Saturday, November 24, 2012

Two Anns and a Jane

What fun it's been to see the choices being made for this great stitch along!  As soon as I saw Nicola's posting about it, I knew it was something I'd just have to do.  There have been several SL charts in my stash for a long time, with vague plans for doing at least one of them .....someday.....!!  But I think this is finally the push I've needed to make a commitment.

Krista, it looks as though you and I can be partners, because I have also decided that I'll be starting Ann Grimshaw just as soon as I have a few other little projects tidied up.

I also wasn't feeling the black and wanted a subtle variegated blue.  Turns out, I've been hoarding a skein of Silk n' Colors with the intriguing name of Finnegan's Fog for years, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it.  This is most definitely it.  Seems to me there's a big piece of vintage 40 count in the linen box with no specific purpose that ought to just suit this perfectly. 

At the risk of waaaaayyyy over-committing myself, I've also decided to at least make a start at some point on Jane Atkinson.

Yesterday's rummage through the stash boxes wasn't quite so productive for this one though.  It would break my heart to stitch it in anything other than silk. But after a quick scan of what was called for, I saw I only had 3 or the 26 shades of Au Ver A Soie on hand. Once all the silk has been acquired, I'll get going on this wild beauty too.

I'm so looking forward to reading more about each other's choices!


Siobhán said...

I am excited about Nicola's SAL, too! I remembered that I have Jane Rees started and I would SO love to get that finished. I then have a list a mile long of SL charts in my stash, so I hope I can keep the slumps away and get stitching! I love Ann Grimshaw and hope to stitch her at some point. Jane is a favorite sampler, too--so much prettier stitched than she appears in photos, I think! I can't wait to see your progress on both.

Margaret said...

Nicola's challenge is so exciting, right? Love what you've chosen to start with! I have so many SL pieces to stitch or that are in progress. I'm already stitching one of them!

Krista said...

Mary, we will have a fun journey on Ann Grimshaw. I LOVE the color you have chosen. I have spent hours already looking for just the right color and I am just not sure yet... I am too indecisive! I want something a bit variegated but not too variegated if you know what I mean. Jane Atkinson is also gorgeous!!

Nicola said...

You have chosen beautiful samplers to work. I have Jane in my stash. If I ever stitch all my stash I will need more wall to hang them all. I keep saying "don't buy anymore" but some are so hard to resist.

Carol said...

You have some big, beautiful projects on tap, Mary!! The color for Ann sounds perfect--looking forward to watching them both grow :)

Gray Bonnet said...

These are beautiful pieces! Jane Atkinson is going to be breathtaking in silk!