Monday, November 10, 2014

So exciting!

What's so exciting?  I've started working on the part of His Eye is on the Sparrow that's below the words!  Hooray!


But I should show the top part first.


So yeah.  I finished the top 1/3 of the sampler, then stitched that darned line of stitching under the words.  Then I finished the green of the left border all the way down to the bottom left corner and a bit around too, so that's a good thing!  And then I worked on the interior!  New motifs!  Yay!


I'm happy to be working on new motifs.  lol!

Here's my fussy cut star for the week.  I can't remember which collection this fabric is from.


Thanks to everyone for their good wishes about my shoulder.  Both shoulders are actually a bit iffy, but it was the left one that decided to totally lose it.  Luckily, it seems to be able to handle stitching as long as I support my left arm with a pillow.  I am mostly back to normal,  hopefully.  I have yet to try knitting.  Yikes!

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



41 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! You've got those needle of years in turbo speed--your sampler is beautiful and you will have that sampler finished soon.

Boo on the shoulder issues--hope you continue to improve

Miss Mia is a very loved kitty.

Giovanna said...

The sampler's looking spectacular - great going. Hope the shoulder continues to improve.

Vickie said...

I am sorry that your shoulder pain continues to plague you.
Mia is so very sweet.♥
You are sooooooooooooooooo fast at stitching Margaret!

Mugwump Woolies said...

First...I'm so happy to hear your shoulder is improving. I'm on my eighth month with mine and it is exhausting!
This sampler has to be one of my all time favorites...the motifs are simply wonderful! You've made great progress.
Mia looks so cozy!
Robyn

Cari said...

Amazing stitch, amazing speed, amazing star, amazing Mia and amazing Margaret !! What's not to love this fine day…. have a fabulous week !!

Loraine said...

Your sampler is simply stunning!!!
I'm so sorry about your shoulder! Many get well wishes coming your way.
I loved seeing your framing. You have so many wonderful new samplers to enjoy!
Have a great week.

Ellen said...

I always wait anxiously for Monday morning to see what wonderful things you are going to post. I'm never disappointed.
Just so sorry that you continue to be in such pain. Here's hoping for a very quick recovery.

Edgar said...

I am just loving the "EiotS" Sampler progress!! and your framed pieces are beautiful!!

Natasha said...

Beautiful progress so far. This is really coming along WooHooo!

And of course what post would not be compltet without a pic of sweet Mia always love that :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's funny how each craft has a different effect on our muscles. I agree with you about using a cushion, it makes it easier for me too. I love your progress, it's great to see this one grow and new motifs are always a good thing:-) Mia is so cute holding onto the cable, she's such a sweet pea.

Xstitch Judith said...

Such a beautiful sampler, and Mia is so sweet

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Yay, new fun critters! Love the snuggle kitty.

Hazel said...

His Eye is looking superb! Great job. xx

Annie said...

The motifs are always the treat for stitchers. And you deserve a treat as you soldier on through a funky shoulder to do a significant amount of needlework this past week!

Karen said...

What a beautiful sampler! And I absolutely love all your stars; I can't wait to see how they look when you put them together.

Jackie said...

New motifs to stitch is always a good thing. You're making really good progress! I'm not sure I've seen one of these finished in blogland.

I generally stitch with support under my elbows unless I'm in bed. Especially if I get to stitch for a good chunk of time. My elbow gets crampy if I don't. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better and I hope the cold weather doesn't make it worse.

Mary said...

I'm loving every single stitch of it Margaret!

Amanda said...

There's more to "His Eye is on the Sparrow?" The first third is so spectacular, I was thinking that was the entire thing. Is it me, or has Mia caught herself a "mouse?" (grin)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I see Mia is being her awesome helpful self. Love the progress on the stitching!

Krista said...

Your Sparrow looks fantastic! I have to get back to mine soon... I have switched to making some holiday ornaments for family. And some good news for you, you are even further than 1/3 as the pages for the bottom are only 1/2 pages! You are flying right along! :) All the animals are so sweet. Have a great week! I am hearing snow may be in the forecast?? imagine, already? Too soon!!

Cactusneedle said...

Wow! Your progress is amazing! How long did it take you to stitch those motifs? Glad your shoulder is improving some.

valerie said...

Great Progress on your project, Margaret! Love your fussy star too! I'm so jealous of Mia...I want to nap too! I'm on my second cup of coffee to stay awake! lol

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret, Wonderful progress on Sparrow, it is just beautiful! I see you have left the date off for now, a good idea on such a large piece. It will be just spectacular when you are finished! I am so sorry about your shoulder, I know shoulder injuries can be tricky... Mia looks so content :)
Melinda

Linda said...

Awesome progress Margaret. You sure have gotten alot done.

Linda

Mary Ann said...

WOW! Lots of lovely progress on His Eye!!

Dawn said...

What a great sampler! Love the star, I might copy it for the graduation quilt :-)
Those red scissors are just too cool.
Hope Mia stays warm.

Beth said...

Peacocks, a goose, spotted cows - what wonderful little motifs. A very pretty fussy star too. Mia looks like she'll sleep 'til spring!

Evelyne said...

Your sampler is beautiful Margaret!
All that lovely animals and birds is such a nice colours.
Great star!

Have a nice week.
Evelyne

P.J. said...

Your needle is on FIRE! Your sampler is coming along beautifully. I thought this piece was stunning the minute she released it; but I don't dare even thing about stitching it yet. I have so many WIPs and two are BAPs. I can enjoy watching your progress and eagerly await this beauty framed and on your wall. Sorry to hear the shoulder is acting up. Don't over do it. :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Sooooooo big. That piece is going to be a stunner!

Anne said...

I somehow thought that the eye of the sparrow ended at that line?!! There's more?! Amazing sampler and massive too...right up your alley :D Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope it gets better soon because that'll slow you down a bit...probably not! Hugs to you and give Mia a little pet from me!

Jean said...

Wow, that you have really done alot. Sorry for your Shoulder, a litte bursitis perhaps? Mia as always is adorable.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I just love your Sampler...wow...the colors are so beautiful and I dearly love the material.

Your Kitty is so cute and so adorable...I love the way he or she is laying.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Melody said...

Mia looks cozy. I bet knitting will give your shoulder more of a workout. I hope it goes ok for you. Your Eye on the Sparrow piece is so lovely! It will be gorgeous when you finish.

Melissa said...

I am glad to see that you can stitch again! The sampler is looking so pretty! I was thinking even the top half itself could make a beautiful framed piece!

Mia looks very cozy. Daisy is sleeping more these days too.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

HEIOTS is beautiful indeed. Your colors look so much more vibrant than any other pics of seen of this sampler...makes it all the more enticing! Happy Week to you.

Kaisievic said...

Eye of the sparrow is looking so fabulous. I love it. I always stitch with a pillow under my right elbow. It really helps.

Sally said...

Wow, wow and wow!!! I don't know what else to say. It's a stunning piece.

Mia really makes me smile!

Rachel said...

Wow, His Eye is on the Sparrow is striking! I love the arrangement of the motifs on this, there's so much to look at!

So sorry about your shoulders.:( Best wishes for recovery!

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Margaret, I love your His Eye is on the Sparrow. Are you using one thread over two on the linen. Your colors are so vibrant. I am thinking or ordering this sampler.
Carolyn cab43252yahoo.eom

Melanie said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! It's so big!!!!!!!!!!