Jane Hopkins was 13 years old in 1801 when she stitched her sampler. While still in excellent shape, with no missing stitches, her bright colors have faded. I bought her unframed, so was easy to see what she originally looked like on the back.
I stayed true to the colors she chose, but I opted to go with over dyes. The antique was stitched on a 25ct coarse linen, and I chose 35ct Mocha from Weeks Dye Works. The chart should be available within the next couple of weeks.
My Carolina gal pal, Faye sent me this pair of project bags. Aren't they awesome? They are perfect for me. I love the red, the contrasting prints, and the sweet little bird on the zipper. Thank you, my friend. They are already holding a new sampler.