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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Saturday, 5 January 2013

I am really excited and pleased

My DH gave me Elizabeth Brain for Christmas as he really likes it. As you know, I am knew to all of this stitching and so it is a wee bit daunting to tackle this - especially as I have to learn new stitches and I thought it would be really helpful to see the original work which is in the V & A museum in London but not currently on display. I phoned the V & A yesterday to ask if I could see the sampler. The answer was yes...but not until the autumn as they are currently moving the textile department. I am so excited to know that I can see it. So, this sampler might have to wait until then before I start it. In the meantime I can practice some stitches and work on other Scarlet Letter samplers. I want to run before I walk when I see the lovely samplers folk are working on but aren't quite within my skill level...yet!


Nicola said...

Oh Elizabeth how wonderful to be able to see the original.

Nothing ventured nothing gained good for you ringing the V & A.

Mindi said...

Wow, what an interesting sampler and such a treat to be able to see it at the V&A.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Good for you Elizabeth, very enterprising.

Lanie said...

Wow, Elizabeth, what a special opportunity! You have chosen a beautiful sampler!

samplerlover said...

Oh you lucky thing. Love this one. Have always loved this one after seeing it on the cover of the book Samplers in the V&A.