Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thrilled to tell you........

......about a project that has been in the
works for almost a year now.
Back in March of last year I saw this
antique sampler on Pinterest,
of course......
Picture of Original Sampler from Pinterest
and I fell in love
with it.  Upon further research
I found that the piece was held
in a collection at the 
Wisconsin Historical Society.
The sampler was from Ohio and
dated about 1800-1850.
I had my heart set on reproducing it.
 I felt a kind of connection with it, as
I grew up in Ohio and have so many
fond memories of that time in my life.
So, with the help of my dear friend
and sometimes design partner, 
Ruthe, we contacted the Society 
and received permission to proceed.
It's finished and framed and we 
believe it was worth the wait.
We're excited to show you
"Ohio Treasure" 
an antique needlework adaptation.

We've tried to come as close as 
possible to the original. 
It's stitched on Weeks Dye Works
Havana linen using Gentle Art
and  Weeks Dye Works floss, but
a full DMC color conversion is
This is now available in my
Etsy Shop and is also on it's 
way to my distributor.
 Can't wait to hear what you think?
Happy Stitching!


Farm Girl said...

I will go visit your Etsy site as soon as I am finished with this comment. That is just lovely. I am excited. I posted today a picture of your Falling Snow Sampler I just finished. I have no idea how to send you a picture of it so you could use it for a finish. I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed that pattern.
I am working on the Valentine one you had from last year now. You do have such nice patterns.
I do love this one, so glad you got it charted.

cucki said...

It is looking so lovely..
Love for you x

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

cool! Great reproduction~

Penny said...

LOVE it, Nan!! You did a wonderful job on it, and it will be a pattern I will HAVE to have!!Guess I should go right over to your etsy site and order it! It is beautiful.....

Sandra said...

I absolutely love this sampler - the colors and the simplicity are just charming.
Homespun Elegance

Karen said...

What a wonderful sampler Nan... looks like you did the original justice too!

happy stitching...

denise said...

beautiful! denise

Peggy Lee said...

I just ordered it from your Etsy shop. Love it! Thank you!

marly said...

I've seen a few pieces on a similar color linen and love them. This is just fabulous.

Elisabetta said...

This antique sampler is really gorgeous!! Great reproduction dear friend!
Ps I love so much also the hearts in your template!

nathaliepoppy said...

Hi Nan !!!

Just gorgeous as usual !!!
Have a nice Sunday !!!
Here, SIGNS of WINTER ! yeeeeeeessssssssssssssss !!!
A few snowflakes ... I am charting Easter designs ...and also listing items on my ETSY shop ... it takes much time... it drives me crazy !!!
I prefer stitching than doing things on my computer !!lol !!!

DianeM said...

The sampler is did an awesome job reproducing it!
Smiles, DianeM

Amelia said...

Beautiful blog¡¡¡ I follow you. Kiss Nan.

moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness, Nan! This piece is gorgeous!!! Is this all cross stitches? or, were other stitches used? I will be ordering right after I finish a couple of other patterns I have of yours (like, the Christmas ones? lol! I'm so behind...)

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

It's beautiful!!! Would love to stitch that up!! Blessings, Diane

Lady Locust said...

It's beautiful! I just found your blog and am now a follower:) I love olde thyme needlework. I am a bit more of a quilter, but have done my share of cross-stitch. Just have to have a needle in my hand.
Thank you for sharing.
Feel free to take a peek at my blog if you like.

Patty C. said...

Awesome !!

Lynn said...

Great job Nan!! I love the simplicity of it.

Dona said...

Nan, Ohio Treasure is beautifully done! I imagine the historical society is very please with it, too!

Nieves Mª said...

Muchas gracias por visitar mi blog,
Tienes un blog y unas labores maravillosas de ver y bordar!!

Saludos Nieves Mª