Monday, July 28, 2014

stitch stitch stitch

Here is my progress on the Hornbook Bestiary.


I made the kitten look like Mia, although her body had to be a mirror image since Mia's spot is on the other side.  lol!  I also took a pic with a dime to show the size of the little blocks.  (I couldn't find a quarter.)


Here is my fussy cut Friday star, using another Vicksburg by Judie Rothermel fabric.


My sweet girl child sent me a pic she took of the three of us on my birthday on the 19th, down in the subways before we said goodbye.  Love this pic!


And here's a pic of the boy child up in Boston.  I think he regretted showing me this pic.  (I don't even want to think about where he's sitting.)


I have begged him not to sit there anymore.  lol!  I guess he doesn't have a fear of heights like I do.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!



38 comments:

Ellen said...

Wow! You're making incredible progress on your hornbook. Love it!

It's always so much fun to see the past week's progress on Monday morning.

Also love the photo of you on your birthday!

Hope that your week is off to a good start.

Vickie said...

Stitch, stitch, stitch is right! Zoom, zoom, zoom!
Ack! I don't want to think about your son like that either. I wonder about the person taking the photo too. Oh young kids!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW Your piece is drop dead gorgeous beautiful and tiny really tiny like seriously tiny

Love the way you incorporated Mia into the design.

Sitting on a ledge--I would not be any where near the edge--I am so afraid of heights

Cari said...

You have the sweetest family Margaret. Thank you for sharing them. Love your stitch and especially the Mia square. Darling… Hugs dear friend.

Vera said...

Oh dear! My stomach turned at the sight of your son on the ledge!! Great pic of you, your husband and daughted. And your hornbook is GORGEOUS! Love the Mia block!!

Loraine said...

Your hornbook is beautiful. Wow you are stitching it fast too. I love the changes you made.
Cute picture of all of you! I'm with you on the picture of your son. I would hate to see mine hanging out of a window too. Ugg. Lol.
Have a great week! I hope you get a lot of stitching done. Oh BTW, I pulled out the toy chest the other day and I'm making an attemp to finish the stitching. Any chance you want to join me? No pressure at all. :)

krayolakris said...

Great family photos, so very sweet! Ok I got dizzy just looking at your boy's window ledge portrait! I love that you personalized the Mia square. How clever! She looks quite smart!

Glenna said...

Lovely stitching as always, and gorgeous shots of your family. The photo of your boychild made my palms sweat instantly. Yikes!

Linda said...

Awesome progress on the hornbook Margaret. Those stitches are so tiny. Love the pics. I think I would be tying that boy to a chair.

Linda

Miss Pants said...

Oh my gosh I don't think I realized how tiny that piece is without the dime next to a square. Love how you customized it!

Annie said...

Bet Mia is so proud to be represented on your sampler. She might even come out from under the laundry to view it!

Love your stitching and fussy cut block as usual.

Great photo from the subway. But my heart would drop to my stomach if I had a son who sent me the one on the ledge!

Laurie Arp said...

Love the birthday photo your girl child sent you!!! Ummm.... I got a very queasy feeling in my stomach when I saw the boy child's photo. I hope he doesn't do that again!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

LOVE the birthday photo :) You share my brother's birthday! Happy Belated Birthday sweet Margaret!!
And the boy child...I would have asked him to never sit there again too....i don't even want to think about it myself!!
Your stitching and your sweet little Mia rendition on the piece is lovely!

Mary said...

Everything looks sooo great Margaret, from the family pics to the new design of your blog!

Mouse said...

gosh your needles smoking and how teeny tiny is it .... and sooo cute to see Mia in there .. love the photo of you all and of the boy child too ... love looking across hate looking down .. stomach does somersaults ..lol love mouse xxxxx

marly said...

Your progress is remarkable and the size - holy cow. I need to go back and see it again. That is a really great photo, but I gasped at the next one. Get that boy some bars!!!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret, Your hornbook is just wonderful! Can't wait to see it finished. What a great photo of the three of you, and poor little Mia is scared to death of boy-child on the ledge!
Melinda

cucki said...

Aww sweet stitching..and I love your family photos so much..
Mia is so cute...
Big hugs x

Betteketet said...

Wow, your hornbook really is beautiful, and I LOVE how you have put Mia in it.
Betty.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Okay, can I just say that Boy Child is making me nervous too! Yikes!

I'm glad you customized the kitty block. It looks great!

Have a good week!

Annette-California said...

WOW You are one fast stitcher, love your progress on Hornbook Margaret. Beautiful photo of the 3 of you. When I saw the boy child photo - I went week at the knees and I'm sitting down reading your blog:)
But I have to admit its a really incredible photo!
love Annette

Kaisievic said...

Great photos, Magaret, you have a lovely family. Your stitching is gorgeous as always and I love your header pic.

Amanda said...

I was liking the Horn Book. Now that I can see the scale, I am in awe. The "Mia" square is so sweet! But do not think too hard about where the Boy Child was sitting - you need to get to sleep at night!

And This Little Pig said...

Margaret your Hornbook is beautiful! Is that stitched over 1? If so I'd be crosseyed by now :@

Your quilty star is beautiful, and my hasn't Mia grown. Oh the rest of the family as well :@
Libbie

Krista said...

Your hornbook is awesome, Margaret!! I just saw your post on the SL blog, love the little Mia square!!! Have a great week!

Beth said...

That dime shows how super your eye sight must be stitching on the super-high count that you are! Wow!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your comments about where your son is sitting made me smile as I could SO relate to them.
Lovely family photo with your daughter and as always of Mia.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You're going to town on that piece! Looks great - and thanks for the dime perspective. Didn't realize it was so small. Those are neat pics of the children - dad's girl, and mom's dare devil??

woolwoman said...

Love the photo of you and your DH and DD. Beautiful shot and your son looks great on that ledge but I'm sure it will promote the graying of your hair LOL. Great progress on the hornbook - lovely piece and mia in the sampler - awwww so cute. take care Mel

valerie said...

Great progress on the Hornbook Margaret! You are speeding right along! I think that's a great photo of you, DH and GC. What a fun day you all had then. Love the fussy star too! :)

Carol said...

How sweet that you turned added your little Mia, Margaret--what a great idea. I am in awe of this piece--just fall in love with it more each time I see it...

Such a nice family photo! But, oh, that picture of your son scares me to death! I, too, am very afraid of heights!! I'm sure most parents don't even know half of the scary things their kids do as they're growing up :)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You have been going to town on your stitching. Love the Mia look alike and happy belated birthday!

Sally said...

Love how your hornbook is looking and it's so sweet that you made the cat look like Mia.

Lovely photo of the 3 of you.

Oooh I would not be sitting where your son is sitting! I hate heights too just like you.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your hornbook stitch is so beautiful! Great pic of the three of you...such a fun family you have! Don't know which pic made me the most queasy...the boy child sitting on the ledge...or looking at those tiny, tiny stitches that make me cross-eyed just thinking about trying to stitch them!!! You are a wonder!
Robyn

Penny said...

Such tiny stitches, and of course the Mia block is my favorite! :) What a wonderful birthday picture ~ the other picture(the one of your fearless son) ~ wow! I would have to tell him that what happens in Boston stays in Boston. :)

Evelyne said...

Wow you are stitching it fast ,your hornbook.
It's so beautiful specially the block with MIA.
Great star also.

have a nice weekend,
Evelyne

Kim said...

The hornbook is wonderful!!! Love your stars and can't wait for the quilt one day!!!!
Love the Bday picture!!!

Melanie said...

So much solid stitching on this piece! The Mia mods are great. What a cutie. :)