Monday, September 1, 2014

empty nest again

Here is my Hornbook Bestiary progress.



I love the sheep so much -- I'm glad he's there to represent wooly goodness.  The turkey is a bit early, but he's ready when he's needed!


I'm making slow progress on the second side of the hexie purse now that I'm home.  But I do love it!


Can you see it?  It's sitting on the father type's laptop.  lol!

And here's my fussy cut Friday star -- still using the octopus fabric from Tula Pink's Salt Water collection.


The boy child was home for most of the week.  He and Mia got a lot of cuddles in.




But then on Friday, it was time for this once again.  (See the train in the distance?  Sigh....)


Back to Boston to get ready for the new school year.  The boy child's classes start on September 8.  I can't believe it's that time again!

I'm enjoying the US Open tennis so far.  The last slam of the year is going great so far!

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


34 comments:

Vickie said...

That is a really neat star.
Glad you are keeping at the hexie purse. That is going to be fantastic.
I love the bunny on the cabbage by Mia. =)

P.J. said...

Your stitches are immaculate!! Love this piece but not brave enough to dive into...so many projects in the hoops right now. Best wishes to the Boy Child as he starts his next year. :)

Vera said...

Hi Margaret. Cant wait to see your finished purse. That is too cool. We are enjoying our son and his girlfriend home for a long weekend (though we haven't seen her yet -- she's been busy heading to NYC and seeing friends...hopefully she will be here for dinner tonight) and they have to head back tomorrow. Boo-Hoo. Poor Mia looks lonely in that last picture...staring out the window looking for the boy child perhaps? Best of luck to him in the new school year.

Karen said...

Wow, your hornbook is beautiful! I'm loving watching your progress on this one.

What are you going to use all your stars for?

Miss Pants said...

Beautiful stitching and quilting. Poor Mia looks like she's missing him already.

Cari said...

Love all the handwork you do and I'm so glad you share it. You are great motivator (and enabler) which in my book is a Good Thing !! Hugs to you and your wonderful family. Kitty skritches to Mia !!

Rugs and Pugs said...

That bestiary hornbook is impressive. Just beautiful and I love that fussy cut star.
Happy Labor Day.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Krista said...

Awww, Mia is so sweet. Love your hornbook progress! I am enjoying the Open too. Disappointed I missed Federer because of the rain yesterday. Great ladies match between Sharapova and Wozniacki though! Enjoy the Open! Have a great week.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful handwork, as always. Turkey is nice! Mia already waiting for the next visit... September already??

cucki said...

your stitching is so beautiful..
awww sweet mia..looks like she is missing him already..
the hexie purse is so lovely..
big hugs x

Melody said...

Beautiful stitching, Margaret! It's sad to see them leave again, isn't it? But, he will be back again before you know it, I'm sure.

Jackie said...

You're on the homestretch with Alphabets! I'm looking forward to seeing your purse completed too. Those hexies are itsy bitsy!

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful progress on the Hornbook--I really like the turkey! Love the fabric you used for the star this week, and great progress on your hexie purse!! Best wishes to the Boy Child for a great school year.

Susan said...

The Hornbook is looking great! Bet you will be finished this week!

This is our first time in our family without someone going back to school. I find myself missing those days. Hope your son has a great year!

Melissa said...

In that last photo, the bunny pincushion has the same colouring as Mia. So cute!

The sampler is looking great - almost there! That Liberty purse will be awesome.

At least your boy is close enough by he can come home for quick visits!

dixiesamplar said...

Busy stitcher...and such lovely work in progress! Mia is looking especially lovely as well!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Lovely stitching all around. We've been watching lots of tennis at our house too. Poor Maria...that was ugly!
Have a good week,
Robyn

Annie said...

Love how the hornbook is looking. That looks like such nice linen too.
Great progess as usual and I 'm sure it will speed up even more now that it's just you and Mia most days.

Evelyne said...

Your Hornbook look very beautiful.
I can't wait to see your hexagon purse. The fussy cut star look fabulous!
Hope your son has a great year!

Have nice week, Evelyne

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Mia is so cute sitting looking out of the window, I wonder what she's thinking.
The hexie colours are very pretty and you're making great progress on your hornbook Margaret - I'll be sad to see it come to an end.

Linda said...

That hornbook is truly gorgeous Margaret. Poor Mia missing her buddy already. Lovely stitching.

Linda

Sherry :o) said...

Those stars with the "sea" fabric are really cool. I caught up with your happenings lately - happy birthday to your daughter! My son's bday as the 15th. Your vacation looks spectacular and how awesome both of your kiddos could be there. I love the pics of your family.

I guess I am not the only one asking you what the H animal was, I see you noted it in a post. LOL

The pic of your son watching for the train made me wistful. They sure do grow up fast, don't they!

Mia is so sweet - how did she do while you were away?

Have a great week, Margaret!

Hugs
Sherry :0)

Anna van Schurman said...

I can't believe how quickly you are moving on Hornbook Bestiary. Great progress!

Beth said...

I'm partial to the turkey- he looks great. And that's very interesting fabric for your fussy cut. Mia just LOVES your boy child!

Annette-California said...

Love that turkey and sheep:) You are so close to finishing Hornbook. Love how the pieces are looking for your purse - its going to be incredible.
Hope Boy child has aother great school year! love Annette

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Good Luck to the boy child and his new year at college! He and Mia share a rare love, don't they?! :) Your Bestiary is going gangbusters...I'm amazed at your progress each update and those fussy cut stars...OMHeavens! They amaze me!

Carol said...

Looks like your Hornbook Bestiary may be finished soon, Margaret! (Next week, perhaps?). I just love each and every animal that has been featured...

I'm sure Mia misses your son--I remember how our cat moped along when "his human" (my middle son) left for school each year :) Wishing your son a very successful school year--can't believe another one is starting already!

Dawn said...

My friend made that purse, but now can't find the right frame. Love the sheep, but the mermaid is just too cute.
Have you decided how you will set the stars? They are all wonderful.
Happy stitching!

Melanie said...

Hornbook is coming along! You must have gone through a couple skeins of that blue already. All.that.filling.in. Whew!

The colors in that purse are fabulous.

Snuggles for Mia!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That turkey is cute! As always I love Mia and her boy! blessings.

Amanda said...

The Hornbook sheep is lovely and wooly, but the Owl is the one that is charming me. But then, I am very fond of owls. Mia really loves her human, doesn't she? I hope she doesn't have to wait in her window too long before he reappears!

Teresa S. said...

I'm trying to picture in my head what the hexie purse will look like. Can't see it yet :)
I'll keep watching.

Karoline said...

Your hornbook is looking gorgeous, great progress.

Love the hexis and the star

Kaisievic said...

The hornbook is so gorgeous!