Monday, January 7, 2013

Adam and Eve

Don't you love Adam and Eve?  I do.


This is where I am on Adam and Eve by the Scarlett House.  I've finished all the motifs and now am working my way up to the top with pretty alphabets in red.  It's such a pretty piece!

I got a lovely gift from Laurie of Corgi Cottage.  It's a beautiful handmade laying tool from Kathy of The Unbroken Thread, made by her father. Kathy had a giveaway for two laying tools.  The winner got to keep one and give the other to a friend.  And I am the lucky friend! I know I am going to get a lot of use out of it for a future project.


Thank you, Laurie, and thank you to Kathy too, for having such a wonderful giveaway!  I'm so thrilled to have such a lovely piece!

Christmas break is flying by here.  Two more weeks and we have to take the boy child back to Boston. We've been having good times though.

Celebrated Christmas.




Made dumplings on New Years Day.


We even made it to the mall yesterday for our Johnny Rockets fix.


We also stopped by the Lego store and the boys got nostalgic.



The boy child and Mia have been having their love tussles too.



The father type had to go back to work the day after New Years.  It was nice having him home on vacation.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope 2013 is getting off to a good start for everyone!


59 comments:

Vickie said...

Good times! Thanks for sharing.
Your stitching is beautiful as always. Eve is cute.

HollyXSing said...

I do love Adam and Eve Samplers!

I love catching a glimpse of your home life....It makes me miss mine;)

All my children were home at Christmas. It was a piece of heaven!

Now, it's back to the old routine of empty nest, for me!

Back to stitching! Doing Nicola's Scarlet Letter SAL (Emma Miles 1848 - an A&E sampler) and Attic Needlework's SAL of Examplarery's Ann Bowers.

Happy 2013, Margaret!

-Holly in VA

Kim said...

Hi Margret!!!
Love your Adam and Eve!!! I bought that pattern as well. Did you use the colors it called for?
Looks like you and yours had a great Christmas, being all together is so nice!! Thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year~
Kim

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Oh, yes, I too have the A&E habit. This SH version is waiting in the stash. Looks like you are all having a great time beginning 2013. May it continue through to be Happy!

Myriam said...

Brilliant to have been able to take advantage of the family with good moments. Your son and Mia are adorable!!!!!! And as usual, attractive work.

Glenna said...

Such a lovely Adam & Eve--definitely on my to-do list. Loved your photos of Christmas, especially the annual dumpling making!

Solstitches said...

Your Adam and Eve is fabulous and, as always, I'm amazed that you are so far into this new project.
You are the fastest stitcher I know!
Lovely pics of the family over Christmas.
I spy a Terry's chocolate orange in one of them :) Yum!
Margaret

anniebeez said...

Love that Adam and Eve-it is so similar to the one I am stitching on my SL repro AED 1746! I am just about to get to that part too, so its inspiring me to stitch on! Your family is so cute as always!I always enjoy them-my husband is Japanese and I am German so my kids also have that Cauc-asian look! LOL! So cute, right!

BrendaS said...

Very pretty stitching Margaret! Great gift from Laurie -- I'm sure you will put it to good use!

Thanks for sharing pics of your family. Glad you are enjoying having your son home.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

How I enjoyed my visit with you and your family thru pictures. Your Adam & eve piece is lovely! Mia was happy to have her boy child too! Blessings!

Katrina said...

Fun post, love the A&E and glad your holidays were nice.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great job on the A&E. Isn't it fun having everyone home!
How nice of Laurie to gift you the laying tool. It's beautiful!

Bertie said...
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Bertie said...

Love the A&E, gorgeous! Lovely gift too!
Happy new year to you and yours Margaret:))

Penny said...

Love the colors in the Adam and Eve - kind of looks Christmasy. Love the family Christmas pictures too! Looks like your daughter received a turntable? I miss those days. :) Sweet pictures of the boy child and Mia. :) Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Giovanna said...

That's a gorgeous sampler - great going!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Love you A&E. The colours are lovely. Can't wait to see more. And you seen to have had a wonderful Christmas :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love your new A & E. Those colors are great. Looks like the fam had a good holiday together! I'm sure Miss Mia is glad to have her boy back. Happy New Year, my friend!

Lene said...

Happy new year! Adam and Eve is gorgeous. Love your family Christmas. Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to another year of your beautiful stitches. And pictures of Mia, of course;)

Deb said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I'm surprised that Eli has so much time off, but Mia will enjoy having him there (and you too).

Your A&E is looking great (another one to add to my pile) and love that laying tool. You'll have to find a project soon where you can use it!!

Love to Stitch said...

I do love this piece and I have ordered it too. How wonderful to have more family memories-- what a great time you all have had. It is something very special for sure!!!!! I love seeing your samplers hung all over the place :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm stitching this A&E too... but I started from the top. We could put them together to get a completed sampler.
Lovely family photos... glad your Christmas was all you wanted it to be.

cucki said...

Hello dear i Love your Adam and Eve so much...
Looks like you and your family had a great Christmas, being all together is so sweet...
Happy New Year
Love cucki x

Annie said...

Love the new A&E. Very stylish fig leave coverings!

The Lego thing is so funny. I was just having a conversation with the son of some friends about Lego's and how their value has appreciated so much over time if you have any old mint condition sets. All sorts of collectors out there. A sub-culture I knew nothing about!

Siobhán said...

Wow, Margaret, wonderful progress! The A&E looks great. I'm glad you all had such a good time over the holidays. I'm sure Mia is going to miss her guy when he goes back to Boston (his parents will probably miss him, too. ;) ).

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Oh how Lego continues to entertain even when they grow up. I have one who is exactly the same. I love to see Mia, she surely does love your son.

Carol said...

Love the shots of "the boys" and their Legos, Margaret!! That's something they never lose interest in, that's for sure! My middle son still has his large creations on display above the bookshelves in his old room. Oh, I hate to think of all the dust that is up there after all these years!

Your A&E is really looking wonderful--you'll be finished with it in no time...

Nicola said...

How nice of Laurie to gift you the laying tool. I use mine regularly. Boys never really grow up. Lego is a timeless toy.

Your A & E is looking amazing.

Lizzie said...

Lovely family shots Margaret, glad you've had a great holiday with the kids...that Mia looks happy to have her boy home doesn't she..
Lizzie
xxx

Littlebit said...

Aww..I love Mia! LoL! She looks so happy to have her buddy back at home. Love your A&E! Happy New Year, Margaret!

Melody said...

Glad your holidays went well. Very nice the kids were home.

Your new Adam and Eve is coming along well.

Legos, how funny, they were a big part of our sons life in his younger years as well. I know what you mean about nostalgia. I can still hear him rooting through his lego bucket looking for pieces... ha!

Linda said...

You take such great pictures Margaret. Looks like you had a great Christmas. Adam and Eve is looking fantastic.

Linda

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oooh the A&E is gorgeous! I adore the red and green and am very tempted to give this one a go!
Love the family photos...glad you showed up in one, too. Looks like a perfect Christmas!
Have a great week!
Robyn

Mary said...

I do love Adam and Eve too, Margaret!

Looks like you all had a lovely holiday season - thanks for sharing a glimpse of it.

Ellen said...

Love your A&E! Looking forward to your stitchings in 2013!

Hugs,

Melanie said...

Reunited and it feels so goooood....
Talking about the boy child and Mia of course. She's going to be so sad when he has to leave again. :(
I had to look up just what a laying tool was (though, having done that, I feel like I *must* have known that at some point) and that's pretty cool. Makes me want one. Heh. Congrats on your gift!
So glad you had a great holiday!!! :)

Jackie said...

I can't believe your son has two weeks left of vacation from school! Florida universities went back today. Enjoy the extra time!

Vera said...

Happy New Year Margaret! Great pics from your holiday time with everyone home. Mia sure looks happy. Love your A&E sampler -- it is gorgeous. Wish we had had time to make dumplings while our son was home...but limited time and other menu requests...can't believe the holidays are over already!!

marly said...

Sounds like you had a nice Christmas and holiday with family. We're on our way to spring now!

P.J. said...

So glad you enjoyed the holiday with everyone home. Looking forward to seeing the Navy Girl this summer. Beautiful work on your A&E. Safe travels to the kiddos on their way back.

Rhonda said...

Margaret it is always a pleasure to read about your samplers. Keeps me motivated to work on mine. Happy New Year.

Melissa said...

The A+E is lovely!

It looks like you had a nice family time during the Holidays! Mia must've been happy!

Catherine said...

Love your A&E!! Looks like good times at your house! What is is with boys and their Legos? I can't begin to tell you how many we have in this house!!

Deborah said...

A&E is beautiful! Look forward to seeing the red alphabet. Love the idea of dumplings for New Years. Mia will miss the boy child.

Deborah said...

A&E is beautiful! Look forward to seeing the red alphabet. Love the idea of dumplings for New Years. Mia will miss the boy child.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

good moment ! thank you for the beautiful pictures

bisous from FRANCE

Annette-California said...

Your Adam and Eve is Very Beautiful - Yes I do love it:) How wonderful to enjoy family times. Lovely hand made tool gift from Laurie you received. Loved your photos.
love Annette

Chris said...

I love your current sampler. I really like the colors. I may have to add this chart to the stash.
Looks like a wonderful holiday!
Hugs to you and Mia!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Tanya's newest Adam and Eve and your gonna be done in no time! It's looking fabulous Margaret!
And I had to smile real big when I saw your son and DH getting nostalgic with the Legos. We just put up (tub after tub) of Legos because my boys said "they were too old" I thought my husband was gonna :,(
Maybe there is still hope for him one day in the future with a bit of nostalgia ... :)

Krista said...

Your Adam and Eve looks gorgeous, Margaret! I love it more and more each pic you post.

Looks like you had lots of family holiday fun. Mia looks so happy too!

Gabi said...

I do love A&E samplers too. And yours are always gorgeous.
Love your new sampler, and the laying tool is fantastic too.
Great family pictures too. Are that Chinese Dumplings you're making there? I got addicted to those when my daughter took me to a restaurant specialized in them in Melbourne.
Mia must be thrilled that your son is home.
Wishing you and your family a great 2013 :)

Evelyne said...

Nice and warm pictures of the family!
I see Mia is comfortable in the arms of the boy child.
Nice gift from Laurie.

Happy new year Margaret!

Evelyne

Sharon said...

Your stitching looks fantastic Margaret! Looks like you all have been having a great time.

valerie said...

Great progress on your A&E Margaret! I love all the red. And congrats on the pretty laying tool from Laurie. How sweet of her! Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

Really great progress on A&E, it's a pretty design.

Great photos of you family Christmas. We were inundated with Lego this year and I must say I had lots of fun 'helping' build all the kits.

Mary Ann said...

Doing a little blog commenting catch-up... I enjoyed seeing your stitching year in review and your family's holiday photos. Wonderful progress on your beautiful new sampler start!

Anne said...

Love your Adam and Eve progress! Such a pretty sampler! Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for the christmas card by the way. I had it waiting for me when I returned from my trip. Love the lego too....so much fun to make things!! Hugs!

Sherry :o) said...

What progress you've made - A&E looking great. Love the laying tool, too, beautiful.

Looks like you all enjoyed being home together. Love the legos - we miss those days with the boy here - usually occupied most of the time here over Christmas break.

Hope all goes well with your son's return...and Mia going through withdrawal again...

Sherry :o)

By Juut said...

beautiful stitches and pictures