Textile Tuesday: Sampler

I didn’t think that I had anything to share for Textile Tuesday but then Wild Daffodil’s mention of couching stitch triggered a memory and I went and took down from the wall a sampler I made when I was seventeen.

sampler in frame.

As you can see the words come from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Here is a slightly closer look at the whole of the sampler itself. sampler

Not sure if you can read it.

Here is the beginning with the couching stitch. start of samplerThis should be enlargeable to double size.

As is the following that was why I loved the sonnet. It seemed so poignant and true.  end of sonnet Which says –

“When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay,
Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminate –
That time will come and take my love away:

This thought is as a death, which cannot choose
But weep to have that which it fears to lose.

I don’t have much on my walls as they are very hard and hard to insert things to hang pictures but there was already a screw in the wall in the hall, so I have hung it there and there is no sun falling on it to fade it.

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