Monday, April 8, 2013

Beautiful Rachel

Here's Rachel.


As you can see, the bird is feeling much better now.  And Adam and Eve have made their presence known as well.


Sorry about the lighting.  Now why is it that some A&E's have different color faces from their bodies?  I thought Adam and Eve didn't wear clothing, so it can't be suntan lines.  :D

I've neglected to say that Rachel is being stitched on the called for linen (40ct PTP Legacy) using the called for NPI threads.

The boy child has been accepted into the major he wanted at his college, a competitive major that one has to apply for.  He is planning a double major and is so excited to be at the stage where he can start concentrating on his interests.  The girl child has been working on a contract basis up to this point at her job, but has now accepted a full time position at the company -- which means benefits, and her company paying for her grad school education.  Both kids interviewed the same week and found out they'd been successful the same week. Their parents are pleased.  :D

Mia has been spending lots of time by the window, soaking up the sun and watching birds.


She has noticed the difference with that tree we had to cut down.  I'm hoping the sun won't be overwhelming without its shade this summer.

Short post this time around.  Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.


60 comments:

Vicki said...

Hmmm, maybe those darker lines are supposed to be kind of like fig leaves?! haha, that's all I could think of! Great progress...

Bine said...

I love your progress on Rachel. Such a beauty!
Congratulations to the kids! It is a wonderful feeling if life goes well for them and one doesn't have to worry about them more than parents normally do. :)

Annie said...

So pretty. Maybe the faces are in the shade of the tree. Or maybe they are blushing after their humiliation!

Looks like your kids will be able to support you now! Congrats!

Giovanna said...

Coming along nicely!

BrendaS said...

Rachel looks beautiful! Big congratulations to both your children Margaret!!!

Have a great week:)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Rachel looks fabulous. Adam and Eve do look as if they've had their faces in the sun... and their ta tas are very prominent too!
Congrats to both your kids for their accomplishments.
Mia should enjoy more sunshine... not sure about you though!

Glenna said...

Congrats to both your wonderful kids!

Different color faces: just guessing, but maybe the pinker color signifies embarrassment now that their innocence has been destroyed?

The Inspired Stitcher said...

The bird looks great with its feathers this week. Congrats to both kids. Wonderful news! Have a great week.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Rachel is progressing beautifully. Since this is a reproduction, the original probably had only a limited supply of 'skin' color and wanted to use it on their faces. Good guess? Congrats to the kids AND their parents! I know you're all happy. Ah, aren't we ALL enjoying some of that precious sunshine? Happy stitching week!

Vickie said...

Our internet is out for almost a week. I can't see colors well at this library monitor. I "think" Rachel looks good!?! ;)

Hooray for your kids. That is wonderful! So happy for you all.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely stitching! Maybe they are blushing like annie says! Mia is so cute as always and I am glad things are going well with the kids.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely stitching! Maybe they are blushing like annie says! Mia is so cute as always and I am glad things are going well with the kids.

HollyXSing said...

Rachel is looking awesome! I am still waiting on my linen and threads for Rachel...I'm in no hurry!

I love your weekly updates!

-Holly

Bertie said...

Yes the bird is wonderful! You have clever kids Margaret, you must be so proud;)
Have a great week;))

Lene said...

Ooh, congratulations on two very clever and successful kids! What a joy that must be:) Rachel is looking good. Love the colors, no matter the light. And thanks for showing Mia. Love keeping up wit her.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Rachel is gorgeous, Margaret! I'm going with the blushing from shame train of thought but whatever the reason, they look great! Well done to both your kids - what great news!
Hope your home isn't too much hotter with the tree gone. We lost a big one due to Ash Borer and it was on our Western exposure. Made a huge difference in how much hotter the house felt in the summer and not in a good way. ;-)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Rachel is looking good--love the bird(s).

Congratulations to your children--great accomplishment for both.

Miss Callie Mae like Mia sure does enjoy viewing the world from her inside window perch.

RuthB said...

Great progress and greater congrats to the proud parents.

Now if you would just bottle the secret to your speedy stitching!

P.S. Nope, can't be tan lines :)

cucki said...

aww grear progress on rachel...so pretty..
congratulations to the kids..
big hugs x

By Juut said...

Gorgeous :)))))

Mary Ann said...

Rachel is looking lovely--I love the colors.

Congratulations to your kids and their parents!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!!!! I'm so happy for all of you.

Deb said...

Rachel is beautiful, but I have to say that the faces are a little different being another color. Maybe they're kind of blushing with embarrassment?

Congratulations to both your children. You have to be so proud!!

Ranae said...

Rachel is stunning
Congrats to the proud parents, and the kiddo's as well
Mia is so beautiful, must be nice to be a cat, lol

marly said...

Margaret that sampler is stunning! The bird alone is worth it! I think Adam and his girl have redder faces because they are embarrassed to be naked. Or she's having a hot flash and just face slapped him. Congratulations to both offspring!

Krista said...

Lovely stitching on Rachael! The red is just gorgeous! Glad to hear all the great news for the kids :) Mia has the right idea, she is ready for Spring like the rest of us!

Karen said...

Rachel is lovely! And congrats to the youngsters...I know you're proud!

Faye said...

Congrats to the kiddos!!!! Making momma proud..... And, look at Rachel!!!! Stunning!

Deborah said...

Great news for the kids! Rachel is looking good.

Cari said...

Congratulations on the accomplishments of your wonderful children. I KNOW you are so very proud of both of them. Such wonderful news.

I love your Rachel. Mine is on order....just waiting for the silks and such from the Attic !! I'll just keep stitching on Isabella Fox as fast as I can.

Mia is a sweetheart. Love how she's sitting on top of the box to get a better look !! LOL

Hugs dear friend.... Cari

Linda said...

Rachael looks great Margaret. Congrats to both talented kids. Mom and Dad did a great job. Mia is adorable as always.

Linda

Jackie said...

Congratulations Mama! Big accomplishments for your children!

I hadn't realized it was common for A&E's to have the different coloring for the face. Interesting...

Vera said...

Margaret!! Rachel is gorgeous - I need/want to get that chart. Congratulations to the boy and girl -- great news for them. We are now in count down mode (less than 5 months) till our son comes home from S. Korea. Love the photos (as always) of Mia -- what a cutie!

Melissa said...

Love how Rachael is coming along. She is so pretty - belle of the ball!

You must be so pleased how well both your kids are doing. I hope mine does as well. Worry is my middle name at the moment!

Andrea said...

So very gorgeous, I can't stop drooling!!

Kathy said...

Glad the bird got his feathers on, lol. Looking lovely!!

Mary said...

Wow, Rachel is such a beauty! She should work nicely on your red wall when done. And what fun to see the bird shaking his tail feathers!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I love the beautiful colors ! and lovely stitching !
bisous de la FRANCE

Chris said...

Rachel is beautiful. Lol about the suntan lines.
Congratulations on both of your children's news. Awesome!
Have a great week!

Carol said...

That bird is really striking, Margaret--lovely colors in this sampler! How nice that both kids got such great news last week--I'm sure they're both very hard workers and it has paid off :) Yay for benefits for your daughter--that is so important and what a great thing that they'll pay for grad school Wonderful week, I'd say :)

woolwoman said...

congratulations on the kids accomplishments - I know you must be relieved and pleased and proud all at the same time. Rachel is looking gorgeous - loved those red boo boo dots on the A&E bodies LOL - aren't all A&E quirky - well mostly - it sure is a beautiful piece - my silks should arrive today I hope. Enjoy your time with the needle - Mel

merumo said...

Love seeing Rachel's progress!! She looks gorgeous in red :) But of course Ms. Limo and I are always enjoying finding out what's Mia is up to now. Is she maybe looking for your son to be back home from that direction towards she is looking out the window?

Beth said...

My but Rachel is a dense and motif-filled sampler isn't she? That is one crazy-looking bird. Congrats on your kids' many successes. You should be proud. Mia looks to be most content.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Rachel is coming along nicely...such a pretty sampler!
Great news...great kids!
Have a wonderful week,
Robyn

Debby said...

Beautiful progress, Margaret!

Greetings from Debby

Dona said...

How interesting about the two toned skin! I didn't even notice until you mentioned it. I did notice their red "spots" though!!

Congratulations to your children (and you you and your husband as well)!

Glad to see Mia is still keeping tabs on everything!

Evelyne said...

Beautiful! The bird looks great lovely colors.
Congratulations to both your children.
Mia is ready for Spring, i think

Hugs, Evelyne

Dawn said...

So much to celebrate! Congratulations.
Mia is sweet ;-)

Sally said...

Looking good Margaret!

Congratulations to your children :)

Sherry :o) said...

Your week looked fun...low progress on Rachel meant more time with Your son. Rachel is stunning, stunning the way.

Sherry :o)

Catherine said...

I love Rachel!! It is a must stitch for me ~ now to find the time!
Congratulations to both if your children!! How proud and relieved you must be.
Sweet Mia! We have had a couple of unseasonably warm days ~ Pamzer is definitely a cold weather dog!

Karoline said...

Great progress on Rachel, she's looking gorgeous

Congratulations to both your kids, that's great news

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love the way the bird is looking - the colours are so rich and warm in this sampler. Cats do like to soak up the sun - our two follow it around the house.

valerie said...

Wow...your needles are blazing through Rachel. All those flowers are so pretty!Strange that Adam and Eve are two-toned though. Congratulations to the kids! Wonderful news!

Melanie said...

Great progress on this! I love the finished bird. He has great detail.
I always wonder why poor Eve has to bare her ta-tas all the time while Adam gets to cover up all his bits. I mean, I get the subtext that she is a temptress but do we have to humiliate her in perpetuity? Poor thing. lol

Congrats to your son!!! :)

Anne said...

Oooh that bird does have gorgeous plumage!! I'm loving Rachel more and more!! Hmm, maybe I'll have to get her! Love the A & E and I really have no clue why their faces are darker than their bodies?! Jane's A & E were so bright and looked like lobsters! Jane Atkinson's A & E were funny too with their rasta hair and different shades of skin! It's kind of fun to look at all the girls' interpretations of A & Es!!

Anne said...

Oops...forgot to add, Congrats to your children!! Wow they are fulfilling their dreams!!

Deb said...

Your work is so beautiful Margaret. I love this sampler.

Sharon said...

Margaret, your Rachel looks stunning!

Solstitches said...

Oh wow, Rachel is a beauty! I love the colours in this sampler.
Margaret