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Monday, March 4, 2013

A Motif for Mary

I took a look back through my blog, and I think the last time I posted about poor Mary Wigham was in 2011.  I stitched another set of initials since then, but nothing else.

Yesterday I added a motif - this lovely half-motif in black and blue.  I had to tweak it a lot - I'm not stitching this as an exact replica, since I'm using my own choice of initials  and so I've been fixing the mistakes as I go because I kinda like symmetry.  Sometimes the mistakes are little, and I don't worry about them, but this motif was all kinds of messed up.  I didn't realize it when I stitched the top half, so it's the bottom half that got fiddled with the most.  I couldn't fix it perfectly without moving the motif over and down a bit, and I didn't want to have to adjust the whole rest of the sampler, so it's as I could, and not quite as I would.  But I'm happy with it.

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I may stitch another motif this month, but I will definitely stitch another next month.  When I do, I'll take a picture of the whole project.

I've now paid off all of my HAED layaways except for the newest one - yes, I put some more on during that Valentine's sale!  I couldn't resist... I think stash-buying is a disease.  But I have 'til May to get it paid off.  In the meantime, here's another from one of the earlier layaways - another of Dahlig's Sins.

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She's far from being the last of the new patterns!  I'm not getting any more for a while unless they have a sale of at least 35% off.  Even then I think I'll just knock one or two of the QS patterns off my wishlist.

4 comments:

  1. Oh my Tama. Another great chart. I think you better give up on sleeping and eating. lol
    Mary Wigham is very pretty. I think the motif looks just fine. If you hadn't told us you changed, we would have never known.

    Linda

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  2. Looking forward to seeing the "big picture", lol!

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  3. The motif looks great! It would really bug me if they weren't all symmetrical. I could go crazy trying to stitch a design like this!

    Congratulations on paying off your HAED layaways!

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  4. Oh good work on the motif, I'm glad you could get it to work. Wow that HAED looks amazing. Stash buying is a disease. I'm wondering why I bought another magazine with more patterns myself!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog about what you read. I do reading posts every Wednesday but had a special Winter project :)

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