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.

48 thoughts on “How Now Red Cow”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. Love the cow!

    I hate the “What’s your favorite movie?” question… it’s like picking a favorite child!

  4. Love the cow!

    I hate the “What’s your favorite movie?” question… it’s like picking a favorite child!

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

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

  7. 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!!!!!

  8. 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!!!!!

  9. Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog)

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

  10. Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog)

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Isabella is looking great Michelle.

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

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Isabella is looking great Michelle.

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

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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

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

  17. How now brown bear?! Love that book! Great cow and that tanzanite….oooh! Love the colour..and the gem 😀

  18. How now brown bear?! Love that book! Great cow and that tanzanite….oooh! Love the colour..and the gem 😀

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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