Sunday, April 22, 2012

Isabella

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Since finishing my Rabbit Box at Easter, I decided that I would work on something else that's been calling my name. You may remember Isabella Johnstone?  I'm stitching her with the called for Belle Soies on 40ct Vintage Lentil.  And I've really been enjoying her (despite having to rip out her entire right hand side border and restitch it).  And I'm excited to finally be getting into some colors other than red and green!

You can see I've gotten my leaves stitched almost all the way down the right side.  I've been stitching a length of Attic Tea on the leaves, then I work on the middle.  Then back to the leaves.  That seems to be breaking up the leaves enough that they're not driving me bonkers!

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She's a sweet little sampler, and I just love the size of her on 40ct, not very big at all.  And I've been enjoying her so much I think I will just continue to stick with her for now.  Today is And They Sinned SAL day, so I'll be working on it later.  I can't wait to get out of the grass at the top of page 2 and into something more fun.

And I had to share a little gift that Sylvia picked up for me at the Paris needlework show.  Isn't it fun?

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I love the little strawberry!

Well, I'm off to see what I can get accomplished with the remainder of my weekend.  I hope you all enjoy yours as well!

I am grateful for some time to relax, and getting to read and stitch!

29 comments:

Ranae said...

Isabella is looking great. I love the cow. I have the linen, but still no start, lol
Good Luck with ATS
Cute FOB

Margaret said...

Love your Isabella! I'm so glad you're getting some time to stitch. Love that fob Sylvia gave you!

Deb said...

I'm sorry to hear about the frogs on the border. Isabella is looking great. And that fob from Sylvia is just too darned cute.

Glenna said...

Love the colors on Isabella! The fob is adorable.

Beth said...

Isabella is looking good - and that border of leaves is going to be stupendious!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Isabella looks wonderful... sorry that you had to unstitch though. Sweet gift from Sylvia.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful progress on Isabella! I just love that sampler! Darling scissor fob, too! Have a great week.

Sylvia said...

Isabella is looking great. I forgot how many darn leaves there are!!! So easy to make a mistake.

That is the perfect scissor for the fob!!

Lori said...

"Bella" looks wonderful. I hope to see next Saturday.

Giovanna said...

I love the ivy border on this sampler - lovely stitching!

Siobhán said...

Isabella looks great! I need to get mine started. Eek. That little fob from Sylvia is adorable!

Chris said...

Isabella is beautiful.
I love that scissor fob.
Have a great week!

Sherry said...

Can't wait to see more of Isabella! Love the cute fob!

Katrina said...

Isabella is just gorgeous and I love the gift Sylvia gave you :-).

Penny said...

Isabella is beautiful! Great idea about stitching the leaves. I get so bogged down on borders. :) What a sweet little fob!

Loraine said...

Wonderful sampler. I look forward to seeing your progress.
Love the scissor fob too. What a sweet friend. :)

Marie-P said...

Yikes, frogging the border....UGH! Well, it does look pretty and once complete will be simply gorgeous I am sure. As always your work inspires me!

Marie-P said...

...And the FOB is THE BEST! Lucky you.

Anne said...

Isabella is so lovely! I love the vines as a border! Pretty scissor fob too! That strawberry is sweet!

Littlebit said...

Oh no! I cannot imagine having to take out so much work on 40-count! What a beautiful border, and I LOVE the colors.

Veronica said...

Beautiful stitching, Michelle. You've done some lovely progress on Isabella.

Hugs,
Veronica.

MoonBeam said...

Nice start on your sampler. I really like the border. Can't wait to see it progress.

Bobbi

milly said...

Hi
Just found your blog through Valentina at Already Forgotten.

Isabella is looking beautiful and I love your scissor fob.

Happy stitching!

woolwoman said...

beautiful progress on Isabella - love Attic Tea and your fob giftie is just so sweet - Cheers! mel

Deb said...

Just checking in with you after a long time! Love your latest work, and that darling fob! Such awesome things in Paris. I love looking at all the things you stitch, Michelle. Drop by and see me when you get a moment. My newest book entry is on "Compulsively Mr. Darcy." ;] Hugs, Deb LavenderRoseRamblings.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Great progress! I keep looking at this one ~ I'm sure at some point it will be in my stash pile!

Karoline said...

Isabella is looking lovely, great progress

Vanessa said...

Your Isabella is looking good! I know it will be gorgeous when it is finished. I have been a lurker on your blog for some time now and I always love seeing what you have been up to. I have started a blog of my own and it would be great if you had a chance to stop by.

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Vanessa

Dona said...

Isabella is so pretty! I'm glad you are enjoying stitching it. You've inspired me to work on mine some more!

What a sweet gift from Sylvia!