Monday, April 29, 2013

Multi-tasking

I seemed to be multi-tasking this week.  I got the other big bird filled in on Rachel, and worked on the bottom border as well.



And I discovered that my magnifiers match the red in Rachel.


I finished the clouds and sun on Manifesto.


And I got that 4th row of hexies sewn onto the Hex on the Beach quilt.


I love seeing the beginnings of the pattern coming out!

An anonymous commenter asked about where I got my Hex on the Beach quilt kit.  I'm sorry to say I think it's sold out everywhere.  I looked where I bought mine and I don't see it anymore.

Mia has been a bit topsy turvy this week.  I have a feeling having us gone for 4 days really threw her off schedule.  But she's getting back to normal.  And she's enjoying the spring days too.


The open windows, and the sunshine.


And also a lap when the father type is sitting in her chair.  (Yes, it's her chair, not the father type's.)


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


50 comments:

Vickie said...

=) Sweet Mia. Henry is sleeping in my lap, again. ;)
ooOoo! Manifesto is soooo cool that small.
The hexie quilt is awesome.

Cari said...

Love, love, love all of your pieces Margaret. And just so you know what an enabler you are: 1) Rachel arrived from the Attic last week and my fingers are itching to start. 2) Have the silk gauze for Manifesto and ordered the Millennium frame. I'm trying to decide if I should use the Soie d'Alger silk or Splendor silk. 3) Ordered Hex on the Beach quilt kit a while back and I'm so glad I did when I did. Haven't started it but I will.

I'm working on Gigi R Isabella Fox and am loving every minute. I visited my sisters last week, took a wonderful class from Jackie duPlesse and took a quick trip to Shepherd's Bush.

So much to do...and so little time. Yesterday I was wishing I had 8 arms !! LOL Hugs to you and Mia. I'll try to post on my blog soon.

Vicki said...

All of your projects are coming along beautifully! Mia is a sweetie...

Bertie said...

Wow you have progressed on Rachel, so colourful, I love her! The hexi quilt looks goo so far.
Oh that Mia girl, has her own chair? lol
Have a fabulous week;))

Tommye said...

Wow, you are on a roll! And all your projects are gorgeous. Well done.

Kim said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rachel! Love it! You are just booking along on all of your projects!! Manifesto is looking good! And the Hex On The Beach....no words. Beautiful!

Elaine said...

Love those birds! what fabulous colours! and your hexagon quilt, so different to the normal GFG

merumo said...

Go Margaret! Multi tasking is the way to go :D LOL But a big difference I see is you are still very productive than I am while you are juggling around... Does Mia ever go outside to meet the world?

BrendaS said...

Very nice progress on Rachel and Manifesto! I love seeing all your projects unfold:)

Have a great week!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Great progress on all projects, Margaret. Don't you love being able to have the windows open, finally!?

Anne said...

Yay for multitasking!! Rachel is coming along beautifully. She looks nearly finished! The hexagon quilt is so amazing and I love watching it come together...I can quilt vicariously through you (vicariously...the right word?!) Mia I see claims her chair regardless of who is on it! So typical of cats!!

Hugs

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

You have been super productive! Rachel is looking beautiful and nearing the finish line, manifesto is showing progress and your hexie quilt is beautiful!

Callie Mae understands Mia plight when we go away she also gets off schedule. Am sure she was thrilled when her people returned home

Ann at Beadlework. said...

A lovely post full of red things - my favourite colour. Is Mia an indoors cat Margaret?

Deb said...

Multi-tasking is a good thing. Look at all that you worked on!! I haven't touched my Manifesto at all. I've got to snap to it at some point!!

Annie said...

The Sampler is really looking pretty now. I guess you'll need to buy a pair of readers to match each sampler now, huh?

Love the hexi-quilt. That looks like so much work to me. I really admire people who make those.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Rachel, Manifesto and your hexie quilt all look fabulous! Very productive week. Love seeing photos of your sweet Mia.

pj said...

Margaret, Rachel looks wonderful! Beautiful colors!!!! I love reading your blog and watching your progress. You are a super sampler stitcher in my opinion!!!!

pj

Natasha said...

Sweet Mia :) I love love Rachel!! Those colors are beautiful especially that red!!

Is'nt it a great feeling to be able to open the windows finally :) Enjoy your day!

By Juut said...

Gorgeous sampler, love the colors and details

HollyXSing said...

Margaret:

I love-love your Rachel. I now have all the pieces and parts to stitch her up...there is one thing missing...TIME!

I just love your Manifesto! We will need to compare notes on this as we progress with silk gauze!

I just love Mia! I only wish I could lounge in an open window;)

Happy Stitches,

-Holly in VA

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You have been multi tasking, Margaret and with such beautiful projects, too! Love how Rachel is coming along and your "Hex on the Beach" quilt is going to be amazing. Manifesto just defies all words... Well done on all counts!
Mia is a beautiful kitty!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret,
Rachel is beautiful, I love the colors on the birds. I love the quilt hanging behind your hubby, too, did you make that? Is the beach quilt like a grandmother's garden? I have always wondered how they make those, never thought about sewing them by rows. Manifesto is great, mine is coming along too, it is hard to put down! Have a nice week!
Melinda

Krista said...

The Rachel sampler looks so beautiful, love all the red and those big birds too! Have a great week!

cucki said...

Aww very pretty sampler ..very lovely colors and beautiful details..
Enjoy your day x

Teresa S. said...

Something tells me you are staying busy, Margaret!
Everything looks beautiful!

Beth said...

I'm in loe with Rachel's red poppy border and with the bright blue clouds in your other stitch. I hope Mia gets 'settled' here shortly. Cats do love their routine to stay routine!

Mary said...

Love how Miss Racehl is shaping up! This birds have really stolen my heart. Mia...what a lover!

Linda said...

They both look fantastic Margarent and you made great progress. AND, you tell my you can't do one of the Bothy Threads cut-thru designs. lol Great pics of Mia.

Linda

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Your stitching is just getting prettier all the time. Love the pictures of Mia and of course cats own it all!

Ellen said...

Wow, great progress! Love the red on Rachel, she is gorgeous!

Hugs,

Jackie said...

You seem to be multitasking quite nicely! It all looks beautiful! Your red readers are cute too! Everything looks good when it's red!

Elizabeth said...

You gals working on Manifesto amaze me! Are you working on 40ct or gauze? I am really enjoying all your pictures, though. I think I will have to enjoy that particular vicariously! As always, love your girl Mia :)

marly said...

I love seeing the Manifesto take shape. Amazing little stitches and details on a massive ground. Rachel is so stunning.

Melissa said...

Rachel is so pretty! That red is spectacular!

Chris said...

Rachel is looking so beautiful. I love those birds.
hreat progress on the hexes and Manifesto too!
Happy Spring!

Debby said...

Great progress on al of your beautiful projects!

Greetings from Debby

Catherine said...

Swooning over Rachel!!! I must stitch her!!! I forget, are you using the silks?
You are a most talented multi~tasker ~ great projects. Mia always manages to bring a smile to my face!

Sherry :o) said...

Rachel is coming along very nicely and it's wonderful of you to coordinate your specs with your stitching LOL!

Mia looks quite content in the sun and open window. It's nice to finally have some sun here in Michigan too!

Are you hand stitching the hexi quilt? If so - YIKES!!

And you are coming along nicely on Manifesto too - well done with the multi-tasking...

Carol said...

So many beautiful projects, Margaret! At least you'll never get bored :)

I'm sure Mia is enjoying relaxing in the spring breezes and sunshine. Isn't it nice to be able to open the windows and let in all that fresh air!

Melanie said...

I can totally see that quilt kit being sold out. It really is gorgeous. You got lots and lots done on everything this week!!

Evelyne said...

I love the Manifesto!
The bird on Rachel is relay beautiful.
Mia have a noose for a fine chair!

Hugs, Evelyne

Giovanna said...

Nice progress on everything!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Rachel is looking SO pretty in her reds...
but that Manifesto...amazing already :)
Sweet Mia...that's the way my kitties are after we've been gone for a few days. They soon get back right as rain though :)

woolwoman said...

Rachel is just wonderful - I love love it ! Manifesto is so brillantly colored. I'm still procrastinating about the silk gauze - I know I need to work on a frame but just not sure I even want to take the plunge. I have gotten very little stitching done lately so my silk gauze project is still on hold. Take care mel

Stitch Wizard said...

Margaret your Rachael is really gorgeous and I love the sun and clouds too on Manifesto! You sure seem to get lots and lots done! Beautiful work! Your kitty is so sweet and so cute too. I love seeing your beautiful progress so much!!

Suzanne said...

Multitasking is my everyday, although I am obviously less skilled at it than you. I can't seem to get my act together to get back into my stitching.

Very nice work on Rachael, I love the colour red used throughout. Nice stitching on Manifesto, the colours are so beautiful and vibrant.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Ohhhh vous êtes une vraie fée ce travail de broderie est tellement fin bravo à vous !
Petite caresse à Mia et baiser à vous mon amie !

Dawn said...

Ohh LOVE those birds on Rachel!!
Not much better than red magnifiers, except multiple pairs to have around the house ;-)
Your hexie quilt is coming right along. Fun to see the little star fish motif.
Have a great weekend.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Margaret...Rachel is positively gorgeous! How I wish I had a little of your stick-to-it-ism! Love the red quilt as well!
Robyn

Brigitte said...

Well, that's really multi-tasking, lol. Your projects are all so awesome. But I particularly love Rachel. The reds in this sampler are so ourstanding without dominationg the other colours too much. A wonderful combination. I'm a "red" lover and I think, this chart has to come onto my wishlist.