Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A little progress on Mary

Due to pressing quilt deadlines for magazines, I haven't been able to work much on my Mary. I stole away for a few hours last night working on Mary. Here is the latest progress:

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 Finally Started!

I planned on starting Mary Wigham months ago but life kept getting in the way. The day after Thanksgiving, I finally made a start but it wasn't until this past week that Mary finally saw some action. I'm still on Part 1 but I'm moving along! I'm really enjoying her. If only I didn't have all this pesky gift stitching to do!
I'm using 40 count Lakeside Linens Fawn with assorted GAST, WDW and CC. The exact conversion can be found on my blog.

Happy stitching!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New Member

I am excited to join this SAL! I started Mary Wigham last fall and have been slowly adding to her along with several other WIP's. I am using 32ct fabric (sorry, don't remember its exact name) and Vikki Clayton silks. These silks are wonderful to work with! Even though I am trying to following the chart (including mistakes) I will be substituting family initials for the ones charted. Looking forward to a great 2010 and following everyone's progress on this project. Thanks, Shari!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


I finally finished an old WIP last night so I can devote more time to my Mary sampler

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dyed silks put to work at last

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

New Member Intro

Hello fellow Mary Wigham stitchers in the USA!!! I am excited to join this blog and anxious to begin Mary for myself!

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

New update

Here is my progress thus far. Who knows... I may finish this one after all. I hope I dont get far into it and hate the colors... Lots of folks seem to be putting up their Christmas decor and pics. I have not put up a single item. Waiting until next week when finals are all done. In the meantime I will post pics on my blog of Christmas past...