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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Mary Wigham SAL 0707 Progress And WIPs

Hi, finally I can show you my piece of Mary Wigham.
As I'm joining Japanese SAL, I will write also in Japanese for Mary Wigham posts from now on.












やっと、Mary Wighamの経過をお見せできる段階まできました。
日本のSALに参加しているので、Mary Wighamの記事の時には、日本語も併記することにしました。




First of all, I had recommended fabric (some counts of Lambswools) in my stash, but I want finished piece to be look antiquity, so I tried to dye with weak coffee (I just soaked, not boiled this time) and baked in the oven.

まず、布ですが、手持ちに指定布は持っていたのですが、今回は綺麗なすっきりした仕上りよりも、もうちょっと古臭いアンティークな感じを出してみたくて、Lambswoolを薄めのコーヒーに浸して(今回は浸すだけで煮ていません)、そしてぐちゃぐちゃにしてオーブンで焼き色を付けてみました。


Here is the result of the fabric, some parts were almost burned, but most of parts are edges, so I felt relief when I saw the result.
It was quite thrilled to check how it is while I was baking the fabric!!

これが布の出来上がりの写真です。
所々焼け焦げる寸前みたいな部分もありますが、殆どが余白部分だったのでホッとしました。
この間、すずらんのピンキープの布をオーブントースターで焼いた時はすぐに焼き色が付いたのに、オーブンではなかなか焼き色が付くまでに時間がかかり、何度もドアを開けてはチェックし、冷や冷やしながらの作業でした。
実際の布の色は写真よりもう少し濃いと思います。




Here is my progress of Mary Wigham SAL at the moment.
I'm working on 40ct Lambswool (self dyed and baked) and I changed some colours to become looking like a sample photo.
I think the linen colour is a little more darker than the photo in the real life.

こちらが現在の進み具合です。
布は40ctのLambswoolで、DMCで刺しています。糸の色は出来るだけ見本の写真に近い色を選ぼうと思っているのですが、DMCを全色持っているわけではないので、なかなか思うようにはいかず、結構苦難しています。

あとは、自分の好きな色や、他の方の作品を見せていただいて素敵と思った色を真似させて頂いたりしながら刺し進めているところです。


I was quite looking forward to start this, but a slight misstep made my feel very tired, as i'm stitching on 40ct, I can't see where I made miss stitch at all...
As you may know or see some parts are still blank, yes, the top left motif, I don't know why but I made miss stitch this motif so many times, and I ended up that I give up and decided not to stitch this motif for a while.
Most of people are stitching this symmetry, so I will frog and will stitch it to be symmetry again.

SALは今迄ことごとく挫折してきた私ですが、このSALだけは!!と、かなり楽しみにしていました。
でも、まだ刺していない途中の部分があるように、最初からつまづいてしまって・・・
それからなかなか進まなくなってしまっています。
最初の左上のモチーフは、ミスチャートだったのですね、てっきりMaryさんがわざとアシンメトリー(というか、こういうデザイン)にしているのかと思っていたので、途中までそのまま刺してしまっています。
でも、それ以前に、このモチーフは失敗の連続で嫌気が差して、只今ちょっと休憩中。




And... white flower that was recommended to stitch "White", I changed thread colour a bit grayish, but it doesn't show up at all, so I'm now thinking to frog it and change the colour.

そして、白い花の部分。指定の白ではなくて、少しグレーっぽい色を選んだのですが、1本取りなのでボビンに巻いている色で決めていざ刺してみると、色が凄く弱く、想像していた印象とは全く違ってしまいました。

全然色が映えていないので、多分また刺し直すかと思います。





Here are some of my WIPs. One is "Joyful Summer" © CCN.
I'm stitching on 28ct recommended linen and overdyed threads and DMC.
I'm thinking how to finish this (too early to think about, though! lol), in the frame or a banner?


And here is another WIP. "Seashore" © Lanarte. It's quite rare for me to stitch Kit, but it's so summer-ish and so fresh, so I couldn't resist to buy it.
I also like the painted fabric!







And here is Tomato Diary again!
Now they are growing so nice and big!!
They have more than 10 tomatoes now!

I think the biggest one is about 8cm width.
I hope they will grow and be bigger more and more!




Here is another photo, one tomato has red colour finally!
We were so happy to see it and of course we wanted to leave it more, but sweetie couldn't resist to pick it!

But even after we picked it, it turned into red day by day, and we ate it tonight!

It was not sour at all and it tasted quite good!!













Can I make another silly billy diary?? lol
Today sweetie and I made mud pies (mud balls?) together in the garden, and here they are!
We are going to make them more harder than now and shinny.


So I will take photos of them and will report how it will be, huh don't want to know? (lol)
Forgive my silly billy reports! :D


Take care and have a lovely day!
I have lots to post and share, so write soon!



Happy Stitching!

18 comments:

Nancy said...

Your Mary Wigham sampler is gorgeous Yuko, and so are your WIPs!

It is wonderful that your tomatoes are growing nicely. We are eating home grown tomatoes grown by my father-in-law, and they are very delicious!

I also like your silly billy report on mud pies!

Cari said...

Your MW is wonderful. I completed Joyful Summer in '08 and just love it!

Your posts are always so delightful to read - thanks for sharing bits of your life with all of us.

Patti said...

I love everything you have done and are doing but especially the coffee dyed fabric you did and your MW. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Margaret said...

Wow, your Mary Wigham is just gorgeous! I like your WIP too! And the mud pies. :D

Colleen said...

Your MW is coming along nicely! I had to frog on the first motif so don't feel bad. When I finally got that one done I knew the other ones would be easy...LOL

Theresa said...

Your MW is beautiful!!! I haven't started mine yet.....
How fun it is to play in the mud!!

Doris said...

Your MW look great, beautiful stitching, the Joyful summer stitching is so perfect, lovely.
Th tomatoes plan of my Daughter,are late, they have eleven flowers, i dont know if the tomatoe grow up.

Play with mud,is so fun!

Cindy said...

Nothing beats eating your own harvest:) You make me feel like growing my own tomatoes too...
Thanks for sharing the yummy fruits.

Anita said...

Your Mary W piece is very pretty. You did a great job on the fabric. Your tomatoes look wonderful.

Rowyn said...

Your Mary Wigham is looking lovely. Mine is progressing, but I am not as far along as you.

Your tomatoes are looking good. We have some little ones in our new garden, I give them to my rabbit!

Nina said...

Oh Yuko, your MW is wonderful!! Looks antique because of the fabric which is perfect!!
I also like your new start Joyful Summer ;) Looks beautiful like the Lanarte is.

And mudpies... Hm... yummiii :))

Hugs,
Nina

Lillie said...

I think you made a good start. I have yet to decide on my choice flosses. Mudpies looks fun

Caro said...

Your Mary Wigham is very nice. I'm waiting for "out of stock fabric", but as soon as I receive my order, I will join too (in the french MW blog)
I like the mug pies very much, yum yum, lol
Take care

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Beautiful Stitching...and I just love all of your WIP's. They are all so pretty and you are making good progress.

I also thought that it was neat that you and your son made mud pies too...

Take care & Happy Stitching

Sally said...

All your WIPs are lovely Yuko. I love your fabric for Mary Wigham. I must try dying and baking my own one day soon.

Carol R said...

A lovely start on your Mary Wigham Yuko. I have yet to chose fabric and threads. I want to finish Beatrix Potter first.

I am sure that Sweetie had great fun making mud pies/balls!!
[[[Hugs]]]

JOLENE said...

Yuko, everything looks beautiful, as always! Please tell me where you found those beautiful scissors, I need a pair!!!

CindyMae said...

The mud pies look wonderful!! Nothing like playing in the mud!! The tomatoes are looking great! Beautiful progress on your MW piece!