The first photo is from Margaret C. who lives in New York. Many of you may be familiar with some of Margaret's incredible needlework. She is particularly fond of stitching reproduction samplers. I'm in awe of all the ones she has stitched, and how quickly she does them (although she'll tell you otherwise).
Margaret told me she stitched her hornbook years ago--she bought it as soon as it was available. She also told me that she finished it so long ago that she can't remember any of the details; she thinks she used the same thread I did on my model. Margaret also wrote, I love this piece--hopefully sometime I will do the other design and put it on the other side of the hornbook. Margaret stitched the over-one-linen-thread design. The other design she mentioned is also included and uses a combination of over-one and over-two linen threads.
Sandy's EGA group did the hornbooks as a guild project. On July 7, I showed Sandy's and Amy's completed hornbooks. (Click here to see photos of their pieces.) You may remember that Sandy told me many in her guild changed the center motif from the swan I stitched on my model to something else. Sandy stitched a deer on hers. I really enjoy seeing the creative ideas folks have!
The next photo is one Sandy sent of Linda S.'s hornbook. Don't you love her plump little squirrel? Did you notice how she added a couple of acorns to the tree? That should make her squirrel quite happy.
If you're wondering about the beautiful whitework piece under the last two photos, it is Sandy's handiwork. Sandy told me that it was an EGA correspondence course in Ukrainian Openwork she took a few years ago. Beautiful, Sandy, and what a lovely backdrop for your friends' hornbooks!
Thanks, everyone, for sharing your needlework! I know others will enjoy seeing these pictures as much as I did.