Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mary Glover SAL and a huge WIP

Believe it or not - I actually have some stitching to show! I have joined in the wonderful Mary Glover SAL hosted by Emmanuelle after seeing it on Siobhan's blog. It is stitched on a light, natural colour 28ct evenweave in DMC thread. Some of the threads are in the recommended colours and others I had to change to match the fabric.
Here are a few closeups of the details - I just love the soft colours.
I have also resumed work on a piece I started about two years ago. It is Historic Countries Sampler and was given as a mystery sampler over twelve issues of The Gift of Stitching Magazine a few years ago. I am stitching it on antique white Jubilee in DMC thread. It is a HUGE piece and is made up of twelve 'samplers' summarizing the historical aspects of each country's samplers. The piece in the bottom left is Spain and the piece to the right hand side of that represents the Scandinavian countries. The small band sampler is the first part of Holland. The Holland sampler is quite big, but I am looking forward to it. I am also looking forward to Ireland, which will go at the top of Holland.
In addition to cross stitch this piece contains a lot of specialty stitches that make it even more interesting:

That is enough stitching for me for one post! I also have another 'semi finish' to show, but I will share that in my next post.

Until next time,
Happy Stitching!

14 comments:

Mylene said...

Hello Michelle, great to see your post. Have miss you!
Both WIP's are looking beautiful. I hope everything's alright with you.

Karen said...

Your WIPS are beautiful! Love both of your samplers...

happy stitching....

Lorrie said...

I love the bright colours in the historic countries sampler!

Blu said...

Mary Glover looks great! And the colours of Historical Countries are intense!

Erna said...

Hi Michelle beautiful stitching, can't wait to see and "feel" Ireland on top of me....:)
Hugs from Holland
Erna

Farm Girl said...

Your samplers are fabulous Michelle, so lovely to see you back!

Natalia said...

I love Mary, Michelle !!! You are doing a great job on it... I also love the colors of your mystery sampler, so bright and nice. I can't wait to see more.

Margaret said...

Hi Michelle, great to see your historic countries sampler. I am stitching that too - but having a rest at the moment to do a memory book for my god-daughter
Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, Michelle!! What fabulous work on both samplers. I am woefully behind on Mary Glover and need to get my backside in gear! Yours looks great.

Edit said...

So glad that your are blogging again! I was missing your posts and your stitches. Your wips look beautiful, especially the second one. It also looks huge, must be a big work. But the result sure will be wonderful.

Hope to see you more often in the future here!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What neat projects you're working on!!!

Carin said...

I love those colors !

Marié said...

Your work is beautiful
Marié du Toit
Riebeek West

Wendy said...

what a beautiful project, I just love the fresh colours !