Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Long awaited giveaway!

I apologize profusely!  I have been preoccupied with so many things lately, I completely forgot I promised you a giveaway.  Well.....wait no longer, my friends...here it is.

As usual, I was searching for something last night and ran across this pattern.  And then I ran across this pattern again.  Yes, that's right, I found TWO and I laughed in glee as I realized this was the perfect thing to have as a giveaway.  So....here's the rules.  Leave a comment after this post expressing your desire for the chart.  I will have a drawing  on September 24th.  That gives you almost two weeks to tell your friends!  Good luck!

This is a sampler I found while touring a house in Londontown, MD.  

We found out about this place in the AAA magazine we get for being members.  It's only about 45 minutes from here and has lovely gardens and historical buildings.  When I asked about this sampler dated 1750, they had no other information other than it was stitched on linen using silk threads.  Sometimes I wish inanimate objects could tell us their story.  And wouldn't it be fun to stitch a reproduction?   

I just loved this set of dishes, I've never seen anything quite like it...

It was a beautiful day that day, so we walked the grounds a little bit.  This is the house we found the sampler in.  It's had an interesting past, at one time being a tavern, another time it was an alms house for the poor.  If only the walls could talk!

And this is another building we found on the grounds, it was a wood working shop and smelled of freshly sawed wood...funny how smells can conjure up memories from long ago...this one reminded me of my Grandparents home and the area my Grandfather used for wood working.

It was the perfect day for sailing....if only we owned a boat...lol....but I'd be willing to bet these folks were having a lovely day out on the South River.

I'll be back in a couple of days to update Gifted Gorgeousness.  Until then, Happy Stitching!


Vickie said...

What a perfect chart to giveaway! I would love a chance to win this DJ. Thank you!
My son is a carpenter and when he is using his saw,it brings back junior high wood shop for me. ;)

Meari said...

That is a very cool place!! I love those dishes, too.

What a neat chart. Yes, I'd like to be included.

Mouse said...

fab photos of your visit . yes sampler would be fab charted ... love the giveaway chart and would love to be included :) those dishes are lovely you wouldn't want to use them would you ... and sailing ... I do miss those days when younger and could manage to do it ... love mouse xxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wonderful old sampler, it can be fun tracing the history of these antiques, finding out more about the stitcher and her life.
The house lloks great, love the lacework china!

Julie said...

Pretty lacework china that caught your eye in this house. Such a pretty sampler too that was framed.