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Monday, April 2, 2012

Mary Gibson, 1824 Sampler

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....

or

April Fools!

They texted me right back with their congratulations and then I looked at the picture I had sent them.  

Oops.

I had failed to stitch the vertical mullions on the house on the right on the two bottom windows.

D'oh!

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 
make sense.
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!
Be well.
Peace,

Terri

97 comments:

Carolyn said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, girlfriend! You pick out the most awesome samplers to stitch and your color conversions are beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Email me sometime!

Deb said...

I have only been stalking your blog for the past little while to see if you were going to post. And since it was a sunny day I knew that you would be able to get some good shots. I did love the preliminary shots last night on my cell phone!! :o)

It's gorgeous Terri and I have to definitely add it to my upcoming stash pile. I'm glad that you posted your conversions because I like yours so much better than the original!!

Congratulations on your finish! It's really gorgeous!!! I love, love it!!!

marly said...

What a beauty. I love houses in samplers and the colors you chose for them are wonderful. With my luck, if I photographed a sampler on the grass, a bird would happen by with a bomb.

MoonBeam said...

She is beautiful. Nice work, Terri.

Bobbi

barbara said...

Terri it is utterly STUNNING!!! Wow!!

Angela said...

I thought the same thing, beautiful colors and gorgeous houses! Congrats on a truly wonderful finish :) I wish I had the patience to stitch more samplers! LOL.
Have a great week :)

Jannie said...

That one looks huge! The colors are so vibrant and your handiwork is so lovely. Great job. Love the signature!

lynda said...

Another lovely sampler! The colors are gorgeous...you do such beautiful work.

Catherine said...

Simply beautiful!

Anna van Schurman said...

Beautiful. Someday, I'm going to focus on stitching and stitch large pieces like you do. Instead of doing all those crazy little things. And did you see? I came up with a grand finale even though you were no.help.at.all with that! ;)

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

WOW!!!!!! Great work!!!! You have a golden hands!!!!!! Nika

pam said...

Great work Terri! She is lovely:)

Love to Stitch said...

GOOOOREOUS!!!!!! love it. You did a fabulous job with the conversion and I am so excited to see it done:) Cant wait to see it all framed and hung!!!! What is next??!!!!!

Glenna said...

Gorgeous colors! I love that sampler, and I can't wait to see what kind of frame you choose.

Krista said...

Absolutely STUNNING!! I just love it! I already ordered it for my stash when you showed your last progress pic, I couldn't help myself! Congrats!!

Beth said...

Terri - I love your color conversion. The houses in particular are so bright and vibrant. Can't wait to see it framed.

Jenny said...

Oh my, that is absolutely lovely - love all those pretty reds! Congrats on a fabulous finish!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish! Mary Gibson is gorgeous and I love your conversion. Thank you for sharing it!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Stunning, breathtaking, and fabulous! Love the colors, absolutely love the colors! Congrats on your April Fools finish!

Carol said...

What a lovely, lovely sampler, Terri--your work is so pretty!

samplerlover said...

Simply beautiful Terri. Looking forward to seeing it framed.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting Mary finished! I know you are thrilled! Way to go!

Robin

Janine said...

Just stunning. Mary is in my stash to stitch.

Hugs Janine

Deborah said...

Go ahead and brag! You should, it's a beautiful sampler.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish. It's a gorgeous sampler and the colors are great.

Cari said...

Oh my gosh Terri...you have one stunning sampler. Congratulations on a simply fabulous finish. Can't wait to see the frame you select. Love ya tons !!! Hugs

Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening, Terri,
Your work is absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing such good pics.

Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening, Terri,
Your work is absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing such good pics.

Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

April said...

Just so beautiful Terri!! Your samplers are always so beautiful! Gives me inspiration to get back to stitching some WIP sampler in my stash!!

Katrina said...

Completely wonderful, gorgeous, love it!!!! Huge congrats on the finish and thank you for sharing your conversion :-).

valerie said...

Woohoo! Congrats Terri on a magnificent finish! Mary looks fabulous and I like your conversion.

Cole said...

Oh she's so pretty! Congrats on a great finish!

Kathy said...

Easy peasy, you have got to be kidding! This would be like a life's work for me. You do beautiful work and would love to see how you display them.

Joy said...

Congratulations Terri!! She is gorgeous!! I have already looked up the site to purchase the pattern...you little enabler you! LOL I can't wait to see what you pull out of your stash next.

Annette-California said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors you used. WOW!

Sylvia said...

Wow, she is absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on your Fools finish & then your real finish. LOL. I am sure she will look fabulous framed.

Diane (di) said...

Oh goodness, Terri. Beautiful, just beautiful. Love your conversion... those colors are stunning. Happy Dance!! :)

I'm sorry did you say something about ahem, 'mistakes'? That's silly talk... like talking about doing housework instead of stitching. ;) Congratulations again, Terri!!!

Ruth said...

Terri what a gorgeous finish, well done on getting it complete.

Mouse said...

oooooo gorgeous :)
and sorry you don't do mistakes you adapt the pattern to suit yourself ;0
can't wait to see what you are going to do next ... I did resist looking at the link for now hahahah
love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

That is stunning. Congratulations on a wonderful finish

Chris said...

Congratulations on this finish!
It is a beautiful sampler.

Dona said...

Beautiful, Terri! I love your color changes. Can't wait to see her framed. I am still working on her, but am just getting to the verse.

Congratulations on your finish.

Annie said...

What a beautiful finish! Love the bright colors.

Mary said...

She looks great Terri! I love the bright colors.

Vickie said...

Wonderful! Congratulations. Easter Blessings.

Dovilė said...

gorgeous Sampler:)

Nicole said...

Oh wow Terri!! It's gorgeous!! Definitely a must stitch!! :) Congrats on the finish!

Jennifer H said...

I believe that this the first time I have ever commented on your blog - and I have to say, your stitching is just lovely and it makes me wish I didn't have so many hours in the day for work! I really am missing stitching, and am awaiting on a scroll frame and stand from the UK (Needle Needs is the place where I ordered from - I can't wait to get my hands on the lovelies!) :)

So now you have me curious, what scroll frames are you using that you cut off the piece from them?

And it is supremely ironic that just yesterday, I was on the Haslemere museum website and drooling over the samplers there - apparently they are doing another one according to Needleprint/Jacqueline Holdsworth.

That being said, you should post your finish to Needleprint - I bet the folks over the pond would love to see the finish!

Hugs and Love,
Jennifer

Rita said...

What a beauty!!!!

I love the colors.

lol! I thought I finished a small LK but after emailing it to friends and posting it to both a yahoo group and 123 stitch mb, I realized I'd omitted a letter of the alphabet. OOPS!

I can't wait to see what you stitch next.

Cathy B said...

It's gorgeous Terri! What will your next sampler be? Happy Easter!

dixiesamplar said...

Stunningly gorgeous Terri...now, I am going to have to order that design, you know that right?? And thank you so much for the conversion info...love the colors you chose!

Margaret said...

She is so so beautiful!!!! Congrats on the finish. I'm just drooling over my laptop. lol! Thanks for the conversion too. I'd better copy it down before I forget. (Bummer about the frogging when you thought you were done!)

Cath said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish . XXX

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Absolument merveilleux mon amie ! bravo !

very beautiful, bisous bisous

Edgar said...

What a lovely finish!! Congrats!!

Ranae said...

Beautiful!!
Congrats on a wonderful piece
and I love the fibers you used

Melissa said...

Oh! So.Pretty! Congratulations! It is just stunning. Can't wait to see how you will frame it!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finish! She looks lovely.

Stitch Wizard said...

Terri congratulations on a most beautiful finish!! I love how this turned out and your conversions look just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your thread conversions too. You should feel such a wonderful sense of accomplishment with Mary!! I just love it! :))

wranglerkate said...

What a gorgeous finish Terri - thanks for sharing it with all of us!! Kate

SharoninStLouis said...

What an absolutely gorgeous finish. Thanks for sharing your conversion. I can't wait to see the framed piece.

Loraine said...

Terri, this is one of the most gorgeous samplers on the web right now! Your colors are stunning. I am writing them down, so that someday I can stitch this too! What an accomplishment. :)
Thanks for sharing your talents. You really are amazing.
Hugs to you.

Theresa said...

What a gorgeous finish!!!!!! Love the colors!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful, beautiful finish!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the fabulous finish!

Bertie said...

A truly beautiful sampler Terri, love the bright colours and the houses are fabulous!
Happy Easter

Ellen said...

Absolutely beautiful, Terri!! Love this sampler. In fact, I love it so much that I've added it to my stitching basket. Hope you'll show another photo once you get the piece framed.

Maggie said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish Terri!
Thanks for posting the link for the chart, i'm sure i can see me buying this one sometime (very) soon :-

Would you mind if i used your conversion? i love the colours!

P.J. said...

Love this one! Your hard work is beautiful! Just bought it, myself. Thank you for sharing!

Littlebit said...

OMG, Terri..that is amazingly beautiful!! Oooooh!! why did I look?????? I love the colors you used and would definitely want mine to look exact! What a beautiful job you did.

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous wok -
I really like your thread colors ;)

Prims By The Water said...

Where oh where do you find the time for these masterpieces Terri...simply gorgeous as always! Happy Easter, Janice

Grit said...

Wunderschön. Die Rarben sind absolut Klasse.
LG Grit from Germany

teresa said...

Terri ~ that is a beautiful finish! You should be so proud.

fanny b. said...

Votre ouvrage est magnifique !!! Félicitation, c'est un plaisir pour nos yeux.

jonette said...

Beautiful! I just recently purchased this pattern and look forward to starting it. Thanks for sharing your conversions.

Sally said...

Your finish is simply beautiful!

Michelle said...

Fantastic!!!! She's gorgeous. Congrats on a beautiful finish. I love the conversion, and thanks so much for posting it so that we can all share!

woolwoman said...

BEE U TI FUL finish Terri - I love the colors - so vibrant - so YOU!
I can't wait to see her framed. Hope you have a joyous Easter! Mel

Michele B. said...

Mary is gorgeous!!!! So much so that I've ordered her for myself! I'm so glad that I got to see her up close to see what a beautiful job you did at the guild meeting on Sunday. I can't wait to get started on her!

Michele,
Dansville, MI

Linda said...

Oh, Terrie
She is so beautiful!! I love love, samplers, and these antique ones most of all. I have purchased Mary, and believe me, when she's finished, you will know. I cannot wait to see her enrobed in her frame. You inspire me.
Linda

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Mary is so beautiful...but alas, she has been in the WIP stack at my house since before Christmas. Your amazing work makes me want her to be finished even more!

Karoline said...

Congratulations Terri, Mary is gorgeous

Kim said...

Terri it's stunning! I LOVE it! Of course I would...it's RED! I was on a self-imposed moratorium for purchasing charts, but I may have to just break down and order this one. Absolutely beautiful!!

Sherry :o) said...

Don't you just love April Fool's Day!! I think this is absolutely fabulous and stunning, to say the least. If you think about it, and you have it back, and it's okay with you - bring it to guild in May. I would love to see it in person!

Happy Easter - congrats on the finish - have a great upcoming week!

Susan said...

It's gorgeous, Terri! Congratulations on your finish!

Shelleen said...

Congrats on the pretty finish.

Kellie said...

Congratulations on a fabulous, beautiful finish! Such a gorgeous sampler. I love all of the reds in this. It seems like you stitched this so quickly! I can't wait to see it framed. I am going to check this out again. I may have to add it to my never-ending pile of stash and my list to stitch. Thanks for posting your conversion.

Vinniey said...

Wow!!! What a stunning work, Terri! I love this sampler!!!! I have already tag Haslemare Museum into my "chart to purchase" lists! Thanks for sharing this beauty. So beautiful and love the colors you've choose. Sweet and vibrant colors, beautiful houses. I love the border too!!

Andrea said...

Oh Terri, I'm blown away by your finish. She's absolutely gorgeous and I love the colors you used so much! I'm down to the houses on mine and after seeing yours, think I need to change the color of the A&E...too pink! Anyway, just stunning, you always inspire me and keep me going.
Love you!

Siobhán said...

Holy shamoly!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in the midst of a huge slump, haven't been doing much of anything including blogs, so I missed this. OH. MY. GOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Terri, your Mary is absolutely beyond description--it is so pretty. You must be beside yourself with excitement over it. Congratulations!!!

Lynn said...

Mary's finish is amazing Terri! You must be so thrilled to have her finished. I can't wait to see how you choose to frame her.

Wanda said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous!!!! I just ordered it (not sure what century I think I will be stitching it in). Thanks for sharing your colours as well. I really enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all the beautiful things you have stitched. Wanda

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a very beautiful finish.
I love this design and you have stitched it beautifully.
Margaret

Terri said...

I'm catching up on my blog reading and am thrilled to discover you've finished Mary Gibson! Your colorway is beautiful.

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish. Such beautiful and brilliant colours! A feast for the eyes.

TinaTx said...

It looks wonderful! Can't wait to see it framed.