Hi all! Just jumping for a quick update before I head out to the dentist (eek!). For about a month, I've devoted the majority of my stitching time to working on "Maria Selby Humphrey - 1831" from Blackbird Designs. I saw the original on display at last year's Nashville (or was it St. Charles?) TNNA show. Humphrey is a family name, so I had to have it!
I've been stitching it mainly with the called-for threads, but I ran out of Heirloom Gold and decided that there were enough variations in brown on the sampler that I could get away with using some limited edition overdyed threads instead of waiting to order more Heirloom Gold. I think it's looking fine so far:
I hope to finish this in the next week or so, and then I'm going to start stitching a reproduction Spanish sampler that I have charted. I haven't settled on the colors for that one yet, so I'm looking forward to a trip to Mom's soon for a color consultation.
I also wanted to share a few more photos from the Pocahontas Jacket. Here's a sweet little cat motif:
And I HAD to share those crazy mosquitoes:
This is the last photo of the section that I was working on. Everything you see, except the rightmost flower and the round worm in the right corner is my accomplishment for our trip. I feel like it was a decent chunk of work! We have been promised an email showing photos of the actual ceremony in early April. I wish I could be there in person, and I can't wait to see what the finished piece looks like!
That's it for now. I'm off to the dentist, and this evening I shall comfort myself with stitches in my Humphrey piece. Next week, I will share some photos from our trip to Delaware and the symposium at Biggs Museum. Til then, stay crafty my friends!