Margaret Randolph

Margaret Randolph
Margaret Randolph stitched by Jenny

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Monday, 7 January 2013

Hello Everyone, Nicola posted the following for me earlier today on Blog One:

Thanks to Nicola and Joanne for helping me figure out the process and
allowing me to join you a bit late. I live outside of Chicago (you’ve
quite likely flown over my house on the way into or out of O’Hare) and
work in the Loop, which gives lots of time for reading (currently a
work on Shakespeare and the Book of Common Prayer), but limited time
for stitching. My first encounter with The Scarlet Letter was in the
early 1980’s via a small black & white magazine ad (Country Living?
Colonial Homes?) which I came across while a graduate student rather
desperate to find something creative to do with my hands. My first
project was Mrs. I.E. Since then, I've done a number of pieces,
including Margery Dean, Hannah Trecothick, Grace Catlin, Pattern
Record, And All was for an Appil, Martha Salter, and Wisdom &
Innocence.

I’m currently working on Justice (silk) and hope to have it finished
in the next week or two. I'm just below the bunny's feet and am
working it in all tent stitch rather than the specialty stitches
included in the pattern. After that, I may move on to Scottish Band
(cotton) which is about 3/4's finished. And after that perhaps return
to Lady and the Castle in an Autumn Landscape. The central figure for
this is done. I love the colors, but it too is all tent stitch, so I
may need to find another project to alternate with it.

I’m very happy to be a part of this adventure and I hope be be able to
include a photo or two in my next post.
Since I sent that to her, I've been able to scan two of the pieces.

Justice:
Lady and the Castle:
(updated to add labels)

3 comments:

Nicola said...

Justice is AMAZING. I totally missed this one on the SL website.

LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Gabi said...

Both projects are looking fantastic

Gabi said...

Both projects are looking fantastic