Monday, December 2, 2013

A lovely time was had by all

Here are some random pictures of my EF 1864 Sampler as I was stitching on it this week.



Such pretty flowers!

I also started another knitting project, Annabella's Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns, using Blue Sky Alpaca Silk and Rowan Kidsilk Haze.


We had the kids home for Thanksgiving.  Hooray!  The boy child got picked up at the train station Tuesday afternoon.  It was so good to see him and hug him!


The girl child drove home on Thanksgiving Day.  Everyone pitched in to help with the cooking, but the father type was the main cook as he always is for the holidays.


Here's the father type carving the turkey.  (please ignore the mess in the background.)  


Here is a selfie that the father type took of the family.


And here is the girl child's selfie of us.

But of course, everyone had to go home eventually.  The girl child drove off Saturday night, ready to enjoy some tango in the city.  And we took the boy child to the train on Sunday afternoon.


So sad.

Mia was showing her displeasure at being abandoned by the boy child all the time he was home.  But she slept with him every night, and she grudgingly let him pet her once in a while.


Such a silly cat.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.  Time to finish off the Christmas shopping.  Yikes!



47 comments:

Escargopotte bordados said...

lovely work ! very nice family !

Vickie said...

So very pretty!
I love your family pictures. Great!
We have to finish gift shopping too.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Beautiful colours in the this pretty sampler. Great family photos and as always lovely to see Mia make an appearance. I can't believe it's December already - we seem to go from one thing to the next these days.

Melody said...

Nice to see your family all together for the holiday. I think that is the best part of all. I like your selfies. What fun.

I haven't started Christmas shopping yet....

*sigh* :(

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Such a colorful sampler. It's so happy looking. Love the selfies. You guys crack me up! I'm glad your nest was full.

Busy Lizzie said...

your sampler looks amazing. Love your family pictures

Carol said...

Doesn't your house seem weirdly quiet now that the kids have left, Margaret? I have most of today off and it is like a tomb--almost makes me wish I was at work :) I'm so glad your holiday was enjoyable--and how nice that your husband does much of the cooking...sigh--I can only dream about that :)

Lovely progress on the sampler!

Annie said...

Looks like a very traditional Thanksgiving. Your DH could star in "Father Knows Best".

Love that sampler too. And your new cowl project looks so warm and snuggly. Love that yarn.

SewAmy said...

Love your selfies. Your family is beautiful. And your sampler is looking beautiful. I love seeing the progress on it.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your colorful sampler is such a beauty! Love the pics of the family...looks like you all have a great time whenever you are together. Have a great week!
Robyn

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I like your selfies :)
and the food looks great! And I bet it was just the thing with everyone home!

Brenda in WI said...

Great blog - love your messy background - very interesting - looks like my areas here and there around the house. Makes a house a home. Love your kitty

BrendaS said...

Beautiful stitching as always Margaret. Very nice family pics -- thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

It looks like a wonderful family holiday! I love having all my family together too.

Poor Mia! Her feelings were hurt that he left her!

Melissa said...

Awww, such lovely family photos! That's wonderful that you had such a great family time together!

The sampler has great colours - makes me think of spring!

Deborah said...

Great post. Love the sampler. Poor Mia. He will be home for Christmws.

Cari said...

Love your sampler. Love your knitting. Love your family. Love sweet Mia.

Have a fabulous week Margaret !! Hugs

Linda said...

That sampler is gorgeous Margaret. I love the bright colors. Happy to hear the kids were home and great family photos.

Linda

Krista said...

Great projects in the works! So colorful! Looks like Thanksgiving was a fun time for all, love the selfie pics! Hope Mia cheers up :)

Angie said...

Margaret, glad you had a good family holiday. Those are the best. Cats can be that way. One of ours that was attached to my daughter is the same now that she has moved out. Who says animals don't have feelings? Lovely work on your projects as always:)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great progress you're making. Isn't the TG meal the best? Maybe because it's one of few I cook LoL. Finish Christmas shopping? I was thinking of making a list!

Karen said...

EF is gorgeous! And very nice family pics!

Annette-California said...

Love those gorgeous colors your stitching. Wonderful family photos. I had to laugh because those photos reminded me of our self photos too. Thanksgiving went by too fast but your kids should be home soon for Christmas right? Love that Mia:)
love Annette

Mary said...

EF looks like so much fun - love all those bright colors! Your family selfies are a hoot. So happy your holiday was full of good food and family fun.

Lanie said...

Margaret your 'EF' is so pretty ... love the colors! So glad you had a delightful holiday with your children ... how happy it is with a full house again! Have a great week!

Ellen said...

Wow, love this sampler! The colors are so pretty!

Wonderful family photos!

Have a great week!

Hugs,

Catherine said...

Wonderful family post ~ loved seeing all the pictures! Such a pretty sampler you are working on ~ great colors.

Wanda said...

Margaret, your sampler is stunning! Looks like you had a fun and fabulous Thanksgiving. Great family pics! Happy Christmas shopping

Lene said...

I love this sampler. The colors are so bright and cheery. I am happy you had the whole family home for Thanksgiving:)

Chris said...

So nice to have everyone home.Your meal looks wonderful.
Gorgeous progress on that colorful sampler. Such fun colors.
Have a great week!

Giovanna said...

Your sampler is so colourful and beautiful. Glad you had some great family time.

Solstitches said...

It looks as though you had the happiest of Thanksgivings with your family all around you :)
Your sampler is beautiful - such pretty colours in this one.
The yarn looks very soft and cosy.
Margaret

woolwoman said...

So wonderful to see those happy shots of the family at Thanksgiving. Nice to have the kids home I'm sure, always sad when they leave - I see that in my own mothers eyes when we leave her house after a get-together and I see her quite often. Guess that longing for your children lasts a lifetime. LOVE LOVE your lavender cowl - isn't that BSAS gorgeous yarn !!!!!! who doesn't love KSH - did I mention I started a Rowan design using the KS Glamour - beautiful stuff - enjoy Mel

Glenna said...

Loved the selfies (your whole family is cute!) and the photos of your Thanksgiving (canned cranberry sauce--my favorite and always on my table). The colors in that sampler are truly remarkable and such a nice break from winter, even though we're only at the beginning of winter.

marly said...

Different, beautiful, colorful! Love the family photos.

Anja said...

Awww, Margaret, I love your family photos !!
I am sad, there is nothing like Thanksgiving in Germany. May be, that Christmas here is the only time, that family come together so intensive as you have that in Amerika.
On Christmas, I will have all my children home again, and their friends too.
Liebe Grüße von Anja

Evelyne said...

Gorgeous sampler and colours.
Nice to have the kids at home, Mia loved that too!!
Great knitting also.
The family pictures are great too!
Have a nice week, Evelyne

Sherry said...

love the stitching, knitting and selfies! Looks like a good time was had by all.

Karoline said...

EF's sampler is looking gorgeous and the cowl is lovely.

Great family photos :)

Beth said...

Oh the colors of your sampler...so extraordinary.
It looks like you had a Fabulous Family Thanksgiving. Poor Mia...abandoned again. Solomon is still punishing me for being gone this summer.

Brigitte said...

Very lovely family pictures. Take as many as you can when the whole family gets together. Once the children are farther away it won't be possible any longer. For me the pictures where we all are together are real treasures.
Your sampler gets more and more beautiful the more flowers you add. It must be fun to use all these colours.

Hazel said...

Wonderful family pictures and love your stitching. I'm having a great time catching up on all your posts! Xx

Anne said...

Happy Thanksgiving Margaret!! So wonderful to have your kids home for a few days. Soon they will be back for Christmas too!! Whoohoo!! Love your progress on your sampler. Those colours are just amazing. Silly Mia being ticked off. She's so cute and funny too!!

Rachel said...

Beautiful family pics! I love the colors of EF...it makes me want to stop everything I'm doing and stitch!

Kaisievic said...

Great pics, thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving with us. Your children look lovely. Both at college? I am still adoring that sampler! And Xmas shopping, what is that? None has been done here yet. K

Teresa S. said...

Thanks for sharing the selfies.

You get so many comments on your posts, Margaret. Don't need me :) I am so behind on blog reading right now. Sorry I'm always so late.

Lynn said...

THANK you Margaret. I LOVE getting your updates in my mailbox and look forward to all your posts. I thoroughly enjoy them and look forward to all your hobby updates.. as well as the family. It is nice to see YOUR face too..
Merry Christmas to you and yours..

Lynn from Hamilton Ontario Canada