There was a day last week where it was cold and snowy and I stayed home... oh wait, that pretty much describes every day last week. Anyway on that day I spent some quality time with my BBD Maria Selby Humphrey 1831 sampler and today it is complete.
I love this sampler, the yellow house that ric rac-y border with the dotty accents and the chicken in the corner.
Umm, you don't remember a chicken in the corner? Well that might be because it is actually a watering can on the chart, but I knew it would be the perfect way to personalize this piece for me.
And a finished sampler requires that you start a new sampler, correct? (I can see you nodding your head.) So I pulled this one out from my stash as it was already kitted and ready to go. Excuse the wrinkles, I'm short on time.
This is one of the 2013 offerings of Ladies Prim Society from Dyeing to Stitch in Virginia, entitled Bittersweet September from BBD.
It will finish about 6" square on 32 ct linen. I like how many motifs are packed into this little piece, a substantial house, an alphabet, birds and a cute border. I'm a sucker for a cute border. I'm hoping to get a few more stitches in this one today, but right now I'm off to the grocery store to get the fixings to make lasagna. Should be a tasty dinner.