Are you ready!!!!!!
The last two patterns are reproduction samplers. They are from the private collection of Kathy Barrick, and she has graciously allowed me to share them with you.
I can't tell you how fun it was to stitch, because Jean Hohulin the master stitcher completed this piece in record time. Jean loves samplers with houses in them, so she loved this one with both the house and what I would guess is a church? What do you think it is???
The famed Adam and Eve, quite the funky little people.
Actually they are kind of large and since Jane was only 11 when stitching this piece her proportions are a little off and what you see are ARMS.
There are two Models, the top one is on 40ct parchment linen. Its size is closest to the original. The second model is stitched on 35 ct gold streak linen overdyed with crushed walnut hull dye. This linen color most resembles the original. It is pretty dark but oh the blue just jumps out at you.
Jean and I each stitched a model. I was racing (I did not tell Jean this), however she beat me anyway. I often wonder it Jean does anything else but stitch and once I found out the long long list of things she does I have to assume that she does not sleep.
I have to thank both Kathy and Jean for helping me bring these treasures for you to stitch.
Only 10 more days to market but who is counting!