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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Here is my update on Ann Medd.. thanks to Nicola and Deb for their advice.. I have overcome that wall I hit and stitching the last section over 2 rather than the called for tent stitch over 1... I am very pleased with the results. 
I have also joined the mini SAL for the Manifesto and looking forward to starting.. Now to decide on fabric... over 1 or over 2  and what count..... Oh you all know the questions :)  It is going to be a very fun SAL and I am so excited!

13 comments:

Deb said...

I'm so happy that you're going to continue with Ann Medd!! As much as I like the look of the over one, I don't like doing it - I think that it can make anyone hit a wall. I usually improvise on most of SL's charts if I am able to.

I'm still making a decision about fabric count too. It's going to be a fun SAL!!

ilana kaye said...

That is absolutely beautiful. Mine has been in WIP stausn for too many years...lol . Keep up the outstanding work:)

Donna said...

This is so beautiful I love the blue in the last section you are almost done

Lanie said...

I'm happy to see you continuing with Ann. After all your wonderful stitching it would be a shame not to have her finished. She is fabulous!

Mindi said...

I'm glad you came to a compromise with Ann Medd and are continuing on. Looking forward to seeing you and the others working on the Manifesto.

Krista said...

It is stunning! The Manifesto will also be another fun one! :)

Anne said...

Wonderful progress on Ann Medd! I really love this sampler! Glad you overcame the wall!!

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Your Ann Medd looks terrific.

I like stitching over one.
I usually use a cross stitch for lettering and then switch over to tent stitch for the motifs. Filling in a large areas; I really like the idea of stitching cross over two or another quicker stitch. What makes my eyes cross is charting 209 year old samplers that have floating stitches and missing linen threads. (It's been a long day and I have not put a single stitch into EK 1653 yet).
It's all good.

Stitch Wizard said...

Ann Medd is just gorgeous and I am so glad you found a solution to working on it after hitting a wall about wanting to continue with her. She is so pretty. I really don't enjoy the over stitching either but The Scarlet Letter samplers are so beautiful and worth it all to me. I have lots of it on Elizabeth Sheffield too but it is so worth doing. Thank God for discovering the tent stitch on 40 count for me. I love 40 count and over 1 is quite a challenge. I love seeing your progress so much!

HollyXSing said...

KB! Your Ann Medd is AWESOME! Your are almost there....hang in there, sista!

I am going to do the Manifesto Mini SAL...now, why Nicola called it a "mini" SAL is beyond me...Manifesto is a monster! I have ordered my chart and 40 ct. silk gauze! Now to get the pattern and see what threads are called for!

I will get some stretcher bars to mount my gauze.

I hope you are totally enjoying your retirement! I have 10 more years! Yikes!

Happy Stitches,

-Holly

Fiona said...

Your sampler looks great.

Michele said...

Loving it. My next project when I have finished my VS Alphabet. How long have you been on this? Looking forward to Manifesto - another biggy, we must be mad! x

KB said...

Michele it is hard to say how long I have been working on Ann.. she has been one of those on again off again projects.. If I remember right I started her last summer sometime. In between I have done Susie Pierce and most of Dutch Beauty...If I hadn't put Ann down she would have been done a long time ago