Here's a small look at Sarah Elizabeth Brooke. I hope to get her framed today, and I will do another post as soon (maybe tomorrow) as she is ready to show. You might remember that she is a reproduction of the antique sampler below. I brightened up her palette and tidied up a few of her motifs, but for the most part she is charted as Sarah stitched her. I always agonize over what to change as to not compromise the charm and integrity of the original. We all like our borders to match up though, right? With the poor light conditions that these young stitchers must have had, I think they did remarkably well, even if they did go over an extra thread from time to time.
Here is another version of my Death By Candy Corn sent to me from Bonnie. This is what she had to say about it:
"I did use a 40ct. linen, 18 century rook. Then just brushed the walnut stain over the piece after stitching. I didn't soak it as I didn't want to have the candy corn come out to dark. So I kind of went around the corn. I dyed the chenille I had with black rit dye. I love how it came out."
Very nice, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing.