Monday, July 7, 2014

Wimbledon withdrawal....

Here is my progress on the Hornbook Bestiary for the week.


The first row of animals is done!  Yay!

Here is my fussy cut star for the week, using another Wiscassett fabric from Minick and Simpson.


The boy child's sweater has gotten longer, slowly but surely.  I'm still finding it difficult to work with wool in these hot summer months.


A certain someone wanted to come home for a week for July 4 so he could celebrate with his friends at home.  We were happy to oblige.


He's been off with his friends a lot so far, but we've still had some time with him as well.  Mia too.



It's time for Wimbledon withdrawal.  The men's final was today -- a fantastic match -- and now it's time to start missing all the wonderful tennis and the Wimbledon atmosphere.  Sigh.

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


35 comments:

Vickie said...

hahaha! Love Mia in the last picture. ;)
Love that star too. Great job.
You are really cruising along with the stitching!

marly said...

You've made real progress! Those stars fascinate me. Glad your son had a weekend of fun and Mia got some face time with her boy.

Lene Haugerud said...

Can I just say - lovely picture of Mia in the last one:) Made me laugh:)
Your sewing is, as ever, gorgeous!

Amanda said...

This week's Fussy Star took my breath away. I am so impressed with the way you got the "flames" to meet in the middle and the symmetry of the thing. It really is spectacular.

Angie Burrett said...

Beautiful sewing - and I am so missing the tennis too - what an amazing final. The afternoons are just not the same at the moment!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great stitching! We were glued to the tube...what a fabulous match! Now we are in serious sports withdrawal...nothing for us till football starts in August...we're not big on baseball. Have a great week!
Robyn

Annie said...

I'm continually amazed at how much you accomplish in a single week. And now I'm wondering how you did this and watched all that tennis at the same time! Instant replay?

Everything looks so gorgeous and perfect!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love that star! What a stunning quilt that's going to be. It's funny to see the dog stitched like it's charted. I couldn't resist customizing mine to look like Miss Shelby. LOL!

Busy Lizzie said...

so in love with your stitching ♥♥♥

Vicki said...

Your stitching, your star, your knitting - all looking good!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

oh a beautiful star!!!! so very pretty ~ glad your son had a chance to come home, happy that Mia got to see him!!!
love your stitching too ;)
L

Charlene ♥ SC said...

WooHoo - great progress! I don't know how you can work with wool any during these hot days! Even if you don't have a lot of face-to-face time with the DS, it's just a good feeling knowing he's sleeping in the house, isn't it? We KNOW Mia is happy, don't we?!

Melissa said...

It must've been so nice to have your boy home. I'm sure Mia agrees!

Great progress on all your projects. I can imagine it must not be fun to knit with wool in the summer heat!

Wimbledon was very exciting this year for us Canadians. Though I was busy watching the World Cup, the buzz was all over the news here! I'm sure I will have World Cup withdrawal after this week too!

Cari said...

Your hornbook stitching is amazing. I adore this piece ! Love the fussy cut star as well. I doubt I could ever pick a favorite one. Hugs to you and sweet Mia. The last pic she's in is adorable !!

Evelyne said...

You have made a lot of progress!
I love the fussy star!
What a great picture of MIA!!!

woolwoman said...

Good progress on both your WIP's Margaret and I love the new star by M&S. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your DS being home.
Mel

Faye said...

Great progress on the stitching!!!!! Loving those quilt squares too~~

cucki said...

Ohh very sweet star..I love it so much..
Mia is a sweetie pie..glad your son had a chance to come home..
Big hugs xxx

Miss Pants said...

What great progress! I can't say I've ever really gotten into watching sports. But I'm sure it's like me and PBS Masterpiece Mystery. I look forward to it every year and miss it when it's gone.

Carol said...

You're really moving along nicely on that gorgeous sampler, Margaret--I'm always amazed at what a fast stitcher you are! Glad you enjoyed the tennis (although I'm ashamed to say I don't know a thing about it--not even the scoring!).

RuthB said...

Oh I miss Wimbledon too! There really isn't anything like it for gentle atmosphere. We'll have the U.S. Open soon, and that's a close second to W for good stitching accompaniment. :)

Jackie said...

Another great star! Love these!

How nice to have your son home for the holiday. I'm sure it really doesn't matter why he came home as long as you got a hug (or 10).

Karen said...

LOL, I feel the same way after the Olympics! At least Wimbledon is yearly :-)

valerie said...

Great progress on the Hornbook Bestiary and fussy star! How nice that Boy Child was able to come up and visit you for a week. I am sure it was great to spend time with him.

Krista said...

Love those stitches and Miss Mia! The US Open will be here before you know it. Enjoy the week!!

Wanda said...

Hi Margaret! Your hornbook is gorgeous - great progress! I am so excited about your weekly quilt stars as they are all so beautiful. I am so glad your son was able to come home for the week - Mia looked thrilled!

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful progress on Hornbook and the sweater--LOVE this week's star! I imagine that Mia certainly is the queen at your house. : )

Linda said...

Wonderful progress Margaret. Always happy to see pics of Mia with the boy child.

Linda

Beth said...

Such synergy - your fussy star has the same colors as your Hornbook stitch! I'll bet you enjoyed whatever time you had with the Boy Child as did Mia! She's very cute on your British Box!

Susan said...

Love that shot of your son getting off the train! That first sight of a child coming home is always so sweet, isn't it?
The Hornbook is looking great!!

Kaisievic said...

Well, there is always the Tour de France to start watching now - lol! Hornbook is looking fantastic.

Brigitte said...

Great the progress you made on your Bestiary Hornbook. And so fast, it's just amazing.
Good that you could spend some time with your son. When they are away at university or working at their job family time becomes a rare thing.

Penny said...

You're really making quick stitching progress. Love that shade of blue. Nice job on the star, too. I can't imagine getting everything to match up like you do. :) Love the picture of Mia in the box ~ she is very tolerant. :)

Annette-California said...

Hornbook is looking more beautiful and love your newest star (always sweet Mia) Oh and your quilting star too! glad you get to have your boy home for awhile:)
love Annette

Isadarena said...

Your little Mia is always so cute :)
Your sewing is beautiful, deat Margaret :)