Monday, September 23, 2013

Birthday boy and stitching

Here is my progress on A Yuletide Sampler.


I do love stitching on this one.


Yesterday was the Father Type's birthday.  We had a nice day together sans children.  Topped off by a yummy birthday dinner of prime rib for the Father Type and shrimp for me at one of our favorite restaurants.


Followed by a bit of dessert.


I think the birthday boy was quite satisfied.


We even had a nice video chat with the boy child, and a nice texting chat with the girl child.

Mia has been staying snug.


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

53 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Your Yuletide Sampler is coming along nicely. Should be on a wall this Yuletide too! Love the holly on the house.

Elaine said...

such a pretty sampler Margaret. love the little elf!!

Ellen said...

Your sampler is looking very pretty.

Belated birthday wishes to the fatherly-type. That should be easy for me to remember in the future as yesterday was the 3rd anniversary of my back surgery, and today is our youngest grandson's 3rd birthday.

Mugwump Woolies said...

He does look happy! Happy Birthday! Love this fun sampler...the colors so wonderful! That little elf is adorable...and maybe a bit mischievous.
Have a great week,
Robyn

Beth said...

Margaret all the pretty peacocks in Yuletide Sampler provided the inspiration for me to start CHS "Charity". What a great birthday dinner - prime rib and chocolate - 2 of my favs. Always good to see a happy Mia.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Yummy, indeed!! Best wishes to the father-type!! Love your progress on the Yuletide Sampler.

Vicki said...

Your sampler progress is terrific! Happy Birthday to your husband, sounds like you had a nice celebration.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Yuletide looks fabulous... I want to run to my stitching chair and stitch away on my piece now after seeing your piece so far along.
The shrimp dish and that dessert looks very yummy... I bet it tastes great too.

Mia is such a little cutie pie.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! That cake looks delish and I'm sure the two of you enjoyed every bite! Yuletide is nearly done...can't believe how fast you stitch!! It's so pretty. Paulette really has quite the eye for a good sampler. Love the photo of Mia under the quilt! So cute!

Melissa said...

Little Mia is doing what I want to do right now as I hear the rain come down outside!

Love your Yuletide Sampler. I just received my stash on Friday so I need to figure out whether to stitch this now or do one more smaller project in between!

Looks like you had a lovely birthday celebration with your special guy!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the colors in the sampler.

Happy belated birthday to the birthday boy. He looks like he has the happy belly. Now I'm hungry.

BrendaS said...

Oh Margaret your Yuletide Welcome is really coming along. I just love it😊

Happy Birthday to your husband. Looks like you had a really nice dinner.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Speed stitching thank you for the beautiful pictures .... bisous from FRANCE

Marsha said...

Looks like a great sampler for Christmas. What a happy, contented look on both subjects faces.

Love to Stitch said...

LOVE this sampler!!! Like you, loved it at first sight last year. I am trying to be good and not start it just yet, but you keep tempting me!!!!! Excellent progress. Looks like a great birthday all around, and that cake?!!!!!! Wonderful!!

Lene said...

Such a sweet sampler. Beautiful work. Could you send that desert my way;) looks delicious!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

He looks very content! No wonder after that luscious dessert... Yum. Loving your Yuletide - great progress.

My Xstitch Place said...

Happy birthday. Your stitching looks amazing!

cucki said...

Looks like a great sampler for Christmas.I love it ❤️❤️❤️
What a happy, contented look on both faces (:
Happy hugs x

Vickie said...

What a beautiful sampler Margaret. Happy Birthday to your DH. Man! That cake!! ;)

Annie said...

That sampler is moving right along. You'll have it finished in a wink.

What a happy looking birthday boy! And no wonder with such a nice celebration for the two of you.

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on the Yuletide Sampler Margaret. Happy Birthday to hubby.

Linda

Melody said...

Your progress on Yuletide Sampler is amazing! You are moving along at a quick pace!! I love it!! *sigh* I can't buy another chart until I make some more headway on what new ones I have....at least that is what I tell myself. Happy Birthday to your dear hubby.

marly said...

Happy belated birthday to your hub. Good looking stitchery!

Sherry said...

Love the Yuletide Sampler! Makes me want to start mine NOW! Belated birthday wishes to the Father Type.

Deb said...

The colors in Yuletide Sampler are so striking. It's amazing how different it looks from the chart to actually seeing it stitched.

Happy belated the Father Type. By the look on his face, it must have a great birthday!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday to your DH! Sometimes small celebrations are the best. Glad the kids were able to connect via techie gadgets. YW looks awesome! Seeing your updates always makes me wish I could stitch faster! lol :)

Krista said...

Love, love, love that yuletide sampler!! That house with the holly and big basket on top is awesome!!

Looks like a fun celebration. That shrimp dish looks so YUM! I feel like doing what Mia is, staying under cover! LOL

Karen said...

Such a beautiful piece! Looks like you are making great progress too.

happy stitching...

Liz McMahon said...

I love that sampler Margaret, the colours are amazing. Glad the father type had a great birthday, that food looks yummy (especially the dessert)..
xxx

P.J. said...

Look at you go girl!! I am still day dreaming about that design and you are almost done with it. I got a whole lot stitches left in my HRH before I think of another big project. Beautiful work. Happy Bday to you hubby.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret, Your Yuletide Sampler is beautiful, can you tell me who the designer is? Happy BD to Hubby, and many more...
Melinda

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Looks like he was pretty happy.
Your Yuletide Sampler is just gorgeous!!!
Love that Mia kitty, so sweet :)

Annemarie said...

Ah, Margaret, your Yuletide Sampler is something to behold. Lovely! Looks like your two had a fabulous birthday dinner :o)

Chris said...

Happy belated Birthday to your DH. Looks like you had a lovely celebration. Your progress is gorgeous, that is a big yellow house.
Hugs to you and Mia!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your Yuletide is going to be done and in a frame before I quit looking at my pattern :)
Happy Birthday to the Father-type! His sweet little face always makes me smile :)
And darling Mia...who can resist her little furry face?!

Lanie said...

Yuletide is lovely, Margaret! Looks like a fun stitch!
Happy belated Birthday to your husband!

Shelly M said...

Great Stitching, Great food, and family! What could be better. I'm anxiously waiting for my fabric to come in. I won't settle for less than the called for....

Mary Ann said...

Yuletide Sampler is coming along nicely!! Happy Belated Birthday to the Father-type!

Cari said...

Looks like everyone is having a great time Margaret. Your Yuletide Sampler is lovely. Hugs

Jackie said...

A Yuletide Sampler looks wonderful! I love the colors and the border is fantastic! Happy Birthday to your husband, it looks like a delightful celebration!

Penny said...

Beautiful sampler! I'm in love with that house! Sending belated birthday wishes to your husband! It looks like the two of you enjoyed some delicious food. And that is a great picture of him - he definitely looks satisfied. :) Sweet picture of Mia - she does look nice and snug.

Sweet Sue said...

Stunning WIP, Yuletide coming along beautifully! Happy Bday to the full belly Father Type:)

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, another lovely piece of work, Margaret! Happy Birthday to your DH...

Deborah said...

Yuletide Welcome is stunning! I love it. Glad you and the father type had a great birthday dinner. Sure looked tasty.

Catherine said...

A belated birthday wish of true birthday boy!! Dinner and dessert both look yummy! Love, love, love your Yuletide! So pretty! And Mia ~ snug as a bug.....

Veronica said...

I do love watching progress of your Yuletide Sampler. The reindeer is just too cute.

Yummy birthday dinner for sure. That chocolate cake is making me drool ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

Carol said...

That is SUCH a gorgeous sampler, Margaret--I do love that gold house so much!! Sounds like a nice birthday for your husband even without the kids around--you would have to show me that dessert first thing in the morning! Think I need to get my sugar fix out of the way first thing now :)

woolwoman said...

WOW - the colors are so much more intense than the chart photo shows and I'm glad - love that house ! you are zipping right along. Sounds like your DH had a great birthday. Cheers Mel

Daffycat said...

I admit, I scrolll past everything to check for Mia photos before actually going back and reading your posts. Is that bad?

Happy birthday, Father Type!

Karoline said...

Happy birthday to your DH

Your Yuletide greeting is looking gorgeous, great progress

Lois said...

Look at your Yuletide Sampler!!!!! It's gorgeous!! I finally caved and ordered this one this week. I've been so good this year in not ordering stash but I know I'll definitely stitch this one so I'm adding it in. Happy birthday to your DH. Your meal looks delicious!!!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday to him!!!!!!!!!! :)