Monday, September 30, 2013

Visiting the girl child

Here is my Yuletide Welcome.


Just the banner, the over one words, and the red in the border to go!  (Sorry about the poor picture.)


As you can see, I like to do the background behind the words before stitching the words themselves.


A long way to go on the banner.  Yikes!

This past weekend, we went down to see the girl child.  She recently moved to some new digs so we had to lug a couple of pieces of furniture home.  And we took the opportunity to just hang out.  It was so nice to have some time with our girl.


As you can see, she's the photogenic one.


Mia has been finding her way into her new routine without the boy child.  It's taken her a while to settle into what she likes and doesn't like without the boy child around to bother her constantly.  She does still like the laundry hamper though.


She likes to be taken for a ride while inside it.  And to sit inside it.

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

Inside the laundry hamper

47 comments:

Glenna said...

You look so serious while your girl looks so full of mirth! (No doubt she was teasing you...) Love your Yuletide Welcome. Funny that Kitten-Kitten likes to sleep and ride in the rolling hamper also. When we're old, we can wheel our cats around in our hampers!

BrendaS said...

Yuletide Welcome looks fabulous Margaret! You are really speeding along on that one:)

Glad you had a nice time with your daughter! Thanks for sharing pictures.

Cari said...

Your stitching is amazing. This is such a beautiful piece. And your daughter is beautiful..you are too dear friend!! Of course I love the pics of Mia. Seems she is adjusting quite well. Hugs

Vickie said...

Yuletide Welcome is stunning Margaret! Good for you.
I got choked up seeing you and your daughter just enjoying each other. I love it and hope to still have that with our Madeleine when she is a young lady. =)

Erica said...

Beautiful stitching!
That is such a perky design with so much interest!
Lovely you got to spend some quality time with your daughter!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Really pretty progress on Yuletide. Kids - they're always on the go; right? Even Mia!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Yuletide Sampler looks fantastic. I tend to do the background and then the words too. Hope I can get mine done this year!!! So happy that you're able to get to visit your daughter. Such a beautiful girl!!

Love to Stitch said...

Fabulous!! Your sampler is coming along :) I am not sure I could do the filling in first, then the letters...for me there is a great chance of mistake!! LOL.
Love seeing the pics of you and your daughter! I know she was thrilled you were there and you both had a great time!!!!!

Beth said...

Yuletide is so pretty...now you have the 'fussy stuff' to stitch. How nice to spend time with your daughter. Mia looks like she is one again in command of your household.

Melissa said...

How nice you had a chance to visit with your daughter. She looks lovely as always. She looks like she's teasing you, much like what my son likes to do to me!

Ahh, Yuletide Welcome - how fabulous! The border met but then the pattern looks pretty even in the design?

I've been stitching a lot of "filling in" (eg grass, house). So tedious. Do you have any tricks to turn this into less tedious? Hum a little tune? ;-)

Glad Mia is settling into a new routine.

Miss Pants said...

I just love the colors of Yuletide Welcome! I'm not familiar with the pattern, so it will be a beautiful surprise when you finish the dreaded banner.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely to see a photo of you Margaret and of Mia looking so cute, as always. The Yuletide piece is so bonnie, I bought it when it was released and haven't stitched a stitch for weeks on end, very frustrating.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

It was fun to see a picture of you with Girl Child today! You two look like you were having fun. Love how Yuletide is coming along. Love that last picture of Mia too. What a cutie pie!

marly said...

You're getting close to a finish! Glad you got to spend more time with your daughter.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Well I'm jealous! Jealous of your gorgeous Yuletide Welcome :) But in a really good way!
And the sweet girl child! She's so pretty...I bet it was a fun weekend!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

votre broderie est merveilleuse ! les photos avec votre fille sont très belles !!!!

bisous mon amie !

dixiesamplar said...

Loving the sampler progress Margaret! And GC is looking all grown up and lovely as well.

Poor Mia, she will be lost without BC!

Ellen said...

Your sampler looks wonderful...I guess next time we'll see a finish.

Glad that you all were able to spend some time with your daughter.

Annie said...

Your sampler look great. Do you do the boring background first so the letters are your 'dessert' if you finish the meat and potatoes?

Nice to spend time with your daughter. Maybe your expression doesn't show it, but I'm sure your were having fun!

Jackie said...

Mia looks so tiny in the laundry basket! Family time is always good!

I go back and forth as to what should be stitched first, the background or the words? How did you end up always wanting to do the background first?

cucki said...

Your sampler looks so lovely ...I love it so much❤️
So happy that you're able to get to visit your daughter. Such a sweet girl..
Big hugs x

Natasha said...

I love love this sampler you are working on. Is is beautiful. Glad you had some nice family time :)

Mary Ann said...

Lovely progress on the Yuletide Welcome!

Anna van Schurman said...

It's funny about the banner and the letters. I thought to myself, wow the color she's using for the letters really isn't showing up! What a dingbat I can be!

purple24 said...

Beautiful Sampler!

Linda said...

You are very photogenic Margaret, you just need to smile and not look so serious. Your sampler is looking fantastic. Cute pics of Mia.

Linda

Krista said...

Mia is such a sweetie, I think you all look quite photogenic :)
Love your progress on the Yuletide sampler, you will be done before you know it with those turbo needles of yours!

Catherine said...

Yuletide is beautiful!! I'm sure you'll have it turned out in not time flat! Loved the pics on you and your daughter ~ she had to have been teasing you about something with that smile! Mia, she always makes me smile!

Katrina said...

Love your Yuletide Welcome!!!! Sweet pictures of you and your DD :-).

Elizabeth said...

I love that sampler! Yikes, I've been away from blog-land for so long but I've just caught up on everyone's progress. I hope you enjoyed your weekend with your daughter - you two look so much alike :) And Mia is wonderful as always. I sometimes use her cuteness to try and wear down my DH on us getting a cat ;)

Teresa S. said...

Beautiful stitching, Margaret.
Your daughter is so pretty.

My Xstitch Place said...

Gorgeous stitching!! Glad you had a nice time with your daughter ^_^

Chris said...

Hey Margaret! Your Yuletide sampler is lovely, I love the trees with the small ornaments hanging off them. So nice that you got to visit your daughter.
Hugs to you and Mia!

Lois said...

Your Yuletide is so lovely! I've mine ordered and it's winging its way to me as I type! Hopefully here in the next day or two!!!! Nice to spend time with your daughter. Our youngest will be home this weekend and I'm looking forward to that! It's May since he was home.

Anne said...

Wow! Yuletide is nearly finished! I'm amazed!! It's such a pretty design. The pictures of you and the girl child are adorable! You are photogenic too! Cats pick the funniest places to hang out in. Laundry hampers were a favourite of our old cat. Mia is too cute!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oh my gosh, Margaret I absolutely love this sampler! The colors are wonderful...I know I said that before, but the more you stitch the better it gets! Your daughter is lovely...like mother, like daughter!
Robyn

Penny said...

Yuletide Welcome is so quirky and pretty! I'm glad you were able to enjoy some time with your daughter. :) Our cats love to get inside of a box and have us pull them around. Mia is such a sweetie!

woolwoman said...

Love your Yuletide Margaret - I just started mine on Sunday but I changed the NPI to BS - I actually used the NPI to make as close a match as possible - I'm uncertain about using the rest of the colors called for but we'll see. Are you doing Paulettes Christmas Sunday stitching project? I'm such a sucker - of course I am all in on that one. Glad you had time to visit your DD - take care Mel

Lynn said...

Beautiful sampler! I'm glad to see a picture of you Margaret, love you and your daughter together!

Annette-California said...

Yuletide Welcome is so stunning Margaret! Love seeing your stitching progress. The photos of you and your daughter are precious! I remember my mom coming to visit me when I was in college and those are some great memories. That Mia makes me smile.
love Annette

Sherry said...

Just beautiful! You have completed so much on the YW! Looks like the girl child is having fun!

Carol said...

Just beautiful, Margaret--I bet you'll have a finish in no time now. You are the speediest stitcher I know!! Do you always use 40 ct. for your samplers?

Nice to visit your daughter--hope she enjoys her new place :)

Mrs. V. said...

Your stitching is lovely. Is there any reason you prefer to stitch the background behind letters before the letters themselves? I'm just the opposite, lol. We all have our own ways of going about it, yes? http://everythreadstory.blogspot.com/

Karoline said...

Yuletide is looking gorgeous.

Glad you had a good visit with your daughter

Giovanna said...

Yuletide is coming along beautifully. Glad you had some quality time with your daughter.

Dawn said...

Love your yellow house, a great sampler!
Fun to spend DD time, very special.
Mia is too cute. On my last flight a lady waiting at the gate with me had two kittens flying with her. Of course I was only too happy to play with one while we waited. Tired kittens fly better :-)

Sally said...

Lovely photos of you and your daughter.

Wow Yuletide Sampler is stunning!

Mia is just so adorable!