Monday, June 16, 2014

Cats and blankets

Here is my progress on the Red Deer Sampler.


And here is my fussy cut star for the week -- yet another Jo Morton Woodland fabric.


I also got a bit of knitting done.  After a false start and some swatching, I cast on for a sweater for the boy child.  It's a pattern called Cobblestone by Brooklyn Tweed.  I'm using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume.  (Boy Child likes purple.)


I won a lovely prize from Dawn of Collector with a Needle!  Dawn has been involved with a quilt exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.  She's been showing pics of the exhibit on her blog, and she gave away a copy of a book of the exhibit.  To me!!


She wrapped the book up in a lovely fabric which I believe is from that coveted Circa 1825 collection from In the Beginning.  Thank you so much, Dawn!  I love the book and wish I could attend the exhibit in person.

The girl child came up to spend Father's Day with her dad.  It seems every time she comes recently, she's used a certain blanket.  For some reason, this certain blanket has become a favorite with Mia.  Well, the blanket became a subject of contention this time around.


Mia decided that she would stake her claim to the blanket by sleeping on the blanket -- on the girl child.  She eventually won the argument.


Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  (Can't wait for Wimbledon next week!!!!)  I hope everyone has a great week!

41 comments:

Faye said...

Love those vibrant colors~~~ and! having your daughter home must have been special!!!! Take care~

Dirty Martini Queen said...

That Mia is just telling GC who's in charge at the house and that would be HER! LOL!
Donna

Solstitches said...

Your sampler is stunning Margaret and wow, what precision to get the centre of the fussy cut star exactly so.
Lovely knitting project also.
Cute Mia pic :)

Margaret

Vickie said...

I also noticed your precision on the star. Great job. :)
Mia is a hoot!

Susan said...

What great progress on the sampler! So nice to have the kids home, isn't it? Hope you all enjoyed the weekend!

Mugwump Woolies said...

You are a wonder! The colors in the red deer sampler are unbelievable. Love the "plum" sweater! Mia is a hoot...like the youngest child left at home while big sister and big brother go off into the world. Mr.MW is looking forward to some tennis next week. I was wrapped up in the NBA pay-offs...don't tell my friends in Miami, but I am so happy the Spurs won!!!
Have a great week,
Robyn

Vera said...

Love all your projects Margaret -- they all look fabulous. How is the yarn from Brooklyn Tweed? I've been tempted to order some....Mia is too funny!

Busy Lizzie said...

lovely pics, your sampler is looking amazing, love those vibrant colors

Cari said...

Wow…that Red Deer sampler is jam-packed with motifs and colors !! It's a fun piece and your stitching speed is amazing. Love the color of the yarn your using to knit your son a sweater. YUM …. Sweet Mia claiming what is hers !! She's all CAT and all that !! Have a great week !!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Gosh, that sampler is really coming along. Love the colors! This week's star is so amazing too. This is going to be one knock-out quilt when you put the blocks together. Love the blanket war! Too funny! Have a good week.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Mia is such a cute little cookie, cats always win out do they not!!
Lovely crafting mix Margaret - I like the yarn colour choice.

Erica said...

Your sampler is coming along beautifully!
I love that scrumptious color yarn! It I love the muted color yarns. It is so grapey!

Melissa said...

That's so cute with Mia, the blanket and your daughter!

The latest fussy cut star is great with that flower in the center! I like the purple sweater you are knitting and Red Deer is looking great.

You always seem to win the best giveaways! Lucky you!

woolwoman said...

Great post Margaret - LOVE LOVE the new cast on for DS. the color is smashing. I will be most anxious to hear what you think of the Shelter yarn. I keep meaning to order some Loft to try. Red Deer is looking so great - love the colors which you really never see when the chart is advertised. Glad your DD could be home for FD. Hope you have a great week. Mel

Krista said...

Is it really Wimbledon next week already!? Wooohoo! Love the stitching and the knitting! Mia is so sweet. A cat wants what a cat wants! LOL

Annie said...

The deer sampler is looking so good with that explosion of color!

I'm a purple fan too. Yummy yarn!

Mia is quite the competitor! I like a gal that knows what she wants!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Nice stitching progress. The battle of the blanket was won by the more patient occupant of the home! LoL

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on the Sampler Margaret. Love the new sweater start. Great pics of Mia and love the blanket story.

Linda

Carol said...

How nice that your daughter got to visit, Margaret--I'm sure Mia was thrilled to have another human to wait on her :)

Lovely deer sampler--this is a big one, isn't it? And I think that newest star is lovely, too...

Mary Ann said...

I am enjoying seeing the progress on Red Deer Sampler each week. And, I love the color of the sweater for the Boy Child!

Karen said...

Oooh, love the purple yarn!

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Your red deer sampler is gorgeous! Love that Mia and your daughter fought over the blanket - sounds a bit like what happens in my house sometimes. Your new knitting project is looking good and congrats on your win.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Can't believe the fussy cuts--they just get better and better.

Miss Mia (like Miss Callie Mae) knows how to get what she wants. Have Mia and the girl child made friends?

Jackie said...

I'm not surprised that Mia prevailed!

The yarn looks like an eggplant color? I think it's going to be very flattering. Great color!

Beth said...

Mia says, "Over throw the Blanket Usurper!" Your Red Deer Sampler is going to be amazing so much going on with all the motifs.

cucki said...

Aww lovely pics,..
your sampler is looking amazing, love those vibrant colors...so pretty..
Sending you big hugs xx

Sharon said...

Mia rules!!! :). How fun to be knitting a sweater for your son. whether he'll admit it or not, I'm sure that he'll feel extra hugs from mom every time he wears it!
What a beautiful book. Enjoy!

Sharon said...

Mia rules!!! :). How fun to be knitting a sweater for your son. whether he'll admit it or not, I'm sure that he'll feel extra hugs from mom every time he wears it! I am becoming a sampler lover... Every time I look at your beautiful works of art, I can almost hear my Visa card saying "cha-ching"! I need more stash like I need to gain ten pounds - but I am being so tempted by them now.... I don't think my life will be fully lived until I stitch at least one! :). :). :)
What a beautiful book. Enjoy!

Dawn said...

Love the red deer sampler, such joyous color.
You have some fantastic projects going! Glad you enjoyed the exhibit book.
Mia is just too funny!

Sharon said...

Your Red Deer Sampler is looking fantastic! I really enjoy seeing your beautiful quilt pieces.

Giovanna said...

Nice work on everything!

Brigitte said...

Great progress on the Red Deer sampler. And a beautiful new Fussy Cut Star, What a beautiful fabric this is.
Thanks for the link to thequilt exhibition at the Denver Museum of Art. I saw that it will be on until next xear, and as I will be in the Denver region next autumn I'll have to go and visit the exhibition.

Penny said...

You did a great job on your quilt block! And what a gorgeous color for the sweater! I wish I could relax enough to knit ~ it makes me very tense. :) Quilting is another thing I wish I had the patience for ~ I bet there are some wonderful quilts in that book. That Mia brings a much needed laugh. I can see she was victorious in the end ~ your poor daughter. :)

Annette-California said...

Beautiful progress on Red Deer! Those colors are stunning together.
The Plume yarn looks incredible - lucky boy!
Love that Mia! love Annette

Sherry :o) said...

Wow...love the Red Deer sampler! And the purple sweater is going to be such a nice color! Love the picture of Mia-on the blanket-on your daughter. Too funny.

Sherry :o) said...

Wow...love the Red Deer sampler! And the purple sweater is going to be such a nice color! Love the picture of Mia-on the blanket-on your daughter. Too funny.

Melody said...

The sampler is coming along great! I am impressing with your knitting abilities as well. I am sure the sweater will turn out great.

The fussy star is amazing too, how you managed to get the design in the middle of the star....

Sally said...

Lol at Mia! Bless her!

Love how your sampler is coming along.

Really like the colour of the jumper. I must get my knitting out more often!

Karoline said...

Red Deer is looking gorgeous & I love the yarn you've choosen for your DS's sweater

LOL at Mia & your DD!

Melanie said...

Red Deer is looking great!! I love the color on this. That designer definitely has an eye for it.
Have a nice weekend!

Chris said...

Funny, funny Mia!
I love this star too!
You have gotten a lot done in the red deer sampler. It had amazing colors in it.