Margaret Randolph

Margaret Randolph
Margaret Randolph stitched by Jenny

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Friday, 15 March 2013

At last!


My linen has arrived and Jane and I are about to meet.  She has been patiently waiting with her new friend, Frances, who is a paper mâché pin holder I picked up last week in a charming little shop up North. For those of you not from Wisconsin, "up North" is pretty much anything in the upper third of the state. The topography changes from prairie, farm fields, rolling hills and kettles to beautiful pine and hardwood forests and a multitude of crystal clear lakes (currently frozen).
I digress- my linen is a beautiful cream colored 32 count Zweigart linen. I plan to work 2 over 2 with Anchor floss and my new found gem of a needle- the DMC gold tapestry. Smoooooooth.





Can't wait to place my first stitch. The weather for the weekend is perfect for stitching- ie not missing anything outside....I 'll post my progress.
happy St Patrick's Day to everyone and a very happy birthday (Sunday) to my dear friend KathieB. 

10 comments:

Debbie Bauer said...

Can't wait to meet Jane. I just love Frances.

Lanie said...

Ohhh ... your floss colors look lovely against your linen ... Jane is beautiful already!

Ellen said...

What pretty thread colors!

I love Frances! Could you please email me (ellen@with my needle.com) with the information about where you bought her?

janitam said...

I love this one, ones i want to make him to.

Dona said...

This is a beautiful sampler stitched. Hope you enjoy it!

Nicola said...

Frances is adorable, I love accessories such as these.

You will love Jane, she is such a beautiful stitch.

Kevin said...

Can't wait to see your start on Jane's sampler. This is definitely one of my favorites.

Bets said...

You and Jane are certain to become wonderful friends, Deb!! Can't wait to meet her!

KathieB said...

Frances is lovely. She is your stitchery mascot?? Very nice. And thanks for the birthday greetings.

Fiona said...

Looking forward to watching Jane grow as you put stitches in her. Frances is a really cute way of storing your pins and needles.