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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sepia Sampler Finish ~

...all finished
and framed too ~

how do you like it?

the big old heavy white painted & heavily-carved frame 
was found on my short trip to CT a few weeks back ~
truth be told,
I had already began stitching the sampler before I found the frame…

as things usually work for me,
the frame is a perfect fit!

the Sepia Sampler was stitched by me
onto 30ct Parchment hand dyed linen from

I did take the liberty of adding a few stains to my finish as well ~

stitch count: 82w x 121h
approx. finished stitched size of recommended linen ~ 5-1/2" x 8"

DMC 6 strand cotton floss used ~ 
{model stitched using one strand of floss over two threads of linen}

611 - drab brown
640 - beige grey very dark
869 - hazelnut brown dark
3021 - brown grey very dark

the frame dates to ca. mid 1800's…
it has two interior liners plus one frame, making it a triple-frame.

I love all of the layers of thick white paint that have built up over time…
and there are a few 'ghost spots' of guilt-gold paint peeking through in places.

remember, this {and a few others!} will be released at the PSS retreat 
April 29th ~ May 3rd 2015 in Williamsburg, VA
and the PSS Merchant Mall 
May 1st & 2nd...

you can't make it to the retreat or Merchant Mall?
no worries ~
this {and a few others!} 
...will be available in my Etsy shop in May :)

Well it  is a sublimely rainy morning here at the farm today ~
I love the rain. have some chores to do, then get back to my stitching….

Oh! almost forgot to mention ~
we have been blessed with  7 new little baby chicks!
I'll introduce you to them on the morrow….

have a *sparkling* day my sweet friends!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Kathy Barrick said...

Wow Lori!! What a gorgeous sampler in an amazing frame!! Love it!

Can't wait to see you in Williamsburg. It's been much too long my friend!

Penny said...

Your sepia stitchery looks just beautiful in that frame! Your work is always stunning...
I am always looking for old frames.... find none. You lucky gal, you!!!!
Have a great day!

Three Sheep Studio said...

This piece could not be more perfect !
Lovely, as usual...
enjoy the rain.

Karen Martinsen said...

Perfectly beautiful...the frame was made for this piece.

Cheryl Duell said...

Your sampler is beautiful and the frame fits it perfectly! Must have been exciting to find the perfect "finishing touch" AFTER starting the sampler. Can't wait for the baby chicks to visit your blog! Enjoy the spring rain!

Cheryl Reeves said...

I so love samplers and so loved doing counted cross stitch.
the sepia tones so lovely and frame perfect.
Such a peaceful feeling looking at this.

Robin said...

Congratulations on your Sepia Sampler finish! It looks right at home in the frame you found.

Robin in Virginia

Ranae said...

A must have chart, love it!
I can't wait to see the baby chicks

Jacqueline said...

a perfect marriage. love it all.

debbie haggard said...

LOVE! this sampler! Can hardly wait for May to arrive!

HomeSpunPrims said...

I LOVE it Lori! And that frame is wonderful too! I would say they are meant to be together. Can't wait till you offer your pattern in May. Hugs, Lori

Anonymous said...

simple beauty... and that frame! bestill my heart!


Louise Dückhow said...

Love your sampler but too much frame I think.
Wish I could see you in W-burg but no.W-burg is a wonderful place .
Louise in Sweden

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a beautiful sampler - and such rich colors! blessings, marlene

Silent Stitches said...

Gorgeous!! I luv how it all came together. That frame waited a hundred years for THIS sampler!
Nicely done Lori! ~C

MoonBeam said...


Val said...

So beautiful !
Would you tell me the designer of this chart? Id like so much to embroid it !
Thank you for your answer.

linda56 said...

sweet as can be.....love the detail and the color....be back when i get home....stay busy.....and keep on keeping us inspired as always...huggs linda

Karen Budnick said...

Love it, Lori! Okay, spill... you got the frame when you were here in CT - where did you find it? Next time you're back you'll have to pay a visit to Seymour and their antique district which includes a lovely little tea room. I miss the one we used to have here, don't you? The frame's working out well. Thanks! Karen

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Your lovely stitching and the frame are a match made in heaven! Perfect fit. I look forward to seeing the little chicks!

KayC. said...

It is wonderful and I love it. Your choice of colors are great. And the frame...prefect!

moosecraft said...

Wow, Lori! What a gorgeous piece! Love the sampler (designs and colors) and the frame is a perfect mate! LOVE it! Happy Spring to you!

vic said...

A beautiful sampler. I generally like bright contrasting colors but this is just so calm and peaceful looking. I really like it. I haven't done any cross stitch for a long time and would have to do it on a bigger stitch size fabric but just might have to give it a try.

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