Sep 30, 2013

Chessie & Me trio

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.


Sweet Sue said...

cute wee scotty you've got here. taters look yummy, will def try soon, your recipe shares are always winners, thx:)

Vickie said...

What great small samplers Marly.
Ha! I love that picture of the boys.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Oh those kitties are adorable. potatoes look fantastic!! love your projects!!

cucki said...

Aww such sweet sampler..I love it ❤️
Cute kittens ..
Big hugs x

C. M. Designs said...

The samplers are beautiful.. I don't know how anyone can see to stitch on such close weave.
Your recipe sounds delicious.. My family loves red potatoes.. Will surely have to try this one.
Pictures of your kitties always make me smile. They are such handsome boys..
Charlotte in Virginia

Barb said...

All cute samplers. Thanks for the potato recipe. I'm definitely going to try it! My DH is a potato man!

Margaret said...

I like all the Chessie and Me pieces. The potato recipe sounds delicious!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
50 count! Amazing...all three of your little repros are so pretty, I need to check out her blog. Potatoes sound yummy, I will try that. Cute kitties...are they twins?

Maggee said...

I LOVE it when fellow stitchers share about patterns, as to whether they are easy or hard, have specialty stitches or not. Thanks for that my friend! I must try those taters... sound like something we would like also! Silly kitties! Hugs!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sweet samplers.
Those taters sound YUMMY!
Great cat pic.
Hugs :)

Chris said...

Lovely small samplers Marly! Those potatoes look wonderful. Funny cats, that is a great pic.

Pam in IL said...

Your kitties look like they were just waiting for you to take their picture. Love the small samplers too.

Thanks for the potato recipe, I'm going to try that!

Simply Victoria said...

I really like your new WIP.

Bertie said...

Love the miniatures, gorgeous. Mouthwatering food too!
a great picture of the wheelbarrow and it's visitors, so funny!

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