Before I head out to the shop this morning ~
I thought I'd share a quick post with you….
The two books below are ones that I've recently acquired.
they are both chock-full of wonderful photographs and information related
to those wonderful antique samplers we love so very much ~
I haven't had time to actually sit and
drool over them read them yet,
but am hoping to very soon :)
|Samplers from the V&A Museum and A Maryland Sampling|
this is the progress of (or lack-thereof) my little freebie design that I posted last week:
|cat & basket finished, working now on the little cartouche to the left...|
to see all of my freebie designs, click on the 'freebies' tab way up on the top of this blog!!!
here are a couple of my antique samplers,
(you may or may not have seen these before)
the first one below is
this little sampler below,
was purchased from my friend Kathy Barrick's personal collection ~
it is worked in wool on linen ~
|beautiful little religious sampler ~ the initials 'HB' stand for Holy Bible,|
but they are also our daughter Hannah's initials ;)
Joan & I went to Appomattox yesterday, as I mentioned in my last post ~
of course I left my camera sitting on the kitchen counter…
here is a little child's sock darner that I picked up at the antiques shop there:
|my sewing basket with poppy-hued paint on it's tin rim|
I use this little basket in the farmhouse to hold my stitching needfuls
...for the project I'm working on at-the-moment.
|I found the basket in a dusty little antiques shop in CT a while ago|
the sock darner is so sweet ~
it's original white paint has been worn almost clean off…
|tiny little linen covered pincushion to hold my stray pins|
... the wood on the handle of the darner is worn smooth as silk ~
|my tiny wooden hoop only measures about 3" across ~ it is an early one from Germany|
and I use is when I stitch on smaller-count linens.
Here is a little children's rhyme for you regarding sewing:
Said the Needle to the Sock:
"I'll stick you through & through!"
Said the Sock to the Needle:
"I'll be DARNED if you Do!!!"
|~ memories in my sewing basket ~|
Hoping you all have a wonderful day my friends ~
stop by the shop if you're in the neighborhood!
* Blessed be *