Newest Loose Feather DesignFriday, August 9, 2013
The second Loose Feather pattern in our abecedarian series should be in shops soon.
This piece celebrates my mother’s family. Mom’s maiden name was Lampshire, symbolized by the initial “L” in the center of the piece. The date inside the lower right heart indicates the year her parents married. The initials located on the chart belong to Mom, her parents and her brother.
Many members of my family moved to Holland from England in search of religious freedom. During the mid-1600s, they began to emigrate to America in an effort to preserve their English traditions. This sampler reflects my Dutch heritage.
This sampler is bittersweet for me. My mother became ill the end of May and never was able to recover. Her brother, my uncle Wayne, passed away 7 months earlier. I designed this piece before my mother and her brother became ill. I'm so glad to have this with all of their initials together.
Use the alphabet in the sampler and the numerals provided in the chart to personalize this piece for you and your family.
Barb and I are crazy busy getting ready for cross stitch market in St. Charles. During these times of trying to gather it all together to make the deadlines we usually look at each other and wonder if we will make it.
Usually it all comes together thanks to the wonderful people who help us with our work. We will have a couple of kits, new Halloween patterns and a book. Will give some previews as we get closer to market!