Monday, July 21, 2014
Jane Ballard Jumped Into My Hands
Thought that you might like to see Miss Jane Ballard by Porcupine Collection. Jane is a companion piece to Rebecca Cullin. She was done in 1799 and Rebecca was done in 1801. There are a few of both these samplers in Museums etc done by other girls. I have always loved both Rebecca and Jane.
I have been working on The Rose Wreath Sampler which I really love, but Miss Jane started jumping up and down demanding that I put The Rose Wreath down and work on her. So what could I do except pick her up and work on her so that I could get some peace and quiet lol. I always enjoy working on complicated samplers although Miss Jane isn't that complicated.
I am working Jane with specialty stitches so that she will match Rebecca. I plan on hanging them side by side when she is done. As you can see the Squirrel has been done in stem stitch etc.
As has the butterfly, but I think that it's more of a moth.
Miss Jane is more of a softer sampler than Miss Rebecca. I love the use of the red in Jane. When I have done some more on her I will post more photos. Looking forward to the next stage of her.