Monday, October 7, 2013

Stitching and knitting

I finished A Yuletide Welcome.

A Yuletide Welcome by Plum Street Samplers
called for linen in 40ct.
called for GAST and NPI


It was such a fun stitch!  Paulette has my number these days -- I just love her designs!

Since I finished my stitching, and I'd been drooling over Kwiltykim's finish of her Wearwithall Stole,  I went back to knitting.


Started the next color.  I'm over halfway done!!  Yay!

Mia helped with the knitting, of course.


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  The empty nest is quiet, the kids seem happy except for a cold here or there.  Hope everyone has a great week!


60 comments:

ricketyjo said...

Congrats on your sampler finish, it's so cute! Lovely :) Your knitting is also really lovely and colourful!

Cari said...

Congrats on the sampler finish. Paulette is a fabulous designer isn't she? I also love, love, love the stole. If it were cold in Florida I'd knit it in a minute. It's beautiful. Hugs to sweet Mia and have a great week!

Giovanna said...

Great stitching and knitting - congrats on the lovely finish.

Melody said...

Oh, Margaret, I positively love your finish of Yuletide! What a beautiful piece. Maybe someday I will tackle it.

merumo said...

Fabulous finish! Your knitting project is looking nice and tempting, too :D It's so hard to pick and choose which project to work on during fall and winter as there are tons of beautiful ones around, especially this time of the year. Mia, can you help?

Angie said...

Your finished sampler looks so good. Love Mia!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Mia is such a great help! The stitching is so lovely too.

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Margaret!! I love that stole too! I really want to get that kit one day! :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Vraiment une pure merveille ! bravo mon amie ! bisous

Vickie said...

Just gorgeous! Love it.
Hugs to Mia from Mabel and Henry.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish... Yuletide looks fabulous. I'm in love with your stole and I may just have to go to our local yarn shop and sign-up for a knitting class.
Mia is adorable... as always!

Angie Burrett said...

Such a lovely sampler - stitched beautifully, you should feel very proud! I must learn to knit me thinks! x

Melissa said...

I see you are Mia's new BFF! Cute!

Love, love, love your finish! I think this may be my favourite PSS design! And you're finished with plenty of time to spare for Christmas!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

A beautiful finish, it's such an appealing design. Knitting is a magnet for cats, our two just seem to know when I take it out (no matter where they are in the house). Mia always looks so relaxed and content.

Beth said...

Yuletide welcome is awesome. Love the mustard colored house. What a great knitting companion you have!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

This is indeed my all-time favorite PSS design! I agree, Paulette seems to have our number! Just wish I didn't work so I could stitch more and get as much accomplished as you seem to. Oh, who am I kidding, I still wouldn't get that much done! It's a beautiful finish, Margaret and I can't wait to see it dressed for the holidays in its frame.
The knitting is beautiful, too! Well done, you!

Loraine said...

Your YTW is just gorgeous! I have to have it now!!!!! Thanks for enabling. You are so inspiring. What's next?
I love the knitting too. It looks perfect for Fall.
Have a wonderful week.

My Xstitch Place said...

Gorgeous finish! Beautiful knitting, lovely colors

Sweet Sue said...

Congrats on the sampler finish, she's a stunner!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Your Yuletide Welcome is an inspiration! We are doing this for our Guild this year and I love it!!

marly said...

Beautiful Margaret. And so are the colors in your shawl. Makes me want to grab my knitting needles!

Annie said...

Paulette has such clever designs. Beautiful job.

Fun knitting with all those colors. That should keep you plenty warm this winter!

Ronin said...

Wonderful sampler. Great work.

Patience d'Ange said...

Hello
Congratulations for your work, it's wonderfull.
Have a nice week.
Bye

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yuletide is beautiful - congrats!
And your stole is progressing fast, too. It does look like it would be fun to cuddle up with - my office is freezing today! Happy week for you, too!

Krista said...

O.M.G! that is the sweetest finish! Love the design! Congrats on another one done. The knitting looks nice too. Have a great week!

Marie said...
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Marie said...

oops...not sure what I did to that last comment.

Yuletide looks beautiful as does your knitting. I am a novice knitter who lives for the day when I can knit something other than scarfs! :-)

cucki said...

Gorgeous finish..I love it so much
Beautiful knitting, and lovely colors too..
Sending you big hugs x

Mugwump Woolies said...

Yuletide is one beautiful sampler. I'm very tempted to add it to my stash! Love the stole, fabulous colors and so practical ,too.
Have a great week,
Robyn

Katrina said...

So pretty, gorgeous finish!!!!!!

woolwoman said...

LOVE your Yuletide finish Margaret. I'm so glad you are back to your knitting - it won't be long at all before you can take that shawl away from Miss Mia and use it your very self! The colors are so pretty. Knit on ! Mel

Linda said...

Congrats on yet another gorgeous finish Margaret. Great progress on the shawl. I see you also have a helper when your crafting.

Linda

BrendaS said...

Fabulous finish Margaret! I love your knitting -- the colors are gorgeous and since it's getting cooler you will be able to put it to good use:))

Have a good week!

Erica said...

yuletide Welcome is beautiful! Love the colors!

My you are brave with the knitting!
Even my sleepiest older cats do not permit yarm to lay still!
I made the mistake of not putting my knitting away one night, and awaoke to find it across the room on the floor!
That scarf still has cat hair in it! Extra fiber LOL!

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish!! The more I see of this, the more I love it!
Love your knitting too ~ fabulous colors!
Sweet Mia.....

Wanda said...

Oh Margaret, your Yuletide Welcome is gorgeous! I purchased Love Thy Neighbour (partly because of the cats in it) and am anxious to start it. Your shawl is beautiful - I'm still on the first colour! Good thing yarn doesn't go bad! Have a great week.

Jackie said...

I love Paulette's designs too! That goldish house is gorgeous. Congratulations on your finish! I'm glad Mia is keeping you company as you knit.

April said...

Beautiful Finish Margaret!! Paulette does have pretty designs!! I have this one in my stash to stitch one day.

Kim said...

Absolutely love love love your Yuletide Welcome! Lovely finish! Knit on!

Deborah said...

Beautiful finish! I am such a fan of Paulette's. We had the best time in her class in Virginia. Your finish is stunning.

Mary said...

You're making me want to get my knitting basket out!

Lanie said...

Hi Margaret! Lovely finish ... such a charming sampler from Paulette ... her designs always look like they are fun to stitch!
And oh how cozy your stole looks ... fabulous Fall colors! I admire your knitting skills ... not a talent I have!
Glad to hear your children are well and happy ... makes for a happy mama, doesn't it?! ;)

Carol said...

Such a beauty, Margaret--congratulations!! I love all the little details in this one, especially that adorable elf on the left :) And your fall knitting project is wonderful, too!

Evelyne said...

Yuletide is beautiful. Do you frame all the samplers?
The knitting collors are great!
I think Mia love them too!

Have a nice day, Evelyne

Patty C. said...

Wonderful work ;)

Sharon said...

Looks fantastic Margaret! Congrats!

Kate said...

Congratulations on your finish.
Love the colours in your knitting.

Susan said...

The WIP and the finish are both beautiful. And Mia looks like she is so helpful!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous stitching, congrats on the finish! Maybe I should stick to one project at a time, then I will have finishes to show ha ha!

Love your knitting, so colorful!

Hugs,

Karoline said...

Yuletide Welcome is stunning, congratulations

Great progress on the stole, I'm getting increasingly tempted by it.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

You are so fast! It is absolutely wonderful Margaret :)
LOVE LOVE it :)
And Paulette has your number? She sure has mine too, Have you seen her Delivering Harvest....OMGosh...totally in love!

Theresa said...

Congratulations on such a lovely finish! the stitching is beautiful.

I have this chart now and can't wait to begin. Love Paulette's samplers too!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish Margaret.

Love the stole. Those colours are beautiful.

Melanie said...

Love love love love it!!! There are so many lovely little details in this one that I adore. Congrats on finishing it. :)

Sherry said...

Just beautiful and you finished it so quickly! Love the knitting too!

Jennifer Blake said...

Congrats on your finish. I'm also loving the stoll. I always enjoy reading about Mia's adventures.

Sherry :o) said...

Yultide is on my list also! I haven't bought it yet, so the temptation to start is kept at bay - LOL. She certainly has quite a few numbers of the lot of us, doesn't she? The colors in your knitting are really pretty - will be perfect for autumn.

Caught up on your postings (I've been away from the blog a bit lately)...back to the quite routine, I see. Glad you are adjusting. It always makes things easier when the kiddies are doing okay - and Mia, of course. Happy bday to your hubby.

Your shrimp dish looked yummy - what was it?

Have a good week!

Sherry :o)

Anne said...

Big congrats on finishing Yuletide! It's such a great piece and it looks like it was fun to stitch as well!! Your scarf is growing beautifully. At least Mia doesn't try to eat the wool!! She looks a lot more helpful than Titus. He's getting very naughty now with my stuff!!

Chris said...

Gorgeous finish! Did you see Paulette's class piece at the latest retreat? Gorgeous!!