Friday, July 3, 2009

Mary Wigham Stitch-along

I have fallen in love with this vintage cross stitch pattern called Mary Wigham Forever. It was originally stitched in 1790 and it has stood the test of time - nearly 220 years! I think the colours would look nice in my home. I found it via Chookyblue, then via The Cross Stitcher then onto www.needleprint.blogspot.com It is a stitch-a-long project and I think there are 9 installments for the pattern, of which I have 5 so far.
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I plan to work it on 18 count cream Aida cloth - I am afraid my eyes are not good enough to do it on linen. I may have to take a quick spin to Mt.G to get the cloth and cottons so I can start it on the weekend.
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Cheers - Joolz

4 comments:

  1. I love cross stitch..but I cant do it ! I am a "slap,bang, crash ,full speed ahead,get it done quick sort of gal!!" It is my down fall,I wish I could sit quietly and hand stitch something,but I always seem to have so many things I want to do in one day..I feel as though Im burning daylight,just sitting :0)Maybe when I stop working I will ba able to chill,and do afew gentle,quiet projects.

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  2. Hi Joolz, if you're going to make Mary you might be interested in the Aussie Mary Wigham SAL blog, hopefully we'll all spur each other on!

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  3. Hey Joolz! Nice blog, all those lovely recipes. So you're down near the Mount? What's the stash shopping like? I buy most of my stuff online, although there are a couple of places here in Adelaide that are okay for a visit.

    Looking forward to seeing your progress on MW! I'm stitching her this weekend, hoping to get a fair bit stitched!

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  4. Joolz,

    Thanks for visiting - so glad you are joining the fun!!! I love love love Mary Wigham, and have really enjoyed stitching it so far.

    Happy Stitching.

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