Monday, 18 April 2016

Stitching Shop

I was thrilled to get a message from Christine of Stitching Shop this morning to let me know that my first reproduction sampler is currently on the front page of her website.  Be sure to pay them a visit by clicking on the link.

Design no. 2 (My Mother Margaret 1828) is now actively underway.

Unfortunately, nothing happens at great speed here due to having a small child and paid employment as my first priorities - but I will be sure to update as design no. 2 gets closer to being released.

Monday, 4 April 2016

My Mother Margaret 1828

This is the next sampler in line to be charted.  As I mentioned in my last post, she's not a very pretty sampler -  but when I saw it I could not go past the sweet verse.

'Who fed me from her gentle breast and hush'd me in her arms to rest and on my cheek sweet kisses prest, my mother Margaret 1828'

I believe this is the first verse of a classical poem by Ann(e) Taylor.

It is hard to know if the sampler was stitched in 1828, or whether the year was significant to the stitcher or her mother.

I hope to 'joosh' this sampler up a bit, while still staying true to the original.

I will announce in the usual places - Facebook, Instagram and here on the blog - when it is ready to order.

If you are in the USA, there will soon be a few copies of my first chart 'Margaret Jagger 1824' available at A Stitching Shop in Denver, Colorado.

You can, of course, still email me directly to order.  Ordering info can be found here.