I want to share my next project with you. Last winter my sweet sister gave me an old sampler. Here are photos of it. You are able to see it - ( Here ). As it was winter and he was a bit bored, my DH charted the old sampler. You can see it -( Here ). I don't know how I became distracted but I never stitched it. This was the year!! Last night I stitched part of the border. I am very excited about this project. It will be truly one of a kind but more importantly, I feel it is a tribute to the young girls who stitched the early samplers. They didn't have the choices we have today in fabric and floss. I have tried to stay fairly close to the colors she chose but I am stitching on 28 count linen and hers was a much bigger count, closer to 25.
Thanks again to my DH, the genealogist, we found Elizabeth her family in England in 1881.
Here is my very humble beginning:
The border she chose was a bit more orange, but I like this color much better.
Thanks for joining me today and I hope the week-end will be great for all of you.