Monday, September 12, 2011

Finished but not framed

I have finally finished my Mary Wigham.  I have yet to press it well and have it framed.  I used the recommended colors and fabric.

WIP's 003Pat in Texas

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mary Update

Hi Everyone,
I have been working on my Mary a great deal lately and am happy with the progress. Some of the colors called for are rather light. I am thinking of changing them to a darker shade of the same colors.
Happy Stitching,

Monday, April 11, 2011


My Mary Wigham sampler is complete, at least for me it is. I have elected to not include the initials ( always subject to change my mind before framing) DH picked out the colors and he said he liked it without the initials. I tend to agree. So here she is!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Part Three Completed!

I finally dragged my Mary out of the WIPs basket and completed Part 3. I found this section to be tricky since I had 2 problematic motifs.
Here is how she looks so far.
It's slowly coming along. I'll move onto Part 4 in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

JudyJo's Mary Wigham

Hi Everyone,

I recently received a nice email from a member of the SAL who needed help posting to the blog so I am posting for her. Following is her email:

I have completed my Mary Wigham...I finished her last year, and really enjoyed the experience. I took many liberties with the sampler, both with my fabric and choice of threads. I even made a few design changes, some that I really liked as I researched more and more about Quaker stitching. It is worked on 28-count white evenweave, one full cross over one. The threads are DMC, the colors chosen because they were my favorites when I was growing up, and convinced myself that Mary would have liked the happier colors had she had a choice.
I was amused by the errors Mary made in counting, and could almost imagine how she felt when faced with having to frog much of her stitches. Her mistakes made me feel better about mine!
Thanks for allowing me to participate in the SAL. I have seen so many beautiful pieces that others have done, making me think that perhaps I'll do another one. I'll continue watching the site for other beautiful examples. Happy stitching! JudyJo

I think JudyJo's version of Mary is stunning. The colors are bright and cheery and scream Spring to me. Congratulation on your finish Judy!

I'm finally pulled my Mary out and put her in rotation. I am hoping to finish Part 3 soon to share with everyone.

Valerie :)

Little by little

Not much progress as I have been extremely busy with school work. I really hoped I would of had much more progress to this point. Hopefully I will finish a huge project that is due on Monday today. If I do, I have the rest of this rainy day and tomorrow to stitch. I am already thinking about what I want to stitch next.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Part Two Completed

Hi Ladies,

I finally finished my Part 2. Oof, it took a little longer than I thought. I was hoping to be finished at the end of December. I've moved onto Part 3 but am on a roation so hopefully I'll be back soon with a completion of Part 3.

Please excuse the wrinkles and dark photo. The weather has been very gloomy here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The border is closed .....

I almost finished the border at the end of 2010. I couldn't get the last medallion completed but I'm happy I got that far. Unfortunately, I won't be able to stitch on her for a couple weeks.