Please welcome a new member Theresa:-
YES! Maria Theresa Wilkinson has an H in her THeresa like me. I too adore the verse. I also love all the little whimsical figures AND the fact that the young lady who created her also shares an H in her name. It's a challenging piece for a new beginner, but I'm so pleased with my choice!
Progress has been slow, but steady, and I am having such fun with this new project! I haven't made a sampler since I was a little girl. I loved cross stitch then and am loving it now. I also recall how much I loved embroidering little pillow cases for my bed when I was a child. My mother bought several for me at the local dime store. Despite being a bit yellowed now, I still use many of them and love how soft, old cotton feels on my face. ;-)I feel like I've made a great start on MTW, despite a couple of false ones where I had to start ALL over. I'm an avid knitter, so I'm well used to fiddling until I'm satisfied that I've done my very best. I'm not too crazy tho, so am OK with leaving a few mistakes to remind me of human imperfection. Do you know the Joyce Kilmer poem, "Trees"? The last line is my favorite, "... only God can make a tree." ;-)
Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918 119. Trees
I THINK that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, 5 And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. 10 Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. ... At first I just sort of danced around MTW, looked over the chart at least 10 times...picked up the linen, felt it, put it down...worried about if i would make a mess of the back side....then I just jumped in! So far the greatest challenges have been my aging eyesight on this 40 count linen, and the fact that I don't have enough needles. I'm constantly threading the same needle. Any suggestions for the best size to stash for 1 DMC over 2 on 40 count? My brother Tom, "bless his heart", loaned me the headset magnifier that he uses for making models. It helps a great deal, but it doesn't quite flip down properly over my specs. It actually causes my glasses to dent my nose! I've been researching the best options. Any advice? I also look forward to buying a Millennium Frame.I'm following the SLY blogs 1 and 2 via email every day from my home near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Nettie, my Welshie, collects my stray threads on her ungroomed ears and returns them each morning. I find them in my bed!