You have to love a good mail day when the husband is home to see it all! 🙁
He was out back working and I was hoping the mail would run and I could run out and get it without him ever seeing the packages. One had charts from England – Brenda Keyes! I didn’t want to take them out of the plastic sleeve so please forgive the blurr/glare.
On 40 count linen, this one will be about 6.5″ x 13″. This is Plymouth Sampler. I saw this finished on someone’s flosstue and loved it. That’s what sent me searching for Brenda Keyes’ charts.
This one will be close to 10″ x 8″ on 40 count. It’s Abigail Markham Sampler. Love the colors. I do love charts that have houses.
This one would be about 7″x 9.5″ on 40 count but I’m betting the verse is done over one stitch so I might do it on 32 count, and that would make it 8″ x 12″; It would be about 7.5″ x 10.5″ on 36 count. It’s shown on 28 count.
This is probably the one I will make first of the five. It would be about 8″ x 8″ done on 36 count. It’s Home Sweet Home.
I love redwork samplers. This one would be about 8.75″ x 6.5″ on 36 count. It’s called Red Marking Sampler.
It probably doesn’t look like it today ut I am doing etter about not buying charts. When watching flosstubes, I often go find charts, put them on a wish list but rarely go back and buy them unless they’re really special. When I first started, I was buying every chart I saw if halfway liked it. Surprisingly, with so much impulse buying, I’m still thrilled with all of them and want to make them all . . which probably is not going to happen . . unless I figure out how to stitch much faster. Maybe less trips to town and less time on the computer!
This morning when we got up, Vince looked at me and said “You got less than two hours sleep last night!” I said “I did not! I slept almost four hours.” He said “That is NOT enough sleep.” I reminded him that I took a 3.5 hour nap Sunday and didn’t wake up til after 8 p.m. so add 3.5 hours and 4 hours and I had plenty of sleep. When I came to bed, he asked me what time it was and I told him 1:30 but he thought I said 3:30. He should know one thing I’ll never give up is sleep!
Marilyn Smith says
I love samplers. I love this whole batch but my #1 would be the Plymouth Sampler as my great grandparents (3 sets of them 9th and 10th g grandparents)) came over on the Mayflower and settled the Plymouth Colony. The men all signed the Mayflower Compact. We have all the documentation. We have one sampler hanging in our house that we love, it was made in 1834 by my grandfathers grandmother in Canada. I am going to check this out. Many of the threads have rotted and partially disappeared. Thanks Judy!
Judy Laquidara says
What a great piece to have! I wonder if you could get someone to chart it and stitch a reproduction just for future generations.
Gale Yawn says
Judy, one of the many things I love about you is how when you get into something, you jump in all the way and get all the stuff to go with it and enough supplies to last the rest of your life! I am so much that way. I’m still focused only on quilting and could easily open my own shop. If I sewed every day for the rest of my life I wouldn’t use up half of what I have! And yet, I still see fabric and notions I can’t live without.
Judy Laquidara says
I think it’s that . . I’m not going to say hoarder, though some would but I like to know that if I want to cook for a month . . I have pretty much everything I need here to do it without having to leave home; if I want to quilt or knit or now cross stitch, for the next 10 years without buying anything else, I can do it. Yes, most of us have way too much money tied up in the “stuff”, but the way I look at it . . I’m not taking anything with me when I leave this earth and if knowing I have everything I could possibly need or want makes me happy, then so be it.