Monday, June 17, 2013

Eventful week! -- loooooong post

First off, here is my Hex on the Beach quilt -- three more rows to go and the top will be done!


Our 30th anniversary was this past Tuesday.  Here is my gift to my sweetheart.


Sorry for the reflections.  Here's a closeup of the frame.


We celebrated our anniversary in a big way.  The day before, on Monday, we went into the city with the boy child in tow to meet the girl child and her boyfriend for dinner.


Aren't they cute?

Then we rushed by subway (down to just the four of us without the boyfriend) to the Barclay Center in Brooklyn for this!


Yes!  If you've been reading my blog for a long time, you'll know I'm a huge Beatles and Macca fan.  The father type and I got to see Paul McCartney in concert once in 2002 in Madison Square Garden when the kids were still little.  But hey, my kids were raised on Beatles and Wings and McCartney!  They had to see him in concert too, right?  So we did it.


We were in the nose bleed seats -- hard to tell from this picture, but boy, were those seats scary!  It felt like you could take a tumble right down to the floor!   Hard to get good pics of the concert too, but we could see pretty well!



It was such a good concert.  Paul isn't afraid to be nostalgic now.  Lots of Beatles and Wings hits, lots of singing along.  I had a huge grin plastered on my face for the whole concert.  And I think the kids and the father type enjoyed it as well.

Back at home, the father type and I had a yummy dinner on our own on our anniversary.  Crunch roll for me -- yum!


You can see the father type's yummy meal in the background.

Yesterday was Father's Day.  The girl child came home and we had a yummy dinner at a local steak house.


I'm not into steak, so I had the Ahi tuna steak with soba noodles and veggies with an Asian twist.  So good!


And a chocolate mousse cake for dessert.  Decadent!


The girl child had to leave nice and early this morning to head to work, but it was so nice to see her again so soon.  Twice in one week!

The boy child and Mia have been up to their antics again this week.


Mia loves her bean bag pouf, but isn't happy about being squished.



The boy child placed a sweatband on Mia's head.  And she didn't try to get it off.


This is what Mia looks like when she has had a piece of lox from my bagel and wants more.  Methinks she loves salmon.

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



65 comments:

Katrina said...

Congrats on your anniversary, glad you had such a nice week and the sampler is just gorgeous. Can't believe how fast you are doing that quilt, it's wonderful.

Teresa S. said...

OH, the quilt is so nice! I love the colors.

Congrats on your 30th anniversary! It is certainly worth celebrating.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the 30th anniversary! I'm not so in love with post-Beatles Paul, but DH and DS1 saw him a year or so ago and were over the moon. The quilt looks fantastic.

cucki said...

congratulations on your 30th anniversary dear..
very pretty quilt..so pretty..
sending you lots of love and hugs x

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh comme j'aime vos photos mon amie, remplis de bonheur venir ici sur votre blog est toujours une grande joie pour moi !
merci et gros bisous à tous

Marylin

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Happy Anniversary, Margaret. Your sampler is just so beautiful! So happy that you got to celebrate with all the "loves" of your life. Enjoyed seeing the pictures, especially Mia in her sweatband!

Cari said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Margaret. You have such a wonderful family. I love hearing about them as much as I love seeing your needlework. Mia, of course, is a favorite of mine for sure. Have a simply fabulous week!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Oh those cute little eyes looking up at you asking for more, who could resist? What a beautiful gift you gave your husband - congratulations on your anniversary. The photo of Mia with the sweatband made me smile, what a patient little soul she is to keep it on.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

So loving your quilt, Margaret and you Hart sampler is gorgeous! A wonderful anniversary gift. Happy Anniversary!!! You know I'm a huge Beatles and Paul fan, too and know you enjoyed the show. Those high seats always scare the bejeezus out of me when we have to go that far up.
Mia looks like a chef with the sweatband on her head!

Vicki said...

Happy 30th! Sounds like you had a great celebration. Those seats did look scary, but I know you forgot all about that once the concert started. The quilt is gorgeous.

BrendaS said...

You're quilt looks wonderful Margaret and I love your anniversary gift! So beautiful!

You certainly did have a great week -- how fun:)

Vickie said...

Congrats to you and DH on 30 years!! Wow! So great to see you all together again. Such a happy post. Love Mia in her sweatband. ;)

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Happy Anniversary! You got married when you were 12, right? lol!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! The Hart sampler is beautiful--I have it in my stash--a gift from a very special friend.

Concert looks like it was fun for everyone. And Mia--so loved, so much personality.

Deb said...

Your quilt looks so good!! And happy anniversary!! Your sampler looks wonderful and a perfect frame choice. It looks like you celebrated it in a big way. I would have loved to have seen Paul McCartney. Makes me think of being young again!!

Love the sweatband on Mia's head. Funny the things that our pets will put up with!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on the anniversary and what a wonderful way to celebrate it too! The quilt is coming along nicely! Hugs!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Glad your anniversary week was so special and you got to share it with both kids.

Your Hex on the Beach quilt looks fabulous... and I can't wait to get to those luscious blues on my quilt top. That won't be anytime soon.

Beautiful sampler for your DH. Love the Mia photos and that chocolate mouse cake... I so want a piece of that!

Melissa said...

Awww, that's so sweet - Mia looks so happy. If a cat could smile...! She is happy the boy is back that's for sure!

Happy 30th! The gift you made is beautiful. The dinner looked yummy indeed and what a great way to celebrate with a Sir Paul concert!

Oh yes, lastly, the quilt is looking amazing!

~Narita said...

Your quilt is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

Love your quilt and anniversary piece!!!! Happy Anniversary!! You certainly have been blessed and had some memorable times recently!! Love seeing Mia with her boy again!

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on your 30th anniversary!
It looks as though you celebrated in style.
The framed sampler is fabulous and oh how I love that quilt.
Margaret

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great post! Lots of family, fun, frolic, and food -- what more could one ask for? Well, stitching and quilting, of course. All so well done. Beautiful finish/framing of Hart!

Deborah said...

Happy Anniversary! Good times were had by all. The quilt is beautiful.

Vera said...

Happy Anniversary Margaret! What great pictures -- everything looks wonderful: the quilt is gorgeous, the sampler I love (perfect choice on the frame), great pics of the kids and Mia in the sweatband looks like a little queen (if only there were diamonds in the sweatband/tiara - LOL). I'll bet the concert was fabulous

Erica said...

WOWSA! Margaret!
Looks like you had a wonderful time! Great memories!
Congrats on 30 years! Whoop!
It goes by sooooo fast!

HollyXSing said...

Margaret! Happy 30th wedding anniversary! I had my 30th this past December!

I love your hex quilt! What a looker!

Isn't nice to have the kids all together?

Enjoy,

-Holly

HollyXSing said...

Margaret! Happy 30th wedding anniversary! I had my 30th this past December!

I love your hex quilt! What a looker!

Isn't nice to have the kids all together?

Enjoy,

-Holly

Annie said...

What a wonderful celebration. Lucky you to have a great family and get to go to the McCartney concert too! Great sampler to commemorate the occasion. Congrats!

I'm more in more in love with that quilt every time you show an update!

Brenda said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS stitching!!!! And I love the kitty pics too!!!

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary Margaret. The sampler is gorgeous. Glad to see both kids were there. Love the pics of Mia as always.

Linda

Penny said...

Happy Anniversary!! Just read the little description on The Hart Lives Where it Loves - what a perfect gift! Beautiful! Made my palms sweat looking at those seats, but what a treat to see Paul in concert! Really enjoyed all of the pictures. Love the picture of Mia with her sweatband. :D

Amanda said...

I have a friend who is a huge Paul McCartney fan and works live sports television. She was working the Superbowl game where he did the half time show - and was completely, utterly blown away when after the show he came to the truck where all the techs slave away and personally thanked everybody for a great show. Most of the talent aren't really aware that there are people in trucks in back of the venue running tape decks and doing all that grunt/tech work that makes them look good on TV. But there he was, being gracious and personable and utterly marvelous. She still gets a bit flustered and fan-girly when she talks about it.

One thing I've been meaning to do is thank you for all the pics of Mia. Until a year ago last May when old age finally caught up with him, I had a kitty named Neko who except for the spot on the side was the spitting image of Mia. When you ran the entry about Mia and the coffee, I forwarded it to my pals, and the general consensus was - "Neko lives!" I get a real charge out of seeing her antics; she always makes me smile.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Congrats and kudos onthe gift! Its wonderful and the meal YUM LOL

Susan said...

Happy 30th Anniversary! The sampler is gorgeous and I love your choice of frame! The quilt top is beautiful too ~ that's a lot of work!

Looks like the concert was a blast and your dinner looked yummy!

Mouse said...

congratulations on the anniversary :0) ours is 25 in december ... doing as wee happy dance for the almost finished ....
the concert looks fab and been in seats like that too ...lol
food looked very yummy and mia looks soooo cute with the band on ...lol love mouse xxxx

Annette-California said...

Happy 30th Anniversary! Beautiful celebration. Your framed sampler to your husband is Gorgeous! Great concert, dinner and being with your children, lovely. Mia is too cute. love Annette

Annette-California said...

I wanted to tell you - your hexagon quilt is SPECTACULAR! Oh Margaret I love the arrangement of colors & how they flow into one another. Beautiful. love Annette

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! You make such a sweet couple and a lovely family.

Love the quilt - love it!

Mia and your son and their love for each other actually hurts my heart! I always dread when he goes back to school - as I know Mia misses him so much....

Linda in VA

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a wonderful post! Love Mia and her sweatband.

Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I love the way you celebrated it!

Mia loves her boy!

Mary said...

Looks like a very busy- and fun! - week!! As far as I'm concerned,Paul MCartney walks on water How lucky you are!!!

The quilt is going to be a treasure.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Congratulations on 30 years...to both of you! Sound as if you have had a wonderful week! So fun...Paul...the cute one! The Hart Sampler makes the perfect gift for an anniversary. Your quilt just keeps getting better and better...it won't be long now.
Have a great week,
Robyn

Marsha said...

Well look! I'm posting to your blog again. Yeah. The quilt is so cool and the Hart Sampler is beautiful. Congratulations on 30 years. What a fun way to celebrate. You are making me very hungry with the food pictures. Have a great week. Glad you got to see your daughter a couple of times.

P.J. said...

Happy anniversary!! Looks like a splendid time had with the whole family. I bet the concert was amazing. Your quilt is gorgeous and you are knocking it out woman....WOW!

Chris said...

Happy Anniversary! It looks like you had a wonderful celebration. So glad that concert was great too.
The hexes are looking wonderful, so close! The Hart is amazing, what a perfect frame.
Hugs to you and Mia!

Cathy B said...

Happy Anniversary! You made some good memories!

Carol said...

I'll bet you can't believe you're celebrating 30 years already, can you, Margaret? Where does the time go! I think those years of child-rearing often pass by in a blur...

So glad you got to see Sir Paul again--what an experiences. I would have been terrified in those seats as I'm afraid of heights! But, with the giant screens and such at today's concerts I'm sure you could see just fine.

Love your quilt more each time I see it!!

Bertie said...

The hexi is gorgeous! Enjoyed reading your post Margaret, lovely family pictures, everyone looks cute, Mia too sooo funny;)

Melody said...

It looks like you've had some great celebrations! Happy Anniversary! How fabulous to get to go to the Paul McCartney concert!!! I've been a fan of his for a long time also.

It looks like you had a good Father's Day also. Fun times! Your anniversary gift is so lovely. Hope he liked it.

Also, the quilt is coming along great.

Krista said...

Happy Anniversary, Margaret!! What a fantastic celebration you had! Paul McCartney is absolutely awesome, he always puts on a great show. How wonderful the kids went too. All that yummy food is making me hungry, love sushi! Have a wonderful week!!

Melanie said...

Happy anniversary!!!!!!! I'm so glad you had a such a happy time to celebrate!!! 30 years is amazing. :)
Also: those seats DO look scary to me in the photo. I have a thing for heights and.......'shudder'. But who could miss an opportunity like that. He could quit touring anytime, right?

Lois said...

Such a lovely way to celebrate your 30th! I love this quilt so much. So far I've resisted the hexes urge but seeing yours makes me want to cave! As always, I love seeing the pics of Mia. Love what you stitched for your DH too!

woolwoman said...

Great post margaret - LOVE the Hart sampler framed and personalized for your special 30th anniversary. seeing paul must have been just phenominal WOW - I am so excited for you - knowing what a big fan you are - I'm very happy you got to see him again. With those older performers you never know when it will be the last time touring etc etc. None of us are getting any younger. Cheers to your and your DH - here's to 30 more - Love Mel

Beth said...

That quilt is beyond lovely - I love how the colors ebb and flow. What a wonderful anniversary gift you stitched. You and your family seem to have had a great weekend too. Love all the Mia pictures - I miss my cats!

Sweet Sue said...

Hiya Margaret, thx for sharing, glad to see you're all doing well:) Your sampler finish for hubs is beautiful, and sure to become a family treasure. Wow is all I can say about your Hex quilt, have really enjoyed seeing it come together. Looks like you had a super Anni with Sir Paul, wishing you both many more happy yrs to come! xo

dixiesamplar said...

What a great anniversary celebration! Congrats on 30 years too..now that's impressive. And Mia is just as cute as ever. Loving your quilt and the piece for DH...just lovely.

valerie said...

Congratulations to you and the father type! Sounds like a wonderful celebration for dinner an dPaul McCarthy. Fun! And nice framing on your sampler. Your hexie quilt looks fab!

Stitch Wizard said...

Margaret your post is so much fun to read!!! I just love the gift you gave to your hubby too!! It is just beautiful and I think it is one I need to have along with all of the other Scarlet Letter charts I keep getting. Red is my favorite color too. You just had a wonderful anniversary it looks like and I also have always loved The Beatles and Paul Mc Cartney too. Lucky you getting to see him and my favoritIe thing to eat is Japanese food too. As always your kitty is so so cute and I love seeing your family having so much fun too! :))

Sherry :o) said...

Happy anniversary! Jedi looking great and your stitching phenomenal. Kiddos looking good!

Sherry :o) said...

Hexie...not Jedi. Gotta love auto-correct

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret,
Love your hex quilt, and your Hart Live is beautiful! What a wonderful anniversary present to DH. How blessed you are to have made it to 30 years, I lost my darling husband to cancer at 26 years. I see that Mia is enjoying that beautiful basket quilt again! So she has to wear a little bell? I tried that on one of mine, and it drove them crazy!!! I have always like Paul McCartney too. So does my son, age 23, he went to Bonnaroo last week, and Paul played for 2 1/2 hours! He loved it! It is amazing that the young folk still like what we liked so many years ago! I guess those songs are timeless.
Hugs,
Melinda

Brigitte said...

You had a busy but wonderful week as it can be seen from the pictures. Your anniversary gift for DH is just gorgeous - a great design in the perfect frame.
I can easily understand that you just had to go to that concert. When Bruce Springsteen has a concert somewhere in the south of Germany, it's also an absolute must for me to go there, lol. Great to see that you had a good time there.
I'm looking forward to seeing that wonderful quilt finished.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, the framed sampler is gorgeous.

Your hexies are looking stunning

Kathie said...

seeing the beatles in concert was always a dream of mine! I LOVE your beach quilt, wow!!!!!! I am so impressed its beautiful.
great cake for the boy friend! love that rose beet! always fun to see the pictures of the boy child and Mia!
Kathie

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Love the family photos. Oh and the ones of Mia also, she is gorgeous.