Mary Wigham: Part 1

I am chomping at the bit to start on Mary, no longer!  My linen came in yesterday!!


I am stitching Mary one over one on Permin’s Lambswool 32-count linen with DMC threads.  I am following the suggested colors so as to reproduce the original sampler as close as possible:


So far, my Mary is looking quite sparse.   I have never done one over one before, and was very surprised to see how small the motifs are emerging.  The effect is fine.  You can see the comparison to the size of a quarter:


I would love to hear from you if you are a Mary stitcher.  Please leave me a comment so that I can visit you back.

Have a marvelous weekend, everyone!  I will catch up with you next week.

10 thoughts on “Mary Wigham: Part 1

  1. :0) I don’t understand a word you’re saying but I’ll be happy to see the lovely results from your stitching :0)

  2. Sorry Wendy, I have never work on such fine on one over one, but I am sure it will look gorgeous. Everything you do is gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend

  3. Your sampler is going to be very nice.
    I have started mine on 40 over 1. I hope to make some photos tomorrow and put them into my blog.

  4. Hi Wendy,

    It must have been exciting when your order arrived! I’m not a Mary stitcher, but wow, this work is beautiful! Needlepoint has been on my to do list for a while. I can’t wait to get started with some basic tapestry soon.
    Happy stitching,

  5. Hello, dear friend! I’ve been catching myself up on your posts. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful projects. I was so fascinated by your account of Lady Washington’s life! What a lovely example she must have been! Thank you for sharing those historical treats.


  6. Hi, found you as an autolink to my post about Mary… haven’t started yet as I’m waiting for my linen and thread, but am very excited!

    Love what you’ve done so far!


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