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!
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.