12.03.2010

Contemplation...

I finished charting the Ann Dickinson sampler late last evening. That, in itself, feels like a major accomplishment. I charted the sampler just as the 13 year old Ann stitched it. I left her stitching errors, as is, in keeping with an exact reproduction of the piece.


Now what type of linen to stitch it on...

CONTEMPLATION

As of late, I've felt much like this sweet little girl from the cover of my July 1928 issue of Needlecraft Magazine (at a cost of 10 cents)...

Although, she is a bit further along with her sampler then I. She is probably contemplating frame choice or maybe just admiring...

There is just something about an old sampler...it's fun to stand back and take in each little motif, each tiny stitch & just admire!


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REMEMBER...

Today is day 10 of the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop. Hop on over to Tara Darr of Sew Unique Creations blog for a sweet little winter time penny rug and her yummy cookie recipe.


It's lightly snowing here this morning, the ground has a thin new blanket of snow....so pretty! It will be a working weekend for me...hoping yours is filled with stitching!

Have a good weekend,
Brenda

3 comments:

~Kathleen said...

Congratulations on all your hard work charting the 1819 Ann Dickinson sampler, Brenda! That is quite an accomplishment! I'm waiting on pins and needle to see your new finished stitchery of this sampler. ~Kathleen

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Congratulations on finishing the chart for the sampler. Can't wait to see the finished product. Keep us posted. Prim Blessings! Robin

Dot said...

Any possibility of your selling your chart of the Dickinson sampler? That is such a treasure! It would be wonderful to be able to recreate it here, as well...

Dot
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