Welcome dear needlefolk friends!
It was so peaceful working in my office today,
because I got to enjoy the first snowfall,
I love watching big fluffy snowflakes
drifting in the air!
Earlier this week was spent framing
the Adam & Eve Sampler I've been
working on, and now I'm finally
ready to share with you!
First, a little close up...
The beguiling serpent! 🐍
Adam & Eve Revealed...
"Mary Wood 1837"
Antique Reproduction A & E Sampler
©2018 Scattered Seed Samplers
Model is stitched on 36ct Dixie Sampler "Apple Butter" linen,
using overdyed threads by WDW and Gentle Art.
Stitch count ~ 239W by 239H
This early 19th century sampler is stitched with a central Tree of Knowledge,
complete with entwined serpent and Adam & Eve standing beneath its
fruit laden branches.
Each figure has a Pomegranate motif to their side with floral urns
The upper section has the verse, and provenance details which are
adorned with birds on fruit branches. The sampler is
surrounded by a meandering carnation border.
~ Verse ~
Satan their prince soon laid a snare
For Adam and Eve that happy pair
They sinned against their God's advice
And lost the sweets of Paradise
~ Provenance ~
The original 181 year old sampler was stitched by Mary Wood,
January of 1837, who was from the United Kingdom.
Close up of the chosen frame...
When I don't have an antique frame in my stash that will
fit a finished sampler my backup method is ordering a custom
frame from Hobby Lobby.
I love the wood, plus I'm very
pleased with the quality of this Italian frame!
Mary Wood's Adam & Eve Sampler is NOW
AVAILABLE and listed in my Etsy Shop.
To visit the Etsy listing, please click HERE
SCATTERED SEED SAMPLERS
FARM STUDIO SHOP...
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th
Located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
Please email me at
to stop in during the week.
SOUL FOOD ~
..."The serpent beguiled me and I did eat."
My next project is the fourth club kit for
Prairie Sisters Handworke Club...details coming soon!
Only 12 days until Thanksgiving! 🦃