Monday, July 16, 2012

So close! Also moving and early TUSAL

Well, I was going to wait to post till I finished all that blasted grass on ATS, but I decided it was too much pressure.  I'm so close!!


We'll do that pretend thing again.  Much better.  (once the grass is done, ATS is all done!)


I also want to post my TUSAL for this month since it's due on Thursday.


Sorry it always looks the same.  I should start keeping the ORTs for the month in one container and then add them to this one.

Lots of busy stuff going on here as usual.  The boy child is now laid up for the summer after having some minor surgery on Tuesday.  The healing process will be long and not much fun, but he's happy to get it done and out of the way so he's ready for college.  He's currently hoping his schedule for the fall will arrive today.  Fingers crossed!

The girl child came home over the weekend.  She and I packed and packed on Saturday, the father type and the girl child and I did some moving into a U-Haul, and Sunday the father type and the girl child headed down to her new apartment and moved her in officially!  Yay!  I think she's pretty happy with her new digs.  Here are a few pictures.



And relaxing in a restaurant after.  The girl child changed into a vintage 80's Laura Ashley jumper of mine that she found while digging through a closet instead of packing.  lol!  She also took my vintage 80's Laura Ashley bridesmaid dress from my sister's wedding.  (Good thing she didn't find my vintage Laura Ashley wedding dress.  :D   )

Girl child is happy with her vintage clothing and her new apartment!

The boy child and I stayed home since the boy child is laid up recuperating and I'm his nurse.  The father type and girl child had a lot to move, but I think the father type loved it -- he had his girl all to himself.  He doesn't get enough father-daughter time.

Mia has been doing her usual thing all this time.  Some bubble wrap was left lying around and guess who decided it was great for a bed?  Silly girl!


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I always love visiting with you.  Have a great week!


64 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Fantastic progress, Margaret! Can't wait to see the grand unveiling on your next post. I hope the BC is being a good patient and is on the mend!
You daughter looks adorable in her "vintage" Laura Ashley!

Laurie in Iowa said...

You are so very close to finishing the grass. We'll be doing the happy finish dance soon.
The girl child looks cute in her vintage outfit.

robindefender said...

So close! And it looks great. Can't wait to see it all done.

Vera said...

So close Margaret!! ATS looks wonderful. The GC looks great in (your) vintage dress...seeing the u-haul brings back memories with our son. Hoping the BC is feeling better soon!

Annie said...

The sampler is just looking wonderful. Keep on slogging through the grass!

I bet you make a great caretaker. Best wishes for your son's speedy recovery.

Ahh... Laura Ashley. Holds up very well over time!

Erica said...

Oooh! So close! I know just how that feels! Better not to rush though. Frogging on that is a bear! I remember!
Looks great though!

Patty C. said...

Your wip is wonderful - as always - Girl child looks beautiful &

Who wouldn't love bubble wrap -lol
Be thankful Mia hasn't figured out how to "pop" that wrap!

Cari said...

Great progress Margaret on ATS. Fabulous, simply fabulous. Loved the pics of your daughter. She is going to have so much fun. Hope your son is feeling better every day. And hugs to Mia. Have a great week!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

You can always count on Mia to make you smile!!! So cute. So excited about you soon to be finished ATS. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. Love the Laura Ashley!
Linda

BrendaS said...

WOO HOO Margaret -- I know you will be done with that grass very very soon:)))

Congrats to your daughter on her new adventure. Hope your son recovers fast and has a good summer before college.

Anne said...

80's is Vintage?!?! I don't consider 80's vintage!! Maybe the 60's LOL!! Laura Ashley! Wow. I remember dreaming of having a Laura Ashley dress when I was 13 years old. Never got one! She's a lucky gal. Love her new place and she's so cute with that shield! ATS is looking fab darlin'!! Hope your son feels better soon and hello there little MIa!!!

marly said...

A lot going on and getting accomplished! ATS is so beautiful and SO much stitching. I do believe that you have set a record for an ATS start to finish! Hope the boy is not in too much pain.

ByJuut said...

gorgeous sampler

Mary Ann said...

So close to an ATS finish, and it is going to be stunning!! Congratulations to your daughter on her new apartment and life adventure, and I hope your son recovers quickly!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your sampler looks wonderful, Margaret. Looking forward to seeing the finish. Hope the bc is feeling better and mending well. Love the apartment...always such fun...starting a new chapter. Annie and I lived in Laura Ashley when she was small...I made us several matching mother and daughter jumpers...always a new one for Mother's Day.
Have a great week,
Robyn

Melissa said...

Mia is gift wrapped and ready to go! lol. Cats love packaging!

Glad to see your DD is on her way to settling in to her new digs. She looks very pretty.

You're almost there with ATS! Yay!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

ATS looks so good! Way to go on all that grass! I can't wait to see it all done. Girl child is so pretty. She looks so happy! Hope Boy child gets to feeling better soon. Hugs to all!

Jan said...

Just great photos of your sweet girl, Margaret!! Know she will cherish her new found freedom, but you will treasure the memories of her being there...know it is a bit sad for you!!

I love, love, love your almost fini!! Bet you will be doing cartwheels and all kinds of crazy happy dancing!! ATS is near an end!!! Yay for you!

Carol said...

So, so close, Margaret--why I bet you might even finish it by the end of today!!

I'm glad your daughter is so excited about her new place--is she very far from you? Best wishes to your son for a speedy recovery, too :)

Myriam said...

Beautiful sampler! What a nice work! Bravo! A new adventure for your daughter, the best for her! And Mia....a new bed......but bubble paper is not confortable!!!!!!!Here it's the summer......but ....rain, rain, rain....!!!!!!Brrrr.....!

Solstitches said...

ATS looks fabulous! Looking forward to the big reveal next time.
Good luck to your daughter in her new home and hope your son makes a speedy recovery.
Margaret

Daffycat said...

Ahhh, the first new place of her own- how exciting!

Best wishes for the son's recovery!

That Mia is so adorable.

Vickie said...

I do hope her apartment is close by. I hope your son improves daily. Mia will help him do that I am sure. :) My almost 14 year old daughter has recently informed me that she is into vintage clothing also. We have gone to Salvation Army and Good Will a few times each now.

woolwoman said...

I've been so inspired by your photos of ATS - I drug mine out looked at that HUGE piece of linen and the dozens of pretty GAST threads and promptly packed it right back from whence it came LOL ! One day maybe . . . but not today! Hope you DS recovers well and I hope you keep busy to keep your mind off your DD being on her on in the big city. Hugs mel

Lizzie said...

busy week Margaret, hope your boy child recovers easily...
Lizzie
xxx

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And This Little Pig said...

Oh Margaret, your little girl has flown the nest. Hope your son recovers quickly. Mia is looking adorable as always, cats just love it when there are boxes and such around.

Oh your ATS is just divine! It is one on my wish list.

LiBBiE in Oz

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Margaret, your little girl has flown the nest. Hope your son recovers quickly. Mia is looking adorable as always, cats just love it when there are boxes and such around.

Oh your ATS is just divine! It is one on my wish list.

LiBBiE in Oz

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Margaret, I was reading here and it just hit me, you will be close to being an empty nester this fall, right?! Ahh...sort of happy yet somber all at the same time. . . Girl Child looks like she indeed is loving her new digs and vintage clothing! I remember my first digs after college. EXCITING!

Penny said...

Wow, almost there! Beautiful picture of your daughter in her vintage dress! :) I hope she isn't too far away. And I hope your son's recovery isn't to difficult. Mia looks right at home in her bubble wrap. :)

Littlebit said...

Oh, Margaret! I bet you will be glad to put the last stitches in that! It is amazing! Have you mentioned what is next? Good luck to your daughter in her new apartment! How far away is she? Sending good thoughts for your son's recovery.

Faye said...

Wow Margaret!!! Its looking fantastic!!

Katrina said...

You are so close to finishing, it's gorgeous!!!! Yay for your DD, exciting times.

Veronica said...

LOL! I like the pretend idea. ATS is just stunning. Bet it will be finished next post :D

Hope your DS gets well soon. Pretty pic of your DD.

I can relate... bubble wrap can be addictive. No wonder Mia is having fun with it :P

Hugs,
Veronica.

Chris said...

So close to that finish! It is looking great.
Glad that your daughter got moved and is getting settled. I hope that your son's recovery is quick and easy.
Have a great week! Hugs to you and Mia!

Lois said...

So close indeed and I think you'll have no problems getting this finished by the end of July. It is looking wonderful but I'm not surprised you're somewhat tired of stitching grass!!!! Glad your daughter is safely moved and hope that the job is going well. Wishing your son a good recovery. Mia will love having him around so much!!

belle said...

Your sampler is lovely!
Great family pics and Mia is adorable!

Giovanna said...

You're doing great on ATS, how exciting. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to your son.

barbara said...

Beautiful - both the sampler and your daughter. :) Best wishes to her in her new digs, and get-well-wishes to your son.

Sherry said...

Wow! You have really worked on this piece and will be thrilled and proud when it is finished! Had to laugh about your DD taking your clothes! It's a girl thing! lol.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Moving, surgery, up coming college--your life is very full!

The grass on ATS is looking good, you must be nearing the end. What's next in your sewing basket?

Loraine said...

Your sampler is amazing! You finished it really quickly. A lot quicker than I will, that's for sure. I bet you will be happy to get it framed and on the wall.
So happy you were able to get your daughter moved in. Your vintage Laura Ashley dress is cute on her! Here's hoping that your son recovers quickly.
TTYS. Hugs.

Dawn said...

Good luck with more grass - lol it's probably done now!
What a milestone summer you are having.
Can't wait to see what you are up to next!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

tellement magnifique ! very beautiful stitching my friend !
bisous de FRANCE

Michelle said...

Holy Moly you are so close! I'm doing my best to get caught up!

Edgar said...

What super progress!! Such an inspiration to me and my ATS!!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Oh, so close - and beautiful! The packing is rough, but the finds are excellent! Daddy time is good, too. Hope the BC mends quickly. How do you keep Mia away? She'll be in with him soon!

Mindi said...

You're so close to a finish! I'm not sure if I'd hang in there with all that grass to stitch at the end. I hope the boy child mends quickly and is a polite patient, I know men can be difficult when they're not feeling well. Best wishes to the girl child in her new home.

Mary said...

Margaret, you are just flying on ATS. I'm amazed at how quickly you've conquered the bottom slog.

Your daughter looks very pretty and so excited to be on her own!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret, I really love that grass, I have never seen zigzag grass before. I remember Laura Ashley, always loved her stuff, I always wanted a flowery Laura Ashley bedroom set. Hope boy child is feeling better soon, and girl child looks so happy! My boy child is now 22, but still a "child'! :)

MELINDA

Anna van Schurman said...

So close, keep up the good work! (I had a Laura Ashley bridesmaid's dress too! With a bustle! On my FAT ass! De-lightful.)

Jean said...

Your almost there, can't wait to see it all done.. Hope the the boy, gets better soon, but I'm sure Mia it also doing her best to see him through.

Karoline said...

You're so close to finishing ATS, I'm looking forward to seeing it in all it's glory.

I hope your DS makes a speedy recovery and your DD settles in well.

valerie said...

OMGosh! So close Margaret!! You're probably done by now. I'm still catching up. Hope your DS has a speedy recovery from his procedure and that your DD gets settled in quickly in her new place. Lots of excitement going on! TUSAL already? Ugh! My progress this month is pathetic!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Glad the boy child came thru surgery okay. And glad to the girl child is all moved in now. Silly Mia! i guess bubblewrap is as good as anything for a bed.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

We are the 19 july Happy birthday my friend ....

BISOUS DE FRANCE

Melanie said...

Ooooooooof! That is a LOT of grass. I'd be cross-eyed by now from the endless threading and stitching of green. (I'd probably have to do the grass in bits as the pattern went along to avoid kicking it under a piece of furniture in frustration. lol)

Hope the boy-child gets well soon!! I'm sure that's a bummer for summer, to be laid up like that. :(

Siobhán said...

Your ATS looks great! I'm glad the girl child is officially moved in and settling in well. :)

Dona said...

Margaret, such great progress on ATS! I look forward to your next update.

Glad you got your GC packed and moved. She looks so pretty and grown up. I hope enjoys her new living space.

Catherine said...

I bet you are finished with this by now! ;). It looks marvelous.
Great pics of your daughter. You must be very proud and a little sad at the same time.
Hope your son is all recovered by now as well.
Hugs!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, it's getting nearer and nearer. Or maybe it's already done???
All the best of luck for your daughter in her first own home.

Sherry :o) said...

Wow - you are really getting that grass growing. It's looking good.

Your daughter looks happy and it's wonderful that she and your husband are having some one and one time.

Hope your son gets better soon!

Kathy Ellen said...

Wonderful progress on ATS, Margaret. Your GC looks very happy in her new apartment. Hope that your son's healing goes well and that he is soon up and feeling great!

Blessings!

Suzanne said...

What a huge job packing and moving. I hope your daughter is settling in well in her new place. Hope your son is recovering well.