Just last week I discovered the world of reproduction samplers. Of course, I've known there were sites such as The Essamplaire which specializes in charting reproduction kits of actual antique samplers, but I honestly had never really given this genre of stitching all that much thought. Then, for whatever reason, I decided to dig a little deeper on the web and investigate this topic a bit closer.
I discovered another site, The Scarlet Letter, which also produces reproduction sampler kits, and there I happened to discover and fall in love with quite a few of these works of art. I was so enamored, in fact, that I made my first purchase of a kit with silks to stitch.
The sampler I've chosen is Elizabeth Simon 1758. I just loved the colors and design of this sampler
immediately, and once I saw the 23rd Psalm incorporated into this piece, I felt I had to stitch it myself.
So, with some birthday money recently deposited into the checking account, I bit the bullet and ordered
this! I can't wait for the kit to arrive.
I also happened upon another blog (another new passion! Blog hunting!) and this blog is devoted to a
challenge for 2013 to complete a reproduction sampler from The Scarlet Letter! Perfect timing, kismet,
or what? Now, I had already purchased and even managed to put a few stitches into another HUGE
challenge this year to stitch the Dames Exemplar's work, "And They Sinned." So, I have a busy year
ahead of me, but I couldn't be happier!
My goals then, are ...
1 - work on And They Sinned
2 - join the Scarlet Letter Year with Elizabeth Simon 1758
3 - work on finishing up my vast stash of WIPs, namely Carriage House Samplings "Village of
Hawk Run Hollow" among others. Oh yes, there are quite a few others!
4- learn a bit more how this Blogger works! I know I really need to spice this up with PICTURES!
Happy Saturday and Happy Stitching! Next post will hopefully have lots of pics to share. ;)