Sunday, November 29, 2009

Redwork Sampler ~

Welcome and thank you for stopping by ;-) I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had much to be thankful for.
My niece and her family are safely back in Chicago and my house is back to its normal quiet self. My son from Las Vegas is still in town. It has been so good to have him "home"!
Tonight I thought I would share with you one of my antique samplers. I believe this unframed redwork sampler to be British because of the crown. I purchased it because my intials are LF. I have it pinned to a piece of an old coverlet hanging on the back of an antique Windsor chair, next to a stepback cupboard in the dining room.

This evening I started to haul the Christmas boxes down from the attic and hope to start decorating soon. The weather has been so unseasonably mild on Ohio's north coast, it has been hard to get in the Christmas spirit. I hope I get the spirit soon.
Pug hugs :)


weaverpat said...

Hi Lauren,
Thanks for posting the redwork sampler picture. It reminds me of the
'show towels' that the PA Germans did in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Is it on linen? How cool to have found such a treasure!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Lauren ~ I notice that there is no "j" in either the capital or lower case stitching ~ I wonder if that's significant as to it's origin? It's a nice piece to own for sure!

Joanne said...

I agree with Pat - what a treasure that sampler is!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thanks, Ladies for stopping by :)
Yes, Pat, the sampler is on linen. I was a cross stitcher for many, many years and linen was my backing of choice. Oh, the eyes aren't what they used to be, but I am itching to do a sampler again. I found the magnifying glass, so hopefully that will help!
Pug hugs :)

Redwork in Germany said...

Hi Lauren,
your sampler or the girl/woman who stitched it must be of German origin as the word "Erinnerung" is German for remembrance.
Crowns were typical for German cross stitch sampler of that time as Germany was a monarchy/empire up to 1918 and the people loved everything related to their royals...