Two hundred years ago 10 year old Eliza Strawbridge stitched her beautiful sampler that depicts Adam and Eve, as well as a shepherd and shepherdess tending their sheep. I love how colorful she made her original sampler and, as it celebrates its bicentennial this year, the colors still shine through. I kept these colors in my reproduction. I especially love the two sheep grazing under the tree with the bird perched above. And the border is just striking with her masterful use of color. I really enjoyed bringing this piece back to life to enjoy another two hundred years.
My new cross stitch shop is now open at victorianroseneedleartsshoppe.com. 20% off your favorites through Sunday, including the market finds that we most love.
Victorian Rose will have two new releases in the Hoffman booth at Nashville in two weeks. The first shown here is Honnor Harrison 1835 stitched on 36 Lakeside Vintage Lentil with Needlepoint Inc silk. Honnor resides in the sampler collection of Victorian Rose Needlearts. The second reproduction being released is Amelie Lambert’s sweet homage to her parents first stitched in 1844. Amelie is stitched on 32 ct Picture This Plus Legacy linen using Needlepoint Inc silks. Amelie Lambert is in the Whitman Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is reproduced with the permission of the museum. A conversion to DMC has been provided for both.
Victorian Rose is entering a new venture. Soon we will be opening a new web store. Along with our own charts, we will be carrying other favorites, including Hands Across the Sea, Long Dog, Carriage House, Scarlett House, Merry Wind, With Thy Needle and Thread, and of course lots of wonderful fabric! Check back on news about our opening, which we plan on being in about two weeks. In the meantime, we’re busy stocking up lots and lots of goodies.
Miss Eliza Strawbridge welcomes 2019! A very special year for the sampler that is 200 years old this year.
She’s now available to your favorite shop, just have them contact me or one of my distributors (Hoffman and Yarn Tree).
Terry Gaab Niemczura’s AMAZING finish of Alice Smith! She logged 458 hours and stitched it on 46 ct Pecan Butter with the Attic’s Tudor silk conversion. Just stunning, Terry!
Just amazed by the work of Terry Gaab Niemczura! After only 8 weeks this is her progress on Alice Smith. Absolutely incredible work, Terry! Looking forward to your progress updates. A bit of info on Terry’s version: she’s stitching on the called for Lakeside Pecan Butter using 46 ct and has converted the DMC to Tudor silks. She has stitched the sampler as charted except has given the seated woman a face and mob cap.