Tuesday, February 18, 2014
*NEW* Lasting As Eternity (An Antique Sampler Adaptation)
Undated, unsigned, stained, faded, worn, and who knows what happened to the original stitcher that caused her to abandon it before finishing… did the school year end? Did her family run out of money to pay for her education? Did she fall ill? We will never know, but I hope that my additions would meet her approval.
I guess the antique sampler to be from the middle or later half of the 19th century, but don’t have much solid expertise to base that hunch on. I tried to stay true to that time with the motifs and border that I added The quote reads:
Tis religion that can give
Sweetest pleasure while we live
Tis religion must supply
Solid comfort when we die
After death its joy will be Lasting as eternity.
Stitch Count: 226 x 198
Model stitched on Picture This Plus 36ct. Mello using one thread over two strands of linen.
Using flosses from The Gentle Art: 0460 Grecian Gold, 7040 Lexington Green, 7049 Lambswool, 7055 Uniform Blue, 7061 Caramel Corn, 7079 Heirloom Gold, 7082 Piney Woods, 7097 Pecan Pie
This design is now available in my etsy shop, and will be going out to my distributors and the shops on my automatic shipments list soon. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org