Greetings. Tomorrow is October. ????? Where is the time going?
A quick post to show a few small samplers from Chessie and Me.
The first is my current project, Harriot Simpson, a reproduction from 1777. The original was stitched on 54 count and much of it over one thread. It's reproduced on 36 count, over two, and is less than 4" x 5" when completed. On the cover, some of the stitching is not seen because of thread color which I've changed.
The same is true of my second chart, H. Kessel's reproduction. I didn't like the looks of either until I realized that those blank areas are actually stitched. You can see on the chart that the entire line is filled with name and motifs. This is from 1858, is German, similar in size (82 x 91) to Harriot (83 x 66).
The last one is the Scottish Initial Sampler and one on my favorites that I've already stitched. So small, and I like it so much I didn't even mind the top row's over one.
So there's three very small reproductions, no specialty stitches, great for trying out a new linen count or thread. They're all OLD, and I can't say if they are all still available. I recently found her lovely blog, Chessie and Me.
Two more things. I love redskin potatoes and this recipe is one of my favorites. Melt several tablespoons of butter to coat the glass dish, cut potatoes in half and dip cut side in the butter, then in grated Parmesan (remove excess), place cut side down. 400 degrees for 40 -45 minutes.
The king was sitting in his throne yesterday while the jester was planning an adventure.
Have a great week!
Thanks for visiting.