Monday, January 28, 2013

Hooray!!

I'm finished with the model stitching!  Hooray!  I can't wait for the big reveal at market in March.  Hopefully I will be able to show it off to you then.

I was so happy to be done with that huge project -- I felt more relaxed even.   I immediately went off to start a project of my own choosing.  Didn't get too far since I had only one day, but here it is.


It's The Hart Lives Where It Loves by the Scarlet Letter.  I'm using 40ct Lambswool and the AVAS called for.  I'm loving it so far!

Mia seems to have settled in much better this time after her boy child left.  She is content to look out the windows at birds, and to find the warmest place possible to snuggle in for a nap.  For some reason, she finds this perch comfortable.


I really couldn't tell you why.  lol!

Snow, sleet and freezing stuff on tap for today.  A good day to stay inside and stitch!

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


60 comments:

Kim said...

Margaret, I can't wait to see what you've been working on! And your new start looks great already! So glad Mia is loving the quilt! ;o) Have a great week!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Can't wait to see the big "reveal"! Sounds like a perfect day to stitch...and relax with Mia.
Have a great week!
Robyn

Annie said...

Love the colors in the new sampler. Kind of like my recent chocolate blueberry obsession.

Cool to finish a big model. Looking forward to seeing it.

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- Glad you finished your big model stitch! Can't wait to see what it is:)

Nice start on your new project.

Enjoy your week:)

Siobhán said...

I'm looking forward to the new model! I love your new start, too. It sounds like a perfect day to snuggle up with Mia and stitch!

Laurie in Iowa said...

A big congrats for finishing the model. I can't wait for the big reveal! It must feel wonderful to be able to start a new project for yourself.
Mia looks very content on her perch.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Look forward to seeing your BIG model. That's a neat new project you've chosen. Mia's perch must be padded quite well, and her balance is SO much better than mine! It almost looks like she has that head in her mouth...

Nicola said...

So happy for you to have finished and now I am looking for the big reveal. MIssed seeing your stitching.

Cats are funny things and only they know their reasoning.

Deb said...

That's great that you can finally get back to your own stitching. I love the piece that you're going to be working on.

We've had the snow, ice, rain thing here too. It's a mess - schools closed and I feel housebound. Hope that it doesn't hit you too hard.

Kathy said...

Hi Margaret,

I'm a new follower to you blog and I have to say you are a great source for inspiration. You have stitched so many lovely samplers.

And, last night I saw on Nicola's SAL blog someone stitching The Hart Lives Where It Loves Sampler and I see that's your new start. It was absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to see your progress on this one. Congratulations on finishing the model you've been working on. I will be watching for that one to hit market.

And, that picture of Mia is so cute sitting on her perch! Bet I know who rules your house, lol. Gotta love our animals.

Cari said...

What could be finer than stitching with sweet Mia..both warm and comfortable on a cold, blustery day? Can't wait to see the model you stitched and the piece you're working on. Hugs dear friend....

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Hooray for your finish and a lovely start! I do not see how Mia could be comfortable but cats sure are different. Our Sylvia has decided she likes to nap in our closet.

Myriam said...

I am glad for Mia! I am looking forward to your new model. Have a good week. Now no snow here just but the rain and the rain!!

Catherine said...

Looking forward to the big reveal of what you are been working on! Mia looks comfy ~ but not as much as when she is with her boy!

HollyXSing said...

When I am finished model stitching...all I want to do is pick my own piece and stitch away!

Great job, Margaret,

-Holly in VA

Carol said...

Glad you're able to stitch something of your own again, Margaret...Your new piece is very pretty...

Our freezing rain moved through this morning and tomorrow and Wed. we're due to have record high temperatures for January!! What a weird winter it has been... Hugs to Miss Mia :)

Krista said...

Great new start! I love this design and will enjoy seeing your stitching. That is great Mia is finds it easier to get into the routine when BC is not there. I am sure she now realizes he is not gone too far :) There was some great tennis this weekend, I was so looking forward to watching the final and turned off the Open news feed on my facebook so I would not hear what happened but then a friend posted the result! Bummer! Lately I think we need to hide under the covers to keep from hearing news, it comes from all directions! Hope you have a great week!

Littlebit said...

Great start on your latest project! Mia is so pretty, sitting there on that beautiful quilt! Glad she is adjusting to her buddy being gone. :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on finishing the model. I can't wait until you can reveal what it was you stitched. I like your new start too. I see another spotted dog will be stitched on this one! Winks.

valerie said...

Can't wait to see the big mystery reveal at market! I am sure you're happy to be stitching for YOU. Great new start!

Berit said...

The ruby/burgundy in your new start is beautiful; what a rich sheen! Congrats on finishing your model stitching.

I Love the quilt folded over the back of Mia's Perch; great!

Linda said...

Great new start Margaret. Love the pics of Mia.

Linda

Bertie said...

Look forward to your new pics Margaret, I have no idea what it looks like so stitch on!
Mia has a chicken now to keep her company?? lol. She is perched on your lovely chair in case a furry thing with a tail passes by!
Have a great week ;))

cucki said...

Aww cute new start...
Sounds like a perfect day to stitch...and relax with Mia....
Happy stitching xxx

Vickie said...

Hooray! You are back with stitching. Good for you. Maybe Mia is figuring things out now.

Kathy Ellen said...

I love the title of your newest Scarlett Letter piece, and your progress so far. How exciting that your finished model will be revealed at Market in March. I will definitely be watching for it. Your work is always so exquisite.

Sweet little Mia looks a bit lost without her 'Boy', but content, perched atop your quilt. Such a sweetie.

Blessings!

Lene said...

Looking forward to the reveal, and seeing more of the new one. (I love the quilt Mia is perching on, too!) we have snow, ice and sleet, all in one week. Starting to really dislike the winter.

woolwoman said...

I knew immediately at one glance it was the Hart sampler you gave a sneak peek of. I think you will enjoy it - I'm glad to finally have it out and dusted off and put back in rotation again. can't believe I let it sit for a year or more w/o ever seeing the light of day. Glad your model stitching is complete. Can't wait to see what Tanya will be tempting us with this time. Hope you have a good week in spite of your empty nest. Take care Mel

Shelly Miland said...

I love the Hart sampler. I almost bought that one recently. Can't wait to see yours done. I love your blog and have missed having you online. I visited NYC during Hurricane Sandy, not on purpose, and was stuck there for three extra days. I appreciate Grapevine, Texas more than ever, not much snow here. Post often....Shelly

Ellen said...

Beautiful start, will follow your progress! Can't wait to see the model you stitched in March!

Hugs,

Annette-California said...

oooh I can't wait to see what you had been stitching for a new model:))) Great new start on SL. Always nice for you to relax with Mia. Shes so cute.
love Annette

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Whoo Hoo that the model is put to bed :) Can't wait for you to show it off! And I love your start will be anxious to see it grow! And sweet Mia...what a dolly!

Sherry :o) said...

Can't wait for the reveal, Margaret! Have you said the designer and I just missed it?

Mia looks like the queen of the castle, on her perch. Love the quilt.

Hope you stayed warm...it was a long drive in to work this a.m. here in lower Michigan. The mitten sure got some weather the past 24 hours. I love winter and snow but not the ice!

Anne said...

Yay for finishing your model stitching and stitching something of your own choosing! Love the AVAS and this looks like it will be a good stitch. Cats "comfort" spots often don't look too comfortable to us. They like to live on the edge. Glad to hear she is adjusting a bit better when the boychild leaves. Love the quilt she's sitting on!!

Hugs!

Melissa said...

Glad you finished your model stitching and you can start on your new project just for you.

Methinks Mia might enjoy another furry playmate! wink wink.

Faye said...

Now that the model s behind you, breathe...... Ah, yes...... Nice work!

Deborah said...

Great new start!

Veronica said...

Looking forward for the big reveal! Oh, the AVAS looks luscious! It's coming along beautifully.

Mia sure looks happy perched there.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your new start looks good, lambswool linen is one of my favourites. Mia looks very content, cats do find the oddest places - our Poppy lies on top of the boiler happily and it looks so uncomfortable.

Patty C. said...

So glad you are able to do some stress free stitching - love the quilt in the photos ;)

P.J. said...

Nice start. Look forward to seeing The model you stitched, very cool. As always Mia brings a smile; glad she is adjusting to the empty nest as well.

Dot said...

I love it! It's so unusual with that rich burgundy border. Can't wait to see more of your stitching.

Congratulations on your big finish. Your stitching is amazing.

Chris said...

Lovely new start! I am glad that you and Mia are safe and warm and content.
Have a great week!

Gabi said...

Congratulations on your finish. Looking very much forward to the release of it to be able to admire your work.
LOVE your new start. What a gorgeous sampler. That one made it immediately on my ever growing wishlist.
Mia is such a cutie. I can imagine that she seeks out the warm spots. She reminds me here a bit of my own cats. Both of them like the weirdest places to settle down. Back of chairs and couches an all time favorite.

the striped rose said...

I was bidding on that chart on ebay, but lost so I guess it is time to place a SL letter order! Does the chart have a DMC conversion? What an exciting start!

Giovanna said...

Very nice new start. Congrats on finishing the model.

Vera said...

Hi Margaret. Love your start on the Hart == what a gorgeous sampler. Can't wait to see what model you stitched. And Mia...so cute on the quilts.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Mia is such a smart girl--she has chosen a lovely place--the quilt is beautiful, tell Mia I am jealous.

Beautiful start on your sampler looking forward to see it develop.

Hazel said...

Nice start. xx

Jean said...

Can't wait to see your progress.. Mia has that dazed look, I know she misses her boy.

Solstitches said...

Happy for you that you finished the shop model. That was fast!
Lovely new start.
Great pics of Mia and lovely little peeks at some of your beautiful quilts.
Margaret

Debby said...

I am glad you can show some stitching again. Beautiful quilt Mia has chosen to sleep on!

Greetings from Debby

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing your model and your new start is looking gorgeous

Cats always seem to find the most precarious places to sleep!

Mindi said...

Woohoo! Its got to be hard to not be able to share your finish right away. Great project you picked out to work on next. Love that hooked pillow below Mia's perch.

Marsha said...

Pretty new start and can't wait to see the model. Mia knows those quilts were made with love. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it :o)

Dona said...

Congratulations on finishing the model, Margaret! Enjoy your stitching.

Mia looks so pretty on the red quilt and next that beautiful rooster pillow!

Melanie said...

Great new start!!! Beautiful colors.
Hope we get to see what you were working on too. I'm sure it was awesome. :)

Brigitte said...

I'm so curious to see the model that you stitched. I hope that you can show it on your blog one day.
Great to see that you started a new SL project. My charts for Nicola's SAL have arrived in the meantime and I will start my first SL sampler next weekend. I'm so looking forward to it.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

magnifique début ! calins au petit chat
bisous bisous

Melody said...

I am glad to hear you finished your model stitching. I bet you are relieved. What a treat to start something new of your choosing.

Glad Mia is enjoying herself.