Friday, May 25, 2012

How Now Red Cow

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As you can see I've been working on Isabella some more. I finally got the cow all filled in and went back to do some more leaves. She's really coming along. 

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I really am absolutely in love with this sampler. I'm not sure what it is that's keeping my attention with her right now, but she truly is so much fun. And especially that I'm on to the fun stuff at the bottom, I'm looking forward to adding in some other colors - like that blue! 

The other day, I got a text from a friend. She says to me "what are your two favorite colors that are complimentary?" Well, I'm sure she thought this was a simple question and would require only a second for me to respond. But I was stumped. I thought and thought and thought and then had to respond and say "I'm sorry, I take color very seriously. My answer would depend on what you're talking about. Are you talking about colors to wear, colors to decorate with, colors to stitch with? I need more info." I'm sure about this point she wanted to throw her phone across the room. So, she finally came out with it and said she wanted to send me some thread to stitch one of the Jeannette Douglas Quaker Pincushions with. You would think at that point I could have named two colors and we'd be off to the races. But no...the poor woman finally had to send me a photo of some thread and say "PICK TWO!" So I picked two. Actually, I picked three, but she finagled two out of me. 

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I ended up with Tanzanite and Dark Shadows. OMG so in love with the Tanzanite. Can it get any lovelier than that? So, thank you my sweet friend, and I apologize for being an enormous pain in the ass. (I just hope she doesn't send me a text that says "what's your favorite movie?")

Anyway, aside from annoying the living daylights out of my friends, I have also been stitching on And They Sinned.  I'm almost done with the fruit basket and then will move on to the two peacocks on either side of it.  Can't wait.  

Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  I am planning on visiting the National Cemetery on Monday to go and see my dad.  His headstone should be there now, so I'll get to see it for the first time.  

I am grateful for time with friends.

24 comments:

Margaret said...

Isabella is looking great -- I love that cow, don't you? You're so funny about the colors! But I actually agree with you -- I like different colors for different purposes as well. That particular blue is pretty spectacular!

Annette said...

Love the cow!

I hate the "What's your favorite movie?" question... it's like picking a favorite child!

Suburban Stitcher said...

The tanzanite is gorgeous! Great stitching.

valerie said...

The cow is looking great Michelle! I'm glad you'll be able to visit your dad on Memorial Day.

P.J. said...

Love your sampler progress and that cow. Need to check out that sampler. Gorgeous color choices. Hope you have a splendid weekend.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Isabella looks wonderful and I love that cow too! The blue is fabulous.

Katrina said...

I love your Isabella and what gorgeous thread too!!!! Glad you are going to visit your dad, hope it's comforting for you :-).

I am so with you on the color thing, what I wear is completely different than what I want to decorate with or stitch with!!!!!

Zeb said...

Tanzanite? Where from!? It's gorgeous and I MUST have it XD what brand is it?

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your Isabella is coming along beautifully! I adore the cow! Great new floss color, too!

Marsha said...

Wish I could visit my MIL this weekend to be sure her grave is prettified. She always visited and weeded the family this weekend.

Love the red cow, can't wait to stitch mine.

Please, what brand is the tanzanite? I'm a blue person and it's gorgeous.

Deb said...

Isabella is looking great Michelle.

That thread is wonderful. I'm in love with those blues.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Chris said...

WOOT! I love the cow on Isabella and yours looks wonderful.
That blue floss is beautiful/
Have a great holiday weekend!

Laura said...

I love Isabella Johnstone!! I need to get her back out! Stitching the cow must have been a blast!

Anne said...

How now brown bear?! Love that book! Great cow and that tanzanite....oooh! Love the colour..and the gem :D

Sylvia said...

I love the way your Isabella is looking!! Cannot wait to get back to mine.

What gorgeous colors you picked out - the process though, just make me laugh. Have a good visit to the cemetary.

Mary said...

Michelle, that is one impressive cow! I love it.

Choosing favorite colors without a context? It would make me crazy, though it looks like you did settle on some very good ones.

Hope your Memorial Day - and your time with your dad - is peaceful.

Giovanna said...

Your cow is s cute! Nice going on the sampler.

krayolakris said...

i love the cow too...it's what drew me to the sampler! Yours looks great!

Veronica said...

Such a pretty cow :)

OMG! Tanzanite sure is gorgeous! Love your story.

Hugs,
Veronica.

woolwoman said...

Your Isabella is looking really wonderful. WOW - what a great color purple that is. enjoy your week - melody

Mindi said...

I had a LOL moment reading you post about color, because I'm exactly like you. some colors I'd wear, but never decorate with, and others I'd never stitch with.

Isabella is looking gorgeous, and I'm falling in love with that red cow.

Catherine said...

Everytime I see this cow, the sampler calls to me more and more!
Love those blues too!

Jan said...

Isabella is cute. The blues are Devine.

Karoline said...

Isabella is looking gorgeous, great progress