Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Is it me, or are you too see visions of Mary on this rug?
Happy New Year, everyone!
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Sunday, December 27, 2009
I'm using 40 count Lakeside Linens Fawn with assorted GAST, WDW and CC. The exact conversion can be found on my blog.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
It's taken the onset of winter -- that furious cross-country snowstorm that really DUMPED here in Wisconsin -- to make me seriously buckle down and stitch with my summer-dyed silks and linen. Here's the bare beginning. Winter is going to be a lot easier to take this year with the daily companionship of Mary.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I am Sabine and I live outside of Houston, Texas. I am currently working on three Heaven and Earth Designs (all on either 25 or 28 ct Lugana, 1x1, full crosses) and Cirque des Cercles on a wonderful 28ct lagoon Lugana with Crescent Colours in Rainy Day.
I am torn on how to stitch Mary. I want to do a reproduction, approximating her fabric and fibers as closely as possible and leaving her initials and mistakes. But, I do not like the colors and I feel that if I even just tweek the shades, I might as well make it my own. I have a dark blue and green with lemon yellow color scheme floating through my mind. In either case, I will have to order fabric and floss soon as Mary is my Christmas gift to myself!
I have enjoyed looking at all of your progress and even finishes! I can't wait to start, but I will try to be good until the 24th!!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I'll be stitching on my sampler later this evening and tomorrow. Should be home on Wednesday and will post my new progress.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Not a lot of progress, but I did work on it again last week!! With holidays approaching, my mind is in a hundred different directions:)
Everyone's work is AMAZING!!! I do love my Mary, especially over one...just making the time has been my biggest challenge (FACEBOOK IS ADDICTIVE) ;)
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Have to decide which of my family initials to stitch on the piece, but figure I have time to do that. I'll pull out my family tree and put some grandsparents in there to with the grandkids.
I am taking MW on vacation with me this week and will post some pictures next week.
I am looking forward to seeing other progress on Mary this month.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Hi all! I can't believe how time flies -- it's been a couple months since last I stitched Mary.
The first pic is my Mary as of Sunday. I have finally found some time to stitch on her and hope to get more time this week. I decided to add a touch of pink in a few places just as accents. If I don't like it later, it will be easy enough to remove. The next 2 pics are enlargements of the new areas.
You'll also notice that I decided to alter the pattern a bit. Instead of initials in the triangles along the edge, I have extended the flowers and/or pots into the blank area. I like it. What do you think?
I'm glad to be back working on this piece -- it's making me think.
Have a good day!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Finally Miss Mary In Pink is finished! The last stitch was applied Monday the 14th at 4:10 PM. This is one project I worked on steadily without interruptions until it was finished. She was a delight to stitch, but all that pink became tiresome after a while. The next Quaker sampler will be multicolored! The initials were changed to represent family members & friends, each group in a different style. Even our furbabies' initials are there!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I am also going to change some of the colors as I go along and add my families initals instead of Mary's. I am going to make this Mary my own.
I am really enjoying watching everyones progress and the different places where Mary is being worked on. I am going on vacation next month and will post my own picture.
Here is where I ended Mary this evening.
Happy Stitching everyone.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The samplers that are being shown are really looking great. I have two sides done and am working on the third. I have a question for those of you that have stitched the first, blue with crown, motif on the right side. Did you correct the motif or stitch it as charted? I can see that charting this sampler would be a humongous task, but it may be the way Mary stitched it. I hate the thought of that much frogging, but it just does not look good to me. Please comment!
Pat in Texas
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Here are John and Zella, my maternal Grandparents...
thanks to the infinity chart, I was able to see if Grandpa's initials would fit in the space above Grandma without needing to tear any errant stitches out. I let him be a little off-center on purpose, in keeping with Mary's off-kilter style.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Hope you all are having a nice Labor Day Weekend filled with stitching, good food, picnics, family and friends. I have been spending time with Miss. Mary. And as you can see, she is getting closer and closer to the finish line. I have not decided what to do with the initials as yet. I am thinking I want to work in a few butterflies, and other small motifs along with some important (to me) initials. The center of the large motif where Ackworth School appears is where my initials will probably go along with the date. The initials and small items will be stitched with the variegated thread just to help tie colors together a little better. You can check out my blog for further details and more pictures!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I have completed the left side and a few more motifs on the top side. I sure wish I could find a scroll bar that would accommodate fabric that is this wide. I am going to give Q Snaps another chance. The set I have is 14” square and I have short arms, making it hard to reach.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Just a bit of progress for me, as I had to do some obligation stitching...I cut a piece of my MaryW linen off to use for a mailart piece and I love that finish, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
Yoyo Progress 4 -- Mary Wigham sampler
over 1 on 40 ct Lakeside Linens V. Lt. Examplar
Over-dyed Conversion Threads (list posted here)
I had to change some of the lighter fiber colors but I think I have it sorted now. I really do enjoy whenever I can stitch on this beautiful sampler and I hope you are all doing well with your's. Oh, I didn't notice until I was viewing the picture on the web that I had forgotten to put my quarter in, so I pasted one in, but it is to scale so you get the idea, I hope.
I do read all your posts here on this blog, but I have an eye disease which really limits my computer screen-time so I can't comment to all of you. But I love seeing where you are, what you've done with the design and the colors. Thank you all for your wonderful posts and pictures.
My Photo Albums
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I hope you are still enjoying your stitching! I am loving it even though I am not able to devote as much time as I would have liked to the project. I am following the colors, and am in love with them. Mary had a great sense of colors! Here is what I have so far:
I wish you a great and productive week!
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I'm enjoying seeing everyone's progress and stories.
I have been busy this August but found a bit of time to work on my Mary. On the first weekend, Mary went camping with me in Northeastern CO. We fell into a strange juxtaposition as I'm recreating Mary while surounded by old windmills and new wind electric generators. I worked on Mary both of the next weekends and yesterday we were on a ranch in midstate visiting family, so I added a few more stitches. Here are a few pictures.
As of Aug 30th
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I am stitching Mary W. on 25 count evenweave, I am doing it 1 over 1, using full stitches. It's the first time I have tried to tea dye my material. I got it to dark at first but was able to lightened it a little. I did lose some of the splotches but I like how it came out. Right now I am using the colors on the pattern but may change that as I go along.
I have been stitching on this for a few hours a night for the last three nights and got my first medallion do. I really like how it looks.
I am really enjoying watching everyones MW take shape and I love some of the different colors combos that are being used. I know this is a historical sampler but it's great that we are making it our own.
Here is my progress:
All initials in the original will be replaced with initials from my own family... ZK and CW are my two grandmothers.