Monday, September 28, 2009

Progress on Mary

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

September Progress

Hi All,
Here is my progress over the last four weeks. I did not get as much as I had hope done but I am moving ahead steadily. I changed a few colors including the color of the squirrel. The squirrels in my back yard have a grayish brown fur so I changed the color.

Happy Stitching,

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!

I have started a Fall themed band sampler "To The Acorn" which is completely different in design and colors, the border is almost done with the bands to follow!

Hope you all have an awesome weekend filled with some sweet stitching! We are supposed to have another very hot day with Santa Anna conditions. Just a few days ago we had a large brush fire in our neighborhood, everyone was in a panic, the fire fighters had it tamped down within a couple of hours, but one family lost their house - it went up so quickly with the fire rushing up the hill in just a few minutes!

Stay Cool!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mary Wigham - The End

Here is Miss Mary

Thanks for letting me stitch this SAL with all of you. I will certainly miss stitching Mary, but I will still be able to see your progresses and your happy endings :D

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mary goes to a Stitch N Bit**

I worked on Mary, Friday evening and Saturday while my friend Jan and I met for our monthly Stitch N Bit**. Here is my progess so far: Mary Wigham 9.19.09
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.
mary wigham 9.20.09 001

Happy Stitching everyone.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Progress Picture

Here's a replacement picture for the one stuck on a gone-whacko memory card. I finished the project I'd been working on at home and put Mary in the floor stand to replace that piece. This shows my Mary's progress as of last Saturday. She's seen a bit more today, with that shell pink medallion now done and that big green half medallion to the right of the red one now about half done.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mary at Denali National Park and Preserve

Took Mary on our annual trip to Denali National Park and Preserve for a little mountain viewing. Not a lot of progress but she seemed to enjoy the view. Marjo in Alaska

The Original Mary

In reference to the last blog post and the question of the dark blue crown motif in the upper right corner, here is a picture of the original sampler for comparison... the chart appears to be correct...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

In A Quandary

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

Nearly Half Done

I uploaded the Mary Wigham infinity chart, and am loving it!

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!

Every one's stitching is looking awesome and the color combinations are as beautiful as they are varied! Hope you are all enjoying this SAL as much as I am! Sweet stitching to you all!

Friday, September 4, 2009

August progress

Unfortunately, I've had so much going on that the most work I've done on this was to download all the parts of the pattern. But I'm going to hit it hard and heavy this month. We're (hopefully) setting my surgery date when I meet the surgeon on the 10th, so I'm planning for this to be my recovery piece.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ah, September

Mary and I both love September.
She practically begged me to take her outside this afternoon,
for she wanted to rest a moment by the garden gate,
in the friendly company of Dill, Sunflower, and Squash.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August Progress

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. 


August Mary Wigham