Monday, August 19, 2013

Dorothy and Jane

I only worked on two projects this past week -- much more typical for me.  Stitching-wise, I worked on Dorothy Walpole.  Got to the pretty part, skipped the over one section for now.  I needed some pretty!


For the clamshell section, I'm stitching rice stitch instead of the called for eyelet stitch.  I've been told by a couple of friends that the original antique was done in rice stitch and I like how it looks.


I also had to put in a color for the W in the clamshell section -- the chart says that Z and W are the same color, but of course that won't work here where there are obviously two colors side by side that are different.  Very odd.

The other project I worked on was my Dear Jane blocks.  These are the blocks I finished this week.


And all my blocks so far.


I still have two applique blocks to do.  Hopefully I will get to those sometime soon.  But otherwise, I have to wait for the next BOM package to arrive.

Somehow, the boy child and Mia seem to be cuddling a lot these days.



Or having a staring contest.


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

48 comments:

Cari said...

Oh I love your work on Dorothy...she's a beautiful piece. Your quilt is coming right along too. I think it's fun to switch it up and work on a couple of different project too. Keeps it exciting. Mia and her BFF are so much fun to watch. Maybe she's snuggling a lot 'cause she knows the school year is just about to start .... Hugs and have a great week Margaret!

Melissa said...

Oh that's so cute - A Boy and His Cat! Mutual adoration society.

Dorothy is looking great. I understand about skipping sections to get to the pretty parts!

The quilt blocks are very nice too.

Glenna said...

So lovely, your Dorothy. I found the same thing with the Z and W. Love the quilt pieces too, and you're slowly but surely pulling me into the abyss with that.

Mia is going to be sad when her boy goes back to school...

Vickie said...

I just love Dorothy. So pretty.
Oh dear! Mia is in for heartbreak soon isn't she?

Marsha said...

Dorothy looks wonderful. I love her colors. The quilt is going to look great.

BrendaS said...

Dorothy looks stunning Margaret! Nice progress on your Dear Jane blocks. As always, cute pics of Mia and your son.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I love your Dorothy Walpole piece, Margaret. This is on my list and seeing yours makes me want to drop everything. Your quit pieces are so pretty. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Dorothy looks great and I love the colours of fabric you're using. Mia is so cuddly as always. By the way have you stopped over to Edgar's blog today to see that you are a winner, congratulations.

Deb said...

Love how Dorothy is looking and I'll have to remember that about the Rice stitches. She's on my hit list to do one of these days.

And love your Dear Jane blocks!! You're making me want to pull out mine again.

Kim said...

Two great projects! Between you and Nicole, you're really pushing me to add Dorothy to the mix. I have yet to open my Dear Jane packet! Thinking I might want to do that. Probably best to try and stay on top of that! Ha! Have a great week!

Teresa S. said...

Beautiful work, Margaret!
I like the rice stitch on Dorothy, too.

Solstitches said...

Dorothy is gorgeous and that section certainly is pretty so I can see how you were anxious to work on it.
Loving the Dear Jane. The triangle one looks a bit tricky!
Margaret

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

I agree. The rice stitches are beautiful. You do such beautiful work and pick great samplers!!

Evelyne said...

I love your work on Dorothy! I like the rice stitch and the colours.
Good choice this sampler!
The blocks of the DJ are gorgeous!
Mia is so cute.

Great week.
Evelyne

Laura said...

I love Dorothy.
As for rice stitch?

My Crossstitch Place said...

I am in love with the stitching, so beautiful

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Dorothy looks fabulous... love the rice stitch clamshell section.
The DJ blocks looks wonderful and I can't wait to see the two applique blocks.
Awww... Mia and the boy child... BFF.

Lene said...

I am looking forward to see Dorothy in all her glory. She looks colorful and fun! Enjoy your Dear Jane trip. It is worth it, in the end. Is Mia sensing school is starting in not so long, I wonder? :)

Linda said...

Great progress on both projects Margaret. Mia knows that he is going to be leaving soon for school.

Linda

Annie said...

Love the look of the rice stitch. Beautiful colors.

Love your quilt blocks. Some interesting shapes there. Will be fun to see it come together.

Such sweet bonding between a boy and his cat!

Linda said...

Love your sampler!

Also love the pictures of your son and Mia. I swear - I'm so odd - but I think often about how awful it will be for Mia again when he goes back to college soon! It makes me cry to think of it....

Linda in VA

Bertie said...

Lovely to see the different stitches in your sampler, very colourful!
Oh I do like your DJ blocks, who does this BOM Margaret?they are fabulous.
Oh Mia does love the attention, or does the boy lol.
Have a good week:))

Catherine said...

Dorothy is beautiful ~ your rice stitches look perfect and the colors are amazing.
Sweet Mia ~ she is soaking up every last moment, isn't she?

Kim said...

Dorothy is beautiful!! I love the stare down with Mia and the boy child, she does adore him, doesn't she?? lol

Katrina said...

Love both projects Margaret!!!!!!

Anne said...

WOW!! Dorothy Walpole! I must've been away when you started her. She is stunning and I love the bright colours in her. She's been one I've been eying up for awhile. Love your quilting blocks!! You hand piece them right? I'm starting my first quilt ever and fairly nervous about the process. Such sweet photos of Mia and the boychild. Hugs!!

marly said...

What perfect rice stitches. That quilt is going to be wonderful. Will you allow staring contests on it?? How cute!

Susan said...

Love those rice stitches! The sampler is looking great!

Penny said...

The rice stitch is such a pretty stitch! I'm really enjoying your progress on Dorothy! Love the Dear Jane blocks too! Mia + your son = love. :) Such sweet pictures!

Krista said...

Dorothy looks so FAB! I like the rice stitches you did, will have to remember that whenever I finally get to work on her too! I am so fascinated by the quilting... someday, someday! Mia and the BC are so sweet together. Are you ready for some late night tennis, Margaret? Only one more week and it is US OPEN time!! Yay!

Chris said...

Great progress on Dorothy. I probably would have skipped to the pretty parts too.
Jane is looking great too.
Have a great week!

cucki said...

I love your progress on Dorothy ..
The blocks of the DJ are gorgeous!
Mia is so cute.
Hugs x

Ellen said...

Wow, Dorothy is gorgeous! Love that band of rice stitches! Love your blocks too, I am not good at sewing ha ha!

Hugs,

dixiesamplar said...

Dorothy is gorgeous, Margaret!! And your quilt is coming along nicely as well.

BC and Mia love is adorable to see, LOL!

Melody said...

Your quilt squares are coming along! This will be a gorgeous quilt!!

Dorothy is also coming along. The rice stitches are very pretty.

Good that Mia is soaking up all the attention and love from your son now, before he will have to leave for school again....

Melanie said...

Triangle blocks! Very neat. And tricky. I'm in awe of all the quilt blocks to be honest - matching up those seams is HARD.

Dorothy is looking great!!!! :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love that idea for Dorothy. I'm going to remember that for when I actually stitch her. The quilt is going to be stunning!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret, I love that band that you just stitched, the rice stitch looks great, and I substitute it a lot for eyelet, too. I enjoy doing rice stitch. I don't think I knew you were doing Dear Jane, is the BOM from that store in Texas (can't recall the name). How far along are you? I have debated jumping in a couple of times...
Boy child and Mia ... so sweet, so much love :)

Melinda

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

travail toujours impeccable ! super my friend

bisous from France, Marylin

Kerri said...

Your Dorothy looks great! I am doing both the over one and all those rice stitches in small sessions. I am not enjoying the Bargello so have skipped down to start the wonderful flowers.

I am sure you will have her finished shortly!

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P.J. said...

Dorothy is looking great. Like the rice stitch, a lot. That last pic of BC with Mia is terrific, very sweet.

Elaine said...

Dorothy is in my stash, so nice to see her being stitched! I also love your DJ blocks, I really need to get back to working on mine - so many projects, too little time!

Karoline said...

Dorothy is stunning and the Dear Jane blocks are looking great.

Lovely pictures of the Boy & Mia

Veronica said...

Gorgeous colours on Dorothy. Just beautiful! Lovely quilt blocks too.

Mia is as cute as ever.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Brigitte said...

You are right, the rice stitch looks absolutely beautiful in this section. And it doesn't occur as often as the eyelet stitch. And I see that you have finished the satin stitched letters that you put on hold last time, lol.
Ahhh, the Dear Jane blocks are so beautiful.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Dorothy is looking gorgeous and I love the rice stitched section! Your quilt is going to be stunning! I so admire all of you that quilt. I just don't have the time or patience to learn right now. Maybe one day....
Always love seeing the BC and Ms. Mia! They are so sweet!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Dorothy is looking gorgeous and I love the rice stitched section! Your quilt is going to be stunning! I so admire all of you that quilt. I just don't have the time or patience to learn right now. Maybe one day....
Always love seeing the BC and Ms. Mia! They are so sweet!