Monday, August 5, 2013

A couple of finishes

I finished stitching A Needleworker's Sampler Huswif by With My Needle.

A Needleworker's Sampler Huswif 
by With My Needle
kit from class

I just love it!  I'm going to take my time deciding whether to finish it into a huswife or frame it.

I also stitched this little piece.


Adam and Eve by Kathy Barrick
36ct Vintage Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens
NPI called for

I was naughty and didn't bother filling in the background as called for in the design.  I stuck it in the other side of my lovely sewing box from Nicola.  I'm not sure the two pieces look good together, but I'm pleased with my little Adam and Eve.


The girl child was here this past weekend again -- it's been nice to see her so often.  The two of us went through a box that my father sent me from home so the girl child could choose from the "vintage" clothing from my younger days (some from my mother's wardrobe as well).  We found this sweater and the boy child commented that the girl child looked like Vilma from Scooby Doo.  lol!  (the color in real life is exactly the same color as Vilma's sweater.)

Jinkies!!

We've been having gloriously cool and lovely days this past week or so, and we are all loving it.  Mia especially has enjoyed basking in the sun and the open windows.



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


53 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The huswif looks so bonnie finished Margaret, I wouldn't know what to choose - it would look great framed but it would also look good finished as a huswif. It's good to spend time with grown up family, I must say I'm dreading the day when my son moves out on his own - hopefully it will be a long way off. Say hi to MIa for me.

Vickie said...

Beautiful work! Your daughter looks great.

Cari said...

Looks like it was a perfect week !! Hugs...love the stitching you finished. Excellent as usual !!

Lene said...

So beautiful, everything you make. I love the colors on the huswif. You do good work:) Thanks for including Mia, as always. Enjoy your days spent with the kiddies.

Melody said...

Beautiful finishes! Yes, your daughter does look like she's wearing Velma's sweater...

Vicki said...

I love the colors in the huswif! You did a terrific job on it. I like the two pieces in your sewing box - but then I'm a big proponent of "everything doesn't have to match"! I like the way the colors in each piece complement the other piece.

Annie said...

The huswif is beautiful. Either finish type will show it off.

Only a stitcher would consider herself naughty for leaving out the background! I don't think you will have to go the stitcher jail for that. The A&E looks nice in the box.. a perfect fit.

I love that sweater style and still have a couple. We used to call those 'poor boy' sweaters back in my college days. Maybe the style was slightly different. My brain has stored that info way in the back of the vault!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Wonderful finishes! I love the huswife pieces colors. Funny what the boy said about his sister! Scratches for Mia from me.

ricketyjo said...

Wonderful stitching, congrats on your finishes! The huswif is absolutely lovely! :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on the lovely finishes! That's a nice picture of girl child. Lover her haircut!

Bertie said...

The huswif is stunning Margaret! You do turn them out in record time lol.
Kathy's A&E is lovely, I do like her designing again.
Lovely family pictures, I wonder what Mia is looking at!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on two lovely finishes! The huswif is awesome! It will be interesting to see which way you will finish it.

Thank goodness for cooler weather! We had about 2-3 days of it and now we are back to heat.

It must be nice to have your kids around more these days! Have fun!

Evelyne said...

The huswif is absolutely lovely Margaret!!!
I love your new piece in your sewing box.
I wish you lovely days with the kids.

My Xstitch Place said...

Gorgeous stiching, love it :)

Annette-California said...

WOW - Huswif is GORGEOUS! Don't you love Ellen's charts? I can't wait to see if you frame it or make a huswif too. Your 2 pieces for your box are very beautiful. Love Adam and Eve. Looks incredible.
Glad your enjoying the cooler weather. Your looks so pretty.
love Annette

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful finish! Margaret! I framed a BBD design that was supposed to be a housewife (several years ago) and I love it! I'm sure however your finishing, whatevernitnis, will be perfect! Sweet CHS A&E finish, too! We are also enjoying the cool weather! Love it!!!

Karoline said...

Both finishes are gorgeous, congratulations

marly said...

Gorgeous! It's a shame that much of the stitchery is hidden when rolled or folded, but huswife's are really beautiful pieces. Tough decision. BTW, I have a sweater like that!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Beautiful finish! Turtlenecks...can't wait!
Have a great week,
Robyn

Dawn said...

Lovely finishes. So many! I admire your productivity.
You keep me very motivated to get my needle out and stitch!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Mia really looks like she's enjoying herself on the windowsill. :-)
Congrats on finishing two beautiful pieces.
I like the look of the A&E with Amy Mitten's piece. Not everything has to be matchy matchy... it gives it that schoolgirl charm.

BrendaS said...

Great finishes Margaret! Love the colors on both projects.

Nice pics of your daughter. Red looks very nice on her:)

Stitch Wizard said...

Congratulations on two beautiful finishes Margaret!!! I love the Huswif and your Adam and Eve with Amy Mitten's piece too. They compliment each other!! Your daughter and the kitty and wonderful photos for all of us to enjoy too!!! Love everything you put up here! :)

Jackie said...

This huswif is one of my favorites from Ellen. You've stitched yours beautifully and your photo has captured the wonderful color.

Do share the other treasures in the box from your father!

Karen said...

Great finishes! I love the Kathy Barrick piece.

P.J. said...

Your needle is a flying! Beautiful work! Love the bold colors in the huswif. Your box finish is very nice, I like the two diffenent designs together. My Chewie is loving similar weather up here. We let her hang out with us on the back yard on a leash with her harness. She loves it. Cries like a baby if we go to work in the yard and dont take her. She might be a bit spoiled. Hehehe. Glad you got extra GC time!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous finishes, love them! Wish I could stitch as fast as you ha ha!

Mia is really loving the sun!

Hugs,

Krista said...

What great finishes!! You are stitching so fast! I am happy too with the cooler temps, so wonderful!! Enjoy the week!

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finishes Margaret. Cute pics of Mia as always.

Linda

Deborah said...

Beautiful work as always. I love the little A&E piece.

Andrea said...

What gorgeous finishes, as always! You do the best samplers!!

Your daughter is just gorgeous too :-) Glad you had a nice visit! How fun to go through your vintage clothing and that she found something she liked! My mother used to say to me that things always come back in style and I thought NO WAY, but sure enough... sometimes I see kids wearing stuff me or Jeff used to wear and I'm like...OhMYGod NOT AGAIN!!

That Mia loves her boy, doesn't she?!
xoxo

Mouse said...

oooooo well done on the finishes and I can't decide which way either ..lol
had a giggle at the Vilma ... and nice to see you mia enjoying the cooler weather :) love mouse xxxxxx

Mary said...

The Sampler Huswife came together in record time - most impressive! You make me want to get mine back out.

Chris said...

Lovely finishes. Your A&E looks great in your sewing case. Daphne it cool :)
Hugs to you and Mia.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your Adam and Eve look stunning and are beautiful in your box :)
Vilma! What a throwback and looks perfect on the girl child!

Susan said...

What lovely finishes! Love the Adam and Eve piece.

I have been amused at how maxi dresses re making a return. Guess I never thought that Iwould become "vintage" one day!

Carol said...

Such beautiful finishes, Margaret! Really love the little A&E piece...

And Velma--yes!! Only your daughter needs to gain (quite) a few pounds :) She is very pretty!

Melanie said...

Love the colors in the huswif. It's a wonderful piece.

I still have a ribbed sweater like that in my closet. In chocolate brown though. I can't let it go for some reason, even though I haven't worn in it in at least 5 years. Heh. It looks really good on your daughter. She should keep it for sure. :)

Penny said...

Really pretty colors in the huswif! Love the Adam and Eve finish too! Your daughter looks very pretty in red. And Mia is sweet as always. :) Our cats have really enjoyed the open windows the last couple of days, too.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the pretty finishes!

Teresa S. said...

You finished that huswife already, that is amazing, Margaret!

And I am still having sewing box envy-even though your inserts look great :)

Good to see a young person that enjoys vintage clothing. I still get corrected everytime I call pants bellbottoms :) I tell them "bellbottoms" is correct and "flares" is incorrect!

Catherine said...

Fab finishes! If your daughter ever has a need for prom dresses from the 80's ~ I'm sure mine are still in my closet at my parent's home!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Applause applause!! You must have stitched in your sleep. I struggled also whether to frame it or not. But alas a frame it was.

RuthB said...

Oh dear Heavens, that is Velma's sweater! LOL

Congrats on the beautiful finishes. Of course, we are accustomed to these from you, but still you deserve to know how much we all love your work :)

woolwoman said...

Glad it's cool somewhere - certainly not down in the deep south but after all it's August and it is expected. LOVE your WMN finish - OMGosh - it is stunning. The little A&E design is so cute. I'm so glad kathy is designing again - nothing like her style. How's the knitting - did you finish the shawl ? I've been away from blogland alot lately - What's next for Margarets needle(s)? Cheers mel

Dona said...

Congratulations on your pretty finishes, Margaret! I love the way A&E look in the box next to the Quaker piece. Both look nice with the wood.

Gorgeous colors in your huswife, too!



Brigitte said...

And another great finish. And so quickly stitched. Now I'm curious to see what you will be doing with it - finish as a huswife or frame it. Adam and Eve looks great and I think it goes so very well with the Quaker in the opposite frame.
Cooler weather, that's what we were longing for as well. And now we have it, but it's paired with rain. I don't mind ...

Jeanne said...

Holy cow Margaret, that huswife is gorgeous!! Congrats on 2 more lovely finishes. :) Can't believe how fast your kids are growing into young adults.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Bonjour, je rentre de vacance !!! magnifiques broderies comme toujours, bisous mon amie !

Marylin

Kathy Ellen said...

As always, your Huswife is exquisitely stitched and just gorgeous. Although it would be lovely, made up into a folded huswife, it would be so beautiful as a framed piece to display.

I love the Kathy Barrick piece too and it looks really nice in that nice double frame.

Your daughter looks so pretty in that sweater. I must admit that, I too, have one just like it in cranberry! I have a tough time parting with some of my 'vintage' clothing too.

I know that you treasure those special days with your dear children, as they are so very special and dear to your heart.

Blessings for a wonderful weekend!

Sherry :o) said...

Oh Margaret, I knew you'd finish the Huswife quickly. And she is gorgeous. When I finish mine (in the next ten years or so) I plan on doing the needleroll...

Pics are great - glad to see you are visitng with your daughter and looks like your son is enjoying summer.

Solstitches said...

Your needle has been flying Margaret!
Such gorgeous finishes. I love the huswife piece.
How fun that your girl is wearing vintage clothes from both you and your mom :)
Mia must be the most contented kitty ever with all the love she gets from your boy.
Margaret

Anne said...

Big congrats on your huswife Margaret!!! It's such a stunning design. I would have a hard time deciding whether to frame it or sew it into a huswife. I'm sure whichever method you choose will be lovely. That Kathy Barrick A & E is darling. Is it a new design of hers? It looks wonderful in your sewing box! Such a great photo of Vilma! LOL!! She does look like her in that sweater. Give Mia a little snuggle for me!