margaret! I love how you pesonalized her as well. Great job and super speedy!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats its a wonderful finish!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Ann Sandles is fabby! I love all the red for sure! Mia and the boy child pictures always make me happy! Enjoy your week Margaret!

Karen said...

Ann is beautiful! I envy your stitching speed; it would take me five years to do what you do in a month! You are the woman!

Great pic of Mia and the boy child -- so cute :-)

Lois said...

Red and loving her! What a fantastic finish! Your needles were flying on this one!

Michele said...

Your are so speedy! I it looks beautiful!

Dawn said...

Your needle flies over two - what a great finish.
Great heirloom to add family initials to.
Thanks for sharing!

Natalia said...

Beautiful, Margaret !!!! It looks like your son and Mia have quite a special relationship.

Natasha said...

what a great finish!! Congrats :)

Isadarena said...

Whgat a lovely red Sampler, Margaret and is your little Mia learning music ??
Have a nice week-end :-))

Sally said...

Oh Margaret she is beautiful! You stitched her up so quickly too:)

Sharon said...

Ann looks fantastic! Congrats!

Karoline said...

Ann is gorgeous, congratulations

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