Saturday, 30 January 2010

Right who is up for a challenge????

Okay so I admit, Mary Wigham has been last on my list of wips to get going with. I feel kind of sorry for her sat at the bottom of my pile of wips and getting sorely neglected. Sooo.... who is up for a challege??? Does anyone know the exact number of motifs in this design? Could we challenge ourselves to completing several motifs a month to try and get this thing finished in a year??? Anyone up for it? Anyone? If you know the exact number then lets divide it by 12 and see if it's do-able. This is how I managed to get my Beatrix P finished and it really does work if you stick to a system. I would love to have another ackworth sampler finished. So, come on. Let me know on this post if you're up for it.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Julia makes a start

Hi everyone,
I've just joined up after seeing some of the beautiful work from here on other forums. I live in Northumberland on the North East coast with DH and 3 Golden retrievers which are my 'family' who I show at weekends too, so weekend time is limited!
Anyway its taken some deciding on what colour I was going to stitch this in, so here is my decission and first motif stitched up. I'm going to aim at 1 motif a week to make this feasable in my stitching programme, and as I (foolishly) decided on 40 ct Antique Edinburgh Linen, my eyes probably wont take much more!!

Looking forward to seeing others progress now...

Monday, 25 January 2010

Update, as promised

Following my comment on Hazel's post yesterday here is my progress so far.

Each motif takes, on average, a day. I think I have about six days left on this. I am not putting in all the initials. I may put in the alphabet in upper and lower case if I can find a chart. Does anyone know where I can find one?

Putting in the borders of the internal medallions was in an attempt to kid myself that I really was further on than I was.


Lovely freebie chart from Rosemary found on Needleprint here: