Betsey Snyder, 1822

Hi everyone,
Time for an update: a beautiful sampler and a bad finishing!

I decided to stitch this small sampler… well my version of the original sampler.

Model from With thy Needle & Thread – Betsey Snyder, 1822.
Stitched on 36 count American Chestnut linen by R&R Reproductions using the recommended threads.

I leaved out the name of the girl who stitched this sampler and date/year (Betsey Snyder Sampler Made 30 Sept 1822).
But I decided to stitch the “M”, “O” and “a” like charted. “M” and “O”, using half stitches and the letter “a” is incompleted and is stitched with full cross and half stitches.

The alphabet is beautiful, some of the letters are stitched with Smyrna stitch.

Look at this dog! So pretty!

And now … well I had a bad finishing…

At first I thought of using drawn thread embroidery, using hemstitch. But I decided to sew bias tape in the same colour palette of the sampler.

On my first attempt two corners were bad… and I decided to rip out and sew again… and now I have a ugly corner and the bias tape is not straight… Lesson learned, when I’m tired I need to stop… I hope to fix this soon… Now for some reason this ugly finishing makes me laugh.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stitching,

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