Monday, June 1, 2009

Mary Wigham - probably the World's biggest SAL!

Hi everyone! I saw this SAL talked about over the weekend. I told myself that I wanted to be involved! Well, I saw this am that they still did not have a USA head person! I emailed Jacqueline & she was thrilled that I volunteered. So, I will be setting up a blog for this SAL. Please email me if you are interested & are from the USA!
You can see the details on Jacqueline's blog:
This is something new for me, so please bear with me, BUT...I promise, I want to make this a fun SAL!!!! The first part of the pattern is due to be released today. There are a list of DMC colors on Jacqueline's blog!
I MUST have your email address to invite you to join the blog!!! If you leave a comment here, I get a copy in my email. So, you can leave your email address here & I can invite you!!


Saho said...

Dear Shari,
My name is Saho and I was appointed Head Girl for Japan.
It has finally given me the chance to go and make comments in the blogs of cross-stitchers which I have enjoyed so much.

I will enjoy working with you and all the stitchers around the world in this SAL! Happy stitching!

Cindy F. said...

Shari!! How exciting! I'm so happy for you girl! I have been eyeing this sampler for the last week and I'm thinking I need to stitch it too! 1st part coming out today and I don't have the fabric,,,don't even know the size. I'd better go study:)

farmgirl beth said...

Hi- thanks for co-ordinating us Americans. :) I am planning to join- this will be my first SAL.

Shari said...

I need to send you an invite if you are interested in posting! Please send me an email, so I can do that!!!

Julie said...

How exciting for you Shari, i'm sure you'll do well.
Good Luck with the SAL, looking forward to watching yours grow

Anonymous said...

My e mail is
Thank you for setting this up.
Zeena MacLean

bettybobbles said...

I am very excited about this SAL, and am sitting on "ready", but I do not see where to download the first part, or where to make a donation.
Please help!

Aury said...

Please include me in your list. I'm just waiting for the donation button and the first part to come out today :D


Kate said...

I am looking forward to the pattern coming out. I am not sure that I would do well with a SAL but will keep up with the blog.

Shari said...

please email me! I need your email address to invite you.

Gillie said...

Definitely count me in, I'm British but live in the States, so can speal American English - is that okay, lol!

Eliza said...

Thank you for setting this up!
Oh what fun. I just got home from getting my fabric and floss!
Now we just need the down load :0)

Here is my email address, please put me on your list.

Thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said...

Hello Shari,

This will be my first stitch along, and I really don't know what to do or what to expect. I look forward to hearing from you.

My email is

Jan said...

Thanks for volunteering to lead the US stitchers, I look forward to further details (suggested fabric?), charts, and the paypal link. My email is

Kind regards,


Melissa said...

Hi Shari!

I would love to join the Mary Wigham SAL.

My email is:

msjan said...

Hi Shari, Thanks so much for being our "Fearless Leader". I wish the download would come up on the blog. I can't wait to see it.

My email

Be sure there is no "N" in the middle of the last name or I will never get it.

Thanks again

Jan R Maryland USA

sylvia shenk said...

I would like to be part of your SAL. Let me know when you are ready to start.
Take care,

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Shari, plz add me to your Mary Wigham SAL list. Thx for doing this ~ YIKES ~ you are vewy vewy bwave:)

Will await your invite.....

Sincerely, Stitchin Sweet Sue

The Daily Mel said...

Shari - I would love to join the US blog for the Mary Wigham SAL. I just downloaded part 1 of the chart. I want so badly to start this right away, but I have a couple of other obligation pieces I need to finish first. I hope to join in within the next couple of weeks. Thanks!

socalstitcher (at) gmail (dot) com


Laura J. said...

I just downloaded Part 1. I'm so excited. Thanks for letting me join. I donated a sum I felt was reasonable for the chart as a whole so I don't have to do 9 separate transactions on paypal.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari!

Would love to join the Mary Wigham SAL - please sign me up! This is my 1st SAL, hope I can keep up with all the smoking needles.

My email is

Happy Stitching.

Cyndy McKenrick

Laura J. said...

Ok, I sent you an email but apparently it came back to me unknown. I want to join your SAL, my email is please include me. I was somehow able to download the first chart though.

Julie said...

Its beautiful, but seeing as I've given up (for now) on Quaker Virtues, I don't think I need to start something else, but I'm considering it.

SharoninStLouis said...

Hi -- I have just downloaded the first part of this design, and made a Paypal donation to help with Mary W's dowry. No fabric or fibers yet, but I do plan to work on this gem along with the Beatrix Potter SAL that I have been working on since the beginning of the year. Don't know how long it will take me to finish both, but I would love to be a part of the USA Mary Wigham SAL. I will look around for your email address so that you can send me an invitation.
Many thanks to you for taking the project on.

Sharon in St. Louis

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Myra said...

Hi Shari! Please add me to your list. I still have to get fabric and floss and am sitting on the fence a bit. Maybe if I see everyone's progress I will fall off and get started!
myrast at embarqmail dot com

Anna W. said...

Hi Shari,
I would like to join this SAL. I sent you an email yesterday but have not received an invitation yet.

Napa Julie said...

Shari, This is my first SAL, so I am new at this also - but just as willing. My email is

Kate said...

I think I might just try this SAL - my first one! Please invite me to the blog.


Valda said...

I don't normally like designs like this but I LOVE this one. I would love to take part in this SAL. I don't have my fabric or floss for this but I have downloaded the first part.
My email address is

Lisa said...

please add me to the list! email: lisa76006ATyahoodotcom (replace the At with @ and the dot with . of course). Thanks!

Joanie said...

Please add me to the blog. Thanks for corralling all of us!

Sandye said...

Hi Shari,

Would you please add me to the SAL.



Bonnie said...

I would like to join in.
My email is

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari,

Thanks for taking on this project for the US Stitchers. I don't have a blog but would like to be included in this beautiful SAL. Please contact me at

stitcherlas (at) msn (dot) com


Anonymous said...

I just came across this awesome SAL. I just ordered my fabric. I have my DMC colors set aside. I plan to stitch this as My husband, son and I are going on vacation. We will be leaving California and heading to maine by vehicle. We will be leaving in a few weeks. I plan on stitching this as I travel and will send pictures along the way. I am so excited.

Keli said...

I would like to join the US stitches for the Mary Wigham SAL. I won't be starting for a couple of weeks though. Just moved and am still unpacking. Can't find everything yet. My email is


Cari said...

Shari, thanks for coordinating Team USA for the MW SAL!

Please add me to the list.


Cari in Virginia

Wawanna said...

I would like an invite to your Sal please! THANKS!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

I would like to join the SAL I have downloaded the first week and will go to my LNS Tomorrow for the fabric.

shaytoner @yahoo. com

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to join in on this SAL. Please send an email to me at


SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Shari, please add me to your SAL list -


Nicole said...

Hi Shari,

I'd like to join the SAL! Thanks!


Ranae said...

I would love to join the Mary Wigham SAL.
I had lots of fun browsing your blog.
Beautiful stitching

Rosalind Chan said...

Hi Shari,

I started Mary Wigham last night and just love it!! I would love to join the blog.


Jamie said...

I'd like to join the Mary Wigham USA SAL. My e-mail address is Thank you so much for volunteering to organize this for US stitchers!

Marianne said...

Shari this is great! Please send me an invite! So sorry about your finger! Hope the time goes by quickly.

stitcher2 said...

Please add me to the list. I don't see your email for me to send you mine so I can join in as well. Thank you,Marjo in Alaska

Anonymous said...

Thank you for leading this SAL. I'd like to join the Mary Wigham USA SAL. My e-mail address is Thanks again.

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fishnet said...

I would love to join SAL! Please add me. My email is Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari,

I'm in Southern California and would love to join everyone in the Wigham SAL.

I've just began, but I have started, and am enjoying it a great deal. I'll post a picture, when I'm further along. =)

Happy stitching to all,


Anonymous said...

Hi Shari,

I'm in Southern California and I too would love to join everyone in the Wigham SAL. I'm just at the very beginning, but I have started and am having a lot of fun.

Hope to hear form you.

Cindi (

Lori E said...

Hi Shari,
Thanks for coordinating this SAL. I have never done one of these, but am excited to participate. I have downloaded the first part and have started will be a beautiful piece. I would love an invitation to the USA SAL!

Lori in New Hampshire

Lori E. said...

Hi Shari,
Oops, forgot to leave my e-mail on the last post:

Lori in New Hampshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari,
I am going to jump in and join this SAL. My email is
Thanks for doing this,
Cheryl B

Olenka's Stitches said...

Hi Shari,
I would like to join Mary Wigham SAL, looks like it's going to be a fun SAL. Thank you for your readiness to be our group leader.
I will send you an e-mail.
Happy stitching to everyone!

Olenka's Stitches said...

It's me again. I could not find your e-mail. Mine is .
Happy stitching!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari,

Thank you for coordinating this.

I would like to join the blog. My email address is

It's a good thing I can read faster than I stitch.

Looking forward to working on this.


Drew said...


Thank you for being in charge of the US part of the sal. I would like to join. I have not had a chance to get the fabric yet. I hope to this weekend.


Anonymous said...

On the Sample Life list today "specialty stitches" were mentioned. Has anyone come across them? I'm stitching on 32 count and have just began so I want to catch them, before it's too late. =)

Thanks, Cindi

Anonymous said...


I would love to join the Mary Wigham SAL blog.



With My Needle said...


Thank you for being our head girl.

Please add me to the SAL list

Pauline said...

Hi Shari, I am Pauline from Newberg, Oregon and want to be part of the biggest SAL ever! I hope to start mine soon, as I am waiting on silk to arrive!

luverlie said...

I would like to join you SAL.
Evansville, IN
This will be my first SAL.
I'm already behind....

Orlythe said...

I've been struggling to leave a comment over on the SAL blog, Shari, but for some reason don't draw a screen that looks like this. But I'm SO glad to reach you here -- is it too late to join?

Pam at

Thank you SO much for hosting the party over this lovely sampler!

benji wolf said...

Hi sign me up

Marsha said...

Hi Shari. I would like to be included in the SAL of Mary Wigham for the US. It's incredible the amount of stitchers going along for the stitch.

Anonymous said...

I recently came across this SAL and would like to join.

Carol said...

Hi Shari,

I'm not sure what a SAL is, but it's exciting, whatever it is! I LOVE the Mary Wigham piece. I'm a very slow stitcher and have a bazillion projects in the works, so it will be slow but steady stitching. I'm still deciding on color combinations. There are some very beautiful ones out there.

I would love to join.
Carol E.

Carol said...

Opps, I'm new at this whole blogging thing! I'm not sure if my email is included in my prev post. If not, here it is:

Carol E.

Thank you and sorry for the additional blog.

donna said...

I'm just discovering Mary Wigham and just started stitching today. I would love an invite to the blog. My email address is: