Miss Mary is finally COMPLETE!

The day is finally here, Miss Mary is complete and framed and hanging on my wall.

I wanted to share all the details about this “Big Girl” all in one place so that you could reference everything at once.

I did film YouTube video showing these changes up close and personal if you want to see:

Here are all the details:

Pattern: Mary Morgans

Designer: Fox & Rabbit  (Pattern available via pdf on their website)

Fabric: 16 ct LFA Aida Norester Gray available from Treehouse Fiber Arts (www.thknits.com)

Floss: Called for DMC, stitched 2 strands over 1


Tiger Lily Changes Made:

  1. Border was stitched symetrically. There are 2 areas in the chart where Miss Mary stitch count were off a bit, but I didn’t catch these stitches during my border stitching.
  2. I’m missing 4 birds – this was another counting error on my part with the upper teal/green motifs. I didn’t leave enough space for the second set of birds.
  3. I charted and added the letter Y and I. See graph paper charting if you want to stitch the letters.
  4. I changed the colors of the letters a bit. The white DMC floss wasn’t really showing up on my fabric, so when white was called for in the letters, I swapped the colors around so that the white was on the interior and not the exteriors.
  5. I didn’t stitch the 2 cats and 2 wolfs??? in the bottom band. Instead I took one of the motifs from the upper letter band area and stitched it below.
  6. I removed Mary’s name stitch and added another rainbow ribbon along the bottom band.
  7. I removed the biblical Welsh quote and instead charted an Oscar Wilde quote “Color can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways”

Link to PDF – Custom Quote Chart: Color Speak Stitch

I framed this myself using a 19×19 inch custom frame purchased from