Sunday, November 25, 2012

Feels so good

First off, I'm so excited to be taking part in Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year.  If you look on the sidebar, you'll see a link to the blog where you can find all the details.  It's the perfect thing for me since I love Scarlet Letter, so of course I joined in right away.

And a funny coincidence, since I'm already working on a Scarlet Letter piece!


The fill in is slow going, but I'm enjoying seeing all the various motifs come to life.


Don't you love the parrot and the snail?

There was another reason I might not have gotten as much stitching done as I would have liked.  Thanksgiving!  It was so wonderful to have both my kids back home again.  And I think Mia was happy about it as well.


Although it was hard to tell at times.  She would do things like get as close to the girl child as possible, but also hiss at her.  Such a mixed up kitty!


And of course, there was the cooking.  The girl child took part in the makings this year.  She was in charge of the pecan pie.


We ate of course.


And we played our old favorite game of Apples to Apples.  We even watched a movie on my laptop.

We also managed the next day to see Wreck It Ralph.  In 3D.  Note the father type in his 3D glasses after seeing the movie.


Mia managed to sneak in a bit of a coffee high as well -- she loves coffee!  (And no, she only got to lick the cup.)


We went out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants too.






We even managed to fit in a yummy breakfast at a new IHop.  And yes, the kids managed to see their friends and hang out with them as well.

It's been a great Thanksgiving.  I think we all appreciate being together more now that we are apart so much.  We're all looking forward to Christmas break already.  It's a bit sad today -- everyone has to leave to go back to college and work soon.  But I'm so grateful for the time we had together this Thanksgiving.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I'm posting a day early today.  Hope everyone who celebrated enjoyed their Thanksgiving as well.  Have a great week!


50 comments:

Catherine said...

So glad that you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving! That last pic of Mia and your son cracked me up!!

Krista said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time this holiday! So nice to see all of the pics with the kids home, and Mia looked so happy too!

Glad you will be doing Nicola's challenge also, what a fun year we will all have stitching together!!

Faye said...

Nice family photos!!! You guys had alot of fun this Thanksgiving holiday~~~ We did also here in North Carolina...

Your stitch progress is amazing... What made you do the outlines first? It makes total sense, I just didnt know if they instructed you to do that....Now you are good to go!!!! Take care, FAye

Erica said...

It's so nice you could all get together and have such a good time!

Lene said...

Wonderful photos. Good to see you all had a good time together:) happy belated thanksgiving.

Siobhán said...

Great post, Margaret! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Are you sure that Mia wasn't trying to nudge the girl child off the bed in that one photo? LOL Great progress on AAWFAA!

Mary said...

Such wonderfUl, wonderful photos. So easy to see what you are thankful for. Glad you had such a great time.
Mary

Glenna said...

Loved your whole post, but the perfect ending was the little black spot on Mia's footie!

Vera said...

Hi Margaret, Glad it turned out to be such a great weekend with everyone home. Mia must have been beside herself deciding whether to cuddle up with the Boy Child or torment the Girl Child! My cat used to love coffee too - especially fresh ground beans. It will be fun to watch progress on all the Scarlet Letter pieces (I'm taking part too!!). Vera

Jackie said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We did too, though it was a bit different. Smaller crowd and the kids at their dads. Greg and I have really enjoyed the last couple of days. I really like the last picture of your son and husband together.

I'm sure Mia was overjoyed to have your son home!

Zlata said...

SL sampler is growing very well! )))
And how wonderful when whole family gets together for the holidays!
Keep it up! )))

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

It looks like everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving especially Mia. I am confident Mia remembers her boy child!

You will have many Scarlet Letters to show and share with Nicola's project, isn't it wonderful? What a great idea.

Vickie said...

What great pictures today. So sweet, especially the snuggly one of Mia and your son. =)

cucki said...

Hello dear looks like you all had a wonderful tim...So nice to see all of the pics with the kids home, and Mia ..so sweettttt
Enjoy stitching Nicola's challenge ..i love your sampler so much
Bug hugs cucki x

Lizzie said...

Sounds like a great holiday weekend for all of you...even Mia!! It's so special when the whole family manages to get together isn't it..?
Lizzie
xxx

barbara said...

Lots of happy hearts, and some beautiful stitching as well. :)

Mary said...

Looks as though you all had a wonderful, warm family holiday together. I especailly enjoyed the shots of your husband and son together! It is sad to see it come to an end, but I"m already looking forwar to more of the same at Christmas, as I'm sure you are too.

I'm enjoying yor progress on AAWFAA!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Ahhhh...I always love to read through your blogs and see the kiddos and the father type in all the many adventures you all have :)
Good POST! Great pictures too!
I love that Mia's eyes in the last photo...darling!
I thought of you when I saw Nicola's post...you are ahead of the game!

Miss Pants said...

Great progress on your piece. Mia looks so happy to have her buddies back. Thanksgiving is so nice to spend with family.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm so glad you and the family had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend together. Saying goodbye is always tough. My Emma loves her coffee fix too. Your AAWFAA is coming along nicely. I need to get mine out and finish that verse.

Sally said...

Fantastic Thanksgiving photos Margaret. So glad you had a great time.

Nicola said...

Beautiful photos of the family, the joy and love your family share shines through. It is exactly what we have to be thankful for.

Mia is such a sweetie I can't decide on which is my favourite, the last one or the coffee cup.

Not long and the children will be back for Christmas :):)

Beth said...

Ah "The Mia and BC Lovefest" happened just as I predicted! It looks as though you five had a wonderful and special Thanksgiving together - something to be thankful for.

Cari said...

Oh Margaret...what a wonderful Thanksgiving post. You have the sweetest family including sweet Mia. Looks like you all had a fabulous time. We did too and I'm looking forward to Christmas time, family time.

Hugs dear friend...and AAWFAA looks fab !!!

robindefender said...

I know you're going to think this is crazy, but I actually worried that I'd somehow missed a day when I saw that you'd already posted! It's been a busy weekend for me, I guess.

Anyway, your sampler is looking beautiful. You're the 3rd person I follow to post about the SAL, and I'll probably be digging through my Scarlet Letter stash myself in the next day or two.

Glad you had a wonderful family holiday. And that last photo of your son with Mia, is HILARIOUS!!!

Linda said...

Oh what great pictures Margaret. So good to see the kids home and Mia looking happy. Love your sampler. I'm seriously thinking about getting it and doing the challenge.

Linda

Deborah said...

Looks like everyone had a great thanksgiving weekend! Mia does look happy.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Very nice pictures !!!!

good time !

bisous de France

Myriam said...

So happy for you, the family .....and Mia !!!

Giovanna said...

Nice to see your sampler filling up. Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving.

Chris said...

What a wonderful weekend! Mia looks so happy!
Your stitching progress is so beautiful. I love the parrot.
It looks like you all had an amazing time.

Annette-California said...

Looks like you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mia must be thrilled to get to see your son home.
Great post thanks for sharing.
love Annette

Annie said...

Your sampler is like a kid's coloring book. So much fun to see each motif filled in. And working as a SAL makes it all the more fun.

What a great holiday with the kids back. Watch out with that coffee and Mia ... wouldn't want to see her get too hyper! ;-)

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a wonderful weekend! Love the photo of Dad and your young fellow! Your kids are terrific!
Love Adam and Eve...great motifs on this sampler...can't wait to see the lion done.
Have a good week,
Robyn

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your piece is truly coming to life. I love the sunshine, too. Great family visit - fun, festivities, and food! What could be better? Be well.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

It's fun to watch you fill in the colors. It's like a coloring book with thread. I loved coloring when I was a kit. What a sweet picture of Boy Child and Father Type. That's a keeper! Looks like you had a great holiday together.

Melanie said...

Sounds like a great holiday!!!! That last picture is, quite literally, a LOL. She looks so..........resigned.

Teresa S. said...

A wonderful weekend for your whole family! Everyone looks like they had a good time.

BrendaS said...

So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving with your family Margaret! Thanks for sharing all the great pic's with us:)

Anne said...

Oooh! I'm glad you joined in. I will too as soon as I get my materials for Hannah. Watching you fill in the outlines is like watching one of those cartoons being made and coming to life...so cool!! The snail is darling! I'm so happy you had both of your children celebrating Thanksgiving! It looks like Mia was in seventh heaven!! What a lovely post Margaret. I bet you can't wait for the Christmas break!! Oooh that Mia...she's a coffee addict like me!

Hugs

Anne

Rhonda said...

Beautiful stitching Margaret. I have also joined in on Nicola's stitching. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.

Sherry said...

Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have fun with the upcoming challenge. I can't wait to see what everyone will be working on.

Ellen said...

Your sampler looks wonderful, Margaret. The design reminds me of a coloring book with all the black outlining. Guess now all you need to do is to color the inside areas with embroidery thread. Right?

Know that you enjoyed having your children home for Thanksgiving. Bet Mia too was delighted to see them.

Carol said...

There is nothing like having the whole family together again, is there, Margaret? Our last two left last night and the house seems as quiet as a tomb...

Lovely work on your sampler--can't wait to see all the colors develop :)

Suzanne said...

The sampler is looking great. Having done all the outlines now it's just like colouring in.

Glad to see you had a great Thanksgiving with the whole family together.

Nicola's challenge looks like it will be fun and seeing that I had two SL charts on the go I joined in as well.

Anonymous said...

It does my heart good to see Mia and her favorite boy child together again! Hope you and yours have a very happy and blessed holiday season! :-) CASue

Karoline said...

Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving, great photos

AAWFAA is looking gorgeous, nice to see the colours. Nicola's challenge sounds fun I can't start another wip at the moment. I need to finish a few first

Marsha said...

I'm sure Mia was in heaven. It is strange to have a house to yourself after having children around for what seems like forever. Different phase of life for us.

Solstitches said...

Lovely that you had your girl and boy home for Thanksgiving. It looks as though you had a wonderful time and I'm sure Mia was over the moon :)
Margaret

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

I love your Adam and Eve stitching. It is beautiful. Eve by the way is my daughter's middle name. Eve means like...and nothing if more beautiful than see your little girl for the first time. It makes what you went through worth it. That little girl is now 36 and is a mother of three boys. I just wanted to tell you how much I loved your picture.