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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Scarlet Letter Advent Calendar - Day 10

Day 10 - Mary Ann MacDonald




This sampler was finished in a very unusual way. Marsha did the same on her model. Would you do the same if you stitched her?





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31 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Yes, I would finish the sampler in the same way Mary Ann and Marsha chose. :-)

Jonette said...

Yes, love this finish.

Ann said...

This has been on my wish list for awhile--and, yes, I would do the same thing Marsha and Mary Ann did.

Scarlet Letter said...

The "finish" that Nicola refers to does not refer to the framing (hint hint). It is quite idiosyncratic.

Merry Wind Farm said...

I had to go check out the SL site to see what you meant. That is a nice touch, I left my needle in a sampler that I stitched years ago, it was an old SL Dutch design.
Melinda

EvalinaMaria said...

Sure, why not. Sampler looks lovely.

Terry N said...

I like to change a few things on everything I stitch. Whether it's a thread color, a pattern variation or even an uncharted addition, I like having each piece show some part of me.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Honestly, no I wouldn't. I like the idea but would worry about rust. Probably unnecessarily.

Michele said...

Nice touch but no lose too many needles to leave one behind!

Elizabeth said...

I love this sampler. I wouldn't leave the needle in though as I am sure that people would comment and would have a hard time believing me thatmI did it deliberately!

Margotatau said...

Another wonderful sampler to add to the list. I love to see the larger pics. Lovely

Inguna said...

"On the original sampler, Mary Ann had left her needle in the linen in the lower right corner, including a tail of silk thread used to finish the last stitch."
No, I am not sure if I would do that:)I may forget and prick myself later when handle the sampler.

Debbie Bauer said...

MARY ANN MCDONALD 1821- She left a tail of silk thread and the needle in. I would consider doing this!

samplerlover said...

No, I don't think that I would leave a needle in. Knowing my luck, I would end up wearing it.

Erica near Chicago said...

It never occurred to me to do so before, but I just might with this one.

Vera said...

Hadn't realized that. Interesting idea, but I don't think I would do so. Lovely sampler.

Theresa said...

hmmm...if I ever finished a sampler like that, it would probably be due to being
distracted (and lack of enough coffee that day! : )

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Nicola said...

Comment on behalf of Barbara G

Nicola said...

A comment for Wilma - Did Mary Ann leave her needle and silk on purpose, I wonder! Even so it gives an interesting touch to the sampler, might consider doing it myself even if the needle gets a bit rusty in time!

Faye said...

Absolutely!!! This us a stunner as finished~ I would finish it the same way~~~

Faye said...

Absolutely!!! This us a stunner as finished~ I would finish it the same way~~~

Jenny said...

This is another favorite sampler of mine and high on my wish list. When I read about Mary Ann leaving her needle in the sampler I thought it was a very sentimental thing to do. I would finish this sampler just as she did...needle and all :)

DawnM said...

What a great idea. Yes I would do the same.

Kim Hummel said...

No, I would not leave the needle in. By the time I am done with a needle the finish is completely worn off and starting to turn black. No way would I leave that in

Jane in Wisconsin said...

That's an interesting idea......I'd have to think about what kind of a needle would be less likely to rust. Maybe......platinum........does anyone know?

Nupur said...

It is an intriguing idea... I would finish the same way.

Nupur said...

It is an intriguing idea... I would finish the same way.

Nupur said...

It is an intriguing idea... I would finish the same way.

Julie said...

Love this sampler, too. I think I would stitch the piece so it resembles the original including little quirks! Have to buy a stainless needle.

Kevin said...

Tough question. I guess since it is a reproduction of her original work, the needle should be left in just as she did. I might be a bit worried about it getting caught on something during framing and tearing (YIKES) the linen. I guess I will make the decision if I ever get the opportunity to stitch this one. I really love the design of this sampler! Has anyone else here stitched this one? Did you leave the needle in?