Sunday, 20 January 2013
I noticed that Lanie is doing Sarah Stuart and is worried about doing stem stitch. I thought that I would show this beautiful Scarlet Letter sampler that I just had to do a few years ago. It was done by Elizabeth Cox. The reason why I just had to do it was because my Grandmother's name was Annie May Elizabeth Cox. Plus my Grandmother was a very talented lady with a needle. Sadly I never got to meet her as she passed away a few months before I was born from Breast Cancer.
What makes this Elizabeth so special besides the whole overall look of her is the bottom section where the farm house is. It is mostly all done in stem stitch plus there as a bit of satin stitch and French Knots, but it is all mostly stem stitch. Row upon row of it.
Although when I first started working on it, I had a few anxious moments, but once I started I ended up thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working on her.
This is the antique version of it that Marsha has worked from. It is a really beautiful sampler