Monday, October 3, 2011

Mary finished, and two Anns

Here is Mary Allen all finished.

Mary Allen Sampler by Samplers Remembered
40ct RR Creme Brulee
NPI fibers

I'm so happy she's done!


Now for an Ann.  Do you remember Ann?  Ann Wheatley that is.  The SAL for Ann Wheatley at the Attic finished in September, but with all that's been going on, I forgot to post my finish of her on my blog.  Well, here she is.


Isn't she lovely?


I love her colors!  I used the fabric and fibers provided by the Attic for the SAL.

And now my new start.  Does anyone know who she is?


She's Ann Smith from the Scarlet Letter.  Here's a link to her full picture.   I'm using 36ct Vintage Light Examplar so that I don't go crazy when the over one parts come in.  There is a ton of over one.  I'm also using the AVAS called for.  I love her colors!  The inner gold border is supposed to be done in tiny eyelet stitches, but Marsha says you don't have to if you don't want to and I'm not.  Too time consuming!  

In other news, we managed to go visit a couple of colleges for the boy child this past weekend.  Which is a good thing.  We visited a massive college in the city, and a very small college north of us.  Very good contrasts.  The boy child seems to like both, which is great.  I'm sure there are more college visits in our future.

The boy child has been going full speed with school stuff, of course.  He got a part in the high school fall production of Noises Off, so every day after school has been 3 hours of rehearsal time.  Makes for busy times when you throw in his regular non-school orchestra rehearsals and his jazz band rehearsals in the evenings 2 nights a week.  Plus homework of course.  But he is loving it and that's the important part.  Let's just hope he gets all this college application stuff done in time!

Here is the boy child and Mia, sleeping partners once again.  The boy child hasn't been getting enough sleep as usual, so a nap happened to make up for it.


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I always enjoy visiting with you all!


69 comments:

Bertie said...

Congratulations Margaret, they are both stunning!!
Oh your child looks so cosy under that quilt lol.

Nicole said...

Congrats on both finishes Margaret!! They both turned out so pretty! I love your new start too. I really should give AS another shot! :)

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Good for you, love them:)

Katrina said...

Woohoo, congrats on the finishes!!! Mary is just beautiful and Ann is stunning and love the new WIP too :-).

Annie said...

Great finishes! And love your new WIP. You have really got some turbo-charged needles there!

krayolakris said...

Oooo congratulations Margaret! Great finishes. Your boy child looks like he needed that nap!!

mainely stitching said...

Oh my goodness, how does your son keep up with it all?! Best wishes!

Your finish just knocks my socks off. WOW! And of course I absolutely love what you're working on. You choose such amazing projects.

Susan said...

I've seen Mary Allen on a couple of blogs recently and it's making me itch to get my chart out and get started. I'm going to be disciplined and wait until I can give her my full attention, though.

Great finish on Ann Wheatley and wonderful start on Ann Smith. I was drooling over her on the Attic's website. Another one for my wish list.

Good look with the college apps! Remembering all the details for them can be stressful.

Erica said...

Mary is just stunning!
I think I will have to get this one! I love reds in a sampler.

Francesca said...

Beautiful as always !

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on finishing Mary Allen... she looks fantastic. Your Ann Wheatley looks fantastic too!
YGG for starting Ann Smith. that is one gorgeous sampler. If I can manage to get through Elizabeth Sheffield and all her over one I may be tempted to stitch Ann S.

Rita said...

Gorgeous samplers!

Faye said...

Your finishes are stunning!! I love both of them AND your new Ann start~~ You are a true inspiration to me Margaret!!! Always, Faye

Brigitte said...

Oh Margaret, how wonderful the two finished samplers are. Congratulations on both.

Debby said...

Ohh! Beautiful finishes!! And i love the new start to!

Debby

KarenV said...

Stunning finishes Margaret! I particularly like the colours of Mary Allen and that vase/urn of huge flowers in the centre, so out of proportion to the buildings. Reminds me of the BOAF piece with the flowers growing out of the tiny house (can't remember what it's called now, even though I did stitch it!)

Your DS looks so cute wrapped in that quilt with Mia next to him. Good luck on the college hunting front!

BrendaS said...

WOW! Two gorgeous finishes:))) Very very nice.

Good progress on your new start, love the colors!

Cute pics of Mia and your son:)

Robert said...

Congratulations Margaret on your finishes. Mary Allen and Ann Wheatley are stunning - great job! I have Ann Smith on my want list along with many others. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Vonna said...

Margaret, both of your breath-taking finishes are astoundingly beautiful! And your new start...BE STILL MY HEART! Love that one too ;)

The sleeping partners back at it ;o)
Katie's not been getting enough sleep either, she's been doing her fair share of napping at any time she can grab :)

Deborah said...

Both of the finishes are beautiful! Really love the new start. The bird is gorgeous.

Angie Burrett said...

WOW! They are both gorgeous - you must feel very proud. That pile of quilts looks so cosy - the obvious place for a nap!

marly said...

Fantastic Margaret. Mary Allen is so much prettier than I expected so I'm glad I got to see her stitched. Ann is a looker too, and Grant will be a knock out. I'll have to just admire the photos on that one cause over one is not for me! That Mia just loves your busy busy boy. She will certainly miss him!

Mouse said...

ooohhhh well done on the finishes :) and way to go on the new start :) and love the photo with the boy child and Mia asleep with the quilt :) love mouse xxxx

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Mon Dieu qu'ils sont beaux ! quel talent ! vous avez des doigts de fée mon amie,
bisous bisous de France

Penny said...

Mary Allen and Ann Wheatley are beautiful! I love the colors in Ann Wheatley too, there is something about the blue that attracts my eye. Love your new start also.
Cute picture of your son and Mia. :) Good luck with the college hunt.

Siobhan said...

You are just knockin' out those finishes, Margaret! Inspiring as always. :) They're both gorgeous samplers, and I love your new start, too!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on two gorgeous finishes! Lovely new start! Teenagers seem to think they don't need to sleep, good thing for naps!

merumo said...

Another gorgeous finishes from you! They both look beautiful!! And I see Ann Smith will be a good addition to your A&E sampler collection. Mia looks so comfy napping with your boy on the antique quilts. I'm sure as the weather gets cooler and cooler, she will be a great napping companion :)

Carol said...

Both of your sampler finishes are just stunning, Margaret--congratulations :)

Ah, the old college search... how well, I remember those days :) Good luck to your son in narrowing it down--hope one of the places just really stands out to him!

Cari said...

Oh Margaret...once again STUNNING WORK. The speed at which you stitch is just something else!! I love each and every sampler you stitch. And the your newest choice...yummy!! I so look forward to watching. And of course, BC and Mia are the frosting on the cake.

Hugs dear friend....

ROSELLA69 said...

Margaret,un solo coplimenti! non e' abbastanza ce ne vorrebbero altri 1000 ciao

doris said...

Oh, how I love Ann Wheatley, but I've been derailed by stocking stitching. I'm going right back to it ... really!

Miss Mary is also gorgeous. You're so speedy.

Deb said...

Mary Allen is stunning Margaret, and you made fast work out of her! Ann Wheatley looks wonderful as well. And great choice for your next stitch - I love everything about that sampler and I'm sure that you'll have a fun time stitching it!

Anne said...

Wow! Mary and Anne are amazing!! Congrats on a FAST finish! Your needles must be smokin'!!!!

Berit said...

Congrats! Finishing and Starting--What could be better?

It is cold enough today for BC's hat; I need to drag out some outerwear accessories. :/

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishes. I just love Ann Wheatley. I'm glad I have her to stitch someday! And I love your new start - the colors are gorgeous!! Does he know that like every photo you post of him is him and Mia sleeping? LOL!! I can just picture you tiptoeing in there and snapping photos. ; )

Catherine said...

Both beautiful finishes Margaret!! And your new one - love those colors!!!
Your son and Mia look so comfy! Who wouldn't want to take a nap when there is such a comfy quilt to snuggle under! Good luck on the college hunt!

Karen said...

Beautiful samplers! I really like Ann Smith, such lovely colors.

I don't feel like I can complain too much about our rain here because so many people have had so much more. I wouldn't mind sharing just a little of it with Texas, though :-)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful finishes, Margaret! I am partial to Mary Allen though - I just love her colors and the whole style of the sampler. Love your new start, too! The parrot is awesome!!!

Lana said...

Beautiful finishes!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Loved the post!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful stitching - Your finished work is awesome -

I be one sleeps much better under that lovely quilt !!!shotingo

Valerie said...

Holy Smoke! Two finishes! I wasn't expecting TWO finishes! They are gorgeous!

Now, I am going to enjoy watching your progress of Ann Smith...such a beautiful sampler!

Hope you have a great week!

Joy said...

Oh Margaret, your stitching is wonderful! Can I be like you when I grow up;) I got the part time job so maybe I will be able to get a sampler finished and framed.

Have a great week!

Karen said...

You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful stitching! Two amazing pieces to add to your collection....

happy stitching....

Babs in Alabama said...

Mary Allen is beautiful; Ann Wheatly looks like an original with the fabric and colors and also finished beautifully. And already on the next that far! You really a sampler whiz!
hugs,
babs

Littlebit said...

Congratulations, Margaret!! Wow! Absolutely beautiful finishes, as always. That latest one is stunning! But I am going to steer clear of over-one after Elizabeth.

Jackie said...

Congrats on your finishes! Gorgeous as always!

Which college is such a huge decision but I know your son will find the right one for him.

valerie said...

Wow! Two big finishes! Amazing work Margaret and great progress on Ann...the second one. lol!

Cathy B said...

Ann is lovely, but you already know that Mary Allen is my favorite! Congratulations!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Love your stitching as always! I saw a production of Noises Off at our Swan Guild Shakespeare Retreat in July. It was hilarious! I'm sure the boy child doesn't get enough sleep...busy,busy,busy! Enjoy him while you can!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful finishes, Margaret!! Mary Allen is a true beauty.

Your new start... drool worthy!!

Dona said...

Margaret, congratulations on your finishes! They're both beautiful. Pretty start on Ann S!

Karen said...

I am amazed at how fast you can stitch and so well! Always a pleasure to see what you are working on.

Hazel said...

Unbelievable!!! It's amazing and I still don't know your secret!! Looks fab and love your new start. I do love SL repros. Just not got any yet lol. One day.. one day..xxx

Dawn said...

Amazing - your work is delightful.

Love the quilts too ;-)

Yes, those young adults need more naps than they sometimes think.

Sherry said...

Both samplers are just awesome! So much work and detail in both! I can't wait to see more your new start!

The boy child looks all pooped out from school!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finishes!

Sally said...

Congratulations on two stunning finishes Margaret. I also love your new start too

trillium said...

I'm envious of those colorful quilts!

Melody said...

Margaret, congrats on the beautiful sampler finishes!

Zlata said...

My congratulations! Both samplers are delicious! Such gentle, colorful and beautiful! The new process promises to be interesting! )))

Melanie said...

Congrats on finishing your pieces!!!! They are both fabulous!! :)

Mindi said...

Wow, two stunning finishes and a fantastic start on another Ann. I have Ann Smith in my stash, and was just looking at her.

Natalia said...

Beautiful finishes, Margaret !!! I can't wait to see more of Ann. At the pace you stitch, I know you'll have it done in a couple of weeks if not sooner. LOL !!

Suzanne said...

Two gorgeous finishes! You must be the fastest stitcher I know.

Good luck with all the college aaplications.

Roberta said...

Hi Margaret, you are one of the most amazing people that I know. Your stitching, as usual, is lovely and I am amazed at how much you accomplish.

Always love pictures of boy child with Mia sleeping!!! too cute - need to do that with husband and cats!!!

Sorry for being late expressing my condolences to your husband on the loss of his Father. Hope you all are healing from this.

Did not realize that you had been damaged by Irene - hope you all didn't lose too many valuable things.

Take care my friend - until later.
Roberta

Sherry :o) said...

Wow, those finishes are awesome!! Love your new start too - I can't wait to see the progress.

Love the quilts your loves are snuggeling under! Did you make them? Naps are always wonderful...

Deborah said...

All of them are so beautiful!