The themes really appealed to me. I loved the birds, especially the sparrow with his pink legs!!!
The flowers are just lovely. Not to mention those two darling little dogs at the bottom of the piece. But most of all I LOVED the colors of the fibers. They are gorgeous and made the piece so much fun to do.
Several of my stitching buddies are doing this piece, as well. What made it so much fun is the fact that we all made it our own by converting to a different linen. I used 36 count Lakeside Vintage Lentil and substituted CC Frosted Sage (1 strand of floss over two threads) for the GA Shaker Lexington Green .
This sampler is undated but it is thought to be from around the 1840's. It never fails to amaze me that something so old continues to be so current. I like the thought that something that graced the walls of someones home over 170 years ago, will now find a place on mine. Yes, it was truly the perfect Summer Sampler!!!
Hope everyone had a great summer of stitching!