I just love Scottish House Samplers! I have probably mentioned this before, but I love samplers with Scottish houses, pictures of Scottish houses, books that take place in Scottish houses...you get the picture :) I have a new antique Scottish house sampler to share with you! It is Janet Weston, 1810. She was christened on 29 Nov 1798 at Cumbernauld, Dunbarton, Scotland. This sampler is just beautiful! She does have some issues (loss of background fabric, but she has been carefully conserved on nearly matching linen so that the holes do not show. That's all ok, because if she was perfect I never would have been able to afford her!
Verse, house, family names, initials, thistles, lots of animals, arcaded band, strawberry border...
I love it!
Here are three of the kittens snoozing...
And Bella in her new bed. She had her teeth cleaned today, and at 2 yrs old had so much tartar causing bacteria that she had to have 3 pulled!! Poor baby, she really was not cared for before coming here.
I think this is such a funny picture...Bella on left, that is Bertie (my mother's poodle) on the right. Check out the body language... he is really disgusted, thinking "ooh, ick, send her back!"