Here's a Red House
and a Blue House on the left
and here's how she is looking since last week
I am really enjoying stitching Mary Gibson now that I am happy with the colours I've chosen so far. There will likely be more new colours introduced as I move 'up' the sampler. BTW, if I was to order a linen to stitch Mary, I would be inclined to get Vintage Light Examplar from Lakeside Linens. When I look at the antique Mary Gibson that's the linen I see but I used WDW Straw only because I had it in my stash, so I also have to adjust colours to fit.
Thank you for your enthusiastic comments in my last post! I loved reading each one of them! Now, to answer some questions left in the comments last week:
- Following along the lines of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" - Yes, Katrina, I will share my silk "conversion" when I'm finished stitching this piece. As I am stitching only from what I have in the stash, the conversion will not be 1:1 but you can see what silks I did use.
- "Do you always start stitching from the bottom left?" Funny how habits form. I used to always start from the top left, then I started seeing how some people would start stitching from the bottom up so I thought I would try it. Somehow it just stuck!
- I left the best for last - "What's a BAP?" - Well, the B stands for Big, the P stands for Project, and the A ? What do you think? I used to ask the same question until I figured it out. It's a Big Ass Project, or if you are more p.c. (politically correct) you could say it's a Big Awesome Project. OK? :-)
Lastly, here's Ann Taylor framed. I absolutely adore this sampler. Even though the picture does not do it justice, it's hanging on our living room wall which is a mild mustard yellow. The picture just seems to blend right into the wall, like it bloomed there - amazing. This piece was an absolute joy to stitch.
Well, my dearies, here ends another post. I hope you are well and enjoying a nice start to Autumn. Thank you for visiting. Have a great week!