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Thursday, April 14, 2011

BETSY

Hello!  Do you remember a while back I was looking for this sweet pattern, "Betsy", by Sheepish Designs?  Well, a dear blogging friend, Joan, let me borrow her pattern.


This is such a fun design, love the patriotic colors and sweet birds. This photo was taken in the sunshine, but the linen looks more like the color in the first photo.


I have been trying my hardest to work on a few WIP's so I can get them off to be framed. 



Sorry about the photos, I have tried several times to get them to look presentable but nothing seems to be cooperating at the moment.  This peacock is my favorite motif on this design.  I am drawn to any design that has a peacock on it, such a magnificent bird and I enjoy stitching them, too.  I will close for now, just wanted to post a quick update but I want to get back to my stitching before American Idol comes on.  Is anyone following this show this season?  There is a lot of talent this year and I love Jennifer as a judge and that Steven Tyler, well, he's just B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!  Catch my drift?
Until next time, thanks for visiting my blog and I will be back with more!

33 comments:

Andrea said...

Yippee!!! What a great finish! How nice of Joan to loan the chart to you :)

devonaz said...

Yours looks great,,I have pictures on my blog of mine,,I am also loving this one..

Faye said...

Absolutely stunning!! I really need to this one since my sisters name is Betsy!!!

Theresa said...

This is such a gorgeous sampler!!!

Myra said...

Your stitching looks wonderful Jolene. That is a fabulous design and that was kind of Joan to loan you the chart. Have a great weekend!

Margaret said...

It's so beautiful! The colors are glorious!

~*Shar*~ said...

I love Steven Tyler also hun; It's on my "bucket list" to see him in concert This picture is so beautiful; I"ve never seen it before?? Think your friend would loan it to me??? It would make it's way around the U.S. LOL

Hugs, Shar

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh how I LOVE this design...wish I knew Joan...I would love to stitch it...do you think she'd trust me enough to let me borrow it too? Or not...sigh...but if there is a chance...

Kellie said...

That's just gorgeous, Jolene. That was so nice of Joan to let you borrow her chart. I am loving American Idol this season although I was a bit disappointed with tonight's result. But you are so right about Steven. ;)

devonaz said...

Jolene..
How did you graft the year,,I am really bad at this part..thanks.
Devon

And thats for visiting my blog,,I am trying to catch up to you,,,

Cindy's Stitching said...

very pretty I love the colors.

Deborah said...

Love Betsy! I have been trying to get my hands on this design, to no avail.

Cari said...

I love your Betsy Jolene...she is beautiful. Good Job !

Katrina said...

I have really enjoyed AI this season :-).

Love Betsy, the colors are so pretty.

Peggy H. said...

Love this one. Guess I will have to add it to my wish list. :o) Thanks for sharing.

Peggy H.
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

Tracey said...

This is soooo pretty! I love the bright colors.

Carolyn NC said...

Very pretty!

Babs in Alabama said...

I remember you looking for it and when you got it from Joan (a very nice thing to do btw)and now seeing you've done so much on it. It's going to be beautiful!
hugs, babs

Karen said...

love it! i have been trying on ebay to get my hands on this one but just won't go as high as some of them have gone. one of these days.....

TammyK said...

Love the colors of this design. I've really enjoyed the judges on American Idol this year. Before he stated I didn't think Steven Tyler would be any good at all & now I think he's my absolute favorite judge of all time :)

Jan said...

Gorgeous, Jolene dear, just gorgeous!!!!

I didn't know you were looking for it...so out of the blog loop lately. But I do own a copy, if there is someone that sees this that would like it, please just email me! I looked for Cathy Loyd's email, but it wasn't in her profile. Karen, just email me...

Cathy Lloyd said...

Hey Jolene! I am happy to tell you that I found a Betsy chart to buy. A company called Em-li's...I googled and found she still has some of Sheepish Designs. She didn't last month when I called but has since talked with them and they must have agreed to give her more stock...or something like that! I'm so excited. I just love this design! Yours is fabulous!

Carol said...

This is just gorgeous, Jolene--I really hope I can locate Betsy myself some day. So nice that Joan let you borrow her :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely WIP!

Blu said...

What a lovely finish! The colours are so pretty!

It was very sweet of Joan to let you borrow it.

Pumpkin said...

Betsy looks fantastic Jolene!

Karoline said...

Betsy is gorgeous, congratulations

Suzanne said...

Beautiful stitching! I really love this design as well.

Siobhan said...

I love your stitching projects, Jolene! Your Friendship Sampler is soooo cute. I *so* wish that BOAF was still designing! Betsy looks great, too! I just listened to a fun podcast on Betsy Ross on Stuff You Missed in History.

BTW, I just heard that Emli's (www.emlis.com) just bought the rights to Sheepish Designs, so we can now get their designs again. Wahoo!

Gabi said...

SO beautiful. You're an enabler here...lol. I have to get that chart too. Thank god it's available again. I guess hop over to emli and do some sheepish shopping :)
(Which is always a great way to spend a lazy morning)

Mama Joan said...

Just saw "Betsy" nice job, I will need to stitch her up:)

Brigitte said...

Oh so beautiful. This is my absolute favourite by Sheepish Designs.

♥marylin♥ said...

Oh very lovely !

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