Sunday, June 14, 2009

Grace Mason is Done!

It's party time!! I finished the "Grace Mason Sampler" by Of Female Worth this afternoon. This sampler is like a friend now. I'll frame her and hang her on the wall, but I will stop by her spot and visit her often. I'll remember what was going on when I stitched her and all the little glitches I ran into while working on her and how much I love the colors and Scottish style. That's the ongoing joy I get from all my pieces...the memories.
All the pieces in the slideshow at the bottom of my blog have a story. My walls are full of samplers and I stop and look at them frequently. Some I visit more often but they are all full of memories and I love them. Others are gifts and I get to visit a lot of them because they live with family members. And I only have pictures of others.
I have been less than diligent at times about taking pictures of my stitching, but writing this blog has changed that. I used to keep a stitching diary, but that also fell by the wayside. Now this blog is my stitching diary. It's important to document your projects. I don't expect my stitching to be oohed and aahed over 200 years from now, but it will end up somewhere and I'd like for the person who has it to know how it came to be. It somehow makes it seem more real. So I will continue. And in about 30 minutes I'll start the Mary Wigham SAL. Oh boy, another memory begins.

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful finish, and a new treasure for your home; great job!

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  2. Beautiful - a great job!
    I'll be joining you with the Mary Wigham tomorrow or Tuesday, al being well!!

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  3. Your finish is stunning - just awesome! :) I agree with you about documenting your finishes - I've been very slack of late doing that, but it's great fun to flick back through your album of finishes, especially those that have been gifted to others and no longer within reach in real life :)

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! It is stunning. Beautiful work!

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  5. What a beautiful treasure! Congratulations on your fantastic finish - it is gorgeous. I adore all the wonderful colors in this piece - so cheery and vibrant...a true work of art!

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  6. Congratulations on the beautiful finish!

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  7. Oh Tommye - it is incredible! I can't believe how lovely it is, and how quickly you completed it. What an accomplishment! Congratulations and thank you for sharing it with us!

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