Well, except for me..... I'm still old!
But that's okay since I seem to like old things, anyway!
This is not old however, this is new:
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"With the Needle"
by Lila's Studio
Stitched on 36 count LL, white (not sure of the actual color name)
I didn't think the DMC called for threads really
reflected the colors of the sampler so I made some changes. I'll email them to you if you want it now, otherwise I'll post it when I'm done. I am still tweaking a few of the colors.
The big family home is starting to take shape!
The sea and the farm are beautiful and bountiful!
I'm really enjoying working on this beautiful sampler. It's cheery, it's bright and it's a bit of a change from the reproduction samplers I've been stitching.
It looks kind of retro (are the 1980's retro?) to me and I love it!
Here is something old, do you see it?
There! In the middle in the gold (so unlike me) frame!
It's the Priscilla Garner Sampler, dated 1838.
It was my Christmas gift from my mom and dad and I am so thrilled to have it.
Want to see it up close?
The colors look kind of dull here but take a closer look:
There is some fabric loss and I will have it reframed in museum glass and a more appropriate frame but she's in pretty good condition for an old girl.
I love the angels and the birds and the hearts and the flowers!
I love the eye of this deer and the long nosed dogs with the curly tails and white collars.
I love the satin stitched butterflies.
I love the bumble bees and the heart and of course her name and date!
I love the verse:
Isn't she beautiful?!
She hails from Richmond, Virginia but now lives in Michigan!
I am so excited to own a piece of stitching from a young girl so long ago.
It was the best gift EVER! Thanks Mom and Dad!
(my dad would tell you, it was mostly Mom ;-)
Want to see some more old treasures I've found on my hunts?
This is a dry sink , for a doll I guess. I found it at an auction house and thought it would be perfect to hold some of my favorite pin keeps.
It's on the chest just below the sampler wall.
You may have noticed the chair and doll to the right, below the sampler wall.
The chair is one of my favorite things because my mom caned it for me!
I know, right?
She's amazingly talented! She did such a great job and the only person allowed to sit in it is Delilah.
Delilah is one of Annie's dolls.
You know, from Annie Beez Folk Art blog!
She was also a gift from my mom! Yeah, I know. My mom's the best and most of my best treasures were gifts from her. I'm lucky enough to have two more of Annie's dolls (yep, gifts from my mom) I'll show you another time.
Isn't she beautiful?
I think Delilah looks very elegant sitting there!
Since I showed you one sampler wall, I might as well show you the other:
This is in my family room (the other is in the living room).
This is a pretty big wall so I have lots of room to add to it.
I also have samplers scattered throughout the house in all kinds of places!
Okay, one last old thing to show you:
I found this at the Michigan Antique Trail last year.
It's a small sewing box, in red velvet with a little anchor on the top left and a hinge that still works.
Want to peak inside?
As you can see, it's tiny and pretty and red and old and love worn.
In other words, it's perfect!
Okay, one more thing and then, I mean it, that's it!
This is the tomato bird I won at the KSSG auction last month. Since it's called a tomato bird (see its hat?), I thought I'd pose her with a few of my tomato pin cushions. Love her! The little basket, dangling from her mouth is a thimble.
Isn't it adorable!?
So, that's it. That's all I've got.
I hope it was enough.
I hope you'll come back and visit again.
Welcome to my new visitors and followers, I'm so glad you've come and stayed a while.
Have a wonderful week! I'm supposed to run in the Monument Avenue, 10k in Richmond weekend after next but if my blown out knee doesn't get better, I won't even be walking it! That's another story best saved for never!
Thank you for all your lovely comments, they are what makes blogging worthwhile!