I've been busy working on the Mary Gibson sampler from the Halsmere Museum in England. Hmmm--I wonder will my border meet or not? I'm sure many of you have also faced that worry.
Here are some other views of Mary Gibson. The "apples" on the tree have a rather strange shape. I also noticed that there are several apples missing on the chart; they were on the photo of the antique sampler, so I added them to mine. Poor Adam and Eve are both bald, and they look exactly the same as if they could be twins. I'm guessing that Eve is on the right because that is typically where she is. It looks like she is reaching up for an apple.
I could hardly wait to get down to the houses near the bottom. The three houses were what first attracted me to Mary's sampler. The house on the right appeared to be missing some stitches when comparing the chart and the photo of the antique so I added those.
And here is a photo of my progress so far. I'm saving most of the alphabet, the verse, and the strawberries on the border to stitch while traveling. Please excuse the poor colors in this photo.