Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cow Tipping

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Thanks so much for all of your kind words about Othello.  We've sure been missing him.  I've spent the week trying to get sort of readjusted to having an "empty nest" so to speak.  And I've tried to get back to my stitching as well.  One thing that has been brightening my days is my new project bag out of Tula Pink fabric, thanks to Sylvia.  I'm absolutely in love with the button she found for this and although Sylvia said she made this one big enough to carry around Dutch Beauty in, Isabella's been enjoying being in there for now!

And speaking of Isabella...I am way overdue for my May WIPocalypse update.
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 I've finished off all the letters and numbers at the top and you can see the very tippy top of the cow that I've started.  I'm so excited to get to the cow!  
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I've been working along on my leaves too, a length of thread at a time.  That seems to be working well for keeping me from getting overwhelmed at all the leaves.  She's been such a fun stitch so far, and I have really needed something to take my mind off everything.

Hope you're all having a Happy Mother's Day, whether you're spending it with your mother, your children or your furry ones.

I am grateful for good memories.

18 comments:

Margaret said...

That project bag is wonderful! Your Isabella is looking good. Getting to the cow is great! I love that cow!

Littlebit said...

Oooh, that project bag is gorgeous!! And so is your sampler! I just saw about your Othello..I am so very sorry for your loss..I know the feeling.

Catherine said...

What a pretty project bag! Love it! And Isabella is looking lovely, she's on my want to do someday list!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the project bag Sylvia made you. Your Isabella looks wonderful too!

Nancy said...

Your project bag is beautiful, and I love your sampler you are working on - especially that wonderful leaf border!

Sylvia said...

Isabella is looking wonderful, Michelle. I am amazed how different the colors are of the linen in the photo of the project bag and the solo photo of her. Glad you like the bag.

Giovanna said...

Lovely stitching - what a pretty border!

Sherry said...

Love the project bag! Your sampler is coming along beautifully too.

Dona said...

Sylvia's project bag is so pretty and how nice that it's big enough for DB!

Isabella is wonderful and seeing yours makes me want to pull mine out again. You're about halfway through now!

Sharon said...

Love your project bag-totally gorgeous! Nice progress on Isabella! I hope you are feeling a little better-Othello will always be with you!

Deb said...

I'm so sorry about Othello Michelle. I've been pretty much missing from the world for the past week or so.

I love that project bad and your Isabella is coming right along!!

Chris said...

Isabella is looking wonderful. I love your new project bag, great fabric.
It is amazing how empty the house can seem after the loss of a pet. I am glad that you had the extra year with him and were able to lavish him with extra attention. I still miss Lex, my big girl. The last year we had her after her sister passed she really bloomed and loved the extra attention.
Have a good week and I hope you have some time to spend with Isabella. The cow will make you smile.

woolwoman said...

Love your bag and Isabella! Melody

Mary said...

What a great bag! I love the swirly colors and print.
What fun it will be to see Isabella's cow come to life.

Penny said...

Beautiful fabric on your project bag! Lovely stitching on Isabella! Can't wait to see the cow. :)

Anne said...

I love your post title! Made me think of the country kids tipping cows for fun. I never did it!!

Lovely progress on your Isabella and that project bag is amazing!!

Karoline said...

Isabella is looking lovely & your project bag is great

Marie-P said...

I keep saying that I need to spend time in my sewing room to whip up some of these project bags! Yours is so pretty.

Isabella is looking quite lovely.