Sunday, March 27, 2011

Do Not Adjust Your Set OR....


your eyes...


Yes, some of the letters on this sampler are "upside down".....

I posted (quite awhile back) about the possible meanings of this, including one being that Mary may have been writing in code - or... that her younger sister had taken over her sampler and did it wrong.... When I finish stitching it, I will retell you all that is said about this adorable piece.

14 comments:

Babs in Alabama said...

How interesting. I can't wait to hear the rest of the story.
hugs,
babs

Nancy M said...

Very interesting!

Deborah said...

It will be a quite lovely sampler as well as a very interesting conversation piece.

Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Emily in NC said...

Looks good, can't wait to hear the story.

Joke said...

You make me curious, please finish this sampler in no time!

Deb said...

I can't wait to hear the story. I don't think I've seen a sampler with the writing upside down.

Katrien said...

Looks good, can't wait to hear the background-story

Meari said...

Nice progress :)

Susan in SC said...

Either that or the apple cider went bad...

htimcj said...

How odd. I can't wait to hear the story behind this.
heidi-ILCS

Anonymous said...

That is different.

Marl

Joy said...

How neat!! I think it is a neat twist for a sampler. Looking forward to the mystery unfolding!

patti said...

I too am intrigued to hear the 'rest of the story,' Ms. Paul Harvey. :80) I would also like to be added to the mix for the give away, please. Your kitty looks like a couple of mine.

Rita said...

For me, one of the charms of the antique or repro samplers are the "mistakes". I can just imagine some young girl, who might rather be outside playing with her brothers, working on her sampler.

I'm currently working on a repro on which it appears the young girl who originally stitched it ran out of room for the wording. No problem....she just stitched the remaining letters smaller (over one). lol!