Jacqueline of Needleprint graciously made mention of me in one of her posts. I have enjoyed learning bits and pieces about the girls that stitched the Ackworth samplers while I am stitching Mary. I felt a strong sense of kinship and empathy with these girls (though most of them remain silent in their history, according to Jacqueline) in that they, like me, could only stitch on their sampler in their spare time. I am inspired by these girls to patiently fill in the sampler one stitch at a time in my spare time… so, here is my latest progress:
“Nice colors” was my husband’s assessment. I have to say I totally agree with him:
Jacqueline couldn’t determine how much time it took for the girls to stitch their samplers. As for me, it took me three weeks to reach this point. My stitching time is never more than 20 minutes a day. I had an exception yesterday. I stitched for about an hour at a coffee shop. I know I must make quite a strange sight at the coffee shop. After all, when was the last time you saw someone working on her needlework at a coffee shop? ;) But it was fun for me as I was able to get a little bit of progress on the green motif:
I hope you are inspired by the creativity and perseverance of the Ackworth schoolgirls in making that samplers. Though annals were not written about their life and accomplishments, they have blessed us with their needles and threads – and for that, their legacy lives on!
Have a lovely weekend. I will see you again next week!