The Harriot Boardman Sampler 1804
I am using DMC, stitching on 25-count green linen. I must say I am intrigued with this linen. It is dyed with different colors in the warp and weft, as the original was. It is a unique combination of blue and green threads.
This type of ground has been found on samplers made from 1788 through the 1820's, from Canada and Maine to Washington D.C., but is most frequently found on samplers from the north shore, Essex County Massachusetts and eastern New Hampshire.
The stitches used include cross, satin, eyelet, stem, counted thread and freehand.
This is a WIP. Here is where I am picking it up:
A closer look:
The deer, flower pot, and grass at the bottom will all be done freehand. That should be interesting, if not a bit intimidating!