Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas -- finally!

Well, I don't know how else to do it.  I think I'm going to have to post two posts.  In one week.  There's a lot to post.  Stitching first.  Here is my Crown Sampler as of now.


I'm loving stitching this one.  It's such a pretty piece.


Now for the reason why I wasn't ready for Christmas last week.  Over Sunday and Monday, the 22nd and 23rd, the father type and I had to go up to Boston to move the boy child from his old apartment to a new one.  Luckily, we had Sunday afternoon and Monday morning to do it in.  Monday it rained, but it got done!  Here are a few pictures from the whole move.


The new apartment
moving in the rain
Goodbye, old apartment
We got home Monday evening and the girl child arrived soon after.  So the Christmas celebrations could begin!

Girl child arriving
making Christmas cookies
Father type with his new computer gadget
Father and son
And girl child
Christmas dinner minus the roasted brussels sprouts
Mia in her new Kaffe Fassett fabric collar

The girl child had to leave late on Christmas as she had work the next day.  But it was a wonderful Christmas nonetheless!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I will be posting the year in review in a day or two.



38 comments:

Jackie said...

Mia looks lovely in her Kaffe collar!

The Crown Sampler really is a pretty piece!

How is your son adjusting to his new apartment? Moving is such a lot of work. At least he's of an age to have not accumulated a ton of stuff!

Cathy B said...

Your Crown Sampler is beautiful!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Sherry said...

The Crown Sampler is looking beautiful! I can't wait to start on it! Have a Happy New Year!

Glenna said...

Love the sampler progress and especially, the wonderful photos of your family.

Roberta said...

It seems like Christmas is always busy and full of different activities, especially since one has children. It doesn't really get any calmer when they get older!

Glad your Christmas was so nice. The children look great as does Mia in her new collar

Vicki said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! Looks like you guys had a fantastic Christmas.

Catherine said...

Love, love, love that sampler! I also love peeking in the background of your pics to see your framed pieces on the walls!

Mary Ann said...

I really enjoy seeing your progress on The Crown Sampler--so pretty! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

You're just breezing along on the Crown Sampler. It looks fantastic! Despite all the work of moving you all look like you really enjoyed your Christmas!
Looking forward to your Year in Review.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely post today Margaret, the photo of the day has to be Mia's gorgeous collar. Poppy and Rosa are so envious:-)

SewAmy said...

Crown Sampler is beautiful. I love seeing all your samplers hanging around your home too. I looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

Kevin said...

Love your stitching of The Crown Sampler - really pretty!

Ugh, the moving in the rain looks terrible. I always dreaded moving back in the old college days (but I'm somewhat of a hoarder and think I was even back then - remember the days before CD's and moving BOXES and BOXES of LP Vinyl albums!?)

Looks like everyone had a nice Christmas! Happy New Year to you!

Vickie said...

You have gotten a lot done on that beautiful sampler!
The new apt. looks very nice.
What on earth is that on DH's head?!
Lucky girl Mia! I love Kaffe's fabric. Did you make it Margaret? I have been thinking of doing that for Miss Mabel, but did not think the fabric would hold up long.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a lovely Christmas! Your stitching piece is wonderful too! Blessings for the new year!

Busy Lizzie said...

great to see you had a nice Christmas, your stitching is gorgeous, beautiful sampler!!
wish you a happy 2014

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a beauty your sampler is already...can't wait to see the finish! Looks as if you had a wonderful Christmas!
Have a Happy New Year!
Robyn

Melissa said...

Margaret, your Crown Sampler is looking lovely! I was going through my stash last night dreaming of my next projects. So many good ones awaits!

Glad you had a lovely Christmas and your boy got moved to his apartment alright.

Looks like Mia is still sleeping on her bubble wrap bed?

BrendaS said...

Your Crown Sampler looks beautiful!

Thanks for sharing your Christmas photos with us. It looks like a good time was had by all.

Happy New Year Margaret!

Annie said...

Love the sampler more and more with each update. Christmas appeared to be alive and well at your house. And you did the good deed of braving the storm to help your son too! Mia will be the most fashionable cat in the neighborhood now!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Wishing you the very best for the new year, Margaret. I've really enjoyed following you this year and look forward to seeing what you'll be stitching next year!!! The Crown Sampler is just beautiful. I hope to stitch it next year, as well.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness you have been busy! However the star of the show here is Father type in his new computery things :) What a guy! made me smile! No seriously...that Crown Sampler...Margaret, you astound me! It is stunningly gorgeous! I. am. jealous. but in a really nice way!

Carol said...

Gorgeous sampler, Margaret and I love Miss Mia's new collar, too! That must have been tough having to include a moving job in what is already a very busy month! Glad it went smoothly--it looks like a nice place...

Wishing you all the best in 2014, Margaret--I sure wish these years would slow down a bit :)

Ellen said...

Your newest sampler looks so beautiful!

What a job moving your son so close to Christmas and also in the rain. I guess that the only thing that would have been worse would have been to do so with ice on the ground.

You'll need to explain what your DH is wearing on his head.

Teresa S. said...

Oh, I always hate it when there is two quick moves in a short time :( But glad for you that it's over.
Christmas dinner looked delish!
And your sample is really coming along. Can't wait to see your year in review :)

Melanie said...

It's always a great post when it ends with your son and Mia together again. :)

Linda said...

Your sampler is looking awesome Margaret. Glad to see the family together for Christmas.

Linda

Annette-California said...

Mia looks very happy wearing her new collar (love Kaffe fabrics and needlepoints). Glad you got to be with both your children for Christmas. Your Crown sampler is so stunning Margaret. You sure made lots of progress on it. I wish you a very Happy New Year. love Annette

Krista said...

Your Crown Sampler is amazing. Looks like fun was had by all this holiday. Mia looks so sweet in her new collar. Happy New Year!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

The Crown Sampler is so pretty, Margaret! Ugh! Moving in the rain is horrible and I'll bet it was cold, too. Glad the BC is all settles in. Looks like you all had a fun celebration and I love the pic of the FT in his computer gadget goggles! Reminds me of Notting Hill when they were at the movies and he had to wear his swim goggles! Happy New Year, Margaret? Can't wait to see your year in review!

krayolakris said...

You've been so busy! Lovely finish! Please tell us what is on your DH's head,

Susan said...

Moving in December is the worst! As me how I know. Thanks for sharing the pictures of a Christmas and your lovely sampler!

Robin said...

Your sampler is beautiful. Moving at any time is stressful. Your holiday looks busy, bull and wonderful!

Evelyne said...

The Crown sampler is so beautiful.
I see also such a lovely plates!!Mia looks lovely in her Kaffe collar great gift from Santa!
And the family pictures are wonderful.
I see also a lovely long framed sampler on your wall, very beautiful I like it very much.

I wish you and your family a Happy New Year, for you Margaret with lot of stitching.
Evelyne

Penny said...

The Crown Sampler is just beautiful! I'm glad your family could spend Christmas together. Have to say that your husband's new computer gadget looks very interesting. :) And Mia looks very stylish wearing her new color. I could never get mine used to one - they would slowly sink to the floor and couldn't be budged. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Kaisievic said...

Love, love, love all of the finishes you showed. Such big pieces, too - well done. Christmas looks like it was fun and I hope that your DS has settled into his new apartment well. Mia looks very swank in her new collar. Happy New Year.

Sherry :o) said...

High my, Crown Sampler is stunning!

Anne said...

Wonderful photos Margaret! Looks like you all had a fabulous Christmas day. The Crown sampler is just so beautiful. I'm really digging your son's new apartment. Too bad Vancouver doesn't have super cool apartments like that...well maybe we do but I'm not living in them!

Brigitte said...

Moving definitely doesn't belong to the things I love doing. And we won't be moving any more, lol. But when one of the children has to move we are there to help, of course. I hope your son like his new apartment.
Wonderful pictures from your family Christmas!