Monday, May 12, 2008

Delicate Stitches Through Time

Sometimes I discover things that even amaze me. I shall be researching it's history, documenting it's provenance and travelling from a land not yet a country to the tiny hamlets of Yorkshire, England more than two and a half centuries before.

Once I verify what I suspect I shall share this voyage... To be continued.

Stipple engraving - Affection by P.W.Tomkins, late pupil of F.Bartalozzi, London Pub. March 29th 1791
After drawing by Miss Julia Conyers from my personal collection.

Sampler: silk on linen finished April the 26 1757.


FrenchGardenHouse said...

I can't wait. I know just what you mean. I have a piece of lace hanging on my lampshade on my desk that just makes me want to weep, it's so beautiful.

xo Lidy

Christine said...

very beautiful
and such wonderful soft colors. Susan, you have such amazing things in your care.
I look forward to your story.


Suzanne said...

Oh! How very exciting....can't wait to read about your discoveries.
Love the sweet engraving!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

oooooh, it looks like you have a real little treasure there...can't wait for you to share your findings! Have a lovely week! ~ xoxo Joy

Stacey said...

Thank you so much for sharing Susan, already my imagination is at work. Not just the time period, nor the intensity of such a beautiful piece, but what lies beyond in the person and the life well lived. I can't wait to learn and know!

CARole said...

One of the things I love most are old samplers. This is gorgeous. Love the colors. I am wondering though, how big it is and is the rest in this wonderful condition. where did you find it? So many questions, so little time, as they say. LOL-look forward to hearing what you find out. I'm intrigued. btw, yes, I am still enjoying dancing with the stars. I don't have a favorite this time though, do you?

Christine LeFever said...

How very enigmatic, Susan! I eagerly await your discoveries.



nicol sayre said...

Oh dear it makes me rather weak at the knees! xoxo Nicol

Donna O'Brien said...

Mmmmm...the colors in that sampler are so beautifully aged. We'll all be waiting on 'threads and needles' for the continuation.

Fete et Fleur said...

How lovely!I can't wait to be taken on this wonderful adventure with you.

Hugs! Nancy

Lea said...

That something so delicate and fine could last this long... a note in time, waiting to be discovered... a story unfolding. Just beautiful Miss Maddie... XO

Doreen said...

Beautiful Susan. Things do tend to touch our hearts.

Looking forward to hearing of your discoveries.


Pinkie Denise said...

Such pretties Susan, I can't wait to hear the rest of your incredible must be having so much fun xoxoxo Pinkie Denise

Atticbabys said...

Oh I just love samplers ! I'm so glad to have found your lovely blog! Thankyou for the sweet comments on mine too~!
I shall return, now that I am hooked!!! :-)

Linda said...

Beautiful!!!....I enjoy looking thru your blog.. Someday someone will notice mine I hope.. Im new to the blog world and have spent hours traveling without leaving my desk!!