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Friday, September 23, 2011

A Finish, An Old Friend, A New Start

     A couple of weeks ago I put the final stitches into Dorothy Walpole. I can't remember when I enjoyed stitching a sampler as much as I've enjoyed stitching Dottie. Without further ado... here she is in all her glory.
 Dorothy Walpole
The Scarlet Letter
Lakeside 36 ct Vintage Pecan Butter
      It wasn't hard to decide what to work on next. Once I saw Robert's, A Gentleman's Samplings, recent finish, I knew I had to unearth my Mary Allen from the bottom of the WIP pile. It took me some time to find poor Mary. I had started her way back in 2008. I have no idea why she got banished to the closet for three years... but her time had come once again.
  Mary Allen - 1818
Samplers Remembered
34 ct. Legacy Oaten Scone
NPI silks
      I've mainly been stitching my samplers  on 36 or 40 count linens the past few years, so it felt strange to be working with a 34 count linen. Now that the days are getting shorter I'll save Mary for nighttime stitching and give my poor eyes a break.
     Unfortunately I had to put poor Mary aside once again. I ran out of four of the colors needed. Fortunately my not-so-local needlework shop had all the colors I needed and I'm good to go once again. I hope I'll be celebrating another finish soon.
     Of course I couldn't remain idle while waiting on the silks. What's a gal to do??? Why, start a new project, of course. I've had the silks pulled and a nice piece of linen set aside for Ann Grant. It was time to get her started.
 Ann Grant 1829
Shakespeare's Peddler
40 ct. Lakeside Sand Dune
Silks as Charted 
     While I've been busy stitching Emma discovered the perfect headrest for watching the world go by.
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