Saturday, 20 March 2010

More Mary Wighams Finishes from Japan

Bee-san finished her Mary Wigham at the end of last year and now has it beautifully framed. She says her Mary turned out more colorful than she expected, but she is very happy with the way it turned out. She used Zweigart Cachel Linen 32ct Raw
stitching with overdyed threads from The Gentle Art, Crescent Colours, Weeks Dye Works, Threadworx. In the open spaces, she added some motifs in wine-colored threads:
a clover motif symbolizing friendship with the SAL participants around the world,
the 3 hearts, one for Jacqueline, who sponsored the SAL, one for Saho-san the Japanese Head Girl, and one for a friend who encouraged her. The single flower is for Mary. Bee-san thanks everyone for their support in completing such a wonderful project.

Mii-san's also completed Mary sometime last year, but today she sent me a picture of it framed. Mii-san says it is lovely to look at and she enjoys admiring it every day. She is also happy that she was able to make many friends through the SAL.

Text translation courtesy of Saho Nogi.


  1. Beautiful. I really like the frame. Also like the added motif's with the wonderful sentiment as to why they were added. What a wonderful idea. Congratulations, Bee-san

  2. Sooooo beautiful indeed! I so want to stitch this one day.

    Feathers in the Nest

  3. Both are beautiful...I do love the faded look of Bee sans Mary....isn`t it wonderful how this stitch along keeps going?