You might like this upcoming reproduction of mine. Mary Ann Ibbotson was 11 years old when she stitched her sampler in 1842. I bought her last year, and she has been holding court in our bedroom since. The tree is one of the prettiest I've ever seen on A&E's, and I love Adam holding the butterfly.
She's a large sampler, with many motifs, and that wonderful row of animals. The colors are very muted, and I'm tempted to brighten it up. I'd love to throw some red in there in place of the pale pink. What do you think? I struggle with each reproduction when it comes to either sticking with the original colors, or choosing my own. As far as dilemmas go...it's not a bad one to have.
Tomorrow will be four weeks since my surgery. Each day continues to be a bit better. I was reminded today at physical therapy that the healing process takes about a year. They are pushing me in therapy, so I'm hoping to be back to normal sooner. At least I can stitch.