Monday, September 26, 2011

No more words! And TUSAL

Ah, a sigh of relief.  The words are all done.


It actually wasn't all that bad.  Most of the words were over two, not over one.  And they went quickly and took up a lot of space.  :D  But I'm glad to be here now.


Instead of here.


I do love the owls though.


It's also TUSAL time.


My ORT jar always looks the same, doesn't it?  Oh well.  I put my ORT jar with my bear from Lori Ann Corelis.

I will leave you with a picture of Mia playing with a Keurig cup.  The father type left a box of Keurig cups for his coffee maker on the bed.  Mia loves coffee and will do anything to get some. So of course she plunged into the box of K cups and grabbed one.  Such a cute baby.


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  And thank you for the sweet words about my FIL and the birthday wishes for the father type.  Both were greatly appreciated.  I hope everyone has a great week.

46 comments:

Chris said...

Your sampler is looking wonderful. You are right about it being wordy :)
Happy belated birthday to your DH.
Have a great week.

Annie said...

The sampler looks great. Glad you can now concentrate on the fun part for you.

Nicole said...

Mary Allen is looking great Margaret!! I have her all kitted up, but I'm not sure when I'll get to her. :) Mia is such a cutie! I really want a kitty! :)

Mindi said...

I'm not sure if Mia and I would get along, for fight over the morning Keurig coffee! Beautiful job on Mary Allen. Now I'm realizing why my progress slowed down on her, I swapped from doing words to working on the center section, then swapped to other projects.

Mindi said...

I'm not sure if Mia and I would get along, for fight over the morning Keurig coffee! Beautiful job on Mary Allen. Now I'm realizing why my progress slowed down on her, I swapped from doing words to working on the center section, then swapped to other projects.

Hazel said...

Oh wow another one!!! Love it. Super job. x

Michelle said...

Yay for finishing the words!!!! She is looking lovely!

BrendaS said...

Beautiful Sampler. You are really moving along:)

Happy Belated Birthday to your husband too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Mary Allen looks fabulous Margaret... it won't be long now and we'll be celebrating a finish.
Mia is simply adorable... but then you already know that.

Edgar said...

That is one beautiful WIP!!! and Mia is so sweet!!!!

Siobhan said...

Mary looks great! You'll be happy dancing in no time. :) Great pic of Mia!

Vonna said...

A happy, happy birthday to the father type! :)
And your sampler....ahhhhh....so stunning :)
That Mia...she's a real doll isn't she?! I love it that she loves coffee! LOL!

Penny said...

Beautiful stitching! It looks like you will be done soon. I LOVE your bear! Love Mia too-she is so cute:)

Natalia said...

My goodness, Margaret, you are almost done !!! What takes me a year takes you three weeks, barely. LOL !!! I love it and I want to start mine so badly....

Mouse said...

oooo well done one getting soooo much done ... it is looking fab :) and cute photo of mia trying to get her coffee fix ..lol :) love mouse xxxx

Kathy Ellen said...

What beautiful work you have accomplished on Mary Allen. I love all of the verses on her, but I know what you mean when there are so many words to stitch. This is a sampler to treasure.

Crossing in Stitches With You!

Ranae said...

Fantastic stitching, it's looking great

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Wonderful! Awesome! Mary is just stunning, Margaret. Happy belated BD to your husband!

Berit said...

So much progress!! Coffee?? I have never heard of cats liking it. Mia is such a character. :3

Cari said...

Oh your Mary Allen is beautiful Margaret. You stitch so FAST !! And another thing I love about Mia...she loves her coffee !!! Yea....

mainely stitching said...

I cannot imagine what my kitties would be like on caffeine! LOL.

Wonderful work on the sampler - you are really in the home stretch now. :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh my god ! your sampler is very beautiful,

have a good time my friend

Zlata said...

Beautiful work! The owl is very charming! I think the next time you show us a sampler in all its glory!

Joy said...

Wow...Margaret, it's almost a finish!

Lene said...

The sampler is amazing, but very wordy as you say:) You are being very patient! Never heard of a cat that likes coffee, though.... Cats are strange animals, but we do love them so.

marly said...

Seeing your stitched Mary sure makes me want to start it. You continue to amaze me with your speed. I feel so inadequate!

Kelly said...

Your sampler is looking great and as always, Mia is a cutie!

Katrina said...

Too pretty, can't wait until next week to see your finish ;-). And happy belated birthday to your DH!!!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love, love the stitching and little Mia of course.

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness - I just wanna get through the monitor and grab one of those pink little feet of Mia's - she is so incredibly cute!

The sampler looks fabulous! Congrats on being done with all those letters - tedious, I know, but well worth it; it is simply gorgeous looking! And you have all the good stuff left to do! LOL

Catherine said...

Margaret - what a fabulous sampler you are stitching!!
Is it really tusal time again?? Funny, but I always think mine looks the same too!
How cute is Mia with the k-cup!?! Does she prefer a bold coffee or milder one?

Jackie said...

It's always interesting to see what will entertain a pet. You can never tell what will capture their attention!

Great progress on the sampler!

Sally said...

You're making fantastic progress on your sampler:)

Sherry :o) said...

That's a ton of words...and they look beautiful. Nice progress. Cute Mia, as always!

Adele said...

Your sampler is coming along beautifully - you must be a very quick stitcher!!! It takes me forever to complete a sampler. Have you also been working on the Ann Wheatley sampler? I'm curious to see the part with Adam and Eve. Adele

Lucy said...

That sampler is work of art for sure! Beautiful!

Melanie said...

Heheeheee! Cats love the trashiest things, don't they? My Meisha is obsessed with straws I let her have when I'm done with them. They're just her favorite thing EVER.

Loving the sampler!!! :)

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh I'm dying for a kitty! The hubs says no... But, if he dies first, I'm getting a cat!

Love Mary Allen....and the owl is just darling! Don't you just love all the fun motifs samplers have! Enjoy your fall Margaret!

Giovanna said...

Great progress on the sampler - I can imagine your being pleased about finishing all those words.

Dawn said...

That's a beautiful sampler! Whats cuter, those owls or Mia...I think the coffee loving fur ball - so funny!

Lois said...

This looks just beautiful. Enjoy not stitching letters!

Bertie said...

Love the words you did on your sampler Margaret, but they do take a long time and can imagine it's time to do some motifs!!

Sorry to hear of the passing of your FIL.

Karoline said...

Mary Allen is looking gorgeous, great progress.

I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father in Law.

Juels said...

Silly father type! Leaving something on the bed for Miato grab. And she took it off to bed with her, curled right around it. Animals are so funny!

Over 2 is better than over 1. I have decided, if I ever finish the words on Flora Virginia Homes, that when I have over one on words, I will try using tent stitches instead of cross stitches. Looks great Margaret!

Diane (di) said...

Mary Allen is simply beautiful Margaret. You'll be happy dancing in no time. And is that a hand stitched quilt I see under Mia? :) Gorgeous!!

Brigitte said...

I've just browsed through the last posts of your blog as I was a way from blog reading for a couple of weeks.

What a sad post about your FIL's passing away. Having had a loss in my family myself one of the past weeks I know how sad it makes us.

Although it's already a bit late I want to say a Happy belated birthday to your husband!

It's incredible how fast you can stitch. Maybe your latest sampler is already finished by now. Is it? It's so beautiful.