Welcome dear needlefolk friends!
I was not familiar with the term "Staycation" until
recently, and that is what I've been up to
for the entire month of April!
And what exactly is a
"a vacation spent at home or nearby"
During this time I'm happy to say that
the antique reproduction sampler I've been working
on is FINALLY ready to reveal...
Lydia Barnes Pidgeon 1827
©2018 Scattered Seed Samplers
And here in its full glory,
(this 191 year old sampler) has triple borders,
a lovely verse, many floral motifs, bird, trees, and a fabulous
fenced in "Stag" on a hill, ending with a provenance
line that reads...
Lydia Barnes Pidgeon work'd this sampler
when nine years old 1827
Lydia grew up in the United Kingdom,
living at 19 Upper Kings Street, Bloomsbury, London, England
She stitched her sampler at the age of 9 in 1827,
and died at 39 years old.
Born December 29, 1818
Died October 24, 1857
I didn't have an antique frame that would fit,
so I ordered a custom frame from our local Hobby Lobby Store.
The frame is stamped made in "Italy",
with an added gilded fillet...very happy with it!
The verse reads...
Wisdom is attained by the exertion of your intellectual power by
the lessons of intelligent tutors by the instruction and conduct of
worthy parents by the perusal of the best authors, and by
attendance on public worship and by copying the example of Jesus
who increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with
God and man _____________________________________
This antique reproduction sampler pattern is
now available through my Etsy Shop,
for the direct link click HERE
Now that my staycation is all over,
my blogging will be back in full swing
with lots of new things to share
"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,
and in favour with God and man."
Wishing you a perfect weekend filled with peace for your soul!