I have been busy stitching on my 'MARY BAILEY' and 'THE HUNTSMAN' although I realize I have been negligent in sharing ... I fell into a habit of thinking I'll just finish this little section and then I'll post some photos ... well, then you know what happens ... so today I am sharing before stitching!
|'MARY BAILEY 1818'|
Linen: 40 ct. 'Lambswool' from The Scarlet Letter
Fibers: AVAS silks
Love this bearded gent ... there are several like him scattered throughout ...
I am changing the verse to one I found several years ago and have been saving for just the perfect sampler ... I think Miss Mary is that one. I am stitching 'Mary' in honor of my grandmother ... she was quite a lady. She taught me to stitch and even though she died 22 years ago, I still feel her with me. She would have celebrated her 100th birthday last month. The verse I'm using pretty much sums up how she lived her life. I miss her very much but am blessed to have had the honor of being her granddaughter.
I just have a bit of the over one verse started. I am a little anxious about the placement since this is my first attempt at graphing a completely different verse. I hope I won't have any unpicking to do ...
'MARY' is a delight to stitch. I have made some color changes ... replaced some of the yellows/bright golds with shades of green; switched some of the tree trunks to a dark brown. And I'm thinking of changing the floral border too, but haven't made a final decision on that yet.
I've also put a wee bit of stitching in on 'THE HUNTSMAN' ... I've been an admirer of his from the first time I saw him. His design is not too large ... about 15 x 11 on 40ct ... but he is solid stitching so he'll be with me for a good amount of time!
Linen: 40 ct. "Lambswool' from The Scarlet Letter
Fibers: AVAS silks as charted
So that's about all from me. As always, I am grateful for our little group of fabulous stitchers. Thank you for sharing your talents.