Monday, January 17, 2011

Some sneak peaks

I thought you might like seeing some sneak previews of the Ada Mary Hornsey sampler, my newest reproduction sampler.

Ada was born in 1858 in Wellingborough, England which is near Cambridge. She stitched her sampler when she was 10 years old.

view of the lower left corner
center floral motif with birds
one of two similar vases of flowers

Ada's sampler measures 184 stitches wide x 239 high and is worked using only 8 thread colors. It is stitched using cross stitch except for the outer border which is worked in long stitches.

I hope these photos whet your appetite for what is to come. I'll show more photos once I get the sampler back from my framer.

The chart will be released at the Nashville needlework tradeshow in February.

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh it looks so pretty!!! I can't wait to see the whole thing!

Laurie in Iowa said...

You are such a tease Ellen. I can't wait to see the entire sampler. What you've shown us so far is very pretty.

Michele said...

I am looking forward to it!

Patty C. said...

Very pretty !!

Nancy said...

Your sneak peeks are beautiful Ellen!

Barb said...

It looks like a wonderful sampler. I like to do samplers with flowers! I'll be looking for this one!

Bertie said...

Must be gorgeous, I already love the colours:))

woolwoman said...

Urns - oh love urns and birds and borders like that - another WMN must have - YGG - thanks for the peek - Mel

Karoline said...

It looks lovely

Lelia said...

these motifs are fantastic. Looking forward to ada's release