" Widow's Weeds "
designed by Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm
model stitched by Felicia Martin
stitch count: 118w x 193h
finished size 7.87" x 12.87"
model stitched onto 30ct Old Farmhouse Linen
from Notforgotten Farm
I was inspired to design a sampler in memory of all of the women before us
who lost their beloved ~
The mis-spelling in this sampler is intentional,
...as are the 'lost' stitches
along the border.
is a term used to describe the black crepe clothing that a woman wore
while in mourning for the loss of her husband.
...some wore their widows weeds for the rest of their lives.....
...the basket at the bottom holds weeds the widow may have picked for her husband's grave.
I left two empty cartouches on either side of the basket
for a loved ones' initals.
to the memory of
my beloved who past (passed)
away to (too) soon on the
13 day of June and I shall
wear my widows weeds
untill (until) we meet again"
only 4 colors of threads used ~
along with 4 others will be released this evening in our etsy shop:
I'll also be offering a few of my larger
Primitive Folk Art paintings
in our etsy shop as well....
I'll post here agin later when they're all in the shop and ready to go :)