Today being Thursday, I will finish this, (28 count linen) “Sepia Sampler” by Notforgotten Farm, designed by Lori Brechlin……….right between Work in Progress Wednesday and Friday Finish.
Once again, in years to come, when the kids are deciding which things to sell at a yard sale for 25 or 75 cents, I hope they hang on to a couple handiwork pieces.
As you know, I hide clues in my work, fingers crossed this piece will be chosen by our youngest son.
By changing the year to 85, highlighting the initials GW & birth date 20, I am hoping to catch the attention of Gabe.
This particular piece is fashioned after an original sampler from 1863. So you will note: a missing letter J and Q. (Unlike written samplers were to teach the actual alphabet, stitched samplers were to teach the shape of letters and you can garner those shapes from other letters.)
Yes, I have already given framed pieces to both Daughter in Laws. Some pieces I keep and enjoy for a time. Those particular pieces I stitch initials or dates or secret clues. In the last few years, in place of my initials (who stitched it) I chose a family member and use theirs.
I enjoy the stitching process. I love the planning, the choosing of thread. You know I am giddy with that first X. Then like a really good book, I am thrilled and a little bit sad to put the final stitch in place and put that particular pattern away.
Oh, look, what a pretty little bird in a nest………. and just like that, a new project has begun.
Love to see what you are creating. Please share.
In this together, folks.
PS. After I published this post, it has been brought to my attention that not only is there a 25 and 75 cent table, there is actually going to be a $2.00 table for the “good stuff”. Does a mom’s heart good to know.