Monday, June 3, 2013

Hairy hexes

I'm afraid people who are looking for cross stitch will be disappointed.  I seem to be in a hexie frame of mind these days.  I've got 23 rows out of 40 done so far.


Such a fun quilt!  My box of hexies used to look like this.


It has shrunk to this.


The white ones on the bottom left are my hexie papers that are used for English Paper Piecing.

The boy child finally got a haircut!  He was looking like a long haired musician (which is what he is after all) before.


Now he's looking very different.


Sorry, have to put this picture in.  Love it.


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


47 comments:

Cari said...

You are going to town on that quilt Margaret. I love it so much. I have mine out...means I fingered the fabrics and put them in order. I'm good to go...I just need to get started. Hugs to your son and sweet Mia. I just love seeing pics of the two of them. Have a great week!

My Xstitch Place said...

Great hexies, beautiful fabric

Vickie said...

aww, sweet happiness. =)
Your quilt is so pretty.

Sally said...

Oh wow your quilt is gorgeous!

BrendaS said...

Your quilt is really coming along Margaret! LOVE the colors:)

Patty C. said...

Hexi's are OK with me! Gorgeous progress ...

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I like the short look best:-) I'm a great believer in doing what you enjoy at the time.

Brenda in WI said...

Beautiful quilt Margaret - also, sorry, I love the long hair better. It goes better with the musician in him.

Catherine said...

What a handsome young man!! Your quilt is fabulous ~ love all the colors!! And Mia ~ right back where she should be ~ sleeping with your son!

Bertie said...

Your'e so quick with the hexi's, I know now how patchwork can be so addictive, looks fabulous so far:)
What, a short hair musician!, never heard of that lol, a fine looking young man, and Mia seems to like it too!
Have a good week:))

~Narita said...

I sure have been enjoying your blog :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

The boy child is looking good with his new haircut. :-) Your hexie quilt is gorgeous... and you've inspired me to work on mine again... I'm basting the hexies for Row 4. I don't think I'm going to catch up to you!

Escargopotte bordados said...

I love this ! vyour quilt is faboulous !

marly said...

Graet progress Margaret! Do you do anything leisurely????

Deb said...

Gosh, you're going to be finished with that quilt before you know it!! I think that's it's always good to take a break from stitching. Do you have another quilt lined p after?

And what is it with boys and their hair. Nick just got his cut this weekend too. I can actually see his eyes! LOL

Penny said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! You are almost there - can't wait! :) Your son is looking quite handsome with his haircut and of course Mia is looking as sweet as ever. :)

cucki said...

Wow your quilt is coming along so lovely...
Your son and Mia are so sweet..
Love for you x

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Your hexies are looking really nice. I can see why you are on a roll with it! Have a good week!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like everything is back to normal with BC and Mia!

Hazel said...

I am glad I am not the only one not stitching much at the moment. Your quilt is looking lovely. xx

Glenna said...

Love the color graduations in that quilt! And Boy Child is quite handsome. Clearly Mia is thrilled that he's home.

Annie said...

That is an incredible number of hexies as far as I'm concerned. You are amazing!

And what a great haircut. Your son looks fabulous!

Jules said...

Your quilt is lovely!!

Loraine said...

Wonderful progress on your Hexie quilt! Gosh what a gorgeous color scheme! Can't wait to see it finished.
Your son looks adorable with his new hair cut. I'm sure it's nice to have him home for a while.
You sampler finish from a couple posts back is incredible as well! You amaze me with all you get done.
Have a great week!

Carol said...

Such great progress, Margaret--your hexie quilt is fabulous. I can see why you want to stick with it and just finish!

Nice new haircut--I sure wish I could convince my middle son to shave his beard. I though it was just a winter thing, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere even though summer has arrived!

Ellen said...

Great progress on your Hexie quilt, love all the colors!

Hugs,

Linda said...

Your hexes are looking good Margaret. I love your son's haircut. Quite a handsome young man. Mia is adorable as always.

Linda

Brenda said...

Your quilt is coming along very nicely. I LOVE quilts. I had a grandmother who made several for me and my mom made me one out of the fabrics she sewed my dresses as a child. Great job hon!

Happy Sewing!!

Jackie said...

I wish my youngest would get his hair cut. Sigh.

You're getting there with the hexie quilt! Are you going to hand quilt it?

P.J. said...

Loving the hexes!! It makes me dizzy thinking of all that sewing; your work is beautiful.what a transformation with a hair cut...cool look! Love seeing Mia sleeping on the boy child. So sweet.

Krista said...

Love the progress you are making on the quilt!! Such beautiful colors! No post would be complete without the sweet little Mia, so cute! :)

Melissa said...

You're just as speedy with those hexes as with the x's if you know what I mean! That's going to be some amazing quilt!

~Narita said...

Oh Margaret,

Thank you so much for leaving me a message on my blog. I'm so glad you like it. I was actually at your blog this morning, looking all through it. Your kitty sure loves your son :)
(I have seven, since you were wondering) lol They just turned up. Like the neighbor bringing Little Angel and 2 others my daughter brought home... but time goes on and they all age. Which is sad. We lost one last month. He was the first one that turned up on our windowsill, about 13 years ago.
Bless you Sweet Margaret

Mouse said...

oooooooo well done .. that is surely an awful lot of hand stitching with those hexies ....not done it in years and just love your colours that you have chosen :)
and Mia managed to sneak in on one of the photos too ...lol
love mouse xxxxxx

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh quel travail c'est impressionnant ! j'adore Mia et votre fils avec les cheveux court est très beau ! bisous mon amie

Chris said...

Wonderful progress on your quilt. Great haircut too.
Have a great week!

Karoline said...

Your hexies are looking stunning!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful colors in your quilt...it's looking great. Long hair/short hair...he's a keeper!
Robyn

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a gorgeous quilt, I drool every time you show it. The colors are just fabulous.
Your BC is so cute!

woolwoman said...

the quilt is gorgeous Margaret - Of course I love the long haired musician type look but he's a cute kid with any style hair. hope you're having fun in hexie heaven.
Mel

Giovanna said...

Oh my, that quilt is beautiful! Look forward to seeing the final result.

Melanie said...

Over halfway now with the hexies!!! Just love it. :)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

OH WOW! Your quilt is going to be stunningly gorgeous!
and I bet the boy child felt footloose and fancy free after that shearing he had! :) He's a handsome young man! and boy does his kitty sure love him lots!

krayolakris said...

Love your quilt Margaret! Mia looks happy to have her boy in the house! We were singing your praises at our local EGA stitch-in last weekend. Could you tell?

Anne said...

Love your title post Margaret!! Your quilt is hexonfantastic!!! I've been loving watching it come together. Something about 6 sided shapes makes me happy. Your son looks great with his new do and Mia seems to be a happy gal with him around!!

Marie said...

Your box of hexagons are eye candy! I LOVE making hexagons. Have you seen the teeny tiny paper templates? I recently purchased a bag and will try to remember to post a picture of them on my blog.

I can relate to "a guy in need of a haircut" ~ I have 2 sons. :D

cucki said...

Wow your quilt is looking so beautiful...
Big hugs x