Monday, August 15, 2011

plodding along

SDW is coming.  But it's sooooooo looooong.


I've started rolling the other end up cause it's soooooo looooong.


The alphabet was surprisingly enjoyable.  Maybe because each letter was easy to finish in a reasonable amount of time?   :D  And the little motifs under the alphabet were a pleasure too.

Did you notice?  The hunchbacked squirrel seems to be following me around.

I know I was looking forward to the peacock -- turned out pretty nice.


I was afraid the colors were going to be too blase, but I think not in the end.

Girl child is home for a month, except for a week where she will disappear with friends to the beach.  It's nice having her home for a little while again.  It's also odd to see these two rather grown-up looking people in the house who are supposed to be little kids.  But aren't.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


44 comments:

Annie said...

I think all those pretty colors made the alphabet more fun to stitch. That's going to be a beauty!

Catherine said...

It looks beautiful!! You'll have to do a picture with something next to a section so we can get an idea on just how big this is!

Bertie said...

Yes it looks very long Margaret, you do have stamina LOL. Very nice though:)
Have a good time with your girl, they grow up so fast!

marly said...

Margaret that's just gorgeous. I'm surprised - would have thought the alphabet would be a pain! There are so many things to take note of encompassed in the sampler's great size. That peacock is very dignified! Have you picked its place of honor yet?

Laurie in Iowa said...

SDW is one gorgeous sampler. Love the peacock!

Joy said...

It's lovely...the peacock is my favorite. Enjoy the girl child.

Gabi said...

Ohhhh. That's beautiful Margaret. That peacock is so very very very gorgeous. So is the rest of course, but the peacock has catapulted me into drooling stage.
Lovely picture of Mia. Hope she and your daughter will fall in love with each other again during the upcoming month. And wishing you lots of fun having your girl at home. I'm always doing a happy dance when my oldest comes home.

Deb said...

The sampler looks gorgeous Margaret. You know, I thought that the colors would be a little on the dull side too, but that's definitely not the case. Love the lettering too and I think that you're making quick progress!

Loved your comment about having the kids around but they're not like little kids anymore. Sigh! Time sure passes quickly doesn't it?

Lene said...

I guess from your writing that the sampler is quite long? ;) It is beautiful, though. I admire your ability to put all the colours together so flawlessly. I struggle with colours myself... I hope the girl child and Mia gets along this time! Maybe Mia has grown up, too? Enjoy having the family all together!

BrendaS said...

Your sampler is looking so good Margaret. Can't wait to see it all finished:)))

Enjoy the month with your daughter, fun times!

Kathy said...

SDW is looking gorgeous. I really love the colors. Especially the peacock.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

♥ absolument merveilleux ! bisous bisous ♥

Nancy said...

Beautiful stitching on that sampler! Love the peacock!

Penny said...

SDW is absolutely beautiful. I love the little hunchbacked squirrel. Always enjoy seeing Mia's pretty little face.

Deborah said...

SDW is sooo beautiful! Love the peacock.

Love to Stitch said...

Gorgeous as usual! Love the peacock :)

Have fun with the kids home-- the beach sounds like great fun!!!!

valerie said...

Great progress Margaret! I love the alphabet and that peacock is really interesting! Enjoy your time with the Girl Child. The summer is flying!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

SDW is gorgeous, Margaret! I love that peacock and the swirls around him almost look like letters.... very interesting and pretty!

Siobhan said...

It looks SO pretty, Margaret! You're moving along at a great clip. Love that squirrel!

Enjoy your time with your daughter at home. I hope Mia plays nice. ;)

Katrina said...

I love SDW, too pretty and I think the colors are gorgeous.

Giovanna said...

Love that peacock! Great progress as always.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a very pretty sampler, I like the colours and the peacock looks great. Love your little puss, I can never resist a kitty.

Andrea said...

Oh gosh, SDW is gorgeous! Wow, reallllly long though, ha! Going to be very gorgeous when done though, keep going!

I know just what you mean about the kids...it's weird, isn't it?

Isadarena said...

Hi Margaret, I love how is looking your peacock ...it will be a new nice Sampler : great stitching :-))

Jenny said...

I love the peacock! I am also drooling over the iris in the small motif border. Good to hear that the alphabet was not oo bad to get through.
The more I see of your sampler, the more I itch to go on-line and get myself a kit from somewhere... It simply looks fantastic! That said, I'd better stick to the pile of WIPs that desperately need some TLC! LOL

Loraine said...

Oh Margaret! I love this sampler. You are doing such a fabulous job on it too. I like samplers that change motifs often. It does help with the boredom factor.
Enjoy your kids while they are home! Hugs to you.

RuthB said...

Your peacock is lovely! Congrats on both stitch accomplishments and DD time.

samplerlover said...

Oh Margaret, SDW is looking really lovely. I love the peacock. I wonder if your Hunchback Squirrels go around going, "The Nuts, The Nuts" lol. - Sandra.

Jackie said...

I really like the alphabet in this piece. I think the colors work well together.

I wish I plodded along like you do! :)

Patty C. said...

Just beautiful Margaret - I think the colors are great !!

Karen said...

Boy, she's coming right along -- looks great! I love the peacock.

Sharon said...

What a beauty this is going to be! It's sure to be a treasure!! Mia sure looks like a sweetie!! :)

Faye said...

Pretty pretty~~~ I would have had to stitch a couple ornaments in there somehow...Got to have that sense of completion...This is a totally gorgeous piece~~~

Melissa said...

Fabulous! I like that peacock too.e

Carol said...

Now that is one big, big peacock--definitely the star of this sampler, Margaret :) Wonderful progress--looking forward to your next update!

mainely stitching said...

What a FUN alphabet!!

Natalia said...

I love it, Margaret !!! Oh I love that alphabet.... I think the colors are beautiful.

Annemarie said...

What an absolutely stunning sampler this is, Margaret. I LOVE the peacock!

Sylvia said...

Gosh, love that peacock!! Its really beautiful. Are you almost to the end?

Brigitte said...

Wow, you've stitched so much on SDW since the last picture. It looks so great - but it also looks like a lot of work.

mdgtjulie said...

Hi Mia!!! You've made so much progress on your sampler. Grats on the progress!!

Sherry said...

SDW is stunning. The colors are beautiful!

Melanie said...

Looking good!!! :)

Pointed Stitcher said...

Awesome piece!!