Monday, October 3, 2016

A Few More Bands

Band 5: Florentine Stitch - Martha's bridal colors.

Band 6: Captive Rice- representing Martha's fear of imprisonment while George commanded the Continental Army.

Band 7: Cross Stitch - Chinese motifs adapted from Martha's china used in her home at Mt. Vernon.

Band 8: Divider - Trellis Stitch.

Band 9: Tent Stitch Over One - Shell motifs adapted from a needlepoint chair found at Mt. Vernon.  I still need to stitch two more shades of pink to fill in the shapes.


CalamityJr said...

Thanks for sharing the meanings behind the bands and color choices. I'm really enjoying seeing this come to life.

Julie said...

It's lovely to read about the differing bands of this sampler and it does look nicer each time I see it.

Bea said...

Excellent progress with your beautiful stitching. And thank you for the explanations.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You are stitching this so quickly! I know it's not very wide but even so. Enjoying hearing about the meanings behind the stitch choices too.