Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Historical Stitches


How do you hang your cross stitch pieces? In groups or just scatter them about? I had a dream last night about a wall in our living covered with lovely pieces of stitching! This was definitely a special wall and held many reproduction pieces. What a lovely wall it was! And one that I am now itching to work on and make it a reality! Another project for 2008! LOL!

I love historical needlecraft arts. Whether if be reproduction cross stitch samplers or historical quilts. I love to study the work and read about the people who made the item. What was their motivation? How long did it take for them to complete it? I want to hear (or read) the stories that make these item personal.

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5 comments:

Garden Girl said...

Sherry, I just love reading your posts ~ they are like reading about myself! I've been on a quest for a sampler wall (of mainly reproductions), but it's slow going. Right now mine are scattered about & a lot are in other people's homes! LOL. What an inspiring dream to have to keep stitching!

Barbara said...

I've given most of my bigger pieces away, so "all" I have hung up is really either on my wall of smalls or in Max's room.

Cindy said...

Mine are primarily scattered around, but I do have visions (or is it delusions???) of walls full of my stitching. Maybe someday :)

Carol said...

I dream of such a wall too - and did start one! I will try to get a photo. It is two Just Nan's, DD's Kingdom Sampler and LD's Paradigm Lost... not historical samplers, but still samplers - LOL!

Barbeeque4 said...

The few things that I have kept are scattered about. But the plan is to gather them together on the stair wall, at some point in the future.