Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Deviation...

From correctness or accuracy not your forte? Then Elizabeth Savilles may not be for you. With numerous chart pages, fabric and thread colors with little to no contrast, to unfinished flowers; Elizabeth could be considered a "mistake" all around. Charted from an original sampler, dated 1841, she was more likely reproduced in her current condition. Never the less, she was not a mistake to finish, and...

We all show a little wear through the years, right?

16 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh she is just lovely!!!! I love the colors! I have to admit, the little errors would probably drive me nuts. But oh my! I think she might be worth it. lol! Congratulations!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish. She looks marvelous.

kcjewel said...

Lovely! Save that taped together chart... someone you know might want to use it instead of her chart. ;)

Karen said...

Beautiful finish!

Melissa said...

Good for you for getting her finished (or as finished as she will ever look!). I now have this as one on my "challenge" list! You persevered, right? She's very pretty indeed!

Sherry :o) said...

beautiful! This one is on my list, but I may have to finish a flower or two...but she is a beaut!

Moonpie primitives said...

I think your new finish is beautiful... The mistakes make it charming....
Great job, Nancy

Andrea said...

Wow, I never knew she was "unfinished" like that. Maybe the original sampler had some thread loss and whoever recharted just left it like that? It would probably drive me nuts to stitch. But you did a good job of it, my friend. She's lovely :)

Deb said...

She is beautiful for all the grief that she may have caused you. I'm glad that you didn't stop her because she may have some unfinished parts. She's just lovely.

marly said...

Beautiful sampler, and thanks for the warning. I'm still not up to what I consider tedious stitching. It's all part of reproduction samplers, but some of us stitch wimps can't handle it!

Kimmie said...

I love it....congrats on powering through. LOL

Kim said...

It is beautiful Joy!!! What a wonderful finish!

Michelle said...

Elizabeth is gorgeous! Congrats on finishing her!!!

Kathy Ellen said...

You h ave done a beautiful job of finishing "Elizabeth Savilles". Perhaps Elizabeth was someone just like us, whose life was interrupted by an unforseen circumstance that caused her to put away this piece, and it was long forgotten, and therefore unfinished. It is all part of the sweet mystery of re-creating this heirloom sampler, and you have mastered it!

Siobhan said...

She was definitely worth the grief--she is BEAUTIFUL!! Great job on the finish. I love having little fun bits like that on samplers because it freaks people (and sometimes me) out. There's a very light motif on Sarah Tatum & when I was showing my mother my newly framed sampler, she said, "Oh, you didn't finish it.". I nearly dropped the entire thing in my panic till I realized what she meant. LOL I think your Liz looks charming. Great job!

Now, what's next?!?

Mamilou said...

Superbe celui-ci également !!!
Chantal ou Mamilou