Monday, March 11, 2013

Finished??

I think I've finished The Hart.  What do you think?


The Hart Lives Where it Loves by Scarlet Letter
40ct. Lambswool provided in kit
AVAS provided

I'm not sure what I think about the initials in the heart.  What do you think?  Are they ok?  

I stitched this for our upcoming 30th wedding anniversary.  Since the father type reads my blog, I figured I'd better just show it to him now.  After showing it to him, I discovered it's a big possibility that he might not have even noticed the dates and initials if he'd seen it on my blog and I hadn't said anything.  :D   Oh well.

I also made some progress on my Hex on the Beach quilt.


The quilt has 3 rows now, and a 4th is ready to be sewn on.

It's also time for TUSAL.   Here are my ORTs for the month.


And here are my ORTs so far this year.


The father type is on a business trip this week.  Mia is never happy when she sees packing going on.  Here she is exploring the father type's luggage.  (Yes, the father type uses my Vera Bradley pieces when he travels.  Isn't he cute?)


I didn't work on Manifesto this past week, but I'm hoping to work on her a bit soon, maybe today or tomorrow -- or both.

Let me know what you think of The Hart.  At this point, I think I'm ready to call it done.

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

65 comments:

cucki said...

wow it is looking so lovely...well done dear xx

Erica said...

Looks done to me!
Superb job!

Vickie said...

Yes! Most definitely yes! It is done! It looks great that way. hahaha that he would not have even noticed. ;) You and Mia have fun this week now.

Annie said...

I love it, initials and all. The doggie is one I like best...he appears to have a sense of humor!

Great anniversary gift.

So all this quilting talent has been hidden from us by your sampler obsession! Cool to see it peeking out!

Bertie said...

A stunning piece of art Margaret! I do think it's finished lol.
Look forward to the hexi's too.
The FT will see it one day;)
Have a lovely week!

Lene said...

I love the Hart! i think the initials looks very much like they belong in it:) You do such wonderful work!I am in awe.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I think the initials inside the heart are romantic - like initials carved into a tree.

Everyone check their bags before they leave - Mia may snuggle down...

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- Great stitching as always and I think your initials look fine.

Have a great week.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I think your Hart piece looks wonderful, Margaret! It's beautiful and subtle and perfect.
Mia is a beauty herself!

Ellen said...

No way, Margaret! You can't already be finished with the Hart piece, can you? It looks wonderful as does your quilt.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I declare The Hart to be finished... and it's a beautiful finish too. The initial letter style compliments the border lettering.
Love seeing all those hexies stitched together and turned into lovely rows. YGG!
Poor Mia... any time our fur kids see those suitcases being loaded up they know someone they love is leaving. Such creatures of habit... they dislike any type of change.

Solstitches said...

Congratulations Margaret. That is another awesome finish.
I just love the faces on the animals.
The quilt is gorgeous.
Margaret

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Mia is making sure she knows everything that goes on! Your finished piece is wonderful and I like the initials in the heart too. I really like your quilt as well. huggles.

HollyXSing said...

Margaret:

I like the initials in the heart cartouche! I think it is a keeper!

I can't wait to see more progress on your Manifesto!

I made a bit of progress yesterday!

Happy Anniversary! I had my 30th wedding anniversary this past December 18th:)

-Holly

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What a perfect design for your anniversary! It's fantastic. And, I think the initials look good.
Happy Anniversary!!!

woolwoman said...

WOW Margaret - I think it looks great - I was hoping to put my parents first names in that heart but I'm sure it would have to be over one but their names are fairly short. I like the way you displayed the dates. It is really pretty - congrats on the finish ! Your hexie quilt is so awesome - what great colors. Hope you and Mia have a good and productive week with your DH away. Mel

Deborah said...

Call it done. It is gorgeous!

Roberta said...

Margaret, congratulations on the finish - I think the initials in the heart look good. Actually the entire piece is gorgeous - good job.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congratulations! It looks great.

You gotta love a man who's secure enough to carry a Vera on a business trip. Mine wouldn't not even on a dare. LOL! Tell your honey he's my hero today!

Have a good stitchy week hanging with Miss Mia!

Glenna said...

Yes to the initials! Yes to done! Move on! Move on! (LOL--I'm impatient to see what you'll start next, although it's lovely. Next!) Laughing about hubby carrying the Vera Bradley on a trip. Good for him! (Even if Tom were willing to carry it, I wouldn't let him, because darned if he wouldn't set it in a puddle, and if I can help it, my Veras don't touch the dirty ground.)

Miss Pants said...

I love the finish! Funny about your DH, I stitched "I Do" by Bent Creek for an anniversary. My husband was like it's nice...I had to point out that it said, "I do" had our initials and wedding date. :-P

Kathy said...

Margaret, I think you have stitched a gorgeous sampler and to personalize it for your anniversay just adds to the beauty!! A fantastic job and congratulations on your finish!!! Gotta love Mia!! You girls enjoy your week.

Anne said...

It's finished!! Holy cow! So fast too. I think the initials are perfect and it's such a nice gift for your anniversary. I'm sure the father-type will cherish it. All those little critters in this design look like they were a lot of fun to stitch. Aww, Mia wants to go with him!

marly said...

I think it's perfect. Such a different and beautiful piece of work - with a loving sentiment attached!

CJ in OK ;-) said...

I love his finish and the initials look great. So much stitching in such a short time span amazing. CJ in OK

Deb said...

I'd say that it is a wrap - and very pretty!!

Elizabeth said...

Love Hart! The look of it is so unique - really want to do my own now. Love pics of Mia, I'm a vicarious cat-owner these days :)

Melody said...

I think the Hart looks great. The initials are good ones. Nice style. Your hubby is brave to cart around Vera bags. I don't think my hubby would be willing to take mine to use.... LOL

dixiesamplar said...

That is so lovely, Margaret! And the hexagons are coming along wonderfully too.

Evelyne said...

It's done. The heart initials are done and look perfect to me.
Beautiful sampler, love the finish!
The quilt is gorgeous.

Happy Anniversary!!!
Hugs, Evelyne

Kim said...

I love it, another amazing finish!!!!

Mindi said...

Love it! It looks great, and is personalized perfect for your big anniversary. Just enough to make it special and your own without getting to crowded or detracting from the original design.

The quilt is looking gorgeous, all bright and cheery.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Gorgeous...that's what I think...and I love the initials in the heart! Your quilt looks so pretty...great colors!
Have a good week...we call it "Girls Night" when Dad goes out of town...hope you and Mia have a great "Girls Week"!
Robyn

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your Hart is beautiful! Definitely a sampler I will be adding to my to do list! Congratulations on your anniversary, Jack and i are coming up on 26.

Luggage makes most cats very nervous!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the finish. The initials in the heart look great to me :-)

Mouse said...

ooooo well done on getting the hart finished .... just wondering if may be the initials need to come down ever sooo slightly ??? but love how you have personalised it and had to giggle about him not seeing them ... we celebrate 25 years this year .... glad to see Mia doing her duty and inspecting for things missing ..lol
way to go on the quilting too :) can't wait to see what you get up to next :) love mouse xxxxxx

Nikki said...

It looks finished to me and lovely. The initials in the heart look very nice. Poor Mia, doesn't want her dad to go away again! Aren't cats so intuitive? Glad you stopped by my blog; thanks. I love going back and looking at all the samplers you have done. Wow.

Nikki

Karen said...

I think it looks great. Very colorful! Happy stitching with your free time....

Nicola Parkman said...

It's done and I love how you have personalised it. I am still chuckling about Dave using your bags.

You miss them when they are away but the house is always tidier and you have more stitching time.

Jackie said...

I can't see that The Hart is lacking anything! I love the lettering for the dates. Congratulations on 30 years!

Bine said...

Looks perfect with the initials! I love it so much....and also still much in love with hex on the beach :)

Linda said...

Oh Margaret. Your sampler is stunning I love the colors. Congrats on the great finish. Mia says she wants to go on a trip.

Linda

quiltygirl1 said...

Love the initials!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Margaret! What a lovely piece for your 30th Anniversary!

Beth said...

What do I think? I think awesome, that's what I think. That border just really sets of the piece and the people and animals are all so eccentric and charming. Congratulations.

Teresa S. said...

The Hart is finished-Congratulations! Another beauty ready for your sampler wall.

Carole said...

I love it, Margaret....and the idea of your and your husband's
Initials is wonderful...and Congratulations on your 30th
Anniversary!

Annette-California said...

Oh Margaret! It is beautiful! Congrats on another lovely and pretty finish. You are a very fast stitcher. You inspire me:)
love Annette

Chris said...

I think The Hart is wonderful. I love the personalization.
Great progress on your hexagons too.
I hope you and Mia have a great week.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I think your finished sampler looks great, you get through these pieces at an amazing rate. Cats do like to know what's going on and a bag or case draws them like a magnet.

Debby said...

Your finish is very beautiful!!

Greetings from Debby

Marsha said...

I think it looks amazing and quite beautiful!

Catherine said...

Fabulous finish!!

Ranae said...

Beautiful!

Carol said...

Love the initials in the heart of your gorgeous finish, Margaret. I think that is a wonderful remembrance of your 30th anniversary! Can you believe it has been that many years? Sometimes I feel like it was just yesterday that we got married, and yet it has been nearly 36 years--boy are we getting old!!

Shelly Miland said...

I love it!! I love the heart and the date of your marriage. It's beautiful!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

C'est vraiment sublime bravo mon amie !!!!
ah 30 ans !!!! joyeux anniversaire,
bisous from FRANCE

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Margaret! I like the initials in the heart.

Melanie said...

First off, happy (early) anniversary! :)

I like the initials. I say it's a keeper. Super great piece all around.

Sally said...

I think it looks fantastic Margaret.

Krista said...

Hi Margaret, Your new finish looks awesome! I love the personalization. What Scarlet Letter are you going to do next? Have a great weekend!

Littlebit said...

Wonderful finish, Margaret, as usual!! Mia is such a pretty cat!! It seems just yesterday you brought her home..

Dona said...

Margaret, I say done and beautiful! It's a very special way to honor your anniversary.

That Mia! Can you even remember what it was like before she came to stay? I have hard time trying to remember life before Miss Kitty.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your finish, I think it's gorgeous.

What a typically male reaction not to notice the dates!

Your hexies are looking lovely.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish on The Hart, it's a lovely sampler. Nice work on the hexies, are you hand stitching them together?