Thursday, October 8, 2009

Miss Betsy Manchester

As you can, Beatrix Potter has been replaced for a while by Betsy Manchester. But don't worry Bea hasn't gone far. She is still in my sewing basket. I decided to do a motif every now and then until I have finished her.

Over the last week I have been working on Miss Betsy Manchester. Oh she is such a beautiful sampler. I took photos all along he part that I am currently working on so that you could see how beautiful she is.
I have also noticed that she isn't as long as Betsy Davis which will be interesting when looking for a frame for her. She doesn't have the added bit that Betsy D has on the bottom.

There are still parts of this vine that I can't do at the moment until I have worked the border that goes all around the middle piece. I am planning on finishing the leaf and vine between the top 2 queen stitch flowers and then working down. I think it might be an angel, but I am not sure. Will have to check. It is just a rectangle with nothing in it on my chart.


I haven't filled in the vase yet, as I found that the first one that I did rubbed slightly on Betsy Davis, so I will fill this portion in towards the end of Betsy Manchester.
Well, we have been having strange weather again. We had a long weekend on the weekend and you guessed it, it rained. It has been cold over the last few days and I have had to light our fire. Today is cold outside, but the sun is shining. I think though that it is colder in Sydney then here in the Mountains. My Sister was complaining how cold it was and that she had to get her overcoat out again.
Nothing much has happened in my life at the moment. My youngest son is on school holidays (he always seems to be on holidays), so my peace and quiet has gone for a little while. One good thing though is that I can sleep in for 15 minutes more. Ahhh sleep.
Thank you for paying a visit to my blog. I love reading all the comments that I receive and it is lovely to know what I do is appreciated by my peers. Thank you.



16 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow! She's so beautiful! Your stitching is perfect as usual. I love to drool over your pictures -- good thing they're just pictures! lol!

Suzanne said...

This is another beautiful sampler.

I hear you on the weather, it's a little cold down here and the winter blankets haven't been put away quite yet. Hopefully it's a bit warmer and less windy on Sunday. We have my daughter's first birthday party with 36 people all outside!

Love to Stitch said...

LOVE the close-ups of your work. You can really see the beauty, as you said. I am so excited you started 2nd Betsy, it is gonna be fabulous to watch your progress!

Nancy said...

This is SO gorgeous! I will enjoy seeing your progress on Betsy.

Cari said...

Oh, Betsy M. is coming along wonderfully - your stitching is amazing - I clicked for a closeup and love all the speciality stitches - lots of hard work.

Glenna said...

Gorgeous! I love seeing your progress on these--I know you will probably have her done lickety split. Your pictures make me itch to pick up me needle, and wouldn't they be surprised to pass by my desk and see me stitching away.

LOL about always being on school breaks.

Kathy A. said...

Oops, I missed your Happy Dance for Betsy Davis. She is stunning and so beautifully framed. And you are already on to the newest Betsy.
You astonish me girl with the complicated patterns you stitch and how beautiful they turn out.
Weather has turned cold here too -time to pack up and head for Arizona

Ivory Spring said...

My goodness, Sandra! You didn't waste any time! I look forward to following the progress of yet another pretty Betsy!

Deb said...

She is beautiful Sandra. I'm glad that you took pictures along the way! It amazes the amount of work that really goes on with these samplers and all the different stitches. So beautiful!!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Betsy M.'s looking like a beautiful contender for her "sister" sampler. These two are truly works of art. Miss chatting with you...we have to do that again soon!! Hugs, Deb

Siobhan said...

I am woefully behind on blog reading. CONGRATULATIONS on finishing your Betsy, and wow on your start on this next Betsy!! Fabulous--they will look beautiful hanging above your bed. Love your start on the BPQ, too.

rebecca said...

I was looking up some samplers on google and found a link to Wisconsin Historical Society in Milwalkee. This past fall my guild group in Iowa took a day trip there. They told us that they were putting there collection on-line. Here is the link if anyone is interested for Betsy Manchester. I thought you might like it if you are not aware that it is there since you are working on the sampler.

Karoline said...

Betsy's beautiful, great new start

The Scarlett House said...

Oh my, not another one for me to drool over! I'll be enjoying your progress on her, too.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Betsy Manchester is coming along nicely. Congratulations on finishing Betsy Davis, she is stunning.

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow!!! Another incredible wip!