~ Greetings and Warm Welcome ~
Do you know what brings me great joy?
What warms the cockles of my heart?
What gives me a little pitter patter to my heart?
What makes me want to leap and spin and jump up and down?
Or to Sing my heart out and shout for joy?
May I introduce to you:
~an adaptation of a reproduction sampler~
is in the private collection of Diane Williams
and Diane reproduced the sampler and adapted it by changing the color scheme of the sampler.
I love the bowls of fruit...
and as I was stitching the sampler, I could tell this young girl must have been very young.
She had backwards letters, misspellings...
I think the most sweet thing was the "t" that she smooched in above the word "lookeh"
~ it made me smile ~
particularly thinking of my young girl that stitches and how she wants to "plow" through rather than savor the time spent stitching.
reproduced by Diane Williams ~ Little House Needleworks
I stitched mine using:
40 count Vintage Examplar Lakeside Linens, one strand over two threads
Classic Colorworks Cotton Over-dyes in the colors:
Apple Fritter (red)
Wild Oats (white)
Roasted Chestnut (brassy brown)
Cocoa Bean (dark brown)
Weeping Willow (green)
~ modeling my sampler are Putford scissors from Kelmscott ~
the shape of these beautiful scissors always puts me in the mind of old, vintage, antique
Until Next time...
my dear friends, I'll be...
Keeping my hands to work,
and my heart to God...
while treating my neighbor with love, kindness and respect
~ because you just never know what they are dealing with ~
and trying to be the best ME I can be.
It's hard, trying to do this...
And Lord knows, I fail, time and time again...
I may stumble and I fall...
but then I remember:
To thine own self be true...
I want to BE the change I want to SEE
in this old world.
I pick myself up and I march on!
Because there is joy in my journey...
and there is joy in yours...
We are blessed!
Love and Hugs in stitches,