Today I am proud to be able to show you a picture of my framed piece. Now to find the perfect place to hang this beautiful sampler. Thanks so much to my wonderful husband for his support in taking me to the seminar in Plymouth and encouraging me to finish.
I took my Loara to the framer today. It seems like after 20 years, a little more time wouldn't matter, but I am looking forward to having it back and knowing that it is clean and stain free. I have spent the last few days with family and spent time with all four of my grandchildren. Maybe in the next day or two I will have a new picture for you.
Samplers are so much a part of our history. They tell so much about the one who stitched it, their family, their thoughts. Are their samplers filled with flowers or mourning. Do they enjoy stitching or is it something that they are required to do each day. What colors do they like or in the case of some girls did they have a benefactor who provided their thread for them. Some day they will be looking at my samplers and getting to know me by what I stitched with needle and thread.
Now that my Loara is finished I am doing something Quaker. I am stitching Beatrix Potter on a vintage linen with a faded blue thread. I am enjoying the stitching very much. I find it relaxing and this is such a good way of sharing my progress.
I have reached the end of a 20 year long project by finishing my Loara Standish sampler. I began in October 1989 by taking a class at Plymouth with Joanne Harvey. I have loved working on the sampler, but I am pleased beyond words to have finished it! I will post a picture when it is framed.