Monday, June 2, 2014

Tennis and stitching, the perfect combination

The French Open has been keeping me company while I stitch my Red Deer Sampler.  I have to say the border is what attracted me to this sampler -- so pretty!




And here's my fussy cut star for the week, using another Jo Morton Woodland fabric.


The fabric reminds me of suit fabric -- pinstripe??  So fun!

Mia has been keeping me company while I stitch this week.


Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  Have a great week!


34 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Love the colors. What fabric are you using? Nice to have tennis to watch while stitching. I haven't picked up a needle in over two weeks. Too much work to do outside, so I am living vicariously by stopping by to read about your progress!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I have to agree, that is one awesome border! Love all the colors. Have a good week!

Vickie said...

What a great sampler! The deer is so cool. :)

Ranae said...

The red glasses and the red scissors go perfect with the red deer.
Mia is so nice to keep you company
The sampler is looking great, the border is pretty
Take care

Cari said...

I absolutely LOVE this Red Deer Sampler. The colors are so bright and happy. I think I'm enjoying it as much as you and Mia !! Have a great week !!

Vera said...

Love the red deer!! And Mia looks like she is trying to do a yoga pose - lol.

Zlata said...

Wow! So bright colours! I love this cute deer! )))

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oh I love that red deer! We've been watching the open, too. Mr.MW is a real fan.
Have a great week,
Robyn

Giovanna said...

Great going on this beautiful sampler - quite a unique border indeed.

Melissa said...

Red Deer is looking gorgeous. Now I can't wait to start mine...but I will have to wait! lol.

Have fun with the tennis and stitching combo!

valerie said...

Great progress on your Red Deer sampler! Love the fussy cut star too.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Loving the red!! That was what I thought when I saw your star. In my Crazy Quilt life collected kimono fabrics, and lots of them had similar designs. Mia looks like she may be having a little oxygen! LoL

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful progress on the Red Deer sampler--the border definitely draws my attention--very lovely!

Jewel Roman said...

Yes, perfect combo... VAMOS!! ;)

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on the sampler Margaret. Cute pics of Mia.

Linda

cucki said...

Wow such a sweet sampler..so pretty...
Cute Mia..kisses xxx

Penny said...

I love this sampler! The colors are so pretty. Hope you and Mia enjoy watching the matches. :)

Krista said...

The sampler looks beautiful!!! Have you heard about the upcoming sampler exhibit in New Jersey starting in the Fall? It will be at the Morvan Museum.

Evelyne said...

Beautiful colours of the Red Deer Sampler and a perfect match with the scissor!
Love the fussy cut star, it's so much fun to fussy cut!

Have a nice week,
Evelyne

Annette-California said...

Wow you go all out while stitching. You have coordinating scissors and glasses:) Sampler is looking more Gorgeous!!! love Annette

Mary said...

So pretty!!!

woolwoman said...

beautiful sampler Margaret - love the colors - so vivid ! Enjoy your tennis and the company of Ms Mia. Have a great week
Mel

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

You are right--that border on the Red Deer is striking!

Your fussy cuts just get better and better.

Annie said...

That is a much more interesting border than the typical ones. And I love how you match your accessories to the colors in the sampler!

Nice to have a companion. Does Mia like tennis?

Jackie said...

I love crossed kitty paws!

You're making nice progress on the deer sampler!

Beth said...

That border is awesome with all the different colors of flowers - it must be fun to stitch and perfect for working on while watching TV. Glad to see Mia is holding up her end of the bargain and keeping you company.

SewAmy said...

That boarder is gorgeous. Love you glasses and scissors to match.

Anne said...

The border IS fantastic and one of the reasons I was drawn to it too!! That and the red deer. He's just so cool! You've really forged ahead with this sampler...I'm always amazed! Great fussy cut this week. Makes me think of pin stripe suits :D Mia is adorable as usual...Miss sleepy pants!

Love to Stitch said...

Wow, I can see why the border caught your attention! The colors are gorgeous!! Since I am done now with SDW, this might have to be a new start contender!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a wonderful sampler. I wish I had time to stitch...sigh, but I just hate putting down my rug hook.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Brigitte said...

You are right, that border around the sampler is really beautiful, all these flowers in different colours. I often look at the border first when I see a sampler, they are often an eye catcher.

Carol said...

That is probably the prettiest border ever, Margaret--really fun and colorful! I understand why it attracted your attention..

Enjoy your tennis and stitching time with Miss Mia keeping you company :)

Karoline said...

Your Red deer sampler is looking gorgeous, great progress.

I'm looking forward to Wimbledon this year as I'm actually going to be able to sit down and stitch to some of it live for the first time since Rosie was a baby!

Kaisievic said...

I love the way your glasses and scissors match the red of the deer - beautiful work as usual and Furio and Milo say "Miaow" to Mia.