September 30, 2012

Mary Ann

Greetings! Just a little drive-by today. I abandoned my good intentions after a boring session stitching a long-term WIP, so I thought: Why not start a new sampler? Why not indeed? Introducing Mary Ann MacDonald, who's been in my stash for many years: I tore my stash apart yesterday looking for just the right fabric (Large pieces of the right color are in short supply at my house--guess a little restocking is in order. I had PTP in fog (too gray), Lakeside in magnolia (great color but that piece for some reason is somewhat flimsy), Lakside in navy bean, lentil and vintage examplar--all too dark). Then I unearthed this Picture This half yard in probably Legacy, and it did the trick, although I might have preferred something a little lighter. I had all the AVAS in my stash except for a few. A couple that I needed right away and didn't have or didn't like I converted to Silk n' Colors, and the rest I will pick up on Stitch Night when I'm at the shop.
Here she is. Mary Ann is by Scarlet Letter, of course.
A close-up. She is even prettier in real life. And I stitched the honeysuckles pinker than they are charted. The were originally charted for two salmony shades, and I wanted the brighter, clearer pink, especially since the two other samplers I am going to hang with Mary Ann have lots of pink in them. This will hang in Mary Ann's neighborhood. Lots of pink here. Pink: "You can never have too much Pink!" Happy week ahead!

11 comments:

barbara said...

Stunning, Glenna. I've never been a big fan of the color Pink, but your stitching makes me re-think that prejudice.

Giovanna said...

Way to go - I'm always in favour of starting something new :-) Great start!

Catherine said...

Beautiful! Being the mom of three boys, I love seeing pink!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Very pretty! I should finish my stain glass pieces but nope I started another! LOL!

Cari said...

You're right Glenna...you can never have too much pink. Love your new stitching selection and the sweet bunnies too!!

Margaret said...

You're at it again. Making me fall in love with a new sampler. Ugh. What a gorgeous choice to stitch! And of course I love Dorothy Walpole too. Sigh.... (I love the pink!! LOOVE!!!)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Go Bunns!

My brother-in-law has many 4ft by 8ft sheets of plywood that he has mounted pictures on (lots and lots of little ones of family, activities, etc.) for years. You can slide various ones out and back and forth, kind of like many sliding closet doors. That is what you will want for all these projects ....

Siobhán said...

Love the new start!! I wasn't a big fan of pink--probably because it's all my MIL wears--but I am definitely coming around to liking it more and find myself picking samplers and fabrics that have it.

Dorothy looks great! My lack of mojo also caused amnesia and I'm slowly remembering all these things I had wanted to stitch. Eek!

Deb said...

Another wonderful sampler Glenna!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love it! You can never have too much pink in my opinion. :o)

Brigitte said...

Yes, why not start something new, Glenna. I totally agree with you on this. And I love your new start, and oh, such lovely pinks in it. Did you guess it? I love pink, lol. And I particularly love it in samplers.