Apr 10, 2013

The dark side of Dorothy

I want to thank everyone for the well wishes and prayers for my sister.  They changed the date on us because of a death in the doctor's family.  Now, it is Monday.
If you notice, Dorothy was 24 years old when she stitched this sampler, far older than most of the primitive design stitchers.  Was she ill in her young life?  You would think by this age she would have mastered the needle, yet her design is still very primitive.

Backing is the perfect shade of an olive brown uncut corduroy.
 
I love her!  I still haven't received my linen order (they are located in my state) and I'm so anxious to see how dark these pieces will be. 
For those of you that asked, I will post the pork recipe tomorrow.  I need to hit the stash stack once again and spend the day in a state of confusion.   
Have a great day!
 
 

23 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful work...love the colors.

Deb said...

She came out perfect Marly. Perhaps her stitches weren't that perfect as this was her first attempt. I know that with all the samplers I've stitched I can still get some wonky ones.

Vickie said...

Beautiful job Marly. Sorry to hear your sister's date has been pushed out. Nice to just get it over with.

Margaret said...

Love Dorothy!! Just love her! Sorry about your sister's appointment being postponed. :(

Carmen Sutton said...

Great Finish, don't you just love when it all comes together perfect in the end! Hope all goes well for your sister next week.

Penny said...

Very mysterious about Dorothy! But your theory of her perhaps being sick as a child seems like a good one.... It is a great finish... love both the pattern and the colors, and of course the choice of backing for such a great little pillow!
Ugh.... sorry about your sister's appointment being pushed back... I'm sure you all just want to have it over with....

Jeanny said...

This is perfect, I love it.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful finish, Marly! It reallly turned out super cute! Good luck and prayers to your sister.

Lanie said...

Great piece, Marly ... perfect as a little pillow finish!
Prayers to you and your sister.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Lovely design~

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Marly, I just saw your pin on Pinterest. Wow, I love her too. I think this one is my favorite so far. Love the colors on the dark linen. Well done my friend! I really, really love it.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Dorothy is stunning. A job very well done. I have a daughter who has Williams Syndrome and could not accomplish this wonderful sampler as well as Dorothy and my Sandy is 48 Y.O. Mentally challenged people have existed since the beginning of time, sooo??? I would say that this possibility would make this sampler even more of a Treasure. Guess we will never know.
No matter Dorothy is outstanding.



Kaisievic said...

I love Dorothy - sometimes simplicity is good. Best wishes to your sister.

samplerlover said...

Love this one Marly. Love the way that you are displaying it. The strawberries look lovely.

Good luck to your Sister. Will be thinking of her next week - sandra.

Kathy L. said...

Lovely finish Marly.
Great display.

Kathy

Cricket-bug Corner said...

genius backing!!

Barb said...

What a wonderful finish. The back fabric is perfect!

eszter said...

Beautiful! I love these colors♥

Chris said...

Lovely finish! Go Dorothy!

Bertie said...

Love the finish Marly, a great way of using the corduroy, must dive into my stash now and copycat you lol!
Best wishes for Monday;))

Shirlee said...

Dorothy looks great : ) Your sister must be so frustrated about the date change. Continuing to pray that all goes well.

Carla said...

I love this! Great colors.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

A beautiful finish, Dorothy is lovely! Keeping you and your sister in my thoughts and heart that all goes well on Monday, Deb

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