BUT! Remember that framing I said I'd brought home the other day? Here it is!
Sorry about the quality of the pictures, first off. The lighting wasn't perfect. Anyway, this is Mary Roe, by the Scarlett House. Here's a closeup of the frame.
Next up, here is Ann Rayner by Threads Through Time.
(Ugh, the lighting is terrible.)
And the frame.
And finally, here's Sarah Elizabeth Brooke by the Scarlett House.
And the frame.
And here they are, hanging on the start of my sampler wall in my new sewing room!
Don't they look great? The top row, from left to right is as follows: Rebecca Robinson by the Scarlet Letter, Jane Tindall by Needlework Press, and Ann Rayner by Threads Through Time. The bottom row from left to right is the Richmond Sampler (Anne Maria Clarke) by the Essamplaire, Isabella Johnstone by Needlework Press, Mary Roe by the Scarlett House, and Sarah Elizabeth Brooke by the Scarlett House. (The wall looks yellower than in real life.....)
And yes, this means that we moved things into the new sewing room! Which, by the way, will always be thought of as the girl child's room. Here is the proof of that -- the door to the room.
Still as she left it. And here is the rest of the room! I did make a couple of changes after the first couple of pictures. You might notice the differences as you go through the room.
(My dear father type rented a dolly and manhandled those file cabinets full of my stash from one side of the house to the other. Amazing!) (Note Mia in the window.)
Where the rocking chair is now is where the daybed/sofa bed/futon sofa bed will go. That is yet to be purchased. Oh, and that huge trunk is the girl child's from her camp days. I'm planning on storing my linens in it.
Then I decided my spool cabinet had to go on this table here in the alcove, at least for now.
So that I could put a certain something where I had put the spool cabinet before.
Yup! My featherweight, which is basically my sewing machine. (The sticker on the drawer of the desk is from the girl child, of course.)
I like my little groupings. (I have way too many possessions.)
The magnets from the British goods store in Maine look great on the side of my file cabinet.
Don't you love all these frames?
There's my coronation jug. And the bowl is a commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee this year.
More Anglophile stuff, a couple of which are actually the girl child's from a friend. The license plate was my mother's from her car.
Sorry to overwhelm you with pictures. I can't wait to get whatever we decide on for seating/sleeping and put it under the samplers on the wall!
While all the hanging was going on, we finally hung these long neglected samplers elsewhere in the house. We hadn't hung them because one of them had fallen previously due to its weight, and I'd been scared to hang either one since. But we took the risk and tried again.
My Dutch Beauty by Permin. It's hanging for now in the hallway where there isn't very good light.
And my Advent Sampler by Mary Beale. We've hung it over the computer in the computer room for now. It's nice to have it back on the wall. And the damage to the frame from its fall a few years ago isn't at all as bad as I'd thought it was.
I'm not sure what I will be posting about in the next weeks with my model stitching going on. We shall see, I guess. Hope I haven't bored you with my new sewing room.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week. Mia says hi too.