I finished Mary Gibson last night.
On April Fool's Day.
I put the last stitch in, gave it the once over and cut it off the scroll rods.
I thought I would
brag share my completion with my two best stitching compadres:
Julie ~ our new guild president - congratulations Julie!
and Deb of the Threadgatherer blog!
I snapped a picture with my iphone and sent it on its way.
Pride goeth before the fall....
They texted me right back with their congratulations and then I looked at the picture I had sent them.
I had failed to stitch the vertical mullions on the house on the right on the two bottom windows.
So, a bit of frogging, a bit of re-stitching and now, I'm really calling her done.
Oh, there are other mistakes.
I know there are.
Some I know about and I'm sure there are others I've missed.
No. I'm not going to point them all out.
If you see them, keep it to yourself, okay? ;-)
Mary Gibson, 1824 Sampler
36 count Lakeside Linen
Vintage Light Exemplar
stitched mainly in silks, one strand over 2
Love the colors!
I love the houses!
I always sign my reproduction samplers, even though it won't show once it's framed.
I also write my name and the date I finished it on the paper backing of the frame.
I am really happy with how she turned out and I will take her to be framed later this week.
If you are interested; here is my conversion:
Note: The birds beaks and legs were charted with pink floss but I changed them to orange which looked more like the original (at least on my monitor) and seemed to
For the A&E I used NPI 986 because they were charted to be pink and I wanted them to have a nice suntan.
Original, called for floss on the left, my conversion on the right:
DMC 3033, No Change
DMC 168 > Soie Cristale, #1081
DMC 310, No Change
DMC 315, No Change
DMC 317 > Soie Cristale #1071
DMC 601 > Soie Cristale # 2044
DMC 817 > Soie Cristale, #3041
DMC 961 > NPI #944 (Carnation Pink)
DMC 936 > NPI 356, (Grey Green)
DMC 934 > NPI #298 (Old English Range)
DMC 932 > Soie Cristale #7003
DMC 921 > NPI #626
DMC 3727 >Soie Cristale #2006
That's it. Easy Peazy, Lemon Squeezy!
If you're interested in ordering this chart, you may get it
by clicking here: Haslemare Museum in the UK:
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by!