After a wet and cold weekend, this morning the sun came out and bathed the city in a beautiful golden light. I went out with my camera to catch some of the light on the leaves of the trees. The city’s Museum Gardens are especially gorgeous at this time, with the rather tame squirrels both digging up and burying nuts that they find, to the amusement of those wandering about.
These last couple of days I’ve been busy stitching up a new sampler that I’ve charted. The original sampler was stitched by Christina Beaton, a girl from the Dundee area of Scotland, and was stitched up in 1865. It’s so wonderful to do research into these samplers and to unearth stories that are now forgotten. I don’t think Christina could have dreamt that her sampler would be stitched by many stitchers the world over when she stitched hers as an 11 year old girl in Scotland!
If you’re interested in cross-stitch embroidery and period samplers, make sure to check out my website, www.modernfolkembroidery.com where you can find many folk inspired designs.