First off, I have to tell you about my extremely traumatic day... the horses got out!! My "darling" son left the pasture gate open, and around noon the neighbor across the street called to say there were three horses in her yard. By the time I ran out there, they were heading down the street towards the main road! I was in an absolute panic, but I think they had the best time they've ever had in their entire lives. They were running through the fields with their tails up and flowing. It would have been beautiful if it wasn't such a catastrophe! They ran across the road several times, I'm calling them and crying, they heard me calling them and came trotting back down the street, but then turned the wrong way and headed off again! We finally got them and everybody is fine, except son is in the doghouse big time!!! There is now a lock on the gate.
Here is the new addition to my sampler collection. Scottish, Dorothy Crawford 1845. I would guess it to be her first sampler, and I love the naiveté of her little bunnies.
Scottish samplers are my favorite. Here is one I got on e-bay a few months ago, it is still unframed.
It is Mary Ritchie. ____ year of her age (she picked it out). Not dates, but from the motifs I would guess late 1700's, early 1800's. The illumination around the letters at the top is quite ornate.
Then there is one more, this I have had for awhile. It is a very basic Scottish alphabet, MD (initials only) 1751. This I purchased because of the initials, my maiden initials were MD.
I have always had the idea to chart some of my antiques so that I could stitch my very own repro but have never gotten around to it.
That's all for now, I need to relax!