Monday, June 9, 2014

empty

This is my progress on the Red Deer Sampler.


Still loving that border.

Here is my fussy cut star for the week using another Jo Morton Woodland fabric.


We said goodbye to the boy child for a bit again.  He's back in Boston working at his campus job and being creative.


Mia went into sleep mode as usual after the boy child left.  I never know if she is recovering from the boy child or is depressed cause the boy child left.  After a day or two, she perked up again, also as usual.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  Hope everyone has a great week.




34 comments:

Cari said...

Love the Red Deer, love the quilt block, love that your son gets to work and be creative this summer, and sure love that sweet Mia !! Have a great week !!

Vickie said...

Lovely progress Margaret. Poor Mia. Poor mama. ;)

pj said...

What a gorgeous sampler! I love the colors! You are really going to town on it too! Great job! Beautiful stitching!


Enjoy the summer!

pj said...

What a gorgeous sampler! I love the colors! You are really going to town on it too! Great job! Beautiful stitching!


Enjoy the summer!

krayolakris said...

Cats...inscrutable!!

Giovanna said...

The sampler border is wonderful.

Angie said...

Your sampler is beautiful, Margaret! Are you stitching on Weeks linen? I purchased some and it seems the holes are harder to see then on any other linen I have:( When our daughter moved out the cat that had claimed her was very upset. When she comes by for a visit he just gives her the cold shoulder and doesn't want to have anything to do with her.

Karen said...

Beautiful sampler and love the colors. Are you using silks or overdyes?

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful progress on the Red Deer, and another lovely fussy cut star!! With our college kids, we always say we are empty nesters with a revolving door--they are here, they are gone, they are back...oh, they're gone again, but they will be back!! : )

Melissa said...

Poor little Mia. She does look a little depressed in one of the photos!

Love your progress on Red Deer. that's one bright beautiful sampler!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I love that border, too! Would you remind me of the star quilt's name again?

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm loving the colors in this sampler so much! Your block almost has a 3-D oragami look to it. I love it too! Have a good week!

Busy Lizzie said...

gorgeous progress on you sampler

Anne said...

I'm debating getting the threads for REd Deer since Drema is having an amazing thread sale, however, I'm lending the chart to Melissa so...perhaps I should wait?! Anywho, yours is looking fabulous. I so enjoy watching you stitch it!! Love your fussy cut...when's the photo coming out of all your fussy cuts? In the end? Aw, poor Mia sad the boychild left. Well she seems like she likes to sleep lots...lol all cats do! Hugs to her and you!

Linda said...

Wonderful progress Margaret. So sad for Mia.

Linda

Annette-California said...

Everytime I see your progress on Red Deer its like magic! Absolutely stunning! Poor Mia and mom too!
hugs Annette

marly said...

Red Deer is really loaded with color. I love that border too but doubt I could execute it properly. Not one corner would meet correctly! It's beautiful.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

The stitching is so pretty and I love Mia and her boy human! Cute!

Krista said...

Great stitching, Margaret. I love how colorful this sampler is. Mia is so cute. The French Open turned out predictable, hope Wimbledon will spice things up! Have a great week!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The colors in the border of the red deer are beautiful. Still loving those fussy cuts.

Mia--a combination of both--exhaustion from the Boy child's being home, catching up on missed sleep and storing energy for his next visit Mia loves her Boy child!

P.J. said...

Aww, sweet Mia. Your red deer sampler is exquisite! I cannot wait to see your finished quilt work with all of these divine stars! Such a tease!

Wanda said...

Oh Margaret, your Red Deer Sampler is stunning! The border is fabulous! Love your quilt block and precious Mia. Have a great week, Wanda

Beth said...

That is quite a magnificent red deer you've stitched Margaret. Maybe Mia finds goodbyes to be hard.

Penny said...

Such a beautiful sampler! Sounds like your son has an interesting summer ahead of him. Mia seems to have figured out that a good nap can make just about anything better. :)

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your sampler just gets better and better...those colors are fabulous! Poor little Mia, she misses her fellow.
Have a great week,
Robyn

cucki said...

Aww poor sweet Mia...Maloo is sending her purrs
I love your sampler so much
Sweet hugs x

Annie said...

Ya gotta love a sun-burned deer lolling about in the flowers. My friends who live in houses around here experience the same thing in real life!

Carol said...

Aww...little Mia really looks sad now that her favorite human has left for a while! I'm sure you're missing him, too, Margaret. Hope your pretty stitching and tennis-watching help fill the void!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Mia is such a cute little cookie. I think she misses your son, they seem such good friends. Our Poppy is like that with our son and yet Rosa shows no interest in him at all.

Melody said...

Beautiful sampler progress! Poor Mia, I'm sure she misses her pal terribly. But, she just may be tired too after he leaves.

Brigitte said...

That Red Deer Sampler gets more ad more beautiful. And you are right, the border is absolutely special.

Loraine said...

What an awesome sampler. You always choose well!
I love your stars too. What an amazing quilt they will all make.
Sorry you are an empty nester again. :(.

Karoline said...

Red deer is looking gorgeous and your star us lovely

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret,
I love your red deer sampler. The deer looks sort of raspberry rather than red? Is that true? I have never stitched on of Gigi's designs, may have to do this one. Poor little Mia is on such a roller coaster with your son coming and going. Hope you had a nice Father's Day.
Melinda