Monday, February 2, 2009

The lovely Isabella

I finished Isabella up last night while watching the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl. I was so nervous the whole game, it's a wonder that I didn't need to rip anything out. I'm bummed that we lost, but considering that it was a close game, AND the fact that we even got this far is amazing. I did leave out the called for queen stitches in one of the motifs. I made an attempt,
but on 40 ct., there was no way. The light color thread didn't help either. I think I can honestly say that this is one of my all time favorite samplers. It's weird, because I am so not a pastel person. It is stitched on Light Examplar from Lakeside linen with NPI.
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These three needle case sets are going up in my Etsy tonight, if anyone is interested. Now, I'm off to dig through my stash . I have no idea what I want to start next. I guess I'll just see what calls out to me.

19 comments:

Siobhan said...

Isabella is beautiful!! Congrats on a wonderful finish. I can't wait to see what you decide to work on next!

:: wee bird :: said...

Isabella is beautiful.Congrats on your finish

LadyV said...

Congrats on your finish! It's a lovely sampler and the colours are beautiful.

Vee (http://brokenneedle.typepad.com)

Theresa said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! Congrates on you finish!!

Glenna said...

It's gorgeous, and I can't wait to see what you choose next!

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Your Isabella piece is gorgeous! I am not a pastel kinda person either, but this really is amazing. You did a fantastic job!

Can I just say that your artwork is stunning! I plan on buying up a set real soon, so please don't stop. I just can't get to that purchase right now, but will in the very near future. Do you entertain requests?

Karol said...

Beautiful finish Congrats!

Daniela said...

Your Isabella is beautiful. Congrats on your finish.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful finish! I love the artwork, it's really beautiful.

Sandra said...

Well done on finishing your sampler so quickly. Look forward to seeing your new start. Love your new sets too, you are so clever.

Rowyn said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish, another sampler for your stunning collection.

Yep, it's summer in NZ. The hot weather is a bit intermittent mind you, 32 degrees Celsius in the shade on Saturday and pleasantly cool since then. Stitching Santa does help with cool thoughts on those hot days though, lol

Nicole said...

Wow, it's beautiful Tanya! I'm sorry about your Cardinals, I was rooting for them too. Can't wait to see what you start next - maybe KFL? :)

Sherry said...

I absolutely love the new painted sets! You are so talented! And Isabella is stunning! Congratulations on another finish! You are quick!

Karoline said...

Isabella is gorgeous, congratulations

Katrina said...

Isabella is gorgeous! Love the new rulers and needlecases.

I am with you, I was so bummed when Pittsburg scored the last touchdown :-(. I really wanted to see the Cardinals win.

mainely stitching said...

What a stunning finish! Congratulations! Can't wait to see what calls out to you next ... ;)

Kit said...

Isabella is so beautiful! What a lovely pick.

Lelia said...

Beautiful sampler!!! Job well done : )

Kathy A. said...

Good morning. I found your blog from Suzannes. What beautiful work you do. You Isabella sampler is just gorgeous! The rulers and needle cases you hand paint are lovely!