Sunday, September 25, 2011

Leaves and Acorns

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It's been slightly cooler these days, which is lovely. And although they keep predicting rain, I haven't experienced any. But, my mind is most definitely in an autumn mode. I'm making plans to go to the State Fair. I'm thinking ahead to long sleeve shirts and pumpkin bread. So, I suppose it's fitting that I've been stitching leaves on Isabella. I was perfectly content sticking to the leaves in the border until Marie commented on my last post that she had to go ahead and put some red in too. Then, you know, I had to put some red in too. So, she's got some red and I'm loving loving loving stitching on her. (And look at the pretty floss tags Sylvia made!)

And since I haven't shown you And They Sinned in a little while, I thought I'd share. I've been stitching acorns (and a big squirrel!).

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I am getting close to having page 1 finished. Not much longer now! And I have to thank Siobhan for her inspiration. I noticed her angel's wings were outlined in gold, so then, you know, I had to outline my angel's wings in gold. Love it!!! Next up I'll get to work on Adam and Eve on the right hand side. (I'll go back and finish the angel's face when I do A&E's.) I love how this is looking, even if it's slow going.

Hope you enjoy your week, and your stitching!!

I am grateful for learning something new.

23 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your start on Isabella and your ATS looks fabulous.
Wishing you cooler temps and rain.

Vonna said...

Love your stitching! Your ATS makes me want to get it :)
And your leaves and acorns...fabulous!

Giovanna said...

Your ATS is growing so nicely! And the new start is beautiful too, such pretty colours.

Natalia said...

Nice start on Isabella. I love your ATS too!!

Mouse said...

oooo love your new start and your wip looks very pretty too :) love mouse xxxx

Margaret said...

Both pieces look great! Isabella is a great start! Can't wait to see Adam and Eve on ATS.

Alberta said...

Beautiful stitching! Do you get as much of a kick out of the names assigned to different colours? So creative!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, what lovely stitching you've been busy with!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Both your WIPs are looking great! And I love the idea of stitching with a floss called "Poison Apple"; I imagine it must add a fairytale feel to stitching your leaves :)

Kathy A. said...

Lovely stitching. Your pretty fall leaves are so appropriate. You can smell the weather change in the air.

Katrina said...

Pretty pictures, I love Isabella and can't wait to see your ATS's A&E!!!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

This post makes you sound rather suggestible. Which you are not. ATS is amazing!

valerie said...

Isabella and ATS are looking great! I like the outlining on the angel wings!

Catherine said...

Both such pretty stitches!!

Sylvia said...

Isabella is just beautiful and ATS.... it is such a fun sampler and I am so excited that you are wrapping up page 1. Page 2 is so much easier and quicker!!

dxponhs1 said...

Great idea with the gold wings. Love it!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing the stitching on Hare Pyns. Nice start on Isabella and nice to see ATS again.

Doris said...

Isabella start look great and good idea the outlining on the angel wing.

Littlebit said...

Oh, I love Leaves and Acorns! What perfect colors. Beautiful work.

Sally said...

Both your pieces are gorgeous Michelle.

Mindi said...

I love the new start, and ATS is looking gorgeous.

Brigitte said...

Both your WIPs look absolutely great and are certainly a lot of fun to stitch.

Siobhan said...

Awww, thanks for the shout out!! Your ATS looks gorgeous--great progress! Isabella--omg. I want to stitch her SO badly! I love the floss tags, too. What a great idea to mark the symbol on the tags!