Monday, June 10, 2013

3/4 of the way there, TUSAL, and the kids

I'm 3/4 done with my Hex on the Beach quilt!!  A couple more weeks and I hope to be done!


I'm starting to dream about making those little x's again, but I'm determined to get this quilt done first.

It's going to be a different kind of TUSAL this time around.


You can see my ORTs from my quilt sewing in the ORT container my friend Sandy (no blog) made.  Along with the hexies that are left to be sewn together.  Just one more type of hexie to be basted too!

The girl child baked a cake for her boyfriend for his birthday.


Yes, she made the flower on top -- out of a beet.  It's a dark chocolate beet cake (there's beet in the cake too!).  Sounds like the birthday was a big success.

The boy child and his furry pal Mia have been up to various antics this week.


Mia being puzzled by this weird device.


Mia on boy child's back, looking a bit puzzled.


Mia in one of her least favorite positions.  I think it's one of the boy child's favorite ones.

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


45 comments:

Vickie said...

Awww, the life of Mia. And Henry. And kinda Mabel. ;)
Glad to know all is going well in your world.
The quilt continues to be amazing. What size will it be Margaret?

Love to Stitch said...

Your quilt is coming along and it is stunning!! I wish I had the patience. Gorgeous!!! The colors are fantastic.

Looks like a great time was had by all this past weekend!!

Evelyne said...

Who a love the beach quilt it looks great.
What a cosy pictures of Mia and the boy child!

Have a great week en enjoy the moments!

Love , Evelyne

Mugwump Woolies said...

Gorgeous quilt! Cannot wait to see it completed! Mia seems to be enjoying her Summer so far!
Have a great week,
Robyn

Teresa S. said...

Love the colors in your quilt. What a lot of work! But we know good things come from a lot of work :)

Solstitches said...

Oh my that hexagon quilt is such a beauty and you are nearing the finish line. I can't wait to see how it looks finished.
Mia is a character :)

Margaret

Bertie said...

Oh my what a dream quilt this will be, the colours are stunning!!
The cake must be wonderful, love beetroot. Lovely pictures of the boy and Mia:))
Have a good week!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You are so disciplined with your needlework, I wish I had some of your self control instead of being a total butterfly. Mia is such a teddy bear, I love to see her. By the way I've taken some of what you said on board and i'm looking at options for stitching two handed to see if it helps.

SewAmy said...

your hexi quilt top is amazing!!

Miss Pants said...

Your quilt is looking gorgeous!

I'll have to take your word on a beet cake. I'm sure you can't really taste them with the chocolate but I'm not a huge beet fan. :)

Vicki said...

The quilt is gorgeous - I love all of the colors. Can't wait to see the finished result.

Natasha said...

your quilt is looking great. Love the pictures of Mia :) I am googling Beet cake, I have beets I have to use so I might just try making this cake :)

Cari said...

Love the quilt top. You always make my Mondays!! The pics of Mia and her BFF are so endearing. Love it !!

My Xstitch Place said...

beautiful hexies, beautiful colors :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your hexie quilt is gorgeous. It won't be long now and your basting box will be empty.

Deb said...

Your quilt is looking so good Margaret!! I know that you miss making those x's, but you're going to have a stunning quilt when it's finished.

LOL on Mia's least favorite position. I don't think that any cat likes that. I can remember my brother doing that to our cat all the time and he hated it!!

Isn't it fun have Eli home???

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your quilt is awesome--you are on the home stretch.

Mia and the boy child--not sure which one loves the other the most.

marly said...

I still can't figure out how the hexi patchwork goes, and won't try.
What a bond Mia has with your son.

BrendaS said...

Your quilt is looking beautiful Margaret!

Nice pics of your son and Mia!

Vera said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Margaret -- love it. The beet flower is so pretty. I've heard of using beets in a chocolate cake...bet it was yummy. And Mia and the boy child -- what a pair!!

Annie said...

That quilt is looking more and more beautiful!

Some much playfulness at your house! That kitty and son provide endless opportunities for you and your camera.

Not sure about the beet flower. Maybe not to my taste, but I think you can count it as your vegetable of the day so you can feel nutritionally virtuous!

Anne said...

Keep it growing Margaret!! I can see it's almost complete! Love that photo of Mia on your son's back. Too funny!! And the one where she doesn't look too pleased with being on her back. I spy Jane on the wall!! Hmm, what sampler are you going to work on after the quilt is done? Manifesto? Or a new start?!

Melissa said...

It's lovely to see boy and at reunited again. Mia looks very contented!

The quilt is looking more awesome all the time!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

whouaaa quel magnifique travail c'est vraiment superbe ! bravo ! bisous à tous et calins à Mia !

marylin de FRANCE

Linda said...

More great progress on the gorgeous quilt Margaret. Always love the pics of Mia and the boy child. I bet its really going to be hard on her when he goes back to school.

Linda

Beth said...

Oh but the quilt is beautiful - I love how the colors flow and bleed into one another. The boy and his cat are most amusing. Am glad they are enjoying being together once again.

Penny said...

As your quilt grows, it just gets prettier and prettier! Your daughter is very creative - the cake looks yummy. Mia looks very content to have your son home. :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You'll be finished before we know it! Nice summer goings on!

Mary said...

Love those beachy colors!

Mary said...

Margaret, your quilt is magnificent - the colours are truly glorious- can't wait to see it finished with all those lovely blues yet to come.
Mia and the boy child are a joy to see together.
Have fun finishing off your quilt.
Mary

Lizzie said...

Oh my Margaret, that quilt is going to be fabulous, I just love those colours....I love beetroot in chocolate cakes, yummmmm
Lizzie
xxx

Krista said...

The quilt is stunning Margaret! Can't wait to see the finish! That cake looks delicious, I love beets and dark chocolate so it has to be a winner! Miss Mia looks like she is enjoying having the boy child at home. Lots of great fun. Have a great week!

Catherine said...

I am so in love with your quilt!!! That cake sounds yummy! I've never heard of beets mixed with chocolate. So fun seeing pics of your son and Mia again!!

Lois said...

Love your quilt! I'm guessing Mia is loving having the boy child around again. Great pics of them both.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

The quilt is coming along nicely. I really like the blues you added. It's going to be a stunner when it's done.

Karoline said...

Wow, you're really motoring with your hexies. The
quilt is looking stunning.

Your daughters cake looked lovely & great photos of your boy & Mia

valerie said...

You go Margaret! Look at you quilt! Awesomeness. I love seeing these hexies...I quilt vicariously through you cuz I don't know how and I don't have time to learn but it sure is pretty. Can't wait to see your big finish! :)

Chris said...

Gorgeous progress on your quilt!!
Mia is so happy to have your son home. She is really his constant companion.
That cake looks pretty amazing.

Melody said...

Your quilt is coming along beautifully. You've made great progress.

Carol said...

That is one glorious quilt, Margaret--I'm so glad you're taking time away from stitching to finish it!

A beet cake--now that is something I've never had. I'll bet it was very moist and tasty. I love beets--one of the few vegetables I'll eat :)

Looks like Mia and your son have settled into a relaxing summer routine!

Melanie said...

That quilt is so fabulous. Can not WAIT to see it finished.

You know, I've never had a beet. I keep thinking I should try though. I mean, I love all sorts of other vegetables like kale and squashes, etc. I think they scare me a little because of the mess when you cut them up.

Giovanna said...

The quilt is going to be gorgeous - well done so far!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Margaret, I love love love this quilt. All those colours that merge into each other and give way to the next. Fantastic. I can't wait to see it finished.

Sherry said...

Looks like everyone is happy to have the boy child home for awhile. Love that flower on the cake your daughter made. How creative! Your quilt is really coming along! I love the colors.

Sherry :o) said...

And how did the beet cake taste? Very cool flower though. Your quilt is way cool - I think it'scoming along very quick too. You'll be making x's again in no time. Looks like Mia is loving having her boy home - Mom too, I bet. Have a super week, Margaret! Bet you may even be done with the hexies as I type this comment...Sherry :0)