Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Red House Addiction

I've started the model for my next reproduction sampler.  I purchased Hannah Tinguey 1823 before we went on vacation last month.  I'm really drawn to red lettering on samplers, and the red house pretty much sealed the deal.  The stitching on the original is very, very tiny and just exquisite.  I was amazed to see that the thread colors are still very vivid.  The verse is also charming, and I love the way she spelled denied as deniyed. 

Aren't those big eyed stags wonderful?

It seems that most of the antique samplers that I come across come from England.  I thought about that as I was waiting for her to make the trip across the ocean.  I can only surmise that our young American girls were much too busy with day to day chores and basic survival in the early 18th and 19th centuries. 

I grabbed my camera when I saw these three sitting together.  It doesn't happen that often as Scarlett doesn't like to be next to Henry.  She tolerates him, but barely.  I'm sure if she could talk she'd say something like "girls rule, boys...yea, not so much". 

34 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

OOOOH, I love those big eyed stags, too! They're wonderful, Tanya! You've found another beauty! Like you, I love red.

samplerlover said...

OMG Tanya you have found another beautiful sampler. I also love those big eyed stags. Shall look forward to seeing your progress - Sandra.

marly said...

You have yourself another beauty! Those kids crack me up with their expressions. You gotta wonder what's going through those heads!

Penny said...

Love the new sampler. I am so excited that you are going to reproduce it and your 3 little sweeties are just the cutest!

mainely stitching said...

Those stags are indeed a treat to the eye. I love the sampler. :)

And I love the dogs, too!

Melissa said...

oooooh, you pick the best samplers, Tanya!!! Love it!

ps Have you been charting Mary Roe too?

Andrea said...

What a gorgeous sampler, can't wait for the release!
Those Boston's are so adorable! I love the three of them in this chair, too cute!

pj said...

A great find indeed! I agree...red is fun and shows up so well in the lettering. Great job on another beauty! We stitchers can't seem to keep up with you.

pam from iowa

Penny said...

Love the whole thing, especially the red verse and house. Three sweet little faces.

Jan said...

Tanya, you have yet another beautiful reproduction in the works. I love the brick house and that verse is just precious. Can't wait!

Great picture of the 'kids'!

Margaret said...

Wow, your repro looks great so far -- love the colors! And the pups -- how cute is that! Hang in there. Hugs.

Paulette said...

Those three sometimes-amigos make me laugh. What a triple-threat they must be!

Paulette

Mindi said...

Girls rule, boys drool! I totally love the new sampler, the red house is just gorgeous.

Beth said...

The doggies aretoo cute!

Daniela said...

I love your start on Hannah Tinguey. It truly is a beautiful sampler.

Siobhan said...

Love that picture of the pups!! Definitely Christmas card worthy--if you send out pics of your pups, that is. ;)

Your new sampler is gorgeous!!

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely :) and can't wait to see it done more .. and the poochies are gorgeous .. would love to know what they are really saying heheheh :) love mouse xxxx

gracie said...

Faces to love...and the sampler too!

Sylvia said...

OH the doggers are so cute together!!

The sampler is so beautiful!!

Jans said...

Oh, the puppy's are so cute :-)

The colors from the sampler are beautiful! I love the color red.

Shall look forward to seeing the progress.

Have a nice day.

Greetings from Jans - Netherlands

Sherry :o) said...

What a beautiful sampler...can't wait to see your progress...and I agree - red draws my fancy!

Natalia said...

Oh Tanya, Hannah is precious !!! Can't wait for that chart to be out. Doggies are so very cute !!!

dixiesamplar said...

Tanya..we seem to have the same taste in samplers...I contemplated bidding on that very sampler, but had to pass as I had already purchased six in less than a week, LOL! But, I loved everything about it, and will definitely be purchasing the pattern when you have it available!!

There are quite a few American samplers available on the market, but sadly, they are all listed with the VERY expensive antique sampler sites!! I believe that most still in existence are either in private collections or museums...but, at least they are protected. I have always wanted to locate a true Southern sampler, but most historians agree that the majority of them were destroyed during the Civil War...so sad, isn't it?!

What a precious picture of the sweet fur-babies!!

Katrina said...

OMG, Hannah is just gorgeous!!!! I can't wait, I need to get busy on Sarah ;-).

Cute puppy picture too!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Hannah is gorgoues! Can't wait until she's charted and ready for purchase. Blessings from Kentucky - kelley

Dona said...

How sweet Hannah's sampler is! I love the verse, too. And now I know where the phrase "like a deer in headlights" originated - those are some eyes!

Your pups are very cute. Henry cracks me up - he reminds me of Winston Churchill for some reason.

Michelle said...

Hannah is fantastic - can't wait to see more of the model. I think the stags are fabulous on this piece!

Sherry said...

Tanya, I love, love, love this piece! I can't wait to see more but I already know it will be a must have! I do hope you plan to do the letters over two so I can stitch them on Aida.

Stitcher S said...

Beautiful! I too love the stags' eyes.

Your pups are the cutest.

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely work!! Cute pic of the doggies, too. :)

Suzanne said...

Wow, what a pretty sampler. I look forward to seeing this one reproduced.

Betsy's Basket Blog said...

I love your dogs! We have a Boston Terrier as well. Her name is Betsy Ross of Boston. She is a quite character and VERY smart, too smart sometimes! Blessings, Anita

Stitch Wizard said...

I just love this new sampler and can hardly wait for it to be released. I am stitching Sarah Elizabeth Brooke now and just love the red bricks in this. Also, I am a huge dog lover as you are. Red is my favorite color! Debby

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