Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mary Wigham and a surprise in my mailbox

Hi all...hope everyone is doing well - that those who have been experiencing hot weather are getting some relief. We have been very lucky in Northern California to enjoy some wonderful weather in the mid 70s and upper 80s. However the marine layer fogs and winds are moving and some 100s are scheduled for tomorrow. Oh, well...we were doomed to get some soon!

Without hockey in the evenings, we have had some nice relaxing family time hanging in our tv room and vegging. The boys love to play computer games, as well as DH and that leaves me time to make some X's on Mary Wigham.

From a distance, here is what Mary looks like:
(sorry for the wrinkles and hoop marks...I wanted to photo it quickly and was too lazy to iron)
I have started working down the left side of the sampler (section 7). My thought is to work on the border motifs first and then work on the inside.

Here is an upclose look at the motifs I have been working on since my last post:
Top motif - thread: GAST Clover
Bottom motif - thread: GAST Grape Leaf
I love working on these motifs. They seem to be very quick to stitch and I love to see how the changes of color shades change as I stitch.

And now the big news...my new project arrived today (Thank You Mailman)!

Part I of the Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler, fabric and thread arrived today! I can't wait to start...however, I should finish the Grape Leaf motif on Mary first and then start, don't you think? Best to finish one task first!

Well, that is all from here. Take care ya'll and until next time, remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!


Cole said...

I love Mary Wigham, so pretty! And the new mystery looks like fun too!

Grit said...

Wow, das wird wunderschön.
Liebe Grüße Grit

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Mary is coming along nicely, and how nice to read of your family actually having time together somewhere other than the car or ice rink. Cheers
Be always in stitches.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your sampler looks wonderful. I also received my Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler but haven't started it yet. How exciting!

Shaunterria Owens said...

I received my LK Mystery Sampler too, and I can't wait to stitch it. I'm looking forward to seeing more pics because your Mary Wigham looks wonderful so far. Keep those needles flying :)