Wednesday, May 19, 2010

An Introduction

I am very pleased to introduce you to the next reproduction sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler. I am working on charting this, and have a model stitcher/friend lined up (and anxious) to stitch the piece. This will be my second "Ragamuffin" sampler (the first was Anne Harrison, my first reproduction). It's a Ragamuffin, because at some point, someone CUT OFF the bottom of the sampler! Who knows how much bigger it was? Maybe it was just the name and the date? Maybe it was cut in half? But it's still lovely. I purchased this for around $200.00 online about a year ago. (You can click on the picture to make it larger.)

Now here is the other mystery. Looks kind of Quaker-ish, don't you think? Some nice primitive birds, and keys, and hearts. Stars. Cursive alphabet. Colors are plum, pale teal, a few beiges/browns, and a gold or two. Actually ... I believe it's either Spanish or Mexican (or was stitched by someone with that heritage.) The alphabets have the ñ and ll! Anyhoo, the colors are lover-ly, and I know it'll be a fun one to stitch, and an even more beautiful one to hang. Let me know what you think about it.

Also, here's a picture of my "little" Graham. He's 13 and came to work with me on Monday for Take Your Kid to Work Day. While some of his classmates were watching open heart surgery and drug busts (I am NOT kidding!), he was working in a needlework store. We painted, organized, re-hung a bunch of pictures, took out garbage, cleaned, ran errands, and had a delicious lunch. He thought it was fun. And so did I!

19 comments:

dixiesamplar said...

What a handsome young man...bet it was a joy to have him around and spend one on one time with.

Love the repro sampler...I'll be watching for that pattern for sure!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

I absolutely LOVE that sampler!!!..The colors are wonderful especially the faded drabby ones...I will be watching for the pattern!!

And what a sweet young man to help his mom for the day...~~hugs,Jen

Isadarena said...

I wish you many pleasure with charting this antic sampler : I love its faded colors :-)
What a handsome young man you have !!
Have a great day,
Isa

Nicole said...

Oh wow that sampler is beautiful!! I need to hurry and finish Sarah!! :)

natalie said...

I heart this one big time. It is gorgeous! And how unique to have a Spanish sampler to add to the repertoire. I can't wait for you to release it.

SharoninStLouis said...

This one looks like a winner for sure. I can't wait.

Jeanne said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT !! I can't wait for its release. Cute little boy you have there, too.
~Jeanne~

natalyK said...

Love it! Can't wait to stitch this one!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous, can't wait!!!! And fun picture of your son :-).

Delfi said...

I love that sampler! And I am of Mexican heritage, so I will surely be stitching it when available.

diamondc said...

Graham: you are so lucky to be able to go too work with your mother.
I love the sampler hurry I must have this pattern.
Catherine

Leanna said...

I am impressed that your son spent the day hard at work in your shop and seemed quite pleased about that. I am also really, really JEALOUS!!!
Your latest project will be a beauty...but then again...whatever you do is astonishingly beautiful.
What a talent you are, Theresa!

Michelle said...

Love it!!! I especially love the two little hearts with the arrow through them - so sweet!

Jeanne said...

Wow that's a lovely sampler and I'm sure the pattern is going to be popular! Love all your work Theresa....just getting started on my Jenny Bean pin tuffet. :)

Kim said...

Can't wait for this sampler to be released! I love it!

Your son is sweet!!! I have a 13yr old boy as well! This teenaqe mode is a real HOOT!!!! lol

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lovely! the colors are so pretty!

marylin & poussy said...

Oh which beautiful room(part,play) the price(prize) I quite returned it! You go to reproduce this which talent! Sincere congratulations
Best regards mary

Anonymous said...

oh lovely sampler. Any history on where it came from? how fantastic.. would love one myself!

NIKY said...

Gorgeous!