Monday, February 25, 2013

4 years -- really?

Here is my progress on The Hart.  Got the man in, and the outline of the dog, among other things.


I like the man's togs.


I did get distracted this week from The Hart.  By this beauty.  (Photo from Tula Pink's website.)


Yup.  Couldn't resist.  Hex on the Beach comes as a kit with the hexies already pre-cut!  So yeah.  I got a bit distracted.


Got one row done!  So pretty!  I'm trying to concentrate on The Hart some more now.

The title of my post refers to the fact that I realized yesterday that today marks, to the day, the 4th anniversary of my blog.  Pretty bizarre.  It doesn't feel like I've been blogging that long.  But when I look back through my blog and see the kids, then I see it has been that long.  lol!  I've never done a giveaway, and I'm not sure about doing one yet.  But maybe next year on my 5th blogiversary I'll think about doing one.  :D   Anyway, thanks to all of you out there, fellow bloggers and otherwise, for joining me on my blogging journey.  It's been fun, and continues to be fun.

We finally got a sleeper couch for the sewing room/the girl child's room.  I love it, although it is a bit modern for my tastes.  It's one of those "click clack" couches, which opens up flat to sleep on.  Mia and I have made it all comfy.


I think it will take some doing to get Mia used to spending time in the sewing room though.  She's used to being with me where my stitching chair is in the bedroom.

Mia loves her new bed so much.  She spends almost all her sleeping time sleeping in it now.  But once in a while when she tries to get into the bed, she has a bit of a mishap.



Poor baby.  lol!

Of course, as soon as I say that she spends so much time in her bed, she does this instead.


Mia's current status -- on my lap.  lol!  Makes typing on my laptop interesting!

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


63 comments:

Katrina said...

Love the quilt kit and your Hart piece is just gorgeous!!!!! Funny girl, my two are curled up on my lap as I type ;-)!!!!!

Annie said...

I like how they are barely holding hands, just enough to withstand whatever danger they are viewing with those wide open stares.

Cool hexi project. What fun.

Congrats on the blogiversary!

Deb said...

Oh hexies!! That quilt looks like it's going to be a lot of fun to work on with those fabulous fabrics. Great progress on the Hart sampler, and Mia is just too funny! Seems that although she loves her bed, she finds your lap just as comfortable!!

Cari said...

I love the quilt !! I think Hexies are so much fun to sew. I like to take them to group activities 'cause you don't have to count and frog !!

Your Hart sampler is lovely. The Scarlet Letter has so many delightful patterns don't they? It seems all of them have such charming people and animals on them.

Mia...what a sweetie. And you're right, as soon as we think we have them figured out they go and change it up on us !!

Hugs dear friend and have a great needlework week !!

HollyXSing said...

Happy 4 Year Blog Anniversary!

I always look forward to your Monday updates! It is a ritual!

You are coming along on The Hart! I love the colors!

More power to you on the quilt thing. I love quilts, but have a phobia with my sewing machine!

Happy Stitches,

-Holly

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congrats on the 4th blogiversary - time does fly when you're having fun. Wow - that quilt looks like a whole lotta work, but it is beautiful. The Harts are coming right along, even with a little break. Pets are like kids; you say one thing - they do the exact opposite. Have a Happy Stitching week!

Vickie said...

Well Happy Blogoversary to you!!
That is going to be one awesome quilt. I love that sweet dog you have outlined. =)
Mabel used to sit on my lap every day while I was on the computer when she was younger. It is hard to type then!!

Lene said...

Gorgeous Hart, gorgeous quilt! Lucky you, all precut.... Beautiful colors, though.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Margaret...that quilt is gorgeous! The colors are so cheery and bright...just the ticket for a cold winter's day sewing. You are such a speed stitcher...great progress on the Hart piece!
Happy Blog Anniversary! Have a great week!
Robyn

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful progress on Hart, Margaret and the quilt will be gorgeous! Mia is a really beautiful kitty.

Happy 4th anniversary to you!

BrendaS said...

Your stitching is coming along beautifully Margaret!

I can see why you got distracted -- gorgeous quilt:))

Have a good week!

the striped rose said...

great progress - and congrats on your blogoversary!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I am so impressed with how much lovely crafting you achieve. Mia is such a bonnie little lass. Time flies does it not Margaret - four years go by in the blink of an eye.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Happy Anniversary, Margaret. I so enjoy reading your blog. Your samplers are always such beauties!!! Look forward to many more!!!

Beth said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. I like the Elizabethan style clothes the couple in The Hart is wearing. And Mia - such a darling - give her my best!

Love to Stitch said...

The quilt is fabulous!!! Great progress already. Love your sampler, it is coming along great. The couch is super for that room, modern or not, a useful item :) Mia is sooo stinkin cute with that bed of hers LOL

Catherine said...

I love both of your projects!!
Your room is looking so comfy ~ I would be falling asleep on that couch!
Mia never disappoints with her antics ~ so cute!!

~Narita said...

I'm really enjoying your blog :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

The Hart looks fabulous... I like the man's togs too! I hope to get my first row of HonB completed today too.
Your new couch looks comfy and I'm sure you'll soon convert Mia to spending time with you in the sewing room rather than by herself in the bedroom.

Nicola said...

Your Hart looks AMAZING Margaret.

Congratulations of you Blogoversary, I love your posts, they are my Monday treat when I sit down after my housework.

I will follow your progress on the quilt with interest, I have never done a hexie.

Bertie said...
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Bertie said...

Great progress on your sampler! Oh the hexi quilt looks fantastic, especially when it's all pre cut!! look forward to seeing that finished;)
Now poor Mia, good job that cats are so versatile! Cosy sofa bed!
Congratulations on your blogoversary, time does fly!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love your progress on the Hart sampler. Is it me or does the man kinda resemble your honey a little? Maybe it's the hair.

Can't wait to see how the hexi project goes. Love the colors!

Have a good week snuggling with Miss Mia on the new couch!

Anne said...

Happy Blogoversary Margaret!! That hexagonal quilt is AMAZING!!! I love how the colours fade into another. Now my question is...what's that white background behind the hexagons? Cardboard? How would you sew it together then? The Hart is coming along wonderfully. I think that couple is pretty cute. He's got pretty breeches on!! Love that Mia!! She's such a card. Looks like a cat turtle with her bed as her shell!!

dixiesamplar said...

That quilt is going to be gorgeous; and, I love your progress on your Hart piece. But, Mia steals the spotlight as always; what a little cutie she is.

By Juut said...

gorgeous stitches love it, and the cat is having fun :-))

cucki said...

Love the quilt kit and your Hart piece is just gorgeous!!.
Super sweet kitty..
Big hugs x.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

I love all of your photos...you sure take some beautiful photos...especially of your cat. He is so cute.

You are making great progress on your stitching....

Erica said...

That quilt kit is just amazing!
Years ago I made a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt which is all hexes.
Found the hexes to be vexing after a while! Lots of little seams, but it did look amazing in the end.

Rhonda said...

Just love The Hart :) little Mia is precious as always. Your room looks so cozy. I could stitch for hours in it.

Sherry :o) said...

Happy 4th! That quilt is so cool. I have not ventured into the world of hexies. Heart is progressing nicely. Funny Mia, she will learn to like your new couch I bet.

Sherry :o) said...

Happy 4th! That quilt is so cool. I have not ventured into the world of hexies. Heart is progressing nicely. Funny Mia, she will learn to like your new couch I bet.

marly said...

Thanks for four years of wonderful samplers Margaret. And Mia always makes us smile.

Ellen said...

Hart is gorgeous, great progress!

Happy 4th Blogoversary!

Hugs,

Carol said...

Happy 4 Year Blogoversary, Margaret! You and I began blogging just a month apart--I realized it was my 4 year anniversary on January 24th!! It's been so nice to see your lovely samplers all these years and watch the antics of Miss Mia :) Here's to many more years of blogging bliss!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your progress on The Hart is amazing--I think I shall add this sampler to my shopping list.

Cats--just when we think we have them figured out they go and do something unexpected!

Your stitching room looks like a place I would enjoy spending time

Melissa said...

Gosh, that quilt looks amazing. You're off to a great start while you are still making lots of progress on the Hart! Amazing!

Congratulations on 4 years of great blogging!

Elizabeth said...

Happy 4 years! And I really love the Hart pattern, I'll have to nab one for myself here soon. Oh boy! Mia, as always a doll :)

Kathy said...

Margaret, congratulations on your four year blog anniversary. Time does sure seems to fly especially when we're having fun!!
Can't believe how fast you are stitching the Hart and it looks fantastic. Also, really like the pretty fabric on the quilt. Now Mia, she looks so cute and comfy anywhere she goes!! But, I bet she's most satisfied on mama's lap.

Anna van Schurman said...

I can totally see why you love Hex on the Beach. It's so lovely, it *almost* makes me want to add to my quilt WIPs. Almost. Happy Blogiversary!

Linda said...

Your sampler is just stunning. You do such fantastic stitching. Mia looks so cute laying on your leg. My tummy lays on my legs - no room for cats. lol

Linda

The French Bear said...

Lovely as usual!!!! I have been distracted, someone showed me Pinterest, ahhhh, I should never have looked.......I am slowly stepping away from the computer and trying to get back to stitching!!!
I love the quilt...how do you do it all? You are a stitching and sewing machine woman, lol!!!! Mia is so funny, I just her pics of her and the new bed!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xxx

Dona said...

Margaret, you are over halfway finished with The Hart. It looks so pretty!

I love the Tula Pink quilt, too.

Glad Mia is still enjoying her new bed!

Bine said...

You are stitching up a storm, as always. It looks beautiful! I just wish that I can forget about hex on the beach again! It is a stunner! Since I have never worked with hexagons I better don't add this to my pile of goodies! Lol
Can't wait to see more of it though

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh que c'est beau !!!! sublime.....
bisous bisous

Miss Pants said...

I am really liking The Hart. It's not my usual style but it's really grown on me.

Mia is so funny. When my dog starts to feel neglected, he will turn his bed into a play toy: drag it into the hall or toss it around.

Evelyne said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary.
Who that is a nice quilt kit. Such a bright colour! I love it.
The progress on the Heart Sampler is great .The expression of their faces looks wonderful!
The pictures of Mia are so cute.

Have a nice stitching week, Evelyne

Karoline said...

The Hart is looking gorgeous, great progress

That quilt is stunning & looks a lot of fun.

Congratulations on your blogiversary

valerie said...

Oooo, love that hexie quilt. So pretty. I can't wait to see more. And so convenient that it already comes cut out like hexies. Convenient! That Hart project is intense. So much stitching! But it looks fantastic. That Mia is a total character. I think it's funny she was trapped by her own bed! Congrats on 4 years of blogging!

Dot said...

Congratulations for sticking with your blog for so long. It brings so many of us such joy. Yours is one of just a few that I cannot miss and that I have enjoyed for many years. May your inspirational posts continue for many more years.

Mia is adorable as always and your stitching inspiring and beautifully perfect.

Now that new project. Oh yummm!Hexies! If I didn't have a gazillion projects on the go I would race over to a store to buy it myself. It's gorgeous! ... must refrain... must refrain...

Giovanna said...

Great going on The Hart, and that quilt is going to be gorgeous. Love the new couch too - a very nice colour.

Jackie said...

You're quilting! And you've picked a beautiful project!

You've also made tremendous progress on The Hart.

Happy 4 years! I need to go to the beginning and read a few posts and see how the kids have changed. Wishing many more blogiversaries!

Melanie said...

Pre cut hexes? OH YEAH. That is the way to do it!!!
Such FABULOUS colors in that. Love it!! Can't wait to see more pics as you go along with it.

Happy blogoversary too!!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

OMG...look at Hart...I can't believe all you have gotten done! YOWZA! And your Hex on the Beach (LOL!) is gonna be to die for!

Ranae said...

Wowza!!
You are making beautiful progress, it looks fab
And I do love the quilt kit, sigh! Wish I knew how to quilt, ah buy that would be one more thing I wouldn't have time for
Mai is such a sweetie

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Margaret. Beautiful stitching on your Scarlet Letter sampler. I love how much you get done. Your kitty is so so pretty too. I read your post to Nicola about wanting a stitching stand but the supplier was out of stock. You might like to check out www.woodentreasures.info. My husband is building frames and stands and he is going to make some adjustments to his Ultimate stitching stand that will have arms that hold my stitching frame and it will also have a clamp if a person wants to use that instead. I thought I would just let you know. Enjoy Nicolas group. I am loving this new SAL!

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! You go girl!! I love your progress on your Hart. I'm so glad you're working on some hexies--I can't wait to see more! Love the pics of Mia, too.

Mindi said...

Poor Mia! She would be so disgusted with me in a typical cat way since I was laughing so hard at her "mishaps" with her bed.

Love the progress you've made on the Hart Sampler, and your new quilt. Something like that, with pre-cut pieces, and maybe even I could do a quilt without mangling it too bad. Wait a sec, nope, I'd still mess it up.

Lynn said...

Hi Margaret,

Congratulations on 4 years blogging!
I looooove your stitching, the samplers that you make are just beautiful!
That cat is one pretty cat, how cute!

Solstitches said...

The face on that hare is priceless and makes me smile :)
love the quilt kit and am going to enjoy seeing this come together.
Mia is a comedy act!

Margaret

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Love your hexie quilt. What a fabulous find! And "TheHart" is coming along beautifully. I have been tempted by this sampler every time I see it on your blog. Thanks for sharing the pica of Mia on your blog.......she's such a cutie

Stitcher S said...

Love seeing those samplers above the sofa! :) So gorgeous.

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous quilt you are making, I love the colours. Great sofa/bed for the stitching room, it looks nice and comfy. Love seeing the photos of Mia, she is so funny!