Happy to share
Mary Jane Smallman, 1836
- an antique reproduction -
Mary Jane Smallman was my January 1, 2014 start.
This was my early morning stitch,
with my morning coffee,
and it took me about a month to complete.
I really enjoyed stitching this piece,
it was such a fun stitch!
The floss selection was so refreshing,
the border so delicate,
simple & sweet.
Mary Jane was just 7 years old.
Of the antique samplers
that grace the walls of my home,
Mary was the youngest needle-worker,
so this sampler is very dear to me.
The verse that Mary chose to stitch
was written in a 1790's book called,
Sermon to Children.
The verse was later composed into a children's hymn in 1866.
I chose to reproduce the sampler just as Mary stitch the original,
leaving the verse run into
beyond the sweet little lavender chain-style border.
You wouldn't expect the work of a 7 year old to be perfect,
so I felt it was perfect to leave it as is.
The antique Mary Jane Smallman, 1836...
Chart coming soon!
Wishing you all a safe & happy holiday weekend, filled with family, friends & fun!