Sunday, February 9, 2014

First Finish of 2014

Well, my New Year's Day start is my first finish of the year.  Jean Scrimgeowr, from The Scarlet Letter, has been a lot of fun and a relatively easy piece to stitch.  I have totally enjoyed the many anomalies I've encountered and can't wait to frame her. 

The verse is an interesting mix of cross stitch over two and elongated cross stitch (two threads high/one thread wide).  I had to focus a little harder on the counting than I normally do.  That's usually the easiest part for me.  I will confess to a couple of 'anomalies' of my own, but I'm pretty sure Jean wouldn't mind.  I thought I had transposed a couple of letters at one point, but I realized Jean was apparently not a good speller either.  Then again, "ravished" is a pretty big work for a ten year old.
And, since it is a reproduction, I don't sign my work within the viewable area. So it's only seen if someone unframes it sometime in the future. 




12 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Tommye, I have so much enjoyed your progress!

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  2. Congratulations on your sampler finish! She is stunning!

    Robin in Virginia

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  3. Congrats on such a beautiful finish :)

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  4. Beautiful finish, Tommye! Congrats!

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  5. Congrats on the finish - it's really beautiful!

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  6. Congrats on your finish! It seems like you stitched this one so fast! It's beautiful...

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  7. Wow. Really pretty. Its a nice size piece to start off the year.

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  8. Such a great, beautiful finish! Congrats!

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  9. Jean is gorgeous, congratulations

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