Monday, January 21, 2013

Red Wall

I'm still working on the model so no stitching to show.  I thought I'd finally show you my red wall.  It's actually very silly, cause I need to hang up my Jane Pattison Sampler on the red wall -- she is impatient to join the other red ladies and gentleman.  But of course, I haven't hung her up yet.  Oh well.  Here's the red wall without Jane Pattison.  It's actually two walls.


From left, we have Susan Rambo (from SANQ magazine), Frederick and Frederica by Carriage House Samplings, Sarah Woodham by Shakespeare's Peddler, and Ann Grant by Shakespeare's Peddler.

Here's another view of one wall.  (Don't ask me which is Fred and which is ika.  I can never remember.)

 
Jane Pattison will join Ann Grant on the other wall.

We had to take the boy child back to college this past weekend.  We are lucky to have my sister living so close to Boston -- we are constantly staying overnight with her and her family.  The cousins were happy to have some time together.

On the way up, we stopped at one of our favorite stops to eat and browse books.


The boy child was back at his apartment by late Sunday afternoon, and we were back home again by Sunday evening.  The boy child is eager to start the next semester.  So exciting!

Here is Mia luxuriating in her boy's sweatshirt before he left for college.


She's good at finding places to snuggle in -- like pillowcases.


Such a silly girl!

Caught the last set and a half of the Djokovic/Wawrinka match at the Australian Open Sunday morning on my iPad.  Such a great match!

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


64 comments:

BrendaS said...

LOVE our walls Margaret! They are such an inspiration:))

Cute pics of Mia. Looks like she didn't want your son to go back to school!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous walls, I am absolutely inspired :-). Love all the red. And sweet kitty pics.

Vickie said...

Such a wonderful display. Sweet Mia.♥ Have a great, productive week Margaret.

Barb said...

Red walls! What a great idea! I've been to that restaurant too on one of our many trips to NH. Vey cute place.

The French Bear said...

Oh, so pretty....Love, love, love the red wall.......gorgeous!
Sigh, love that sweet Mia...snuggly little kitty!!!
Somehow I have fallen in love with red again, actually I don't think I ever lost it, but stitching in red is wonderful and you are the inspiration for me as always!!! Have a lovely week!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Myriam said...

Wouah! So beautiful your wall!
Mia...... you try to hide in the sweatshirt to leave with him????

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your red sampler wall and your adorable little Mia. Great photos!

Bertie said...

Beautiful wall Margaret, I love the colours they fit so well together! Must be so quiet in your home now the kids have gone to college, and Mia well what can I say she is an adorable silly cat:))
Have a good week!

Annie said...

The number of samplers you have completed is amazing. I can't imagine having enough to categorize the wall sections where they are displayed. Just beautiful work!

Looks like a fun restaurant. And a fun cat too.

Enjoy your week.

Siobhán said...

Awww, I bet Mia misses her guy! I love the picture of your walls--such gorgeous samplers!

Mary Ann said...

I LOVE your red walls! Sorry to hear that you have the quiet, empty nest house again, too.

Sweet Sue said...

Red is best imho ~ stunningly gorgeous Margaret!

Vera said...

What great walls Margaret -- love them and your samplers are gorgeous. I have some of them in my stash...I should get busy...what a cutie Mia is!

the striped rose said...

Beautiful sampler wall!

Cari said...

You have such cute pics of Mia. She loves her sweats and pillowcases doesn't she? Sweet kitty. Glad your son got back to school and you got to visit with family as well.

Have fun with the model stitching and have a great week! Hugs

Ellen said...

Wow, your walls look wonderful! Looking forward to seeing them again once you've hung Jane.

It's so nice that your son was home for so long over the holidays, but I bet Mia is going through withdrawl since he's left.

Ranae said...

Love the wall, it's beautiful
I wish I could hide under the blankets until it gets warm out, lol

Solstitches said...

Your sampler wall looks fabulous Margaret.
That's such a cute pic of Mia nestled inside the sweatshirt :)

Margaret

HollyXSing said...

Margaret: Your Red Walls are awesome and Jane will find it very "comfy" when she arrives next to Ann Grant!

I just love your kitty pics!

Any hints on your model stitching???

Please - Please!

-Holly in VA

cucki said...

Such a wonderful display....
Sweet Mia... Have a great week dear x

Krista said...

What a gorgeous sampling of samplers! They look so pretty all together. That was a great match for sure, hope to catch some more this week :)

Annemarie said...

Well there you have it. Great minds think alike. I'm working on a red wall of ladies myself. That's the idea, anyway. Yours looks totally fabulous. Ooh, and Mia looks sweet.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I do like the two samplers with the red birds. Mia is such a pretty girl, I always enjoy seeing her.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Ahhhhhh..red walls!!! Beautiful samplers...love all things red! Looks like a wonderful book store!
Have a great week,
Robyn

Miss Pants said...

How pretty and I love that you coordinated your frames.

It's so cute how Mia pines for her boy. :D

Nicola said...

That one photo of Mia has to be the cutest yet. If I ever get to the States I think your home and samplers have to be on top of my list of must sees.

Thank you for sharing.

donnacrafts said...

Love, love these samplers. You have inspired me to did some of these out and frame them. Thanks for posting!!

Anne said...

Looove your red wall Margaret and I think it's fine Jane sneaks in there. She's got some red in her so she'll fit!! I really love Susan Rambo and will need to try and buy one of those SANQ mags to see what's inside them! Love the photos of Mia. She is a funny girl trying to snuggle into a pillow case!!

marly said...

Beautiful grouping. Always love seeing Mia!

Carol said...

Such a lovely sight--all those red samplers!! I'll bet Mia is missing your son so much--love the photo of her cuddling with his sweatshirt :)

Nikki said...

I am a new reader of your blog, and am a stitcher of samplers too. I just love all the samplers you have done. Your red walls are stunning and I check your blog often to see your work.

Nikki in Maine

P.J. said...

Beautiful Reds! Nice collection. Glad you had a terrific visit and all are safely returned. Mia always makes me smile.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful red wall. Yummmm, another new model. Can't wait to see.

Linda said...

Your red wall is lovely Margaret. (ika is the bottom one). I think Mia was trying to hitch a ride back to school with your son.

Linda

Christine said...

Wow! Your red wall is stunning! Beautiful display! Our cat Ruby, is supposed to be my cat,but we all know she is my son's! Sweet pics of your kitty! :D

Mary said...

What a great red collection! They all look perfect together, Hope the big model is coming along well.

Deb said...

Isn't Fred the more colorful bird. Usually the males always are more colorful. Either way, they both look great as does the red wall. I've been trying to do more red samplers for one of the bedrooms. Maybe in a couple years (ahem, more like four) I'll have enogh for a red wall.

Mia gets into the craziest places, such cute pictures.

Hope you get that model done soon so that you can get on to some other things - like the Manifesto!! :o)

Evelyne said...

Oh I love your red sampler wall!! Love the photos of Mia, she is such a lovely girl.

Deborah said...

Love the red walls! Your work is wonderful! Mia is so sweet.

Dot said...

Your red wall is amazing.
Some of the big boys of tennis have had great matches. I'm enjoying our summer of tennis so far.

Lois said...

Love your red sampler wall. I so want a sampler wall someday! I've been enjoying the tennis too. Cute pics of Mia. I'm sure she's missing the boy-child.

Erica said...

Love your sampler display!
My husband and I always stop at The Traveller Food and Bookstore every time we go to New England!
I love that place!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very beautiful pictures !!!

bisous from FRANCE

Giovanna said...

Gorgeous walls! And Mia is just too cute.

Rebecca said...

Your Red wall is beautiful.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the red wall, Margaret! That sweet Mia is so funny. Glad you had a good long visit with boy child.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your sampler walls are just gorgeous, Margaret! Such beautiful pieces you have stitched - you're always the inspiration!

Jean said...

Love those red samplers, and mia is just as adorable as ever.

jean said...

as always margaret your stitching is superb. Love your Red wall, I hanker to also have one

Melody said...

Your red wall is beautiful! What works of art.

Glad you enjoyed the bookstore.

Melissa said...

Lovely, lovely stitching of course! All of those are on my to-stitch list but when, oh when? ;-)

Mia looks very sweet! I hope you are enjoying your secret stitching!

Marjo said...

And I have everyone of those in my to be done pile. I just love yours all framed.

samplerlover said...

Great photos of your red wall Margaret. I also seem to have fallen in love with samplers with a lot of red in them. I'm sure that Jane is going to look wonderful when you are able to hang her. - Sandra.

Dawn said...

Love the grouping of samplers. Always fun to see the framing you selected too.
Beautiful work!

Michelle said...

Love the Red walls! They look fantastic together.

Melanie said...

Oooooo, such a great little corner to look at and gather inspiration from!

Chris said...

What a beautiful sampler wall!! I love them all.
I have driven by that place many times but have never stopped.
Hugs to you and Mia! Stay warm :)

Catherine said...

Swooning over the red!!! How fun to have a place to eat and browse books! Aawww...sweet Mia ~ how's she doing now that your son is back at school?

Gabi said...

What a most beautiful wall. Still drooling here. LOVE it.
And Mia is just gorgeous. She always looks so cute.

Sherry :o) said...

Love your red corner! Beautiful...
Glad you got things back to your new normal without any hitches...Mia - what a sweet kitty!

Natalia said...

So much beauty on that wall, Margaret ! I love it and I can't wait to see Jane on it too.
Mia is a cute as always !

Suzanne said...
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Suzanne said...

Such a beautiful display of samplers on your wall. (Sorry for the deleted comment, stupid autocorrect on my iPad)

Brigitte said...

Gorgeous!!!!! (with a couple of exclamation marks). That's all I can say.