Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June New Moon TUSAL

Here is my June contribution to the TUSAL:

It is filling up nicely with a rainbow of colors!

I would like to thank all of you for your kind comments. I was not able to connect with some of you (no link), but please know how much I appreciate them!



I have been determined to work on whittling down my stash. The project I am working on now, is the Shelburne Sampler. I have had this kit in my stash for ages. It is stitched on what I think is 27 count linen, and, interestingly enough, Danish flower thread!



The picture included is very small, and not very good:

Nothing is known about the piece except that it was done in 1745, and was signed with the initials AWP.

The original hang in the Hat and Fragrance Unit of the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont.

Here is a black and white picture of the original:

The colors in this sampler are very limited, and in some cases a bit odd. There is a stag at the top, but it does not show up very well.. The antlers are stitched in white and don't show up against the linen. I can only guess that this is an attempt to reproduce the fading on the original.

It seems very light and bright. I may give it a tea bath when I am finished to age it a bit.

This is what I have so far:



Until next time, wishing you all nimble fingers!

5 comments:

Margaret said...

Ok, I didn't need to see this. OMG! What a gorgeous piece that is!!!! Love the colors! Wonderful! I'm going to start obsessing now. lol!

Daffycat said...

Beautiful ORTs, Erica!

Your sampler is very pretty. I like the idea of tea staining it!

Lana said...

I love hearing background stories to these samplers! Thanks for sharing!! I love yours! It is coming along beautifully!!

Siobhan said...

Nice progress on your sampler!

Brigitte said...

A wonderful sampler and nice progress on it. Stitching from the stash makes you find such great projects.