Friday, July 13, 2012

Newly acquired Antique Sampler to Reproduce!

Here is a portion of it...I am in the process of doing a bit more research, to make sure I have gotten information on the Sarah Steel that stitched this sampler, but I am fairly confident that she was born in Pennsylvania, so that makes this an American sampler. She is going to be a joy to reproduce, I am loving the verse that is on the sampler...I will share more about it later, but wanted you to see a peek of the Spies of Canaan and those wonderfully charming spotted deer! Sarah wrought this sampler in the 11th year of her age, in 1772! That makes this one 240 years this year!!
**SIGH** I don't understand why blogger is showing this picture sorry, but at least you can get an idea of what Sarah looks like! What do you think?

Thanks and stay tuned!:)

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Friday, July 6, 2012

Beauty and Grace

As promised, next week, the 2011 Retreat Exclusive design will be in the hands of be sure and let your shop owners know that they need to order it! Either through Hoffman Distributing or Norden Crafts! Thanks much for your patience in getting hold of this design and also your support!

Next on the design table? Penny Harvest....:)

Oh and Beauty and Grace is pictured in the header, just in case you missed her!

Fondly, Jan