Sunday, March 11, 2012

My lovelies for the day

Here is Mary Roe all finished.  I just adore her!

Mary Roe by the Scarlett House
40ct Meadow Rue linen
Belle Soie called for

She was such a fun stitch!



And I couldn't resist a little piece from market from Blackbird Designs, their limited edition kit, Wild Garden.

Blackbird Designs Wild Garden
fabric and fibers in kit

Isn't it pretty?  I think I might make it into a pillow or something.  We'll see.  I squeezed all three of my initials on the top instead of just two, so I moved the little button to a different place.  And yes, there's one little mistake that I refuse to undo.  My Amish error.  lol!  Can you see it?  Oh well.

Carmen of Cardan Antiques and Needlework had a giveaway of prizes she gathered from Nashville market.  And I won one of the prizes!!


It's a lovely little A&E pincube!  Isn't it great?  I just love it!  Thanks so much, Carmen!

Here are my two snugglebugs snuggling.  I don't think Mia liked it particularly.  lol!


And here's Mia enjoying a snuggle sandwiched between a couple of pillows.  Silly girl!


I know it's Sunday instead of my usual Monday.  Pretty weird, huh?  lol!  I just finished Wild Garden so I figured I'd do a post right now for a change.  Hope everyone in the US remembered to spring forward.  Ugh -- I'm so not looking forward to waking up in the dark again.  Hey government people, how about putting the time change back to where it used to be??  Please?????

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

97 comments:

krayolakris said...

Both pieces are truly lovely Margaret!

Annie said...

Wow! Too gorgeous to wait til Monday. And congrats on your super winnings too!

Isadarena said...

Margaret, your new Sampler is just gorgeous : I love it :-)
I wish you a nice Sunday with your beloved family and little Mia :-)
Isa

Kruissteekies said...

both pieces are stunning,
and such a cute cat

Ranae said...

Wowza!
Mary Roe is truly amazing, love the colors
Lovely BBD!
And I love that pin cube, how lucky to win that

Sweet Sue said...

Spectacular, enjoyed seeing your progress on this one, enjoy your beauty, congrats!

Solstitches said...

Another gorgeous finish Margaret.
I love the colours in Mary Roe.
The BD piece is beautiful also.
No, I didn't even look for your mistake.
Congrats on winning that lovely prize.
Margaret.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh délicieuses ces broderies, very beautiful stitching my friend,
have a good day and small kises for you ...

marylin France

BeckySC said...

Dear Margaret...absolutely stunning.
What a gorgeous finish AND your BBD finish is most lovely as well. Huge congratulations on both.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

You go girl! Those needles of yours must be smoking! Both the sampler and Blackbird piece are lovely.

Mia is such a funny girl and oh so smart.

What's up next from your stitching basket?

Melissa said...

Congratulations on two beautiful finishes! I love them both! I ordered the BBD one but it hasn't even been shipped to me yet. If you are interested in trading Mary Roe could you let me know?

You're lucky to win all those giveaways! I think you should buy a lottery ticket!

Mia is looking her usual sweet self!

I don't like the time change either but at least today it is a dry bright day here which helps a bit. Have a good rest of the day!

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on two beautiful finishes, Margaret!

Congrats on winning the pincube ~ woo!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oh Margaret, your finishes are just beautiful! The colors in Mary Roe are stunning and your stitches are perfect!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend...I'll bet you've already pulled out your next project...in fact, I'll bet you're already stitching!
Take good care,
Robyn

mollycaff said...

Two gorgeous finishes, congratulations! I love the pin cube, you've certainly been very lucky with contests/giveaways lately.

Erica said...

Mary is absolutely gogeous! I love the new start too. It has a very antique look to it. I think it would make a nice pillow.

Cathy B said...

Wonderful finishes Margaret!

Glenna said...

Mary Roe is stunning, and so is the BBD, which I've been admiring in the shop but haven't bought. (A minor attempt at self-control, which you may have undone.)

Nancy in WI said...

Oh Margaret, I just love Mary Roe! I bought that little BB kit too and now that I see yours done, I love it even more!

BrendaS said...

Margaret --
Mary Roe looks GORGEOUS! I started that this morning. You've given me some wonderful inspiration to get mine stitched up quickly.

LOVE BBD Wild Garden too (another one in my stash I need to do)

Cute pics of Mia and your son.

Have a great week. I don't like getting up in the dark either but I do like the extra daylight at night when I get home from work

Babs in Alabama said...

Ever get tired of hearing how much I love your latest sampler finish? I actually have this and waiting on fabric.
Beautiful finish on it and the little BBD. Keep 'em coming and I'll keep commenting and drooling :) babs

Laurie in Iowa said...

As if daylight savings time isn't confusing enough you've updated your blog on a Sunday instead of your usual Monday post. lol :-)
I'm glad you did though... both Mary Roe and the BBD Wild Garden piece look fabulous.
Congrats on your win... I so wanted to win that A&E pin cube. I've ordered one from Carmen for myself.
Mia is as adorable as ever... she's such a petite little Miss.

marly said...

Wow. What great (as usual) stitchery! I really love that skinny waisted lady. And the BBD. Great looking post!

Myriam said...

very beautiful your new sampler ..... but not as much as Mia!

Littlebit said...

What a beautiful finish, Margaret! That is the same border used on Christmas Garden, and I actually enjoyed it and didn't have to keep referring to the chart.
Mia looks on her guard, there. lol. I snickered at her little kitty picture in your header..she is such a cutie.

Laura said...

are your needles smoking???? I think I can see the smoke signals from Illinois!!!

Fabulous finishes!!!! Amazing and lovely in every way!!

robindefender said...

Mary is beautiful! Congrats on your finish. And I'm so jealous that you not only have that BBD Limited Edition piece, but you've finished it. I haven't even gotten mine yet!

Giovanna said...

Awwwww, you're just so stinking lucky to be on the same side of the pond as BBD - my Wild Garden has barely left the ONS, pout...
Congrats on the finishes.

Zlata said...

Congratulations with such wonderful finish! Sampler is very cheerful and kind! Only positive emotions from it!
And the new design by BBD is also excellent!
A&E winning is great!!!

Pat said...

Love all of your finishes.

milly said...

Hello

Your Mary Roe is beautiful. Such lovely colours. Your BBD finish is pretty too.

I love the snuggly pictures - so sweet.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Beautiful finishes, congrats. I especially like the area on Mary Roe where the crows are sitting, such pretty colors. CJ in OK ;-)

Vickie said...

Beautiful finishes. LOVE the colors in Wild Garden. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret, Mary is a really lovely sampler and congratulations on finishing her so fast. Your BBD is also lovely. It is always nice to do something quick.

Congratulations on winning the lovely A&E pinkeep. It is really lovely - Sandra.

merumo said...

What a nice surprise to see you here on Sunday!! And congrats on your two gorgeous finishes!! I'm really tempted to get started on Mary Roe, besides I'm always opened for BBD's stuff ;) You are such a bad influence!! lol I should say a beautiful inspiration.

Chris said...

Both finishes are beautiful! I love Mary's colors!
What is next?
Have a great week!

Catherine said...

Two stunning finishes Margaret! You've been busy!
That cube is perfect for you!! And Mia, as always, just cracks me up with her sleeping/snuggling spots. As for the time change, I wish they'd just do away with it all together!

Cari said...

Smoking, jetting needles going on there Margaret. I've been stitching on Wild Garden myself and I'm just about done. I think I'm going to put my Mom's initials on this one. She loved gardens and flowers!

I have Mary Roe on order and can't wait to get started on her. I love the COLORS. She will be a great piece to stitch.

Hugs to you and sweet, silly Mia. Cari

barbara said...

Moving the time change up was a big topic of conversation on the Canadian radio station I listen to. I forgot, of course, and have been pressed for time all day. :P

P.J. said...

Beautiful finishes! Any mistake makes it truly yours. :-) Artistic license, hehehe. Always up for animal pictures, she is a cutie.

Keep on stitching.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

It is GORGEOUS, Margaret! You did a beautiful job. I love the colorations of your piece.

Deborah said...

Beautiful finishes!

Karen said...

As always, two beautiful finishes. Can't wait to see what is next....

happy stitching...

Susan said...

What beautiful finishes! I'm so disillusioned to hear that you make mistakes-LOL. I can only dream of finishing a piece as quickly as you!

Penny said...

Both of your finishes are just beautiful! Love the A&E pincube and I always enjoy seeing Mia's sweet little face. :)

Karen said...

Great finishes - Mary Roe is beautiful! Love the colors.

Mia's such a sweet kitty; I love the pics you post of her.

And This Little Pig said...

Mary Roe is stunning! Love Wild Garden. Mia is so spoilt, in the best possible way.
LiBBiE in Oz

Jen said...

Great finishes Margaret!! I especially love Your Mary Roe!!

Margaret said...

Those samplers are a reminder of times gone by --- Yet so relevant for today and tomorrow. Lovely work .

Krista said...

LOVE your Mary Roe, the colors are gorgeous! And great finish on the BBD! I should be getting mine any day now :) Have a great week!

Joy said...

I absolutely love Mary...the saying, the colors...all of her!

Wild Garden looks great...you wouldn't believe how quickly the model was stitched:)

Sweet snugglebugs. Have a great week!

Faye said...

OH MY~~ You are finished already with Ms.Roe....AND and BBD design?? You have some lightening needles there.....~~

Perhaps you need to send me that BBD for a primish finish....hmmm, I could fix you right up!!

Take care, FAye

Dawn said...

Oh, be still my heart! Love your finishes - just fabulous.
No, would never look for a stitch oops - too pretty as is.
Thank you for sharing!

Andrea said...

Oh my stinking heck. I didn't even want this one and then you went and stitched it and made me HAVE to have it!!! Why do you always do this to me?!!! LOL! I love you! It's your fault!

Your son looks so handsome with his haircut. And Mia, what a doll. Did you know I have a new kitty too? Since I've been such a bad blogger and haven't blogged about her, maybe you don't. Anyway, it's our first girl kitty ever, and we've been a family for 30 years, lol. She is so very sweet :-)

xoxo

Stitch By Stitch said...

I so agree with you about changing the time! I don't know why we do that! Love the new Mia pictures! I think you're right about her enjoying the snuggle less than your son! LOL!

Carol said...

I thought I had missed a day or something when I saw you posted on a Sunday, Margaret! Normally, I could set my clock by your Monday morning posts :) But, I see why you couldn't wait--what truly gorgeous finishes!! Love them both...

And congratulations on your nice win...Have a great week!!

Elizabeth said...

Loving the pieces and your adorable little Mia! The colors in Mary Roe are so bright and vivid - very cheerful :)

Stitch Wizard said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish Margaret!!! The Blackbird Designs is so lovely and I love the colors of it too!

Diane (di) said...

I'm happy dancing with you Margaret. Both of them are so pretty (and your stitching is wonderful)! Congratulations on your win, too.

Lene said...

Still love the colours on Mary Roe. You do such good work. Excited to see what is on your plans next! Mia still feeling cold? hehe.

Debby said...

Beautiful finishes!! Mary Roe has lovely colors. I hate it to when they put the clock back and forth!

Greetings from Debby

Mouse said...

wooo hooo to both the happy dances ... not seen the blackbird one before ... its beautiful and will look lovely a pillow and mistake ermmmmm ....???
well done on your wee win too very cute :)
Hi Mia .. Bentley sends a wag :0 love mouse xxxx

Lois said...

Gorgeous finish! I love the colours in this one. What a sweet BBD finish too! Mistake? I'm not even going to try and find it!!!

Siobhán said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO pretty, Margaret!! Oh my gosh, they're both gorgeous. That Mary Roe is such a pretty sampler, and I love your BBD finish! Congrats on the win.

Bertie said...

Mary Roe is lovely, congratulations! Tanya must be pleased to see it!
Wild Garden is lovely, no wonder I did not know it, did they sell this years ago? It will look good as a pillow.
Your pincube is fabulous.

Nicole said...

Congrats on both of your finishes Margaret!! They're both so pretty!! I realllly want to start Mary now!! :)

Deb said...

Congrats on both of your finishes! Seeing Wild Garden stitched makes me want to purchase it! Whatever your mistake is - just makes it yours!! (I couldn't see it).

Mia is such a cutie, btw. I have enjoyed watching her grow up and seeing her personality!

Lanie said...

Margaret, I'm always so envious of you! Your project selections are charming, your stitching is beautiful, and you must be able to make your needle fly through the linen. Can I send you some of my wips? :) Especially love the pink and white flower band on Mary Roe. And mistake on BBD, what mistake?!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love both your finishes. Mary's colors are juicy! I may have to add that one to the never ending list. LOL! Love that snuggle bug pic!

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishes! Such fun bright colors in Mary - she is a must stitch!! And I love your BBD finish too - also such fun colors. Congrats! What's next??

woolwoman said...

LOVE LOVE Mary Roe - so darling Margaret - glad you didn't wait to post - will be anxiously awaiting the framing of that piece. the new BBD piece is cute - no I can't see the mistake - cute pincube
have a great week! Mel

Ellen said...

Love your Mary Roe! She looks like such a fun stitch!

Congrats on your wonderful prize.

Nicola said...

You caught me out posting on Sunday. Mary Roe is exquisite and a superb addition to your portfolio.

What is your next sampler?

Loraine said...

Oh how gorgeous! Mary is a beautiful stitch. Thanks so much for enabling me! She is going to be in my sewing basket soon. Great piece from SB too!
I'm so glad that you have had time to stitch other things besides our toy chest. How is that going? I better sit down tonight and put some stitches in. This week is going to fly by.
Hugs to you!

Deb said...

Okay - how did I miss this post today? I love, love Mary Roe and think that I better add her to the stash pile? I was trying to hold off, but you know how that is.

Your little BBD finish is great too. You sure get a lot done in a little bit of time!!

Natalia said...

Margaret, Mary is o beautiful !!! I am waiting to get mine from The Attic and seeing yours all finished makes me want to start mine right away....hurry Attic, hurry !! LOL!!
Wild Garden is so very nice too and the pin cube is interesting, I had never seen one like it.

Anne said...

Mary Roe is stunning!! I love love love her too!!! What a charming verse as well! They will be happy even though they are despised and poor!! The colours are so bright and cheery!! Congrats Margaret!! Lovely new BBD too! I've spied that at the market and love that design! It will look great as a little pillow or something! Can't spot the mistake at all!!!

That cube is so cool! An A & E cube! Wow!

Mia's got the dopey kitty look like she's in seventh heaven in the last photo there...all snuggled in the pillows! So cute!!

Katrina said...

They are both so pretty!!!! I want to stitch on the little BBD piece now :-).

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Well, I nearly missed this post, Miss Margaret! What a spectacular finish Mary Roe is - just beautiful - I know you've now inspired a lot of people to order her!
The BBD piece is fabulous, too but Mary just about takes my breath away.
Love the pincube - I've seen a few of them at antique stores estate sales but never one with and A&E - what a great addition to a sewing collection.
Mia and your son are both darling!

Melanie said...

Mary Roe! *gasp* STUNNING. The colors really do knock me out on this piece.

Love the BBD too. I refuse to look for the 'mistake' so it looks perfect to me. :)

Debbie said...

wow!both of your work are incredible!

Veronica said...

Woot! You finished Mary Roe! Congratulations! Lovely Wild Garden finish too. I can see why you did not want to wait til Monday :)

Mia and her silly antics. Love her!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Karoline said...

Two gorgeous finishes, congratulations

doris said...

Beautiful pieces, and you're so quick, as always.

Dona said...

Mary Roe is gorgeous! Great colors! I really look forward to stitching it.

Your BBD finish is sweet and looks like it was fun to stitch.

Dona said...

Mary Roe is gorgeous! Great colors! I really look forward to stitching it.

Your BBD finish is sweet and looks like it was fun to stitch.

Sherry said...

Ohhhh! Mary is stunning! Both pieces are wonderful! I think a pillow would be lovely! Mia has so much personality!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Mary is so very, very, pretty! Love her! I have a good start on Wild Garden! Cari has hers done too! I can't find the mistake so don't undo it! I have a mistake in mine too...haven't decided whether to frog or not. I still have all the flowers to stitch, the initials, and the date. What's next, dear friend?

pebbles57 said...

Beautiful
Congratulations
Laura from Mexico

Jennifer H said...

I love your finishes Margaret!

But I do need to know, what are those wood thingamajigs holding your floss? I've never seen those before!

Hugs and Love,
Jennifer

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Hey Margaret

Just read about your BBD basket on the Blackbird Girl's blog. Your piece is lovely.

By the way, I was working on my blog and have just about crashed. I so enjoy your comments, I did not want you to think I have abandoned the ship after AAWFAA.

Here's the link.http://www.samplingsfromspringcreek.blogspot.com/

So are you still holding on about your latest stitchig project?

Jenny said...

I am so glad to have some time to come over and spend with one of my alltime top-favorite blogs! :-) It has been way too long.

Your finishes are gorgeous as always and I am thrilled to see that the BBD kit turns out to be so pretty! Makes me happy that I took the chance and ordered that one. (Not as thrilled with their latest book, but that is all right - you win some, you lose some.. LOL)
Mary Roe is new to me and she is so cool! What an adorable mix of motifs and colors! My favorite is the shepherdess, who looks a little bit surprised.... The rice-stitch hill is so pretty and the colors of the flower vine are mild and yummy - what a beauty!

Patty C. said...

Always a pleasure :)

Sally said...

Margaret both your finishes are so pretty.

Congratulations on your win!

Aww Mia looks like she's thinking " get him off me"!!!!!

Kellie said...

Both of your finishes are beautiful! I love the verse on Mary Roe. Mia is so funny.

Anna van Schurman said...

Two great finishes! Love the hills on Mary Roe!

Sherry :o) said...

Beautiful pieces, Margaret - and stitched so fast...

Sharon said...

Both are gorgeous Margaret!