Walls for the wind and a roof for the rain and drinks beside the fire ~
laughter to cheer you and those you love near you and all that your heart desires.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Mary Wigham

I am still loving stitching this sampler! (I bet you are tired of hearing that). It is so much fun completing one medallion at a time and seeing it develop into a cohesive whole. Well, somewhat cohesive...sometimes I wonder about the colour choices. Of course, maybe the girls at Ackworth didn`t have a lot of choice, they stitched with what they were given. It makes me wonder just how much freedom they had to choose designs and colours. Some of the motifs are a little puzzling...like this one. (I apologize for the poor pic)

Is it a turtle? A bird? A lump with legs? After looking at it for awhile, I thought it just might be a dove with an olive branch in it`s beak. But then that begged the question...why do leaves in black? So I dropped the black from this section...and possibly the whole sampler. It just looks too harsh in contrast with the other colours. And what the heck...as I had already made some earlier changes, and it will be hanging on my wall, I may as well do it so I will enjoy looking at it!

Keep stitching ladies!


Jo said...

Wow, I go out of internet contact for a week and you do all this stitching!! MW is looking awesome... and I thought you were worried you'd get bored with no speciality stitches!!! Lovely stitching MJ

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I thought that was a bird with a branch too. Great progress, mj!

Ranae said...

The MW looks great. I love the Winters Lace. Thanks so much for your comment on the MW SAL

Stitch By Stitch said...

Wow! You are moving right along! Thank you for letting so many of us know about MW Sampler and Needleprint blogsite. I don't think I would have found it otherwise.