Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mary Eaton finished, Cardinal Sampler begun

Mary Eaton has been finished for several weeks now, but due to multiple problems with multiple cameras, I have not been able to post a photo.

I finally managed to take a few, but the color is not right.
As soon as I can get my hands on a decent camera, I will replace this photo with a better one.

For now, here is Mary:

Mary Eaton  1763 - The Scarlet Letter
Stitched on 30 count natural linen using au ver a soie.

For my next project, I chose something that has been in my stash for years, the Cardinal Sampler from Patricia Andrle. I love her designs. I have stitched several of them.

I took this photo last week. I have made a little more progress since, but I am waiting to solve my camera problems before I post an update.

Unfortunately, the photo is a little washed out. The colors are much richer in person. I was going to stitch this design using silks, but there are a lot of blended needle stitches so I decided against it. I did make a few changes by adding some metallic threads to the border and the large A. It is not too noticeable. It just gives it a little sparkle.
Although it is not a large piece, it is slow going because of all the outlining. Almost every stitch is outlined.

If anyone is interested in stitching this piece, it can be found in the BH&G Cross Stitch & Country Crafts magazine Nov/Dec. 1994.

Well, I intended to post my December TUSAL, but the photo seems to have gone missing.
I will try to hunt that down for next time.


Margaret said...

Wow! Mary is gorgeous! Congrats on finishing her! And i love your WIP -- so pretty! Hope your camera problems are solved soon.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish - beautiful!

Barb said...

Mary Eaton is beautiful!! What a very pretty start! I know what you mean about the colors your camera takes. I'm not sure why but I often have trouble getting the right color.

llknbillburg said...

Your cardinal sampler is so beautiful!! Laura

Karoline said...

Mary is stunning, congratulations. You've made a great start on the cardinal sampler, it's looking lovely

Brigitte said...

Wow, Mary looks gorgeous, congratulations on finishing this beautiful sampler.
Great new start. I also love Patricia Andrle's designs and have a couple of them in my magazine stash.