January 11, 2006

The Divine Miss M


Miss Mary Mack that is! I'm stitching this along with the SAL at Chelle's blog. I still have to order the tin pin frame but I will do that this weekend. I'm stitching mine on 40ct R&R Sheep Straw and it is very tightly woven which makes stitching over one rather a challenge. I chose WDS Onyx for the thread and I decided to start from the bottom up so this is just her feet and the beginning of her dress. I'm not sure how many of us are stitching her but it will be fun to see the various fabric and thread choices. I need to check the directions Lori Markovic sent to Chelle to make sure of any changes to the pattern. I plan to stitch this full size at some point as the pattern calls for. I have the 36ct BOAF Sparrow that's called for as well as the NPI silk in my stash already. Maybe the full size Miss Mary Mack will have to get stitched this year as I love the design.

I think this project will make a nice alternative to stitching on my UFO. I also need to get back to my CHS Alphabet which I plan to focus on next week. I also have three books to be read by the end of the month so I think I will be quite busy in the days to come. Hopefully this will make the dreariest part of winter go quickly! I'm already longing for spring.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

Another Miss Mary Mack stitcher! I love this design. I can't wait to see it finished as a pin!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Fine feet.

KarenV said...

I think I'm the only person so far that's started with the hair LOL!

Great start Patti - I'm using the same thread but different fabric. I'm finding the same problem with the tight weave though - definitely a project to be stitched with good lighting!

Joanie said...

Cool feet...
are you stitching complete crosses or petit pointe? I'm not sure which way to stitch her!

BeckySC said...

Nice start, Patti :)

I love your NR progress so far! WOW!

Anna van Schurman said...

Mine is currently headless and footless. You can check out my progress here: http://stitchbitch.blogspot.com/2006/01/miss-mary-mack.html

Barbara said...

You're doing full stitches? I'm trying it in petit point, though I may have to go back and do the shoes in full xs.