Here is my June contribution to the TUSAL:It is filling up nicely with a rainbow of colors!
I would like to thank all of you for your kind comments. I was not able to connect with some of you (no link), but please know how much I appreciate them!
I have been determined to work on whittling down my stash. The project I am working on now, is the Shelburne Sampler. I have had this kit in my stash for ages. It is stitched on what I think is 27 count linen, and, interestingly enough, Danish flower thread!
The picture included is very small, and not very good:
The original hang in the Hat and Fragrance Unit of the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont.
Here is a black and white picture of the original:
The colors in this sampler are very limited, and in some cases a bit odd. There is a stag at the top, but it does not show up very well.. The antlers are stitched in white and don't show up against the linen. I can only guess that this is an attempt to reproduce the fading on the original.
It seems very light and bright. I may give it a tea bath when I am finished to age it a bit.
This is what I have so far:
Until next time, wishing you all nimble fingers!
Ok, I didn't need to see this. OMG! What a gorgeous piece that is!!!! Love the colors! Wonderful! I'm going to start obsessing now. lol!
Beautiful ORTs, Erica!
Your sampler is very pretty. I like the idea of tea staining it!
I love hearing background stories to these samplers! Thanks for sharing!! I love yours! It is coming along beautifully!!
Nice progress on your sampler!
A wonderful sampler and nice progress on it. Stitching from the stash makes you find such great projects.
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