Sunday, 21 April 2013

Mary Ann is ready for her close-ups!

Surprise! This time, it didn't take me a 5 month absence to finish a piece and post!  Here is Mary Ann Myers 1867 from Little House Needleworks

I was greatly relieved to finally get her finished yesterday.  You will notice that I made some changes. I didn't stitch a couple of branches or leaves above the white flower in the center. I also couldn't stand stitching the over-one's. It's the equivalent of nails on the blackboard for me. I had wondered what to do. In the end, I finished her name and date and fudged the rest with the little diamonds.  I figured there is enough stress in my life right now and besides, stitching is meant to be fun. 

I am very pleased with how she turned out. Next weekend I will take her to the framer's and it will probably be another week or two before I get her back, so I am guaranteed some material for posting in May!

Yes, I have continued to be extremely busy with work. I will say no more of that for now, other than I think of that children's story of the little train "I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!" Chug-chug-chug I go. When I finish this post, I will be on my other (work) computer and do a few hours before I go to bed! 

I have been absent on blog-land and occasionally peek into your blogs. I just want to say a general thank-you for all those who keep on stitching and posting! It's lovely to see all your wonderful creations! Speaking of which, here's my latest obsession: 

This is Sarah Chapple 1831 from Shakespeare's Peddlar. I borrowed this photo from her site. I Love this! This is totally me.  

If you are thinking "how is she going to stitch all those over one's if she hates them?" Well, I'll cross that bridge when I get there. I am thinking of hunting around for other shorter verses so I can stitch over two. (And, if you are wondering, I do use a magnifier.)

Well, that's at least one post for me for April! Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful week!