One thing about clearing stuff out - throwing it away, giving things away to charity shops or free-cycle, putting to one side for boot-fairs or vintage fairs, you find things that you just don't remember doing or have completely forgotten about!
I don't remember stitching this, well....... perhaps vaguely I do. I do know it is my own work because the alphabet and numbers are ones I use on all samplers designed by me. I must have thought I will give other stitches ago as there are a variety of designs and cut-work in this sampler. Think I might just wash it and get it framed as a treat for me.
A close-up of the work, (click on pictures) to get a closer look. The coin is a five pence piece so you can see the size of the stitches. I think I am quite proud of this piece of work as I am of the following piece.
Stitched by me when I was about eight years old. I bought the fabric myself with my pocket money from Harrods of Knightsbridge on a day trip to London with my mum. We lived a train ride away so it was regular trips to museums and shops at least twice month.
I think I was going to just fill it in with owls and flowers! The patterns for the owls and flowers were from knitting patterns because that is all I had to follow otherwise it would have just been basic patterns. I think perhaps it should have been basic patterns but I seem to have ambitious adventurous tendencies. The more complicated I am at my happiest!