Margaret Randolph

Margaret Randolph
Margaret Randolph stitched by Jenny

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

She's a BIG girl!!!

You probably thought I had dropped out of the group since I'm not very regular with my contributions. Well, I'm still around and still working on Ann Hair.  I think the end is in sight.   

I never thought I'd get through with all those lines of text stitched over one linen thread.  I've also been frustrated by how much the thread dyelots have changed over the years.  Regardless I have persevered.


73 comments:

Debbie Bauer said...

Your Ann is gorgeous! You must be proud.

Jenny said...

Ellen, she is absolutely beautiful! Your patience and perseverance has definitely paid off. I see a stunning finish in your near future!

samplerlover said...

Ellen, Ann is simply beautiful. I have had my eye on her for years and finally have the pattern.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, she is so gorgeous! Wow! I can't wait to see the finish!

Joanne O'H said...

Ellen, your Ann and stitching is amazing. Congratulations on a wonderful sampler to date.

Krista said...

Really beautiful work, Ellen! Thank you for sharing!

Margotatau said...

Ann is one of my favourites. She is so lovely. You are doing a fab job. Looking forward to seeing the finished sampler.

Chris said...

She is beautiful Ellen!

Lanie said...

Oh my, Ellen! So pretty! It is amazing how many stitches are in this sampler ... congratulations ... almost there!
'Ann' was one of the first charts I ordered when SLY started. After seeing your beautiful work, she will jump closer to the top of the heap! The satin stitched flowers are gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful. I would love to do this one day.

Bethany said...

Wow Ellen, I just love this sampler. I had just emailed to Nicola saying I have to choose smaller samplers, but this is one I would love to stitch. I love the colors and well as everything that is going on in her. Just how big is she finished, it looks like you have all the boarders in and what count did you stitch her on? You all must have hugh homes to place all you finishes in, mine is really filling up.

donnacrafts said...

Beautiful. I really love this sampler. I have to dig out the pattern. I was unsure about all the satin stitch, but now I feel more confident. Thank you for the inspiration...

Vera said...

So beautiful and you are almost at the end!! Already amazing, but will be even more so when it is finished. Love it!

Aileen said...

This is so, so pretty. I never realised until your photos how beautiful the elements in this design were. hmm.. looks like another for me to add to my 'library' of charts! Thank-you for your inspiring work.

Theresa said...

I have been loving Ann Hair and thinking about doing her, but all that over one...sigh...
yours is so very pretty though and very
inspiring! Congratulations!

Nicola said...

I saw your comment about the grassy bank after I had been drooling over your photo. I think it looks perfect as is.

This is a stunning sampler Ellen and you have brought her to life for us all.

Ann said...

Beautiful, Ellen--well worth the hours--but now you're making me want to dig mine out again . . .I know you'll be thrilled to have her hanging on your wall!

Bethany said...

I like Nicola saw you post on FB and thought you must be crazy, all the grass. SO wondering great minds would like to know, what did you decide?

Cindy L said...

Beautiful!

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