Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer days

Been stitching.  In between worrying sessions and supply shopping for college.


Jane is a pretty girl.


The big flowerpot just about threw me for a loop though.  Don't know why.

The boy child is slowly healing.  The healing hasn't stopped him from getting out to rehearse with friends for a Springsteen tribute show at a local cafe.  The father type and I enjoyed the show.


The boy child played both his double bass and bass of course.  Did a good job supporting the band as usual.


A contemplative moment during the show.

The Olympics are over, lots of supply shopping is accomplished.  Still have to do the clothes shopping and get a few more supplies for the boy child.  And teach the boy child how to do laundry and clean a bathroom.  :D  Trying not to melt down before the big day.

Mia has just been relaxing, of course.  Being Mia.


Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

44 comments:

Vera said...

Hi Margaret! Jane, indeed looks lovely. Ahhh, Mia -- cute shot with her arm hanging down. she is going to miss the boy child (as will you) come the fall. Good luck with the shopping and training (!!) and here's to not too much worry for you.

Lene said...

Mia is cute overload, as always:) Wonderful Jane, too. Good luck with the training, though worrying never stops, I think:)

Vickie said...

Jane is a beauty! So is Mia!
I'm with you Margaret. I'm with you. Carefully watching and learning. FOR NEXT YEAR!! :( Our Jacob is job shadowing as I type. Over at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He will figure out if he wants to be a pediatric nurse or a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitching as always.
I have a daughter and son as well and relate to what you are feeling. Surprisingly, I found the second one leaving for college to be easier than expected. Empty nest syndrome can be a good thing!
I look forward to your blog every Monday. You inspired me to tackle ATS and I am enjoying it immensely. I refer to your photos of it almost daily.
Good luck with the transition. The holidays take on a whole new wonderful meaning when everyone is together, I discovered.
Susan in SoCal

Bertie said...

Love the colours on Jane!
Good to hear the boy is enjoying himself too despite the slow healing.
We suffer from POD after the Olympics, Team GB lifted the country. Congrats with USA being no 1 in the medals, fab!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Jane looks wonderful... I like the color palette. So happy to hear the boy child continues to heal and the music performance went well.
I'm going to miss the Olympics... I guess I better get busy cleaning the house this morning... no more excuses.

BrendaS said...

Jane is looking great Margaret. Nice pics of your son too. Things will all come together when he goes to school and you will be so excited for his new adventure in life:)

Cute pic of Mia. What a sweetie.

Krista said...

Hi Margaret! I have been reading thru your posts and catching up, looks like you have been really gotten lots of stitching done! And they sinned looks fantastic!! Love your new Jane, the muted colors are so beautiful.

I had watched Wimbledon too, and it was such a shame that Murray didn't win, but it was great to see him win gold at home in the Olympics. At least the US Open is right around the corner!

I hope your son is feeling better. Mia is such a doll as always :) Have a great day!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Jane is indeed a real beauty! Love the birdies...I count three so far. I am missing my daily dose of Olympics, but living in Florida I think the t.v. will be off for awhile due to all the political ads....time to pull out the old dvd's.
Have a great week,
Robyn
p.s. The boy child looks good...hope he is feeling good as well.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

The stitching is lovely! Glad the boy child can rehearse and enjoy his music. Mia must be Mia ya know!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Very nice progress on your sampler, Margaret. I know exactly how busy you are - we're doing the same business with Matt who is headed (finally) to Western Michigan University in a couple of weeks. Lots to do to get him ready!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Great progress there girlie! I'm glad boy child feels well enough to play music. It's good for the sould. Hang in there. I know his going away is not an easy thing for you. Hugs!

Katrina said...

Pretty sampler!!!! Glad everything is going well at home. Hope everything goes smoothly getting your son off to school.

Joanie said...

Hey Margaret, Jane is one sweet sampler!
I remember all too well sending my boy child off to college. I think it's harder on Mom than the kid. I know Mike was nervous but I was a wreck inside. Held it together until he got out of sight. But I was so proud of him and you will be too as he starts this new chapter in his life.
Mia will miss him too.

Annie said...

Nice progress on the sampler.. love that color combination.

Things will settle down soon so enjoy your time with the kiddios.

Lanie said...

Hi Margaret! Jane indeed is a pretty, pretty sampler! Your stitching is beautiful!

I know how you feel. Can we just put these final days on "pause" for a little while?! We leave Saturday to take the girls to college. I'm beyond the point of trying to hold it together! My husband and I always teased that we hoped we still liked one another once the girls were gone ... I guess we're about to find out! ;)

Beth said...

Margaret - I think Mia has the right idea - you need to study under her and soon you'll be posting a pic of you sprawled on the couch!

Chris said...

Jane is looking great. It looks like you have tackled that big bird.
Glad to hear that the preparations for your son going off to college are moving along and you won't all be rushed at the last minute. It looks like his show was wonderful. Just thnk about all the upcoming shows you will get to see in Boston. I think that there will be a lot of roadtrips in your future.
Have a great week!

dixiesamplar said...

Jane is looking quite lovely...great progress. And Mia is as adorable as ever!

Glad the boy child is healing and still playing.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

good progress I love your pictures


bisous mon amie !

woolwoman said...

hang in there Margaret - looks like Mia is "hanging well" - Love your progress photo on Jane - I didn't realize there were so many shades of pink in that one. Have a good week and hopefully a productive one - mel

Joy said...

If I were there, I'd give you one great big hug! This is not an easy time, but it does get better.

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret, I always knew that Jane would be a lovely sampler and from what you have done, she is. Love the colours. I totally agree that when a child leaves home that it is more worrying for the Parents for the Child. I am sure that your DS will thoroughly enjoy his College Experience. I know that you are really proud of him. Sorry I haven't been in touch lately, haven't been well and haven't done much stitching lately = Sandra.

Mary said...

Margaret, as always, your work is amazing! Just think how much more stitching time you'll have once your son is off to school...

Linda said...

Hi Margaret. I love your blog and have been reading it for a while, but I'm bad at commenting (but getting better). Your stitching is absolutely stunning and I love seeing pics and reading stories about your kids. You mention that your son is healing from surgery, etc. may I ask what he had done.

Linda

Cathy Lloyd said...

Fabulous piece you are working on Margaret! You will love being an empty nester! But I do know how hard it is when those little chickadees leave the nest!

Jackie said...

You're not supposed to be worrying! Shopping is ok!

Doing a Springsteen tribute show sounds like a lot of fun.

Cari said...

Stitch...wring hands....stitch....hold back tears....stitch...did you forget something....stitch...think about how proud you are of your son and all of his accomplishments...stitch....

HUGS

Faye said...

Ah.....I am right there with you! Our youngest DS left home last year....It is a most stressful time!! You'd think that since we had both already been through sending a child to college, it would be easier....NOT!~ Hang in there!!! Breathe deeply......

Cathy B said...

It's really going to be quiet in your house when the boy child leaves for school. Good thing you will have Mia to keep you company!

Beautiful stitching as always!

marly said...

Jane sure is a pretty girl. As is Miss Mia. Hard to believe how fast summer has flown by, isn't it?

Catherine said...

Love your stitches!
Great photos from the show.
As for the worrying and shopping, just remember to breathe.....

Miss Pants said...

Sampler looks great. And yes please teach him how to clean a bathroom. My poor husband had no clue...I couldn't believe it. I schooled him very quickly.

Penny said...

Jane is looking beautiful!! It must be such fun to see/hear your son perform. Glad he is doing well! You are so lucky Mia is an only cat! I've had to break up several cat scraps while trying to leave this comment. :)

Jen said...

Beautiful stitching, you are making great progress on Jane! I hope DS comes home to visit Mia often, she'll miss him. Glad the concert was fun!

Sherry said...

Margaret, how do you manage all these major samplers one after another? I would pull my hair out. Glad to hear the boy child is still getting better. Parents are supposed to worry but try enjoy it all too.

cucki said...

hello dear, its me cucki from south africa..a happy follower of your blog :)
love your sampler so much..
mia is so cuteeeeeeeeeee
my maloo is saying hi to mia :)
hugs cucki xx

Melanie said...

Never get tired of pics of Mia. Oh, to have the simple, stress free life of a cat. :)

Mindi said...

Jane is looking lovely, but that poor bird, he looks naked! I'm glad the boy child is healing well, even if its slow. Slow and steady is better than than rushing and then re-injuring or tearing open stitches.

Carol said...

Don't you know? That's a mother's job to worry--especially about boys :) I hope your beautiful stitching is offering you some stress-free moments, Margaret. Hang in there--some how all will get done...

Roberta said...

Hey Margaret, Jane is looking great, you are so fast and you stitch beautifully.

Now do not fret with the boy child, but do enjoy the mission. You will look back on all of this for both children and it should be fond memories.

As usual Mia is looking way too cute!! Will have to post an update of Ms Saddles who looks like Mia.

Solstitches said...

Jane is looking very lovely and what a great pic of Mia.

Margaret

Anne said...

Jane is oooooh so gorgeous! I love that you stitched that bird before me!! He's a mammoth one! I had trouble with that flower vase too. I don't know why it threw my for a loop either but it did. That was the frogging area for me, lol!! I love how you are stitching her on 40 count with the recommended fibers. Give a hug to Mia for me. I hope your boy is going to be okay and that you will be too. Lots of hugs and comfort to you!

Sherry :o) said...

As said in my comment a moment ago, not sure this is a fun phase for the mom's! My thoughts are with you this week as you get closer to the leaving! Good luck....thinking of you!