We find ourselves at Tuesday already (edited and reposted - post) - the second day of another easy, quiet week. Robert (older son)'s junior camp leader assignment is at the local summer preschool this week - "working" a morning shift, coming home for lunch, and then going back in the afternoon; while Matthew (younger son) attends the local afternoon camp. I go to work in the mornings, while DH is at home with the boys. And NO HOCKEY during the evenings again this week.
With the low key weekday/nights, I have found more time to stitch at home. And while I showed off my finish of "Eat, Sleep, Stitch" over the weekend....well....I have decide to continue stitching on that piece of fabric - kind of creating my own sampler of sorts. Here, take a look at it:
"Fine needlework was a highly valued skill in seventeenth century England and Virginia. Girls began learning to embroider at an early aga, and by their teens they often became very proficient at this art. Samplers were used to demonstrate their embroidery skills. typically, the sampler had no practical function except as a display item, but samplers would have been present in almost every middle and upper class home. The importance of needlework in seventeenth century Virginia is demonstrated by the large numbers of pins, needles and other sewing related artifacts that have been found at Virginia archaeological sites. The samplers themselves have not survived from archaeological sites, but this particular example, although it is from England, is still representative of the sort of needlework seventeenth century virginia girls would have been producing.
~taken from the insert in the purchased pattern.
So, there you have it...I hope that you have a wonderful day and until next time remember:
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!