Monday, September 9, 2013

Empty Nest Again....

Here's my progress on Dorothy Walpole.


The flowers are so pretty!  But I don't feel the love for the satin stitch ones.  lol!


I also worked on my Wearwithall Stole.  I'm two rows from starting that luscious purple color!


We have an empty nest again.  This past weekend, we took the boy child back to college.  We helped him set up his new apartment a bit.  And then we spent the weekend with my sister and her family.  Saw some sights in Boston too.  Then dropped the boy child off and drove home.  Boy child starts classes today.  I'm hoping for a great year for him with new experiences and lots of learning and fun.







Mia knew something was up as soon as the boy child started packing on Thursday.  I'm sure she knew he was leaving again.  When the father type and I got home from Boston, she was happy to see us, but she seemed sad too.  She knows.  We miss our boy.



Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.  US Open men's finals tonight!

46 comments:

Annie said...

I love the satin stitch flowers myself. Different stitches always make a piece so interesting.

It must be hard to adjust when your house is empty and you aren't used to it. I've lived alone for so long that every little noise annoys me!

cucki said...

Oh dear I know it must be very hard when the house is empty...sending you hugs...
Sweet sampler..I love it
Love xxx

Mugwump Woolies said...

Gorgeous stitching! Love the pics of Boston...I can see Marriott Long Wharf in one of them. We had a fun time staying there a few years ago. Hope your young man has a wonderful year!
What an Open this one has been!!! We'll be watching!
Have a great week,
Robyn

Katrina said...

Dorothy is gorgeous and I love your knitting. Hope your son has an awesome year!!!!!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great progress on the stole and Dorothy. Is the stole the same pattern Kwilty Kim is doing? Looks like a nice apartment! Pretty sights, too. I'm guessing Mia will not be sad for as long this time.

Vera said...

Hi Margaret,

Both Dorothy and the Stole are fabulous!!! I may need to get the pattern and yarn for the stole (but I have yet to finish the sweater for our son - lol). We are a full nest again for another week or two -- enjoying every moment. Best wishes to your son for the year!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your stole and Dorothy both look fabulous. The satin stitched flowers look just fine too!

(((Margaret)))... Empty Nest... no fun!

Melissa said...

Dorothy is so pretty. I love the flowers - so bright. I am tempted to just stitch that part of the design!

It's sad that your boy is off to school again but at least he is not too far. Mia will be on my lap a lot more now!

Nice to see photos of Boston.

Anne said...

Dorothy keeps getting more and more beautiful! The satin stitched daisy flowers are so pretty and well worth the agony!! Sending your son the best of luck with his studies. Mia will need lots of snuggles since she's been accustomed to it all summer! Oh and the scarf is gorgeous! Can't wait for the purple part too :D

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Dorothy is such a pretty piece. Summer really is coming to an end - as soon as schools and colleges start to go back I feel as though it's truly over.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

whouaaaaa I love the beautiful colors in your stitching !!!
Mia it's very lovely

bisous bisous from FRANCE,
Marylin

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Dorothy is stunning! Good luck to the BC this year - I'm sure he'll have a great time and have all sorts of wonderful experiences!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

what a beautiful city. How fortunate he is to be surrounded by such culture. Love seeing your progress on both projects!!!

BrendaS said...

Dorothy is looking SO good! LOVE the colors in this one.

I'm sure your son will have a great year at college. Is this his 2nd year? Can't believe time flies by so fast!

Lene said...

The sampler is so colorful:) must be fun to work with. I am glad you have Mia, it makes for a less empty house, right?

Vickie said...

Looks like the same apt. for your son, right? I hope things go very, very smoothly for him this semester Margaret. Jacob is doing just fine thus far. ;)

Marsha said...

I think the satin flowers look great! It's such a striking sampler. Good luck to the boy/young man. A great city to learn in. I am actually on the Cape and have been in Mass since Friday visiting my brother.

Cari said...

Your Dorothy is coming right along. She's beautiful. I have to agree about satin stitches on linen...I'm not a fan either !! The words on AAWFAA just about did me in. Your stole is coming along nicely too....it's such a beautiful piece. So far I've been able to show some restraint and have not ordered it.

Give Mia a sweet hug from the cat lady in Florida. I knew she would know when your son was getting ready to leave. She seems to be handling it quite well.

Hugs dear friend and have a simply fabulous week!!

Linda said...

Great progress on Dorothy. I love the colors. Your shawl is so pretty. Loved all the other pics.

Linda

Deborah said...

I love the flowers even the satin stitched ones. The water front looks great in your pics.

valerie said...

How fun to play tourist in Boston! Hopefully the BC transitioned into classes easily. Dorothy is looking so pretty! I love her! And the satin stitched flowers are lovely and a nice change in texture. :)

Karen said...

Love your Dorothy...she's really coming along!

Aren't cats funny how they miss their people? My mom tells a story about when my sister and I were both away at college for the first time; she said our cat went into my sister's room and sat for a while, then she went in mine and sat for a while, just wondering where we were.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful pictures--I thought the time was nearing for the boy child to return to college. Hope he has a great year. Poor Mia--I'm sure she misses him.

Dawn said...

I like the satin flowers, nice change of texture.

Jackie said...

So not only does your youngest child leave for college, you get to experience it more than once. Sending you a hug my friend and hope it wasn't quite so hard this time around!

marly said...

You're really tempting me to consider stitching Dorothy. Isn't it amazing that it seems a short time ago he was leaving for his first year?

Wanda said...

Dorothy is beautiful and your stole is looking gorgeous! I did get the yarn! :) Mia is sooooo adorable. It must be hard to have the house empty again - summers fly by...have a great week.

Faye said...

Looking good Ms Margaret!!!! I know about empty nesters and having that last one fly away.... Tugs at us mommas hearts.... Hang in there~~~ busy hands = happy heart!

Miss Pants said...

Funny how we never think about our pets having empty nest syndrome. I think my dog would be quite happy to be without a toddler for a while. :D

Stitching looks lovely! As always.

My Xstitch Place said...

gorgeous sampler, love the flowers. Must be hard when the house is empty...

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Mia and her boy! Precious! Your stitching is lovely. I have a piece I made nearly 30 years ago that is almost all satin stitch. Drove me batty!

Annette-California said...

I do understand not loving those satin stitches -lol. Your sampler is looking more and more beautiful - those colors are gorgeous.
I know your heart is missing your children...hugs to you.
love Annette

Penny said...

Those flowers are just beautiful! And I'm thinking more and more about that stole - it's so pretty! Wow, year number two - before you know it he will be graduating. :) Time goes so quickly. Beautiful pictures of Boston! And of course I love my Mia fix for the week. :)

Brigitte said...

Ohhh, great progress on Dorothy. I love all these flowers, great colours and special stitches, too.
All the best to your son for the year to come.

Chris said...

Dorothy is gorgeous, the satin stitch flowers are gorgeous!!
I hope that your son has a great school year. Poor Mia, I know that you will console each other :)

Carol said...

You're so lucky to be able to visit Boston every time you take your son back to college, Margaret--one of my most favorite cities!! I'll bet Mia is in mourning for a while--you'll have to give her some extra TLC :)

Lovely progress on your sampler and your colors in your knitting are fabulous... Enjoy the tennis!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Always exciting to start a new school year, but I know when my birdies start flying the coop, I'm going to be more than a bit sad. I bet you are a lot of that too, missing your babies...thinking of you :)
but look at all your pretty handmades that you have to keep you busy :) And I love always, to gaze upon their beauty when you share them with us!

Evelyne said...

Dorothy is gorgeous! I love the satin stitch flowers!
I hope that the boy child has a wonderful year!
The pictures with Mia and the boy child are so sweet
Your stole look very pretty!

Have a nice week, Evelyne

Karoline said...

Dorothy and the stole are looking gorgeous.

I hope your DS has a good year at college

Erica said...

Lovely stitching! Those flowers are beautiful! I can see how the satin stitches would get to though!

Poor Mia! Well the holidays are just around the corner. Maybe she will see you DS then.
Hope he has a great year!
Ah! to be back in college again!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches and projects! Is your son in the same building as last year ~ it looks similar. Poor Mia.....

Krista said...

Hi Margaret, What wonderful progress on your projects. Love those flowers in Dorothy Walpole! and the knitting looks gorgeous too! Loved all your beautiful photos of Boston, I visited many of those same spots when I was there in June. It is such a nice city. I hope Mia gets adjusted soon. What a great US Open this year! I was hoping for Delpotro or Wawrinka for the finals but c'est la vie! I was unfortunately called to work for overtime Monday evening so I missed the final! Waaaah! Looks like it was a good one. I just happened upon this link from Martha Stewart's blog with lots of pics from that night you might enjoy...http://www.themarthablog.com/2013/09/attending-the-mens-final-at-the-us-open.html Looks like there were plenty of stars out that night both in the sky and in the stands!

Giovanna said...

Lovely progress on Dorothy. I'd love to go to Boston again sometime...

Stitch Wizard said...

I just love seeing your Dorothy Walpole as she is in my to do pile here. I love this one and even the satin stitch flowers are just really pretty. Not sure I like doing satin stitch either but it adds. Love seeing your little kitty too. She is so sweet!!! :)

Melanie said...

I like the satin flowers. I know how fussy stitching satin stitch can be though. It's hard to get it to lay flat.

Poor Mia!

I was hoping to visit Boston this week but the weather hasn't been cooperative for a walking tour of the city. *cough* Too humid for me, thanks.

Sally said...

Dorothy is so beautifuland love your stole. The colours are so rich.

Fantastic photos of Boston and Mia with your son.