Friday, May 15, 2009

The Sampler Girl, Praiseworthy Stitches, Sherry Senicar Designs & With My Needle

The Sampler Girl
Inspired by Jane Austen's novels, Tokens of Visiting with the Jane Austen Girls are little 'morning call' cards that would be left by visitors in the front hall.

Tokens of Visiting with the Jane Austen Girls
Fabric: 28 ct. linen aged with walnut crystals

If you thought those calling cards were darling, you'll love this even more! The Sampler Girl is selling Pattern and Pieceworke exclusive kits on her web site. Each kit includes a Jane Austen inspired design taken from one of her existing charts, along with a piece of complementary Moda fabric. What you do with the kit is up to you! The kits are called Real Comfort, Fanny Price, To the Sea and In Bath.

Pattern and Pieceworke

Also new is Mary Davies 1769, an antique sampler with a Welsh style alphabet and motifs.

Mary Davies 1769
Fibers: DMC
Fabric: 32 ct. Butterscotch Cookie by Sassy's Fabbys
Stitch Count: 200W x 100H
Finished Size: 12.5"W x 6.25"H

Praiseworthy Stitches

The Bee Keeper's Cottage
Fibers: CC, WDW, GAST
Fabric: 32 ct. Dill Linen
by Picture This Plus
Stitch Count: 232W x 106H

Fibers: GAST
Fabric: 32 ct. Woodsmoke
by Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: 307W x 123H

The Visit
Fibers: GAST, WDW
Fabric: 30 ct. Pink Ladies Blend by R & R
Stitch Count: 358W x 258H

Sherry Senicar Designs

Stitching Keeps Me Sane
Stitch Count: 103W x 103H

Night Prayer
Stitch Count: 98W x 98H

With My Needle
On the inside of A Fair Maiden's Etui are a pinkeep, thread rings and two silk pockets. The finished size of the etui is almost 4 1/2" tall.

A Fair Maiden's Etui
Fibers: CC, GAST, DMC
Fabric: 36 ct. Cream Linen

Not much is known about the reproduction sampler ES's Floral Sampler, ca. 1840, except for the initials ES and that it was most likely stitched in the mid-19th century.

ES's Floral Sampler, ca. 1840
Fibers: Needlepoint Silk
Fabric: 36 ct. Light Sand Linen
Stitch Count: 114W x 164H
Finished Size: 6 1/4"W x 9"H

Have a wonderful, bright and sunny day!

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