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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mystery Sampler Post and A Last 4th of July Thought

 I really appreciate all the nice comments made about my garden.  The SBA and I work very hard out there,but it is relaxing and we love being outside. This year I'm trying to make myself cut more of the flowers to bring inside!


 Here is the first part of the Lizzie-Kate Mystery Halloween Sampler.  It is finished as far as I'm going till I see more. I use a hoop when I stitch.  Because of that , I'm going to put the rest of the satin stitch border in later so the hoop does not distort the stitches.  The same is true for some straight stitches that go in the band where you see the acorns.  Also, above and below the acorn band, there are  two bands of stitches.  The chart calls for a blueish green color.  I'm not sure about that color so I'm going to wait and see how that color is used in the rest of the sampler. Then I'll make a decision on what color to use for the two bands.

Today, I started to put away all the 4th of July decorations.  I used an antique book copyright 1879 as part of my desk decorations.  I decided to show a few photos from the book.  I think they are fun to see.


As you can see, it is called the Paul Revere album.This whole booklet is an advertisement for Paul Revere Coffee made by the Howard W. Spurr Coffee Co.

 This page shows Paul's house.

 The poem,"The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" is covered on many pages.


 It's a bit hard to read but at the bottom it says: Offer this Great Historical Instructive Work, viz: 
Goss' "Life of Col. Paul Revere" In two volumes, and the Paul Revere Album as a Free Gift to the boys and girls of the United States of America. 
So along with the coffee advertising, the children could get a free book about Paul Revere!  Have a great week!!

11 comments:

  1. Your LK Mystery SAL is looking great so far, Barb--I'll be that is a really fun piece to stitch. And what an interesting old book. We toured Paul Revere's house in Boston a few years ago and it was so interesting...

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  2. I love the LK Mystery SAL--very spooky. : ) Your stitching is lovely!!

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  3. Oh I like the LK Mystery Sampler - I look forward to following your progress.

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  4. ooooo love the start of the L*K mystery one :) and that book sounds very interesting too :)love mouse xxxxx

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  5. Part 1 looks great!! What a fun piece, I can't wait to start mine!

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  6. Your LK looks great! I've been trying to resist that one but I have a feeling that I'll soon "cave"...esp. after I soon make a rare trip to a LNS.

    Love the book!

    ...and your garden is gorgeous!

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  7. I love the LK Mystery Sampler so far - can't wait to see more! Enjoyed the pages from the Paul Revere album too. :)

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  8. It is so cool to see part 1 finished. I finished mine up last night, but haven't added the beads.

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  9. LK Mystery Sampler looks so pretty! Paul Revere album is such an interesting object which I enjoyed most.

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  10. The mystery sampler looks like a fun one to stitch and you are making great progress. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Margaret

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  11. Thank you for showing the mystery sampler - I hate mysteries in my stitching. Think I'll still wait until it is all released!

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