As we go into a very dry Memorial Day weekend, I thought I would share a few pictures of samplers stitched years ago ...oldies but goodies. We are having a drought here in sw Ohio, and in May!! We normally have a wet spring, and everything should be so lush and green, instead of drying out already. I spent all day today watering the garden, trying to keep things alive...I can't imagine what it will be like in the heat of the summer if it is this bad already.
Enough complaining, here are a few pictures I took today, sorry for the nasty flash bounce.
First is Hannah Pepper, from SANQ years ago. The beautiful antique frame was given to me by my good friend, Pattianne. It was the perfect size!
Next is Mary Livcey. I remember the day that Pattianne and I saw this chart in a shop, we were so excited! We had never seen a turkey on a sampler, and from then on referred to this sampler as "turkey". This was back in the day before all the internet shopping when you actually went to the local needlework shop, before they all went out of business :(
This is the simple God Bless Queen Charlotte sampler. The frame that I used is actually an old side insert from a grandfather clock.
This is Sarah Piggott. Christmas samplers are rare, and I still think this is so precious.
Finally, this is Martha Smith from Scarlet Letter ...way, way back. See how at the bottom she didn't put in the letters that were missing, just xxx? Something like Thomas Gibson was born July the 14? Just my guess.
Wishing everyone a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend. I took some more pictures of old samplers and will try to post more in a day or so.