This is another early piece (1994) stitched for my grandparents' move into sheltered housing:
This one was a joint effort between me and my Mum. She started it then ground to a halt so eventually I finished it. I discovered she does her xxx the opposite way to me so I had to make the effort to keep mine the same!
Over the years I have stitched alot of samplers of various styles but never a genuine reproduction until Nicola asked me to help with this blog. I thought I ought to join in and chose my first Scarlet Letter, the English Transitional c1700. I'm sure it won't be my last!
Here's another favourite inspired by antique samplers, the motifs are certainly familiar. It came from a cross stitch magazine in 1998:
The more eagle-eyed may have spotted I had different initials in these! I only became JMP in 2007.
I do have a Happy Dance Blog called Come happy dance with me where you can see all my finishes (nearly all, got about 30 more photos to load!)