You are the very first to see my latest creation.
This is the first full-sized reproduction sampler that I have designed, and will be selling as a pattern. It is based on an oldie that I have admired in my digital sampler file, but the photo I have is blurry, so I took plenty of artistic license. It took me two months to finish stitching the model. It is still unframed, but otherwise finished, and I am SO happy!
I didn't have quite enough of the darker linen, so, in the spirit of the resourceful women in past centuries, I simply spliced another strip of linen to the bottom! I was a little nervous about how it would turn out, but I couldn't be happier with the final result.
I know that most of my readers know little or nothing about the history of samplers. Feel free to ask away, but be prepared, because I absolutely LOVE old samplers, and you will probably get bored long before I run out of things to tell you.
My brilliant Son saw it on the counter and had a great time practicing his alphabet...
And then he flipped it over to make sure I kept the back neat. :)