Monday, May 20, 2013

late TUSAL and Hex madness

No stitching this week.  Since finishing Rachel, I've been working exclusively on my Hex on the Beach.  I'm a quarter of the way done!


10 rows complete!  The quilt is folded over on itself so as to fit in the picture better.  I can't wait to change colors.

I am late posting my TUSAL for May.  Here are my ORTs.


Lots of red from Rachel Howells.

The boy child and cat have been settling back nicely.  Boy child has been busy applying for summer jobs.  Cat has been showing her disapproval of boy child being gone so long.  But she's giving in gradually to the old ways.


Grudgingly cuddling.


Much closer.


Back to normal.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope you all have a great week!


46 comments:

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

whoua ! quel travail c'est comme ont dit en Frannçais toutes ces coutures : " jardin de grand mère "
c'est superbe ! bisous mon amie !

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wow...those colors are so gorgeous together! No matter how old they are...we still love to watch them sleep!
Have a great week,
Robyn

Elaine said...

love, love, love hex on the beach! lovely zesty summer colours!

Deb said...

That Hex on the Beach quilt is to die for. Now I'm kicking myself for not getting it.

Looks like Eli and Mia are both settling into their old ways which is a good thing. Hope that Eli finds some summer employment soon. Poor Nick has been working since the day he got home - 13 days out of 14. I think that the hard reality of a working life are hitting him hard! LOL

Bertie said...

Oh your hexi quilt is fabulous, striking colours.
Glad Mia has got her playmate back home again!
Wishing you a sunny week, it's cold here yet again!

Cari said...

Love your Hex on the Beach. I love the colors and glad I purchased it. Glad Mia is slowly forgiving your son for leaving. Cats are so funny. I love them so.

Hugs dear friend....

Vickie said...

Oh your quilt is just gorgeous!! Love, love, love the colors!
tee hee Mia! ;)

cucki said...

Aww sweet quilt..very lovely colors...
Cutie Mia x

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your quilt is really pretty! Look forward to seeing the next shades. Ah, the kids are making up! My Pixie pouts, too, but typically doesn't last very long :-).

Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous quilt as is the one your boy is sleeping under.
Margaret

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a beautiful quilt, it's lovely to see it grow. Mia is so like Poppy who loves our teenage son Matthew. She can often be found in his room.

BrendaS said...

Your quilt is looking beautiful Margaret!

Glad your son and Mia are enjoying being home together;)

Teresa S. said...

The colors of your hex quilt are so lovely!
Glad your son is home. Summer will go by so fast!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The hexie quilt looks fabulous! Glad to see that Mia has finally forgiven the boy child. She can be such a little brat... but oh so adorable.

Annie said...

That's going to be quite some quilt. Not used to you showing no sampler stitching. How does it feel to take a break from it?

Mary Ann said...

The quilt is looking beautiful--love the colors!

Miss Pants said...

The colors of that quilt are amazing! I cannot wait to see the finished product.

Seems like Mia doesn't want to quite give into her old ways just yet. :D

Melissa said...

Wow, that quilt is going to be stunning. Love the colours. You are doing a wonderful job!

I'm sure you are glad to have your boy home. Mia is!

Ellen said...

Your quilt is really progressing and looks so pretty.

Know you're glad to have your son home for the summer. Did I tell you ours is moving in with us over the weekend because he is starting a new job here in Cincinnati next week. The rest of his family will be moving down here a bit later.

Cathy B said...

One of my friends was working on a Hex quilt this past Saturday. It was fun to look at it. Yours is beautiful - I love the red!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your hexie quilt is beautiful and progressing nicely. Good luck to the boy child in finding summer job. Glad He and Mia are back together

Catherine said...

Your quilt is going to be fabulous!! So good seeing Mia and her boy!

Anne said...

Wow! Your hexagon quilt is gorgeous! Love all those reds!! I'm glad Mia is grudgingly sidling up to the boychild...all is well in the Chess home :D

Evelyne said...

Mia has found her friend!
The beach quilt is beautiful!
Love the colours, really lovely summer colours!

Have a great week. Evelyne

Linda said...

Your quilt is looking good Margaret. Love the pics of Mia.

Linda

Erica said...

Your hexes are beautiful! Can't wait to see it all together!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Love the quilt, Margaret. Mia will be curled up on it in no time!!! Best of luck to your son on finding summer employment!

Krista said...

Lovely quilting! So nice to see the boy child and Mia all cozy again, like peas in a pod :)

Jackie said...

Hex on the beach is coming along quite nicely! I'm sure everyone (not only Mia) is thrilled to have Eli home!

Donna said...

Your quilt is growing beautifully. And mia looks like our cats sleeping on the couch with my husband.So happy

Annette-California said...

Seeing your son and Mia together looks so relaxing and darling. Your hex beach quilt is GORGEOURS!!! Oh Margaret the colors are blending beautifully. WOW! love Annette

P.J. said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt; the colors are amazing. Bless you for having the patience to quilt. That would drive me crazy. Glad to see Mia has her boy back. :) HAPPY!

Chris said...

Wonderful progress on your hexes! So pretty.
Mia looks so happy :)
Have a great week!

Giovanna said...

That's going to be a wonderful quilt - the colours are gorgeous.

Karoline said...

Your hexie's are looking lovely and congratulations on finishing Rachel, she's gorgeous.

Brigitte said...

Great colours on this quilt. My first quilt will also have lots and lots of red fabrics - at least that's the idea, lol.
Enjoy your boy being home again.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

The colors in your quilt are so pretty, Margaret! It reminds me of a tropical sunset or a fire. Really beautiful! Glad to see the BC and Mia getting back into the groove!

Carol said...

Such gorgeous colors in your quilt--it really does remind me of those warm, lazy nights sitting on a tropical beach somewhere :)

Ugh--summer job hunting! I remember those days with my sons--sure hope something turns up for him. I know Mia is thrilled to have her favorite human home again!

Stitch Wizard said...

Margaret your quilt is just really pretty and I love the colors so much too!! I love seeing your posts and you have such a nice little family. Your kitty is so cute!! I have always wished I knew how to quilt. Yours is so pretty!

Melanie said...

Oh Mia, she's such a scene stealer. :)

Shelly Miland said...

Love the quilt, so beautiful. Love the colors, looks like water color paint!
Shelly

Sally said...

Wow your hex quilt looks amazing!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret,
Such adorable pictures of Mia and son! How do you catch them unaware like you do? Such a gorgeous basket quilt for Mia to deposit her hair on!
Melinda

Dona said...

Margaret, the colors of your hexies are so pretty! Some of favorite colors together.

I'm glad Mia has her favorite boy home again! That is exactly how Miss Kitty likes to sleep in our bed.

Sherry said...

Love that quilt! What a beauty that will be! Bet you are all glad to have the boy child back home!

Sherry :o) said...

Oh my, hexi is beautiful and I can't wait to see your progress!!

The quilt on BC isn't so bad either...LOL.

Isn't it funny how our furry pets will give us a bit of "punishment" for being away and then back to the cuddle. Glad to see BC is home for the summer.