Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Salem Remembered

I finished The Primitive Needle.'s Salem Remembered yesterday:

36ct PTP Heritage
SNC Cypress Umber, Sun Ripened Rubarb, Tuscan Olive


So you can see a bit of color, here's a close up of the top. I enjoyed working on this piece a lot.


When I got to the Parkers on the list I wondered if it's possible my husband's family might be related. I don't know and haven't asked them yet, but it was something to think about.




Is it wrong that when I got to John Proctor's name all I could think about was Daniel Day Lewis? But I didn't think about him as John Proctor in The Crucible, I was kind of thinking about him in his Last of the Mohicans persona. In a strange coincidence I was watching Age of Innocence around the time I was stitching John Proctor's name. I don't think the character Daniel Day Lewis portrayed in that movie would be a good tribute to the memory of John Proctor and isn't it strange that Winona Ryder was the conniving woman in both The Crucible and Age of Innocence and here I am stitching John Proctor's name but thinking about John Proctor as Long Rifle? How's that for a round of six degrees of separation?

More color here at the bottom. This is a fast stitch. I came down with a bit of the stitching blahs, lost the mojo but it had nothing to do with this design. It was all me or rather the three most ungrateful children on earth but I managed to finish Salem Remembered despite their efforts!
I am a stitcher hear me roar!
One of the reasons I fell in love with cross stitch so many years ago was the history of the needlework. I was awed that young girls stitched these samplers as school work. Boy would I have preferred sampler stitching to Algebra I. So to find a modern piece anchored in history, well I felt the love immediately.
Lisa has a few new designs being released or maybe they already are, if you aren't familiar with her designs go browse her catalog, place an order and feel the love! Her designs can be seen here:
Next up for me, Cape Cod Girls and Simply Live-Missy-do you want to start this sometime soon? Let me know and I'll SAL with you.



12 comments:

staci said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish! Love your fabric :)

Missy Ann said...

Congrats on the finish! It's fabulous.

Live Simply... July 1st start?

Mel said...

Lovely finish! This is a great design

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!

Kielrain said...

Great finish. I love this design.

Rachel S said...

Looks great. Congratulations on a beautiful, meaningful finish.

Siobhan said...

Woohoo!! Fabulous finish, Melissa! YGG.

Anonymous said...

As your Parker sister-in-law, I can tell you that there is a VERY good chance that we ARE related to your Salem witches. I believe Lanie may be living proof of that - so BEWARE!!

Maren said...

Congratulations on your new finish! And thank you for introducing me to yet another pattern for my stash pile. :) This is going to be my first Primitive Needle project.

Laurie in Iowa said...

A big congrats on your finish Melissa.... your Salem Remembered looks fabuous.

Michelle said...

Love this one. I keep moving it to the top of my to-do pile. Congratulations on another beautiful finish! You are zooming!!

Brigitte said...

Great finish. I love this piece with so much history behind it.