I've been spending time with my needle lately.
My sampler stitching needle!
I hadn't planned to start anything new,
and then the new issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly
arrived in my mailbox.
I was immediately drawn to this issue
because of the birds!
1892 M Detlefsen Sampler!
So I pulled out some linen.
Pulled my own threads for the design....
and I dove in!
The colors were just so cheerful!
I posted some progress online
and it quickly became a conversation with
those adept with the German language.
Did I know this "Anbenken" was misspelled.
Did I know it was supposed to be "Andenken".
Did I know that "Anbenken" doesn't make any sense.
Photo evidence and a bit of schooling on
reproduction sampler stitching was the answer.
Obviously the 10 year old stitcher stitched a 'b' instead of a 'd'.
I quite enjoy the quirkiness of reproductions.
Missing letters in alphabets.
The reason I love stitching repros!
I'm on to the focal point,
being the BIRD!
Hoping to have a finish in the near future...
mistakes and all!
How about you?
Do you embrace the quirky mistakes found
Do they bother you?