Just a quick post. While in Florida, we went to Sharon Renninger's antique avenue in Mt. Dora...one of the little antique shops had beautiful, early goods. Prices weren't too bad, but on the back wall I spotted this sampler. It was in an awful frame, but the price was right. I brought it home, took it out of the frame, painted it black and then tacked the sampler onto unbleached muslin and shoe laced the sampler in place. It's in beautiful, muted colors with the year "1832". I can't make out the initials but it has numerous initials throughout the sampler.. the size is 19in x 19 in.
Next, is a sampler purchase from etsy...It's a beautiful sampler dated "1852", but I don't think it's even nearly that old. The stitches are too perfect, and there is no wear and tear on the linen...but I still love it just the same.
Today, I went to the one and only cross stitch store near my house. Three times a year they have a 20% off sale....off of everything in the shop....so, I couldn't resist this Blackbird Design pattern and of course I had to buy the linen and all of the floss to go with it...hmmm....now I just have to find the time to do it...it's on my ever growing list of projects!
I have had two days of NOT working in the yard...so I'll have to make up for it tomorrow....