Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ready For My Angel Sampler

As you all see, I keep adding projects and more projects to my list, but this one I am really excited about. I've had this chart for a few years and I am finally ready to stitch it. It is a 1795 Angel Band Sampler from Historic Stitches. The stitcher of this sampler never signed her name, so it is not possible to trace it's maker's origins. It was purchased in England, and in spite of its relatively late date, it is more suggestive of English band samplers of earlier times, the late 17th century band samplers, or of the early 18th century samplers, a transitional time when samplers were evolving from a long and narrow band shape to a more square form. The middle band of this sampler has an almost religious feel, with two angels flanking a table set with teapot and cups, as if for some sort of ceremony. Another interesting feature of this sampler is that the bottom third, which contains the large, repeating floral motif, is stitched over three threads, a characteristic of 17th century English band samplers. It doesn't have complicated stitches, only cross stitch and satin stitch, which is probably a good thing. :-)

Como podeis ver, sigo añadiendo mas y mas proyectos a mi lista, pero este Sampler me hace mucha ilusion. Lo he tenido bastantes años, pero nunca me habia hecho el ánimo de empezarlo. Ya tengo la tela y los hilos y estoy preparada. Este es un Sampler Ingles fechado en el 1595. La autora nunca firmó su nombre, así que no se han podido trazar sus origenes. Es típico de los Samplers ingleses del siglo 17 que se bordaban en differentes bandas o secciones con distintos temas. Este particularmente, tiene motivos religiosos bordados en la banda del centro y la banda de la parte de abajo se ha bordado sobre tres hebras en vez de dos, lo cual no es muy tipico. Ya ire publicando fotos de mi progreso.

Mary Wigham Continued

Well, I think luck is on my side, or should I say friends are on my side. It looks like I'll be able to finish my Mary Wigham in Autumn Medley after all thanks to awesome Judy Tyykila. Judy just saved my life, as she moved heaven and earth to find two more skeins of the darn color which are on their way to Colorado. I am so excited and I can't thank Judy enough. Cross stitchers truly make a great community of people.

Parece que la suerte esta de mi lado, o deberia decir mis amigas estan de mi lado. Gracias a Judy Tyykila, amiga y miembro de my Sampler Guild of the Rockies, he encontrado el suficiente hilo en Autumn Medley para poder terminar my Mary Wigham. Estoy muy ilusionada porque me encanta la mezcla de colores y ademas no tengo que deshacer nada !! :-) Gracias Judy !!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mary Wigham

This is the beginning of my Mary Wigham sampler. I started stitching it on 40ct Bisque from Lakeside. I am using Silk'n Colors in Autumn Medley from the Thread Gatherer, and unless any of you can rescue me and tell me where I can find some more of this floss, I will have to undo all I've done and choose a different thread. You see? I didn't know this thread had been discontinued by the maker, and I don't have enough to finish my project. I must have called and emailed 30 stores today and nobody seems to have it in stock, so if any of you, dear readers, knows where I can find it, I will be eternally grateful. I am so bummed....

Este es el principio de mi Mary Wigham... Estoy usando Silk'n Colors en Autumn Medley, pero este color ya no se vende y no voy a tener bastante para terminar el bordado. Estoy muy desanimada porque me encanta el efecto de los colores mezclados. Si alguien sabe donde puedo encontrar este color, que me lo diga.... Si no, voy a tener que desacerlo todo y empezar de nuevo con un hilo distinto. Ay, ay ay...

Some things I've finished

Here are some things I've finished in the last couple of weeks. The fob is a Tudor Rose that I stitched for my friend Deanna as a B-Day gift. You all are familiar with Fa-La-La and the Pear Tree from Little House Needleworks. I need to finish them somehow... That will be the next step.

Estos son algunos de los bordados que he terminado, aunque no estan enmarcados todavia. El fob lo hice para mi amiga Deanna como un regalo de cumpleaños. Es el primero que hago y me encanta !! Es una Rosa Tudor. Los demas son Fa-La-La y Pear Tree, los ornamentos de Little House Needleworks.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hello there, long time no see

Hello there, I just wanted to say a quick "hi" so you don't think I have disappeared from the face of the earth. I have been working on some pieces but I don't have a final product yet. I finished "Because Nice Matters" the weekend I promised I would, but I still don't know if I am going to frame it or finish it some other way. I need to decide soon !! I have also made my first little scissor fob and I am so excited.... It was fun to make. I won't post a picture of it until next week since it is a birthday present for a friend and I don't want her to see it yet. I have also been working on the Christmas ornaments from Little House. I finished Fa-La-La and I am working on the pear tree, over one on 28ct, so it is going slowly. Tonight is stitch night at my favorite cross stitch shop Fancy Mats and More, so I am ready to drive there and stitch, stitch, stitch. I will post some pictures this weekend hopefully. Until then, be happy and...... stitch away !!!