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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mary Bailey 1818 Work in Progress

This is my latest progress photo of Mary Bailey 1818. I am just really enjoying this and getting closer still to starting the brick house. This project has such nice bright colors in it. It is habit forming to work on it. The tree trunk looks a little more orange in the photo but it is more brown with a hint of rust in it. It is DMC 780 but I had a hard time trying to get the true color. It really isn't so orange really.  One more shrub to stitch and I can start the red house.   I can hardly wait!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Mary Bailey Work in Progress 3-14-14

Here is my latest progress photo of Mary Bailey 1818 by The Scarlet Letter.  I am really loving this one with such pretty colors.  This is being stitched on 40 ct. Vintage Buttercream fy Lakeside Linens with a few silks and DMC threads.   I can hardly wait to began the red house in Belle Soie silks after this border here under the pots is finisned.  Thank you to all who have left me such nice comments here too :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mary Bailey by The Scarlet Letter Start

Here is my new start on Scarlet Letter Mary Bailey.  This is such a fun stitch already.  I changed a few of the colors as some of them were not showing up on my fabric.  The berries here are charted for a cream color so I changed them to gold for my sampler.  The blue around this flower in the border was a much lighter blue and didn't show up as well, so I am using Pacific Blue Gloriana.   I am using mostly DMC threads, but also a few silks.  The gold is a NPI silk.  This chart is just really amazing and has some things in it that you just don't usually see in reproduction samplers very often.  I am going to love stitching this one.  I am stitching Mary on 40 ct. Buttercream by Lakeside Linens.

Thank you to all who have left me such nice and encouraging comments on my Elizabeth Sheffield sampler.

 As soon as my  husband gets caught up on some orders he has, he is going to eventually build me a frame for Elizabeth and he will mat and frame her for me.  I am sure it will be awhile as he wants to get his customer's orders caught up since he has been very overwhelmed with back orders.   Thank you all who have been so understanding and patient with him! :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Elizabeth Sheffield is FINISHED!


I have FINALLY finished Elizabeth Sheffield by The Scarlet Letter!!   Doing a happy dance here.  I just had to get her finished before February 20th as that is Nicola Parkman's birthday in Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year and the one year anniversary of when this blog began there.     We all stitched a Scarlet Letter sampler in Nicola's Scarlet Letter year and it has been so much fun that this wonderful blog will continue this year as well.   I felt I had to at least contribute my sampler to the finishes and gallery to be included this coming year.   I worked steady on this last week with lots and lots of over 1 to finish on 40 ct. buttercream fabric by Lakeside Linens.  I love this sampler and it was worth it to finish her.

 I have decided for my next Scarlet Letter sampler to do the new on that Scarlet Letter has out now which is Mary Bailey.   It is very unique and it has a red house which I love in that one, and lots of other beautiful motifs in it.  There are also two small  black musicians towards the bottom which they say is rare to see on these antique samplers.    I hope to do it justice.   So glad Elizabeth is done but feel a little lost at not having a project to sit down and work on at the moment.  I should probably try and catch up on my housework. :)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Elizabeth Sheffield WIP 1-25-14


I am working to get my Elizabeth Sheffield sampler finished to put into Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year blog before the middle of February so I can at least have my Scarlet Sampler included for this year. I have so loved working on this and hope to get a finish soon. Here is a bit more progress on her.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Snooty Parrots SAL


I joined the Snooty Parrots SAL and this is my tiny start on it.  I had hoped to have more done but the frog stopped by due to me getting over 1 thread too many on a place in the border, but still I want to get going on this. Between this and Elizabeth Sheffield I have something fun to stitch.  I am stitching this one by Barbara Ana designs on 40 ct Buttercream by Lakeside Linens with GA Sampler threads, 1 Red Gloriana Schoolhouse Red and a couple of Weeks Dyeworks.   A trip to my LNS would have been nice but it is really cold here to be riding my scooter over there so I had to make due.    Happy Stitching Everyone!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Long Overdue post on Elizabeth Sheffield WIP

I haven't posted a progress photo for awhile on Elizabeth Sheffield. I kept thinking, if I can just do a little more I will post. I just decided to put up what I have right now. I am getting close to the bottom and need to fill in these two other bands of over 1 stitching and she will be finished. So many samplers, so little time. I am busy helping my husband with some work he has right now but when I can get some stitching time, I do enjoy it.