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Sunday, May 15, 2011

For The Love Of Betsy!

First, I need to apologize for the crummy pictures. It has been gray and rainy all day. Now to Betsy. I have wanted, OK really, really wanted this pattern. Betsy by Sheepish Designs. I have tryed to buy it on ebay, to no avail. I have tryed to win it from different blogs, to no avail. I would have started begging all my stitchy blog friends soon. A couple of weeks ago one of the blogs that I read mentioned that Em-Li's was now selling Sheepish Designs. I am so sorry that I can't remember who's blog I read it on. Anyway, I went to her site, copied the order form and it was in the mail the next day. I also ordered Sarah Saulter. They came the other day. I am still giggling like a school girl because I am so pleased to have this design. It took everything I had to finish what I was stitching before starting her. I am using 32 ct sand dune LSL with DMC. The fabric is a soft gold color. I just love every stitch.



This is June by DT. on 32 ct flax linen using VC silks.



This is another little box from BBD. It's in the Stitchers Journey book. I also did the little pin pillow for the inside. I will show all when I put it together. You can click on any of the pics for a better view.




This is Coming Home by SB. Quick and easy stitch. It will go in the cream box. (which I love)




Thanks for stopping by. I love all of the comments that you leave me. Next post will be about my recent visit to By The Bay Needlework in York Maine. This is the cutest little shop. I love Donna's designs and it was wonderful to seeing them all hanging
. So until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah








34 comments:

Yvonne..... said...

I'm so glad you found Betsy! I stitched this one up but now I am wondering what I did with it....I know it's not in my finished box and I never did get it framed - Oh My! I guess I will be on a hunt for it or I'll be stitching this one again. It's a great piece and I know you will LOVE stitching it. Can't wait to see it all done.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on finally getting Betsy. I look forward to seeing your progress. Great finishes.

Lisa said...

What a pretty new start, I'm so glad you managed to track it down.
You have some lovely finishes as well, I especially like the BBD one, and am planning on stitching this myself eventually and trying a box finish.

Carolyn said...

Oh I'm so glad that you finally got Betsy! I've had it for a little while but haven't started it yet. I love all of your finishes, too. We totally love the same designers, it seems! I will look forward to watching Betsy come alive. :)

Catherine said...

Congrats on finding Betsy and your start on her looks fabulous! Your finishes are adorable - love them all!

Margaret said...

Oooh, lucky you to visit By the Bay and Donna!! I want to go! Love your finishes! And isn't it wonderful that Emli's carries Sheepish now? I need to check and see what I'm missing and have been wanting. :D

Annie said...

Feels so good to finally find a chart you've been craving, doesn't it! Looks like a beautiful piece. I love the colors.

Really nice finishes there. That little SB heart is adorable. Can't wait to see those boxes made up.

I didn't realize that By The Bay had an actual bricks and mortar shop. I love her designs.

blueladie said...

Deborah, your stitching is beautiful and I am intrigued by your mention of boxes. Looking forward to seeing more. :) Cathryn

Deb said...

Betsey looks wonderful. Such pretty colors. I'm glad that you found the pattern and am happy to hear that Emli's sells the charts now.

Your other pieces look wonderful as well. I can't wait to see your box when it's finished.

akaber9598 said...

That cream colored box is adorable and your stitching is going to look beautiful in it! Can you share where you got it?

Alisa said...

Glad you finally found chart you were hunting for! It's nice to stitch something you are passionate about.

You finishes all look great. The SB heart will look great in that box!

BrendaS said...

How exciting to finally find the chart you were looking for:))))

As always your finishes are just wonderful!

Lisa x said...

OMG! I am so envious that you have found Betsy,I have been wanting to stitch this one too, I will enjoy following your progress, your wip is so beautiful, I really love the colours

your BBd finish is wonderful too

staci said...

Congrats on finding Betsy! All of your stitching looks so pretty!!!

Siobhan said...

Yeay! I'm glad that you found Betsy! :) And Sarah Salter. I need to stitch Betsy--I just love that design.

All of your stitching is wonderful!

Pumpkin said...

That's great Deborah! No wonder you are so happy to have tracked that pattern down ;o) Nice start.

Lovely littles you have gotten done :o) You've been a busy bee again! LOL!

Nancy said...

Betsy is very pretty, glad you were successful on your hunt for her!

woolwoman said...

Seeing your excited post about Betsy reminds me that I had a rug canvas drawn up from my chart - Now where the heck is that rug??? I will be on a mission to start it - I do have the stitched companion piece started. I felt the same excitement when I located a copy of Ann PA Peacock not long ago. WHEEEEE - doesn't take much to make us happy - Love all your finishes and how fun you get to go to By the Bay - please take lots of photos for us. Enjoy! Melody

CalamityJr said...

You have been one busy lady! Your finishes are gorgeous, and I can see why you wanted Betsy so badly. That's going to be a lovely finish!

Berit said...

Congrats on starting a much-desired chart! I also love that darling little white box--It'll look great all finished up!

Elaine said...

Glad you found Betsy, she is so pretty Deborah.
Such lovely finishes too,the sheep in the white box are going to be darling!

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, you have a lot of progress on the various things. Grats on all your progress!! Can't wait to hear about the shop!

Myra said...

I am happy for you Deborah! It is a lovely design. Wow! You have had smoking needles and all your stitching is so pretty.

ZMIERZCH LUNY said...

Super beautiful!

Carol said...

I think we must be long-lost sisters, Deborah, the way we always enjoy stitching the same charts! I am so thrilled to have Betsy in my collection, too :) I'll enjoy watching your progress--can't get started on mine until July...

All of your stitching looks so pretty--especially love the little heart shaped SB. It will be adorable in that creamy white box :)

ArchangelDecker said...

Gotta love scoring that long sought after chart! Congrats to you! :)

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations on getting the Sheepish Designs chart. I love the little SB heart and the cream box too.

Michelle said...

Your stitching is lovely - thank you for sharing your photos x

Sally said...

So glad you found Betsy. I'm going to enjoy watching your progress as it's a lovely design.

Your BBD is gorgeous as is your little SB finish. It's so cute.

TinaTx said...

So glad you finally got your chart! It is looking lovely.

Love the little SB finish. I almost ordered that one myself. Cute, cute!

Sharon said...

What beautiful pieces you're working on. I'm SO happy that you found the pieces that you really wanted. Isn't it fun that all other stitchers know exactly what you mean by that "giggly school girl" feeling when you find just the "right" design that "sings" to your heart? :)

Cathy Lloyd said...

I, too, found Betsy at Em-Li's! I was one happy girl when it arrived! Love all your BBD stuff too. I have the box...that's as far as I have gotten! Enjoy!

Suzanne said...

Good to know where I can buy Betsy now. You have made a lovely start to her.

Beautiful work on all your other stitching as well.

Lynn said...

I'm so pleased that you found a copy of Betsy! I'd be anxious to get started at it as well. Great progress! In fact you've been making fabulous progress on all your works. They look fantastic! Coming Home is perfect for that cream box.