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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Grateful Heart and Mary Wigham

Here is an update pic of my Grateful Heart by Sharon Cohen. I made a change in this band...the carnations had been done in green and pink, whereas mine are just pink. I made a mistake when stitching and decided I liked them better all pink, so I just left it. I wanted to get this band finished before I started Mary Wigham...my linen and threads for Mary came on Monday!



I started Mary Wigham a few days ago. I don`t know if I am going to be bored with all cross stitch and no specialty stitches, but it`s fun so far! Go here and click on the pic in the side bar to see how others are stitching theirs...there is so much wonderful variety in the colour schemes!


Keep stitching ladies!

9 comments:

Jo said...

Lovely stitching as ever! Looking forward to seeing both of your WIPs grow

staci said...

Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

you really are moving on grateful heart! you'll be done before you know it!

and i love how your mary wigham is looking! are you using the called for dmc threads?


joann in tx

~mj~ said...

Hi Joann! Yes...i`m using DMC and cream 36 ct Edinburgh

Rowyn said...

Both projects are gorgeous!

Eva said...

you've choosen a nice color as fabric, Mj, and I like how your stitching is coming along

take care my friend

gio162 said...

Lovely work on both! That Sharon Cohen sampler gets more and more stunning each time.

SilkLover said...

I Love the Grateful Heart Sampler. So happy to find someone else stitching it! I was checking Just Cross Stitch Mag for corrections as I had a question on the colors used in Areas C and E since the directions said to use color 7044 (Dungarees) for BOTH of the stitches, but the photo of the design (and your pic) differs. What I found instead was that all double-running and backs stitches should be stitched using one strand of floss rather than the two noted in the instructions. If I was more experienced, I would have figured that out. Too late. Since I have too many hand problems to rip out the work I have used these stitches in, and if I did I would toss it right now as the GAST floss is terrible quality and does not hold up, I will leave as is. I have a question - did you use Old Blue Paint or Blue Jay color for the long-arm stitces in Areas C and E? Thanks!

ivoryspring said...

You do amazing work!!! I have enjoyed visiting your blog.