I really wish this picture was better, then you could see the amazing embroidery on this little sampler sent to me today by the marvelous Em. Another internet friend that turns out to be a wonderful, kind and talented woman in real life.
It is a darling scene with a little red-headed girl in a buggy, with Abby’s birth information added, circled by a ring of flowers. It looks like it is embroidered on tea-dyed linen, too… I love it! It’s hanging over the changing table.
The thing is, I have never seen such fine embroidery- the stitches are perfect and tiny and neat- it really looks like a sampler from 100 years ago when the ladies knew what they were doing. Now I have to come up with another idea for Em’s first baby, due later this summer- because this lady makes me look like a hack! Thanks, Em. Very, very much.