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.

Chomping at the bit

You know I am crazy about history, especially history related to millinery. I am chomping at the bit to start on the Mary Wigham Stitch Along by Needleprint. The Mary Wigham sampler was wrought in 1790 by Mary Wingham of Ackworth School:


This Stitch Along project has generated much much much interest around the world. I have the chart. I have the floss. Now, I am just waiting for the linen to come in the mail! I will have pictures for you later. But for now, I need to work on my quilt so that I can get it out later this week — that way, I will have some play (stitching) time!

I will catch up with you later.