Wednesday, April 10, 2013

1841 Marking Sampler

I recently finished this reproduction marking sampler and am really pleased how it came out! I decided to frame this one myself...it wasn't as hard to do as I thought it would be so guess I won't be messing with the framers much any more!


I found the pattern in the 1988 book Traditional American Crafts published by Better Homes and Gardens and couldn't resist stitching it. The original piece was created by Nancy Agness McGlaughlin back in 1841 when she was just ten years old. Don't you just love those letter Ns all stitched backwards???

Happy stitching!
Sandy

9 comments:

Judi Hunziker said...

Oh my what a beautiful sampler! Great colors and your work is so nice.

marly said...

I love it. I wonder if I still have that book - need to search!

Penny said...

I love your sampler, too!! I must look for it... where, I don't know, but I'll be on the hunt.... Love the colors... and your framing is perfect!!!!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Sandy,
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I have that book and only got as far as thinking about stitching the pattern. Your sampler turned out wonderful and you did a great job framing it too! After seeing yours I may have to stitch that one up.
Hugs, Lori

Betty Lou said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my goodness...your finished sampler is ever so lovely! Beautifully done!
Sending joy your way...
Judy

Julie Zakrzewski said...

Hi Sandy,
Believe it or not, I was actually looking at that book several days ago and thought about trying my hand at cross stitch again after seeing this very sampler!! Now I am so inspired!! Thank you!!
Have a lovely week!!
Warm Hugs~~
Julie

Z.E. Whitlow said...

Looks great!!! Very nicely done!

Elisabetta said...

Waw, perfect home-made frame for this pattern!!!