Friday, September 21, 2012

A Very Big Finish!

TGIF everyone!  
It has been a busy week with work and I also went to see the movie The Birds up on the big screen... 
I just LOVE that TCM is showing the classics in the theaters  :D

And here she is~  My Mary Wigham finish!  WooHoo!

Mary Wigham by Needleprint
dmc thread / 32ct lambswool linen

My needle really seemed to fly in the last month, and I really think it is because of reading the chart from my laptop.  It has been so much better on my eyes!
Here is that top corner... I love the gold much better than the ecru.  
It was worth all the trouble of frogging!


I did make Mary my own by using some colors not called for... 
all dmc, my choices were 680, 3722, 712, 3740, and 3041in addition to most of those charted.


I also chose to do a special personalization.  
Instead of using the initials Mary originally stitched, I decided to use this sampler, which originates from the UK, to commemorate my trip to the UK in 2007 when I visited to see the Rolling Stones on tour!  
I met a great group of friends on that trip so I stitched all of their initials into Mary!


Thanks for stopping by, I love reading all of your comments!  

And welcome to my new followers, I look forward to reading all of your blogs too.  
I have hit the 100 mark, so I think a giveaway will be fun, I will post the details in my next post! :)

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!  
Happy Friday and Happy Stitchings!!
xxxxx




34 comments:

Margaret said...

Definitely a big finish! So pretty too! I love the colors you used and how you made it all your own. Congratulations!

Nicola said...

Congratulations on a superb finish.

carol fun said...

what a beautiful sampler! Love your personalization - it makes it extra special!

Erica said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!
It is really spectacular!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Gorgeous finish! I love the gold and how you personalized it. The Stones in the UK, awesome!!!

marly said...

I think you made the right decision changing to the gold. Just beautiful!

merumo said...

Congratulations! Mary is certainly a gorgeous girl!! Love the colors.

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on finishing your beautiful sampler! Happy dance ☺

Vickie said...

Oh it is just wonderful Krista. Good for you!

Mary said...

Krista, congratulations on such a huge finish. She's breathtaking!! Every time you've shared pictures of this project, it's made me want to start a Quakrer piece for myself.

Faye said...

Oh Krista~~~ Mary is just stunning!!! I love the color changes you went with... I love the close up photos....Makes me want to go dig out good ole MW and kit her up!.....Again, congrats on completing this beautiful LARGE project....Nice job, Faye

Denise said...

Awesome finish Krista! I love all the different colors in this piece.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Manuela said...

Hi Krista,

congratulation to your great finish.
The Sampler is so beautiful.

Best wishes Manuela

Katrina said...

Gorgeous, congrats on the finish and I love how you personalized it!!!!!

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Krista!!

Bea said...

Excellent finish - it's just beautiful. And how nice that you have made it truly YOUR piece. Well done.

Lanie said...

Krista, a great BIG congratulations to you ... your "Mary" is simply beautiful! Love the story behind your personalization! Who would have ever thought that a Quaker sampler and The Stones would become one?! ;)

Anne said...

Absolutely stunning Krista! A big happy dance for you! I adore Mary and have always wanted to stitch her...one day! i love the colours you chose for her and how you personalized her!

Siobhán said...

Wow!! Congratulations on a stunning finish!! How neat that you commemorated your trip in the sampler--that makes it all the more special. :)

Grit said...

Wow, this is a fantastic work.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Lois said...

What a wonderful finish Krista! Such a beautiful piece and the change to gold works so well.

Brigitte said...

Krista, this is wonderful. Congratulations! All the colours you used match perfectly. A great idea to commemorate your trip to the UK with this sampler.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish!

Nicole said...

Wow!! Amazing finish! I really should pull mine back out one of these days. Congrats!!

Chris said...

She is so beautiful!
Congratulations on a wonderful finish and 100 followers.

BrendaS said...

Woo Hoo! Beautiful finish:)

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish! I may have to pull mine back out soon!

Lynn said...

A truly lovely finish Krista! Congrats!!

Joy said...

There's nothing more I can say...it's beautiful! You should feel so accomplished;)

Natalia said...

Congratulations !!! This is definitely a big finish. I love it....

Tracey said...

Beautiful finish! And what a neat idea to stitch your friends' initials in it. :)

Carol said...

What a stunning finish, Krista--congratulations!!

Joysze said...

Congrats on the finish, Krista!!! It's gorgeous!!! :D

Meriem said...

gorgeous !!!!