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.