She has stitched Jacqueline's initials, mine (Saho), and Misa-san's (who recently found out she is expecting, after 6 years of marriage and fertility treatment). Tchierisu-san thanks Jacqueline, the host of this SAL, the Head Girl, her many stitcher friends, and her family. She says she stitched all the thankfulness of her happy stitching soul into this sampler, and the image of each loved one went into each color choice. She is happy to have been part of this worldwide SAL, and hopes to have contributed to Mary's dowry to conserve it for generations to come.
The "squirrel" has a special meaning for her. The latter half of her handle "tchierisu" - "risu" means squirrel. It comes from her husband who calls her "my squirrel". The squirrel on the sampler she stitched with Pomme de Pin overdyed thread - (a horizontally striped squirrel!).
The image of Maplehouse-san's Mary Wigham is small but so is the original. This Mary Wigham was worked OVER ONE on 25ct DMC linen using DMC, Anchor and Olympus threads. The finished sampler size is: 30 x 29cm
By Saho Nogi