Monday, April 23, 2012

O-K-L-A...... Ann

It was a very busy week last week.  H** week for rehearsals for the high school musical, plus various doctor appointments for me.  So not as much stitching as I would have liked.  Poor Ann.


This is all I got done on her.  Plus I did finish the border.


Oh well.  At least I'm down to the juicy part of the sampler now.  :D

I did take my TUSAL picture for this month too.


Sorry -- a bit blurry.  My ort jar is sitting next to something I just couldn't resist getting.  It's a little thimble holder I ordered from the Scarlet Letter.  Yes, Marsha tempts me with more than just beautiful reproduction samplers.

This weekend was the boy child's last high school musical.  They did Oklahoma this time, a very ambitious project.  And they did a great job!  The boy child had a small part, Cord Elam, the Federal Marshall.  Here he is on stage.


He got to wear a gun belt with a gun too.  Excitement!


Here he is after the show.  (Oh yeah, there's me too.  Bleagh.)


And here's a pic taken by the professional photographers.  I scanned it and it seems to have gotten blurry in the process.  Oh well.


I will say one thing.  Have you ever tried to buy cowboy boots in this part of the country?  Nope, can't do it.  lol!  Good ole Ebay to the rescue.

Anyway, the kids did a great job.  I got all teary eyed of course.  So many of these kids are graduating and moving on to college, like the boy child.  Their last production.  So many lasts coming fast and furious now.

Of course, Mia has been happy at home.  The other day, she decided she needed to see what was going on at the table, so she climbed up onto the chair the father type was sitting in and proceeded to join the family at table.


Such a silly cat!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.   I hope everyone has a great week!  I also hope those in the path of that heavy, wet snow are ok and the storm took it easy on you.  Yuck!


52 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

The progress you have made on Ann looks great. Love the photos of the boy child. It's wonderful that they did some professional photos as well, wonderful keepsake.
Little Mia is as adorable as always.
Hope you doc appointments were routine and nothing serious!

Bertie said...

Ah I can see how large she will be, saw her on another blog finished and it's a really beautiful sampler. Good progress!!
Lovely pictures of the boy child and Mia, cute as ever!
Keep well, good luck with the appointments:))

Vickie said...

Our eldest, our son Jacob is a Junior in high school. So I watch your son with interest. I am feeling anxiety already. Don't ever want to let him go! :)

Myriam said...

I hope the best with the appointments!
Lovely the picture of your son!!!
Too funny Mia, you are right, you're also part of the family!!!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What an accomplishment getting that border done!!! This is going to be such a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your son in Oklahoma. How cute is he!!! Such a sweet memory for you.
Linda

Rita said...

One nice thing about stitching is that your projects will wait for you while you're busy with life.

Congrats to your DS on his musical. This is something he'll remember forever.

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- I think you made great progress on Ann!

Thanks for sharing pic's of your son's play! This time of the year is always bittersweet with kids in school.

Have a great week.

Sweet Sue said...

Enjoyed every pic Margaret, and the father type's green tshirt... gotta ask ya... what was he doing in my dh's closet? LOL! Have a great week to come:)

Katrina said...

Love Ann and the photos of your son in Oklahoma!!!!

marly said...

What a great photo of the BC! Mia certainly brings entertainment into your home. You stitch more when you have no time than I do in a month. She's another beauty. Hope your doc appts went well.

Loraine said...

Ann is really coming along. She is a beautiful sampler!
I am so impressed with your son! He is such an outgoing kid, and super talented. You must be so proud, and sad to lose him to college.
Your thimble holder is wonderful. I would love to see your sewing collection sometime!
Love the pictures of Mia.
Have a great week!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You're making quick progress on Ann! My HS did Oklahoma back in 1977; a classic is a classic - your son looks great!

Cari said...

Your Ann Rayner is lovely. This is one beautiful piece and I'm sure you'll have her stitched up in no time. Your son's production looked like is was fabulous!! He makes a great marshall!! And of course Mia is one adorable cat...so loved by everyone!!

Hugs and have a great stitching week!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Looks like Ann is coming right along. It's fun to see you in a pic today. I hope the doc appt went well. Loved the last pic of the father type. He looks like he was having fun. Love the pics of boy child too.

Penny said...

Ann is beautiful! And you finished the border which is a big accomplishment in my book. :) Love the pictures of your son! Mia is cute as usual! :) I hope that everything is well with you, and nothing serious!

Isadarena said...

Hi Margaret, what a lovely post with all these beautiful photos but you are talking of appointments with the doctor for you : I hope you are doing well, aren't you?
Mia is already too funny, please don't forget to give her a pet from me :-)
Good Luck Margaret, we are thinking in you:-))
Isa

Lene said...

Congrats with getting the border done! Now just the fun part is left. Big changes afoot in your family. For all of you. I wonder how Mia will react to not having her favorite person around every day! Looking forward to seeing Ann done.

BeckySC said...

Ann is looking gorgeous :)
((hugs))

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Thank you my friend for the beautiful pictures ...

bisous de FRANCE

Carol said...

Ann looks great, Margaret--just think how much extra stitching time you'll have when your son is away at college... But, it comes at a price! I still miss my guys and all the excitement they brought to the house every day! I remember those "lasts" very well--hang in there!

Krista said...

Ann is looking wonderful! It looks like a lot was done :)
What fun the school play must have been. Mia looks like she wants to put on a show too! LOL
Have a wonderful week.

Melissa said...

Now your DH is getting into the picture! Oh that Mia loves her men! ;-)

You've got Ann's border done at least and that's the tough part - for me it's always a suspensful "will the borders meet?"!!!

Nice photos of your son and the production.

Deb said...

You're getting to the good parts of Ann now. Those lines of alphabets always seem to take so long, don't they.

Love the pictures of Eli. That professional one looks like he's sizing up a situation where he might just have to draw his gun!

It looks like Mia wants to be in the middle of everything!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Ann is looking wonderful and the pics of your "star" are great. The professional one is adorable..his expression is so cute! Hope he is enjoying these last halcyon days...such a fun time. Hope all is well with you.
Robyn

Littlebit said...

That Mia always makes me smile..what a sweetie she is.
Your Ann is lovely..and you get more stitching done in a weekend than I do in a month!!
I cannot believe your son is finishing school..where did the time go??

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Ann is looking good.

The photos of boy child are precious--you will so treasure them. The last few weeks of HS are a whirlwind, very exciting for him.

Miss Mia--she is full of herself.

Hope your appts were routine and not problematic.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh that Mia! Looks like the kids really enjoyed themselves a lot. Your stitching sure is lovely. Huggles.

Daffycat said...

Awww, your son makes such a great marshal! My DD worked so many shows thru high school & college...I really miss it!

Sylvia said...

I totally loved the pics of the boy child - he looks great in western wear!! Mia is too funny- what a silly cat. Ann is looking great - I have to laugh at your progress - it would take me 3 weeks to do that.

Giovanna said...

Nice going on Ann - the colours are gorgeous.

Solstitches said...

Another beautiful sampler in the works Margaret.
Lovely pictures of the school production and that last one of Mia is priceless :)
Margaret

Chris said...

Great progress on Ann! It looks like the production of Oklahoma was wonderful.
Hugs to you and Mia!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lovely progress - looks like a lot to me! All the 'lasts' is right. Enjoy each one... they'll be memories all too soon!

valerie said...

It looks like Oklahoma was a lot of fun! What wonderful memories for both of you. Great progress on your Ann and that thimble holder is so pretty!

Mia and the Father Type look like they are having fun!

Ranae said...

Nice progress
The play looks to be so fun. I love old western movies
Wonderful photo's

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Margaret. Loved all the pictures of your son AND you too silly! I am sure it was hard to see your son's last performance in high school. Hopefully there will be many more in college! Love your progress on Ann. And of course Mia and your husband look great!!

Veronica said...

Seems to me that a lot of progress has been made! Ann looks wonderful. Your TUSAL jar is getting full ^.^ Beautiful pictures, Margaret. Mia looks like she's on top of the world :D

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lois said...

To me that looks like lots of progress on Ann! She's looking great! What wonderful pictures from Oklahoma. Why is that when you're getting into the last few weeks of something that has so many memories attached that those weeks fly in even quicker? Great pics of Mia and your DH. I can see who she'll switch her allegiance too once your son has gone to college!

Melanie said...

Love the progress!!!!

What a great picture of your son. Hehehe. Too funny. (The only place *I* know of to buy cowboy boots in New England is the Outpost in Kittery, Maine. Which is about 3 hours from where I'm sitting so..........yeah - I would eBay it too! lol)

Jenny said...

Wow - Ann is a beauty. Way to go on the border. All I can think now is, "what a pretty sampler" and "I really love strawberries" LOL!

the Oklahoma production looks fabulous. Wow, I am so impressed with all the costumes and the stage set-up - fantastic!

And thanks for the enabling.. I need to pop over to SC and check out her notions after I post this comment.

I am sorry to hear about the doctor's visits. I sure hope that everything is all right - I am thinking of you.

Sally said...

Lovely progress on Ann.

Fantastic photos from your DS's school musical. Cute photo of Mia nd your DH :)

woolwoman said...

love the progress on Ann - lots of bittersweet moments coming up for your family - sometimes a tear or two is just necessary - enjoy everything that comes your way my friend - Mel

RuthB said...

How is it that you manage to make progress in the face of everything else you have to do? If I do that it's by IGNORING everything else I have to do..... explains the state of my Hovel.

congrats to the sheriff..... and congrats on your lovely stitching

Patty C. said...

You have been busy !! - Can't wait to see the sampler ;)

Nicole said...

Beautiful progress on Ann Rayner, Margaret! Congrats to your son! he looked great in the play!!

Catherine said...

Ann is such a pretty piece! You've done better than me with the stitching lately!
Great pics of the play and your son looks great in his solo shot!
Mia, well, she is one crazy kitty!

Jennifer said...

Just a breathtaking sampler!

Sharon said...

Ann is a beauty!! Can't wait to see more of the "juicy" part. :)
Those boys grow up so fast - it's incredible...those sleepless nights, you swear they're never going to grow and then you blink and they're ready to launch! You're doing a good job, mama!

Sherry :o) said...

What a fun play - my sisters did that one while I was in college (they in high school). Ann is beautiful...been seeing it on the other blogs and don't own that one yet. I finally received my pattern for the freebie from market with the strawberries and the bird - gotta pull that fiber/fabric...hopefully tomorrow some time will be spent in the sewing studio doing just that! Glad the college choice has been made. Good luck with the dorm situation. I kinda lucked out (depending on how you look at it), my son is attending community college. I love having him home as he wasn't ready to leave yet, but it I never see him much.

Gabi said...

Ann looks great. Love your progress on her.
Love also the pictures of your son. And of course of Mia. What a cutie she is.

Brigitte said...

Great progress on Ann. Now that the border and the alphabets are finished it will be even more fun to stitch her.
Pretty pictures of your son's last school project. They seemed to have a lot of fun. And there are so many changes in the air, for him and for you as well.

Karoline said...

Great progress on Ann, she's looking lovely