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 sideways...so 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

14 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Jan,
That's such a lovely sampler, and I'm sure it will be even more after you're finished! Keep us posted.

Edgar said...

What a super sampler..... can't wait to see the entire piece!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a winner, my friend!

Robin

Margaret said...

It looks just wonderful! Can't wait to see more and have it reproduced!

Kellie said...

Love it!! Can't wait to see it reproduced. :)

Tracey said...

How lovely! I hate when blogger does that- it does that to me sometimes too.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Live it, Jan! I love those spotted deer!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love it... I love it, Jan!

Faye said...

wow Jan.....That is gorgeous~!!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

I like the look of this one so far - cant wait to see more!

Patty C. said...

Blogger has done that to my photo's before - what i do is save it on my computer sideways & then it posts the photo straight ...

Peggy Lee said...

Oooo oooooo.......love it!!

Kathy Ellen said...

What a wonderful sampler! It will be exciting to see your reproduction, and to learn all about Sarah Steel.

AmyJo said...

That is such a beautiful sampler ! I just love the little deer :)