Wednesday, September 02, 2015

My Mother Margaret 1828







Hi everyone

Thank you for your supportive and kind comments on my last post.  We are currently making very fast progress on some improvements to our house in order for it to go on the market in the coming months.  Hopefully we'll be able to move on and find a sense of home again in the nearish future.

I remembered recently that I hadn't yet shared my third antique sampler with you all.  It is not the prettiest sampler, but I fell in love with the verse which says 'Who fed me from her gentle breast and hush'd me in her arms to rest and on my cheek sweet kisses prest.  My mother Margaret 1828'.  When I chart this one I think I will play around with the colours and see if I can joosh it up a bit.



















I finished charting my first antique sampler (Margaret Jagger 1824) tonight, so although there is a way to go (checking, stitching and printing) I am feeling quite pleased with myself.  I have really enjoyed the process so far and I'm excited about charting future samplers.

Hope your week is going well!




















8 comments:

Vickie said...

Well, you two are well motivated to get things done around this house so you can sell and move on.
What a loving verse.

Brigitte said...

This sampler is such a beauty, and so old. Wonderful treasure.
Good for you that you don't wait for too long but do whatever you can to move somewhere else. A chance to sell the house might turn up quite suddenly. I hope that for you.

Carol said...

Such a lovely verse to honor a very special mother! So glad you are taking a positive attitude, cutting your losses, and moving on--hope your house prep goes smoothly and the right buyer swoops in and buys it immediately :)

krayolakris said...

What a sweet verse. Thx for sharing.

Barb said...

Good for you! I can't wait to see what you do with that sampler!

Linens and Royals said...

I've been catching up, so much has been happening in your life, hope cross stitch and cats are keeping you calm. Always works for me.

Crazee4books said...

Hello Rowyn,

I'm so sorry to hear that your house move has not turned out to be
all that you'd hoped it would. That's always a concern (fear) when-
ever you move. We've been in our house here in Georgetown,
Ontario for almost 23 years and I shudder to think of ever having
to move. (Moving my library .... just the thought gives me spasms
never mind the craft room ... Oh Ye Gods!!!)

Annabelle is two?? Really? When did that happen?? She is so
adorable.

Your pictures of Fiji are breathtakingly beautiful. I must say that
if we ever won the lottery I'd be booking a trip down to New
Zealand and Fiji PDQ!!

The newest addition to your family (Bindi) is lovely!!! I'm so glad
she's found such a great furever home where she'll be loved and
well cared for. Look at those amazing blue eyes!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with Mother Margaret
1828. I love me lots of colour when I stitch and with that lovely
verse and the right colours this project will be amazing!!

Cheers!!

LesleyAnn said...

Thank you for visiting Plum Hollow blog. I'm so grateful for your kind words. I know what lies ahead of me and it's going to be a heartbreaking road but it is one that cannot be avoided. I am not alone on this road, as I know from your words.


Your sampler is lovely. I've never seen one with those words. They are simple and perfect. I have wanted one for years for my kitchen but it always seems to stay on the back burner.

Blessings.