Monday, March 5, 2012

Mary Mary

So here is Mary Roe so far.  I have just the words to go.  Yay!


Isn't she gorgeous?  She's by the Scarlett House.  Tanya outdid herself this time!


BeckySC has generously let me count this as a BAP for her BAP Challenge.  It's about time I got around to that!


If you hop on over to Tanya's blog at The Scarlett House, you'll find a very small correction to the chart there involving the rice stitch hills.

Robin at Threads of Memory had a very lovely giveaway a while back, and I won one of the prizes!  It was a package of sampler charts and they're all so great!  Here is a pic of the stash.


Sorry about the reflection.  Thank you so much, Robin!  I love my prize!

Finally, of course, there's Mia.  She's always a helpful creature.  Here she is helping the father type out when he was working from home one day.


And of course, Mia loves boxes.  Well, she even loves very small boxes!  lol!


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week.  My thoughts are with those who were devastated by the tornadoes last week.

78 comments:

Nicola said...

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, .

I can't wait for the chart to arrive in the UK.

I love the expression on Mia's face when sat in the box. I wonder what she is thinking.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Mia is such a funny girl. Don't what it is about cats and boxes.

Mary Roe is beautiful--am sure you will have her finished next week.

Great win--sampler charts--what could be better

BeckySC said...

Guess what I'm doing??? YES, DROOLING!! Your stitching is just so lovely dear Margaret :) WOW!!!
Have a great week!

Dona said...

Mary is gorgeous! I can't believe you are almost finished with her! Well, actually, I can believe it.

Sweet Mia - how in the world did she fit into that box?

JillMN said...

What a beautiful sampler!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Mary Roe is gorgeous! Love her bright, cheerful colors! Hugs to you, my friend. kelley

Deborah said...

Mary Roe is stunning. You will have her finished in no time. Mia is as cute as ever.

Lene said...

I can't believe how fast you work! The colours are really gorgeous:) Cats and boxes... say no more....

Solstitches said...

Another gorgeous sampler Margaret.
You seem to stitch so effortlessly and everything you do is just stunning.
What a fabulous design. I love the colours in it.
What a cute pic of Mia in the box :)

Margaret

Debby said...

Your stitching is gorgeous!! Beautiful colors to!

greetings from Debby

Kruissteekies said...

love love love it, and want it
cute cat

Deb said...

Love your new sampler that you are working on. Have been reading you for quite awhile and have loved all your stitching! Beautiful samplers!!

Erica said...

Mary is just beautiful!
It is so pretty and busy! The "busy" samplers are always my favorites!

Annie said...

Love that sampler. The colors are just so fantastic.

Think you have enough charts now? Or can one never have enough? ;-)

merumo said...

So far? She looks like almost done!! It's illegal to move that fast! lol She looks beereaasuuutiful. I'll definitely have to meet her in person :D I always enjoy seeing what's Mia is up to. What a crazy girl enjoy sitting in that small box!! She's adorable :)))

Nancy in WI said...

Mary Roe is gorgeous Margaret! I'm going to have to stitch her. Love seeing pictures of your funny little Mia!

Myriam said...

So cute, so sweet Mia!
Congratulations for your embroidery.
And I still see great projects with this award received!!!!

Ellen said...

Love your Mary Roe, particularly that girl with the very, very tiny waistline.

Also enjoyed the photo of DH and Mia, but I found myself squinting to get a better view of the samplers on the wall.

Hope your week is off to a good start.

Bertie said...

Beautiful beautiful, the colors are so vibrant!
Congratulations on your win, fabulous and you will have those stitched in no time!!
Why do cats love boxes and bags so much, silly Mia you look adorable:))
Is she into IT now lol.

BrendaS said...

Margaret --
Mary Roe looks beautiful. I just got the threads for it yesterday and they are gorgeous! What fabric did you do yours on?

Cute pics of Mia. Cat's just love boxes don't they?

Have a good week

Deb said...

I've been resisting that chart, but I think that I'm going to order it - love the colors and those different stitches. I can't believe how far you are on it already.

Rita said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Very pretty, Margaret! The colors in Mary - right up my alley!

How did I not know about Becky's BAP challenge? I guess she announced it was when I wasn't blogging or stitching much... bummer, I think Mary Gibson would've qualified.

Mia is adorable.

Krista said...

Margaret, Mary is such a stunner! The colors are just gorgeous. I can't wait to see it finished. Love the rice stitch hills there. In my Rachel Hyde I was doing rice stitches all day yesterday and just loved them. Miss Mia is so sweet, it is funny how cats love to get into things! Have a great week :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Mary looks great. I love the colors! That's some great stash your received too. Gotta love Miss Mia. What a cutie! Hugs

marly said...

????? Do you ever sleep? How the heck do you accomplish so much in so little time?? Well, maybe you're not that fast, it's just some of us are that slow. She is gorgeous - so different. And how did Miss Mia get her butt in that small box!!!

Penny said...

Mary is beautiful! I was on the fence after looking at the chart, but your stitching has brought it to life. Love the rice stitch and that spotted,little creature beside the man. :)
I would have loved to see Mia settle herself in that little box. :D

Laurie in Iowa said...

Mary is gorgeous. Such bright, cheerful colors and I'm in love with the rice stitch hills.
Nice giveaway package... you won't run out of samplers to stitch anytime soon.
Awww... love seeing photos of little Mia. What a sweetie pie.

Beth said...

The colors are so vivid and vibrant - I can see why you enjoy working on it!

Jennifer said...

I love your new sampler .You do such beautiful stitchery.As always it is a pleasure to see your samplers and your beautiful cat ( and family too!) Happy stitching and spring ( hope it comes soon!)

Melissa said...

Uh, Margaret, didn't you just start Mary Roe a few hours ago? LOL! Great progressvand she's such a pretty stitch.

What is it with cats and boxes? Mine love a good box too, the smaller the better!

Kim said...

What the #@$%? You started Mary Roe the end of Feb and now all you have to do is the verse??? You are SUPER STITCHER!!!! She is wonderful and she is on my list to do,but my list is long and I am a very slow stitcher. Right now I have been into making bracelets, they are quick and they bring in a bit of income!!

robindefender said...

Mia and Maru, rulers of the boxes, LOL. Glad you're enjoying the prize pack.

Mary Roe is going to be stunning when she's finished. Very pretty.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

superbes broderies, et superbes réalisations à venir ...
bisous bisous

Cari said...

So...I've been saying to myself.... 'you don't need Mary Roe, you don't need Mary Roe, you don't need Mary Roe' !!! Oh well...I tried !! You have pushed me over the top (and I love it). I'll be calling Jean at the Attic to order her...and why not Brother's Keeper at the same time?? Too funny...Love you tons Margaret, you enabler you !! Love sweet Mia as well. What a darling fun cat !! Hugs dear friend !!

Michelle said...

Mary is gorgeous - so colorful!! I LOVE how the rice stitches look - they are awesome.

Zlata said...

Oh, Margaret the sampler is gorgeous!!! And you had already almost finished! This is awesome! The colors are so attractive!

milly said...

Hello

I love your Mary Roe it's so beautiful.

great giveaway win with lots of lovely charts.

Mia is so sweet sitting in the box.

doris said...

Miss Mary is beautiful, and you've done so much so quickly.

I love the boxed version of Mia.

woolwoman said...

OMGOSH!!!!!!!! I can't believe you've got that much done on Mary Roe - I LOVE this design - it was one of my market faves. little Mia - so cute ! Have a good week friend - Mel

Lizzie said...

I love the colours in the new stitchery Margaret and as usual that Mia is full of fun, I think she's the only cat that I've ever loved watching... :o)
Lizzie
xxx

Faye said...

Margaret....This Mary Roe is quite the stunner!! You are the first out there I see that nearly has it not only started, but nearly finished also!! YGG~~~ Tanya is a dear and she has the absolute best
"eye" for getting the colors right. I want to stitch this one, one day.....Alas, I have so many I want to do!!! Keep up the great work as it is so beautiful to see!!

Always, Faye

Daffycat said...

Oh my goodness, look how far you are on your BAP! So NOT fair lol!


ROFLOL at Mia stuffing her rear into that tiny box. Cats are just so funny!

Mary said...

Margaret, those moss roses in the middle of Mary are wonderful. I'm adding this one to my growing list of "have to does"!

I've never met a cat yet that didn't just love a good box - what's up with that?!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful sampler!!
Congrats on a great win ~ looks like enough to keep you busy for a while.
Gotta love it ~ a Mia in a box!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful sampler!!
Congrats on a great win ~ looks like enough to keep you busy for a while.
Gotta love it ~ a Mia in a box!

samplerlover said...

Oh Margaret, Mary is simply beautiful. I am sure that you will have her finished very soon. There are many elements on her that I like. Tanya has done well with this one. - Sandra.

Jackie said...

Mary is gorgeous! I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite motif.

Mia could be in trouble if that box were just a hair smaller!

Melissa said...

Awww, love that Mia!

Mary Roe is so pretty! I'm glad Becky let you count her as a BAP so I can too...once I get started that is which could be a loooong time still! ;-)

Karen said...

Oh my Margaret...that is just so pretty! You amaze me with how fast you can stitch and will be a finish very soon!

happy stitching...

Patty C. said...

Absolutely gorgeous sampler - how do you do it? Looking forward to the progress !!!!

Mindi said...

Mary is absolutely gorgeous! Yet again I think you've enabled me on another sampler, I'd never seen this one before.

Fantastic giveaway you won, with a bonus of a box for Mia to play in.

The Scarlett House said...

Okay, are you SURE you used the same colors that I charted it for? It looks so vivid and wonderfully bright and bold. It looks different to me and I love it. I hope you've enjoyed stitching Mary.

valerie said...

Beautiful! The colors are so bright and pretty. This wasn't on my radar until just now! And the lady is so quirky. I love it!

Sylvia said...

Mia is just so funny - love her expression as she is sitting in that small box. LOL

Your Mary is just so lovely. I started, but then decided to switch linen - so I am starting again. And I see you left the over one for last.... :)

Giovanna said...

Nice going on Mary, and congrats on the win.

Chris said...

Mary is lovely, I really like the colors.
What a great package from Robin.
Hugs to you and Mia :)

Mugwump Woolies said...

The Mary Roe is just beautiful! I love seeing all your samplers framed and hanging on the wall, in the photo where Mia is "lending a paw". They look wonderful!
Robyn

Mugwump Woolies said...

The Mary Roe is just beautiful! I love seeing all your samplers framed and hanging on the wall, in the photo where Mia is "lending a paw". They look wonderful!
Robyn

Joy said...

Mary is just beautiful! Love the colors. Why is it kitties like little boxes? LOL Mia is fun.

Sally said...

I just love Mary Roe! The colours are just so bright and pretty.

Congratulations on your win!

Mia is so funny!

Carol said...

Oh, it is absolutely stunning, Margaret! And I love seeing all your beautifully framed samplers on your wall in the background of Miss Mia offering her help :)

Enjoy all those charts--you sure received some lovelies!!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Mary Roe is stunning Margaret! I love the colors!!! And your Mia, what a sweet kitty she is! Enjoy your week!

Suzanne said...

Oh I have to agree that Mary is a beautiful sampler. I really love the bright and cheerful colours. I can't believe what progress you have made on her. Nice work!!

Nicole said...

Mary Roe is looking beautiful Margaret!! Is she finished yet?? :)

Kellie said...

Mary Roe is gorgeous! As always I am so impressed (and jealous :) ) of your lightning needles! Congrats on your giveaway. Love Mia's meerkat pose.

Veronica said...

All I gotta say is Wow! The colours on Mary Roe are just so vibrant. It's definitely a BAP and you're almost done.

What a lovely collection of samplers. So any idea whether you'll be stitching one of those soon? :)

Love that pic of Mia in the box. I just can't get enough of her cuteness.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lois said...

Mary is just gorgeous - the colours, the motifs, everything! What a great giveway win - you must have felt it was like Christmas when that package of goodies arrived! Cute pic of Mia as always!

Katrina said...

Sweet pictures of Mia!!!! Mary is just gorgeous, you are going to be finished in no time!!!!

Natalia said...

Sooooooo beautiful, Margaret. You are right, Tanya did a great job on this sampler.
Mia as cute as always :-)

Melanie said...

Love love love love the flowers on this piece! The colors and the shape. Just love it.

Paulette said...

Oh my gosh, Margaret, you have no idea how I want to break mine out of the plastic and get to work. Oh it's just the most stunning sampler - and one of my all-time favorites! I truly have been pining to start this.

Paulette
P.S. Mia makes me laugh!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Sew beautiful! You have a wordy stitchy week, too!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margareg,
I see your 2012 FINISHES so far are Mary Roe, and Sarah Elizabeth Brooke. Come on, how you do it????? Do you frame them and hang them right away?
Melinda

mollycaff said...

Absolutely beautiful! I think this may be my first sampler! Mia is such a good helper lol.

Dawn said...

What a pretty sampler! Looks like lots of fun working the motifs. Mia makes me think of our cat who loved boxes w celophane windows and she mashed her nose and face against them looking at us. lol
Thanks for the smile.

Anne said...

Margaret, your Mary Roe is simply beautiful! And so fun!! Again, you ARE a fast stitcher! Sorry but you are!!! Those motifs look like they were so enjoyable to stitch. My husband really likes that pink lion! He has a thing for lions in samplers...or rather all the cute little animals that are there!! Mia is cute too, being so helpful isn't she?!!

Lovely prize you won too! Look at those charts!!! I wouldn't know which one to start with!!!

Jenny said...

Mia is just adorable! Looks like she is ready to be shipped off on an adbventure somewhere! Glad to see that she is so helpful too!!! LOL
Big congrats on your prize - wow, that is a lot of stash right there!!!!