Monday, August 20, 2012

stitching, celebration, and TUSAL

First off the stitching.


Jane is a pretty girl.


The big bird in the middle doesn't look so stranded and alone anymore.

Jane wanted to butt in on the TUSAL picture too.


My TUSAL never looks very different.  I should start collecting just for the month, but then I'll need to look for another ORT container.  Hmmmmmm.

The girl child (I really need to find a new name for her -- she's an adult now!) came home for the weekend to celebrate her birthday with us.  We took her out to dinner and we managed to stuff ourselves with yummy food, and yummy dessert.


Yum yum!

Had to show you how cute my boy child and Mia are.  When the boy child grabs Mia at just the right moment, she stays sleepily on his lap.


This time, she also sleepily proceeded to give herself a cleaning session.





So cute!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!  Less than 2 weeks till we take the boy child to school.  Yipes!


48 comments:

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oh that Jane is such a pretty one! Love all those critters! I am tempted to give this one a go myself! Happy Birthday to your lovely young lady! Your "two" younger ones are very entertaining...what a duo!
Have a good week,
Robyn

Krista said...

Jane is looking lovely, the colors are gorgeous! Looks like you had a nice celebration. DS and Mia are like two peas in a pod :)

Joy said...

We must be on the computer at the same time:) Jane is certainly a pretty girl! She will always be your girl child. Looks like Mia and boy child love one another.

Happy Week!

Erica said...

I love this sampler! Very subtle, pretty colors! Love that big bird!

Cari said...

Your sampler is lovely. The big bird looks like she may have lunch of venison !! I love samplers...each so unique in its own way.

Dessert certainly looks yummy. I'm so glad you got to spend time with the whole family.

Mia is darling of course. I love how she takes the time of an awkward position to groom her hind feet. She is such a cute cat.

Happy Stitching Margaret. HUGS

Melody said...

The sampler is coming along nicely. Mia is going to be lonely when he goes off to school. They seem to be such good companions.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wow... you've gotten so far on the beautiful Jane. Sounds like you had a fun weekend with the girl child. Love all those samplers hanging on the wall behind the boy child and Mia. Beautiful!

BrendaS said...

Jane is really coming along Margaret -- It's beautiful!

Nice pics of your son and Mia. Happy belated birthday to your daughter.

Have a good week:)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Great progress on Jane. She's looking good. That's a respectable pile o'ORTs too. Love that sweet Mia. She's going to miss her boy when he leaves. Mama will too!

Kristen said...

Jane is coming along nicely, Margaret!

Don't worry about calling your daughter 'Girl Child.' No matter how old she gets, she'll always be your baby, right? ;)

OMG, cat feets! :D

Nicole said...

Wow, Jane is looking amazing, Margaret!! Happy belated birthday to your daughter. I'm so glad you had a nice weekend! Love the pics of your son and sweet Mia. :)

Roberta said...

Whatever will Mia do when BC leaves for college!!??

Jane is looking good.

Happy Birthday to your daughter a bit late.

robindefender said...

Your sampler is coming along beautifully! And what a hoot that Mia will bathe herself on your son's lap.

Happy stitching!

Patty C. said...

Jane is coming along - so pretty :)
My kids are gearing up for school as well - busy times! Hugs :)

cucki said...

Wow your sampler is looking so lovely..
Hugs xxx

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Great to see the bird is no longer lonely! Happy birthday to your precious daughter. and you know how much I loved the boy child and Mia!

Debby said...

Oh Wow!! You are going so very fast!! It's beautiful! Cogratulations on the girl-child!

Greetings from Debby

Vickie said...

Such progress Margaret! Wonderful! My three start high school this Thursday. :)

Annie said...

Gorgeous Jane, yummy ice cream, funny Mia .... the three highlights today!

Sherry said...

Jane is lovely!! Looks like a yummy birthday celebration. The boy child and Mia are always fun to watch!

Beth said...

Jane is lovely - such interesting soft colors. And as always, Mia is a charmer!

Anne said...

Jane is looking amazing!!! I just started that grass bit last night to get that monster bird on!! She's looking fabulous! That desert looks amazingly yummy! Those photos of Mia grooming are the cutest!!

Daffycat said...

Jane is looking awesome and your ORTs are fabulous just the way they are!

ROFLOL @ Mia's dirty foot!

Faye said...

Mia is smitten with your son for sure~~ I think both you and Mia will miss him so much... Jane is coming along so nicely Margaret~~~

Carol said...

I keep wondering how Miss Mia will adjust to life without here best friend? I know she'll be looking for him for quite a while after he leaves for school...

Nice progress on Jane, Margaret...

Yes, you will have to come up with a new name for your young adult daughter--good luck :)

Lana said...

Great progress on Jane! Oh man! I wanted to dive into that desert! That woulda ruined the diet for sure! And truly you should never take pictures of people when they are sitting in front of a wall of your beautiful samplers....it's distracting! LOL...Lovely photos of Boy child and cat! =)

Linda said...

Great progress on Jane. What a beautiful piece. Love the pics of son and Mia.

Linda

marly said...

Jane is lovely and the dessert looks good too! Great sampler wall behind the boy and Mia, who is more limber than I am when bathing! Enjoy the next two weeks!

Elizabeth said...

Jane looks great! Hopefully Mia will get a lot of sympathy lap time when you send your son to school. Maybe she can take visits there as well? :)

Gabi said...

Jane is SO beautiful. Love her. Your son and Mia are both looking adorable. You don't need a new name for the girl child. You're her mum, THUS...she'll stays your baby always. That's what I'm telling mine all the time.

Solstitches said...

Wonderful progress on Jane.
Mmmm, that dessert looks divine!
Great pics of Mia and your boy. Love the last one :)
Margaret

Lizzie said...

as usual Margaret, great stitching, great kids and great cat.. ;o)
Have a good week
Lizzie
xxx

Chris said...

Jane is looking great.
Your samplers looks great on the wall behind your son and Mia.
Mia is something else, lol.
Have a great week!

Mary said...

Jane IS a very pretty girl - very nice!

Bertie said...
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Bertie said...

Jane is wonderful, you have progressed such a lot yet again, I am envious but in a good way!
Happy birthday to your girl and that dessert looks so good!!
Well Mia's got it right there, she looks too comfy LOL
Have a great week:))

Sally said...

You're right Jane is a pretty girl. In fact she is already stunning!

Happy Birthday to your girl child. No matter how old they get they are still our babies:)

I love seeing your photos of your DS and Mia.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh I love your stitching my friend ... beautiful pictures, bisous de FRANCE

Penny said...

You're making good progress on Jane and I agree, she is a pretty girl! I think I gained a few pounds just looking at that delicious dessert. :) Glad you were able to get together and celebrate. And Mia sure is giving herself a detailed pedicure. :D

Kate said...

Lovely stitching on Jane.
Mia is going to be lost when your son leaves for school.

Anonymous said...

Jane Philpott is a very pretty girl! She looks so delicate. Love the colors on Jane. My daughter is 32 and I still call her my baby because she will always be my baby girl. Hugs to you! kelley

Natalia said...

Beautiful Jane, Margaret !!!! I love the pictures of your boy and Mia, but I have to tell you....what caught my attention is your sampler wall in the background !!!!! Just beautiful !!

Deb said...

Jane is looking wonderful Margaret!! And that dessert - what was that - something with apples? My mouth is absolutely watering looking at it.

And you know, I just realized something - what will Mia do when Eli goes to school?

Isadarena said...

Hello Margaret, I love your new Sampler with its gorgeous colors : it looks so nice!!
Mia looks so happy with your boy child!!
Have a beautiful day,
Isa

Karoline said...

Jane is looking lovely, great progress

valerie said...

Jane looks amazing! Great job Margaret! Sounds like the girl child had a nice birthday. That pear/apple(?) tart dessert looks yummy!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches, yummy dessert and what great pics of Mia and your son!!

Suzanne said...

As usual I am so behind on my blog reading. Jane is looking great, but by now you have probably just about finished her.