Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Mary Clayton

Mary Clayton is finished!  I'm not even sure I blogged about starting this one.  I started it on March 24 and finished it April 13th.  I SO enjoyed every single stitch!  Privately I call this my Pandemic Project and will always think of this time when I look at her.  Each stitch brought me comfort.

Do you do that as well?  Have specific memories that go with specific projects?  This is my second one that has such strong thoughts/feelings attached to it.  The first one is Pennsylvania Alphabet that I blogged about HERE.

Back to Mary Clayton!  She is petite - finishing up at just about 9x10" on my linen.  The linen I used was 40 count Silkweaver in the Precious Metals color way.  I LOVE this linen.  I used the called for AVAS silks, which I also love!

Mary Clayton from Hands Across the Seas Samplers
40 count Silkweaver linen in Precious Metals
Called for AVAS

I hope your stitching is providing you comfort during this time and that your family is well.  Wishing you all happy stitches!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Elizabeth Atkinson

Hello friends!  I hope you all are safe and well.  We are settling into our new routines.  I've been working from home for a while but the bank I work for has transitioned 95% of our workforce of a couple of hundred thousand to work from home.  My husband is also working from home as he his a licensed clinical social worker for our local school system.

In the past couple of weeks, I've finished Elizabeth Atkinson 1829 from Hands Across the Seas Samplers.  She is a fun stitch and isn't huge.  There is quite a bit of over 1 and a little bit of Algerian Eyelet.  I particularly love the border on her and that vase of flowers in the center bottom.

I stitched this on 46 count Golden Oats from Silkweaver.  I really liked the linen.  I used the called for 100.3 from Au ver a Soie.  I LOVED this thread!

I almost immediately sent this out to Total Framing and have selected a frame via text message and hope to have her back home soon.  I also sent along another piece to be framed too.

Hoping that you are finding calm in the storm and that all your stitches are happy ones!