Monday, July 30, 2012

Will It or Won't It?

I've been busy working on the Mary Gibson sampler from the Halsmere Museum in England.  Hmmm--I wonder will my border meet or not?  I'm sure many of you have also faced that worry.


Whew!!  Happily it did meet on my first attempt!  What a relief that was!


Here are some other views of Mary Gibson. The "apples" on the tree have a rather strange shape.  I also noticed that there are several apples missing  on the chart; they were on the photo of the antique sampler, so I added them to mine.  Poor Adam and Eve are both bald, and they look exactly the same as if they could be twins.  I'm guessing that Eve is on the right because that is typically where she is.  It looks like she is reaching up for an apple. 


I could hardly wait to get down to the houses near the bottom.  The three houses were what first attracted me to Mary's sampler.  The house on the right appeared to be missing some stitches when comparing the chart and the photo of the antique so I added those.




And here is a photo of my progress so far. I'm saving most of the alphabet, the verse, and the strawberries on the border to stitch while traveling.  Please excuse the poor colors in this photo.



9 comments:

geeky Heather said...

So glad your border met up!! Those apples are a little strange...kind of looks like two guys under a turnip tree. =D

Margaret said...

So beautiful! I have Mary Gibson waiting in my todo pile too!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love your progress so far, Ellen! I loved stitching her and made many of the same adjustments that you did. I love it!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Don't you feel like doing a victory lap around the room when borders meet up?!! I know I do! LOL!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Mary G. looks fabulous. It's always a tense time while hoping that the border will meet on the first try.

Devon said...

I am so happy that your border matched up,,and your sampler is looking beautiful..I just joined a stitching group and the EGA here and your name comes up ever so often of how nice and sweet you are and how great your classes are,,you are well know in Orange Park,,hope you have a awesome week,,
Devon

Barb said...

I agree, I always stress the borders matching. I have this chart. Are you using the recommended floss colors? Your sampler looks so pretty!

Jules said...

Gorgeous!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I held my breath to see if the border would meet, thank you for not making me wait until the next post!

I think I would add hair myself.