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Archangeldecker
« on: September 28, 2010 12:52:51 PM »

Here is a picture of my latest cross stitch piece. Progress has slowed down a lot due to my starting a new job in massage therapy within the last month and I'm generally too sore and tired when I come home at night to stitch.  Undecided


At any rate, here's the picture and my mats list: Smiley



Design:  A Quaker Alphabet Sampler



Designer: Carriage House Samplings


Fabric: 28 count Monaco fabric in Majesty by Fleur de Luce Hand Dyeds


Floss: Threadworx 1082 Cabbage and DMC 3866






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Heva
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010 01:41:44 AM »

I love the purple fabric. This may be a stupid question, but why is there no W?  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010 12:27:49 PM »

Lettering samplers often included upper and lower case letters, the numbers from one to ten, and a verse, usually religious. If you look at the earlier samplers you will see different lettering styles, even some with letters missing. The early Latin alphabet only had 23 letters and Old English was strongly influenced by the Romans.

The "W" wasn't used, "U" and "V" and "J" and "I" were interchangeable. The J began to have its own distinctive look around 1820. Sometimes you would see the "Q" worked as a reversed "P". The "Z" was often just left out since it was seldom used.


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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010 07:22:25 AM »

Interesting. I didn't know that. It is looking great. The color contrast is great.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010 10:22:42 PM »

How awesome is that purple linen? I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010 06:10:50 PM »

it's looking great! i love old-fashioned, traditional pieces.
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