Monday, December 10, 2012

Framing, TUSAL, and getting there

First off, the getting there.


Just a bit of grass, some rocks, and the words to go.  Of course, the words are the hardest part.  Oh well.   Did you notice the cat?  I tried to color her to look like Mia.

You can see her better in my TUSAL picture for this month.


Haven't got the head quite right, but it's close.  It's also the last TUSAL of the year.  Unbelievable!

I picked up a framed piece this past Friday as well.  It's Jane Pattison.


Here's a frame detail.


Mia has been enjoying boxes recently.  Both in and on.



Little does she know she's sitting on top of her Christmas present.  :D

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


57 comments:

Laura said...

I love all your work.
Fron México.

Nicola said...

I love the stitched Mia cat, such a lovely idea. Now I wonder what is Santa bringing Mia for Christmas ?

Jane looks AMAZING. You will need to build some more walls soon.!!

Her colours are delicious and the frame perfect.

Roberta said...

Hey Margaret, Love the frame for the Jane Pattison piece. You did good with the depiction of MIA in your stitched piece - very good.

Yes, there is a thing with cats and boxes, bags, paper, etc!!!

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- Your stitching is looking so good. I can't believe you are almost finished!

LOVE Jane Pattison! I'm on the home stretch stitching that myself and seeing yours is definitely given me a boost:))

Cute pics of Mia -- cats always love boxes.

Have a good week.

anniebeez said...

OMG Jane is gorgeous! I can't believe how fast you are flying on AW4AA!! Wow! You are almost done! Whats next? Something else Scarlet Lettery??

Deb said...

I can't believe that you're almost finished with AAWFAA!! It looks great, but I heard those words that you're coming up to are a pain!!

Jane is a beautiful sampler and you picked the perfect frame for her.

What is it with cats, bags and boxes! They're just like little kids!

cucki said...

me too..i love all your work so much xxx

Erica said...

It is coming along beautifully!
I just love that you made the cat look like Mia!
What is it with cats and boxes? They love them!
Jane looks beautiful too!
I am so jealous of your frames!
They are always perfect!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh j'adore c'est trop trop beau ! ces couleurs sont superbes ! j'aime tellement votre travail !

bisous mon amie !
marylin

ginnyt said...

I recently got my chart for AAWFAA; can't wait to get started on it; so much going on with the holidays, I probably will wait till after New Years; have a good day!!!

Nicole said...

Oh wow Margaret!! You're almost done with AAWFAA!! It looks great. Jane is beautiful! The frame is gorgeous. I know you must be so glad to finally have her back! :)

Teresa S. said...

That frame on Jane is perfect!

And you are making great progress on AAWFAA.

Silly cat :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

You've stitched a wonderful Mia kitty on your AAWFAA... the entire sampler looks fabulous. Love the frame you chose for Jane. What a coincidence... I got my Jane out of the WIP closet last night and put in a few stitches.

Myriam said...

Beautiful Jane Pattison! hey Mia ....Agate is jealous of your box!!!!!!

Annie said...

That sampler is so funny to me. A&E and friends all have that deer in the headlights look. Beautiful stitching.

Jane looks absolutely wonderful!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Jane looks wonderful in her frame! Love the colors in her. You are soo close to done on your SL piece too. Love Miss Mia is having fun in those boxes.

Michele said...

What an amazing amount of stitching you do in a week! Love the customized cat!

Elaine said...

Beautiful stitching, you are fast!

Annette-California said...

Love your framed Jane:) Oh she looks beautiful. Wow in time for Christmas. Love Mia that you stitched in your wip. That was so clever of you. Love watching cats play with boxes and toddlers too. Merry Christmas to you.
love Annette

Siobhán said...

Your framing looks fantastic, Margaret! You must be thrilled with it! I love how you put Mia into your AAWFAA. You are seriously zipping through that, and it looks so good. Such a fun & funky piece!

Vickie said...

ooOoo Jane! She looks fabulous. You are really cooking on the progress now. The cat does look like Mia!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great sampler, Margaret...you've made quick work of this one! Love the little Mia in the corner.
Jane P. is a real beauty as well...perfect frame.
Have a great week,
Robyn

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret, Oh my, Jane looks wonderful in her frame. She is a really lovely sampler. I'm sure that you are happy to have her back again.

Boy you are zipping through AAWFAA. You have nearly finished that one as well. It's nice that Mia appears in it. Shall look forward to seeing if you have finished it or not (think you will though :) ) - Sandra.

Lanie said...

Hi Margaret, your "Jane Pattison" is simply lovely! She is such a cheerful sampler!

Cari said...

Amazing work there Margaret !! I so love that you changed the cat to look like Mia. i love it and love her too. Your framed piece is beautiful...great frame selection.

Hugs

Beth said...

Jane Pattison is lovely - where will she reside? I like how you've incorporated Mia into your latest stitch.

Linda said...

Great progress Margaret. Sure makes me want to buy it. Love your framed piece. Cute pics of Mia.

Linda

Evelyne said...

You have chosen an perfect frame for your Jane Sampler!
It going looks very nice on your sampler wall!
You stitched an wonderful MIA!!

Warm regards, Evelyne


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Appil is looking good (the words are a bear) Love how you incorporated Mia into the sampler.

Mia is a smart girl, I suspect she knows the box is for her

Jackie said...

Your needle is smoking! You did a good job bringing Mia into the cat.

I don't think you could have selected a more perfect frame for JP!

Miss Pants said...

Ooh my gosh! You've made such progress! I'm so jealous.

Love the framing too. What a pretty piece.

Deborah said...

Jane looks beautiful. The framing is perfect. Love Mia.

Anne said...

Wow Margaret! It your fingers are fast at work again! It's nearly completed! That kitty really does look like Mia! I really love this sampler and may have to get this one too....you always inspire me :D I adore your Jane Pattison in that frame...yet another sampler that's high on my list!! Lol! I love how Mia goes into boxes! Does she bother with the tree? Titus has been naughty lately since we've been finding him batting at the tree garland and a couple of the ornaments...sigh!

Chris said...

I LOVE the way you filled in the cat to look like Mia!!! Aren't the colors in this piece fun.
Jane looks amazing too, perfect frame.
Have a great week..hugs to you and Mia!

Giovanna said...

Lovely progress on the sampler, and great framing.

Carol said...

So cute that you include Miss Mia in your sampler, Margaret--I wonder if she recognizes herself? I'll bet she can hardly wait for your son to get home for Christmas holidays!!

Your framed finish is gorgeous--another wonderful addition to one of your famous sampler walls :)

Melody said...

Hi Margaret.

Your framed Jane is beautiful!!
Also, your wip is coming along well.

I know what you mean with Mia and the boxes...our cats here are so curious about the tree and all the Christmas hub-bub.

Katrina said...

Wow your AAWFAA is really coming along!!!! Love it and the frame for Jane is gorgeous too.

Debby said...

I love your stitching! And Jane will make your wall beautiful!

Greetings from Debby

Dawn said...

Wow!! I go away for a week and you have another master piece done. Fabulous!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches and frame! You did a great job making the cat look like Mia!!!
And Mia, as always, cracks me up!!

valerie said...

Wow...you got loads of the fill-in done Margaret! Way to go! Love how you personalized Mia. And Jane? Oh my...why did I abandon her?! Must get back to stitching on her soon! Your framing is lovely!

Gabi said...

What a nice idea to add little Mia to the sampler. Love it. Gorgeous stitching as usual. You got a lot done there already.
Love also your framed piece.

Sherry :o) said...

You are almost there - I love that you stitching the cat to look like Mia! And your framing - I love that piece and the frame is perfect.

So Mia's getting into the holiday spirit LOL.

marly said...

Geez. All the outlining and fill was so worth it. I wish I had your devotion! I know I would have made so many errors and given up.

Lois said...

My goodness look how your needle has been flying since last time I managed to visit! What a gorgeous piece and so close to a finish! Love your framed piece too!

Krista said...

Hi Margaret, I am finally catching up with my blog reading! so busy with the holidays! Love how you framed Jane and Mia looks so cute in your A&E design, what a great idea!! It is funny how they love playing in boxes... no toys needed, lol!

Dona said...

Margaret,this is late as I've just seen your finish with sweet little Mia stitched into it!! Jane P. is beautiful - I love the frame! JP will be my NY Day start.

I think Mia would be happy with just boxes for Christmas.

Melanie said...

Nice job on the cat!!!!!!!!
It's weird but every time I see this piece, I see something new. This time it was the position of the moon. Very different.

Mia's 'zoom' face in that first pic is all sorts of awesome. Lol

Solstitches said...

Wow and wow again!
Jane is such a pretty sampler and I love the frame you chose.
You certainly are getting there with your AAWFAA sampler. Is there anyone that can stitch faster? I think not.
Love how you changed the cat into Mia.
Margaret

Natalia said...

So beautiful, Margaret !! I love your finish and the frame too !!! Of course, Mia is a cute as always.

Sally said...

Wow you are getting on really well with your sampler.

Jane looks perfect in her frame.

Cute photos of Mia. She looks very content.

Karoline said...

Love the way you've added Mia to AAWFAA, it's looking gorgeous

Jane is looking gorgeous, great framing

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I didn't realize that you had stitched AND finished Jane Pattison already! Of course, she really didn't get on my radar until I saw Brenda stitching it at the retreat I attended this fall. Did you use the wools from GAST? Those really intrigued me... :)
AIAWFAA is looking STUNNING! I'm jealous!

Brigitte said...

I haven't been on the computer very often lately, and the first blog I visit this morning is yours. And oh, what a delight. Now I realize how much I have missed visiting the blogs in my reader and having a look at all the wonderful stitching.
Jane Pattison looks gordeous in her frame. And wow, what a progress you made on AAWFAA since I visited last. I love all these vibrant colours it uses, and also the unusual way of how the sampler is designed. Great!

Loraine said...

Love your sampler Margaret! You are doing a wonderful job. You will have a Scarlett Letter finish before the new year!
Jane is amazing. I think I need to add this sampler to my stash. Love the frame too.
Hope you Christmas season is going well. Hugs to you!

Suzanne said...

Wow, Jane looking so beautiful in her frame!

It's funny how cats have a thing for boxes. My husband's cat used to jump on any box that was in the house. Occasionally it would fall throught the box and get very upset and would stop...until the next box came along.