Wednesday, July 15, 2009

on the bandwagon

Well I am finally on the Mary Wigham bandwagon. Barely on, as you can see, but still on. I decided just to grab colors I liked and ended up will a very fall-like palate. Hope it turns out OK. When I showed this project to DD, her reaction was "well if you can do something that big, why can't you start Hawk Run Hollow?" She was with me when I picked up HRH (Village of) last year and really liked the pattern, but I have had many excused why I can't do something that large. So I guess maybe when I finish this
BAP, whenever that may be, HRH will be my next BAP. Anyone want to do it with me? I feel as though I need moral support so it doesn't turn into a UFO...

I am determined to get at least two WIPs out of the way this month, since fall is coming and there are pumpkins to be stitched. I put in a few days' hard labor on my pixie/fairy/whatever she is supposed to be and she looks more like a pixie/fairy and less like a green and white blob.


This was my first Nora Corbett pattern and I can say without fear of contradiction, my last! It is pretty and I am sure it will be nice when it's done, but--backstitching and fractional stitches and beading, oh my! All the things I hate. After this I will run happily back to my quakers and such.

I also made a little bit of progress on my Spirit of America angel, who will be finished I think as more of a colonial lady as I am not doing the wings.









The only recent "new" project was an Christmas ornament for an exchange which I have been fussing over and hopefully will not be late, as it is being mailed a day later than anticipated.




This I started last winter as an ornie for one of the kids' teachers but I ran out of time/energy and never finished it. I was quite proud (and somewhat amazed) that I was able to find not only the unfinished ornie, but the pattern and floss after seven months. Hopefully the recipient will like it.

That's about all for this week. Hope everyone is well and getting lots of stitchy time. Comments appreciated as always!











11 comments:

5 Foot Runt said...

Good luck with Mary Wigham. Your colors look very pretty can't wait to see it finished. I have HRH on my wishlist. It's a really neat pattern. The ornie looks great

Carolyn NC said...

Of course you can stitch HRH or village - there is already a SAL blog for this one somewhere, I believe. Colors are pretty for your Mary Wigham. Nice ornie and your fairy will be lovely when done

Mel said...

Can't wait to see Mary come to live.
Your Nora is looking great! I do hope you're pleased with it after the work you've put in.

Rene la Frog said...

Nice progress on your WIP and the ornie is really cute. I wanted to do the "Mary" SAL but can't get it to download 8o(

Emily said...

Looks like you have been busy trying to get things done. Good luck with your newest project.

Linda said...

You have been busy all your WIP are looking great. The colors for your MW stitch are beautiful...enjoy...hugs, Linda

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I am still resisting jumping on the Mary bandwagon but am so glad you did! I'll enjoy watching your progress and your colors are really pretty.
Your WIPs are great and congrats on finishing the stocking ornie!

htimcj said...

All of your WIPS look great! I love the ornament.
Heidi-ILCS

Nancy said...

You are certainly trying to keep busy! The colors for Mary look great. Believe me, when you are done with the fairy, she will be gorgeous and you will love the finished look. You can't ALWAYS do just x's!!! LOL Good thing you found another way to use the ornament, hate when something goes to waste!

Jan said...

Hi Marjorie! Thanks for posting on my blog, I have listed you on my favorites list! Best of luck stitching on MW...I too love fall colors and I am sure it will be lovely when done!

Cécile said...

Hello Marjorie,
Nice to meet you. I'm happy to visit your blog. I would like to stich Mary Wigham too but I think I have no time enough