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Sunday, 2 November 2014

A finish and new starts

Sophia has been sitting patiently for me to photograph . I had forgotten just how pretty she is.
This sampler was very enjoyable to stitch. There is a nice mix of stitches to keep it interesting. I did add the stem filling stitch to the top butterflies and flowers as well.
My next sampler  is something I haven't seen on this blog yet. Maria Theresa Wilkinson. I spent hours scouring the Scarlet Letter site in the hope I could find that hidden treasure. And there she was. Lots of pretty motifs in cross, eyelet and satin stitch.  My linen is ordered, and on its way. I think though silks are required for this one. 
 A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion is keeping me occupied. The 
temptation to fill in the colour is too tempting.  







In the mean time A Parrot, A Leopard , A Lion is being squeezed onto a piece of linen. Hopefully it will grace the top of a box.

14 comments:

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! I love this sampler, and I love Maria too. I'm looking forward to seeing you stitch that one up. I need to get back to my A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion.

Krista said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish!! Love your new choice! I may need to place an order today! :)

Jenny said...

Congratulations on an absolutely beautiful finish! I have long admired Sophia...her colors are just lovely! Your new stitch is another one I love....It will be fun to watch to Maria come alive.

Nicola said...

How lovely to see Sophia finished, she truly is a beauty. You always choose such lovely samplers to stitch.

JoAnn said...

Margot: Of all the samplers I have stitched, Sophia is my favorite. When she is framed please show us a photo. I'm anxious to see what frame you choose for your beautiful stitching. It will be fun to compare your choice to the one I chose. Your new endeavor, Maria is a beautiful one. What linen did you choose for her?

Bethany said...

Yes, please show us Sophia when she is framed. You have been very busy stitching. I can't wait to see a new SL. Isn't it fun looking for a new jewel that someone has stitched yet?

Vera said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish. And, great choice for your next endeavor!

Lanie said...

Congratulations, Margot, on a beautiful finish! I just love "Sophia" and your finish is gorgeous.
"Maria Theresa Wilkinson" was the very first sampler I purchased from SL, although I have yet to stitch her. I can't wait to watch your progress.

Nupur said...

Great finish Margot! Thank you for sharing all the samplers that are keeping you occupied at the moment - each one is interesting.
Could you let us know what types of threads and stitches were used in Sophia?

Margotatau said...

Oops. Forgot to include the details. Sophia was completed on 35 count home dyed linen . The threads are home dyed DMC. ( tea and coffee mix) Most stitches are cross stitch over one and two threads and , satin and stem stitch. I did add a bit more stem stitch on the top butterflies and corner flowers., as the original seemed to be . Now to find a frame.

Erica near Chicago said...

Very pretty indeed. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing it framed.

Theresa Gilliam said...

Oh this is so exciting! I finally have something relevant to post! I joined the blog a while back when I first planned to jump in. ;-) I'm so pleased to see your post, Margot, because my very first sampler is Maria Theresa. It's slow going, but I'm plugging along while wearing 2 pairs of glasses at the same time.... my regular specs to see the world around me while perching my reading glasses on the tip of my nose to stitch. I look preposterous....but who cares! I'm so enjoying...look so forward to seeing your progress as well. My best, Theresa PS. Took some , well, not so great photos tonight to share as well. will pst them for all to see as soon as I figure out how to link them to this post ;-)

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zenuwpees said...

Congreats nice finish and beginning hugs Marie-Claire