Tuesday, October 28, 2014

May I formally introduce

Ann Robinson 1800

Ann chose to stitch her sampler on Linsey Woolsey which is a very rich dark green.  I chose to chart her in 32ct Wichelt Copper Penny with Gloriana Silk Threads.  Using just a small palette of colors; Honey Bronze, Pecan, Birch Brown, Brick, Vanilla and Antique Black.  A conversion for DMC is also included.  The stitch count is 236w x 291h giving you a wide spectrum of finished sizes using a variety of linen counts.  

The entire sampler EXCEPT the verse, is stitched over 2 threads.  The verse has a combination of capital letters over stitched over 2, while the rest of the letters/wording is stitched over 1.

Her verse reads:

Virtues the chiefest beauty of the mind
The noble ornament of human kind
Virtues ours ar gard and giding star
That stirs up Reason when our senses err

Have a wonderful stitching day!!  Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Can I tempt you with these?

Well the fall weather is here-- for most, chilly breeze, cold nights even snow flurries!!  To others, this is fall, but it is still 78 degrees and its just another day in Paradise :)  I am excited to tease you with a few new pics of an amazing new sampler I had the pleasure of reproducing.  The original sampler is owned by a very very special friend who happens to be the Great Great Great Grandson.   Can you just imagine the thrill of just being asked??  Having this sampler hung in his home now for decades, I was over the moon with excitement when I was handed this treasure to care for, for the greater part of this year.   Are you tempted yet?!!!
She completed her masterpiece in the year 1800, when she was just at the tender age of 10.
Can you imagine??!!  I had the pleasure of sitting with a 10 year old today who was as wild as a bull in an arena.  I cant imagine too many 10 year old's in today's society with the patience this young gal had. 
So many details to her sampler, its hard not to be curious right?  Look at this floral arrangement!  Look at all those birds!!!!!!  Love the birds!!!
What about this stag??!!!!  Oh my is it fabulous!!  I am so excited to share the full sampler with you next week, when I formally introduce her in all of her glory :)  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, and have much stitching success!!  And I will see you all next week!