Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Vintage Stitched Mottos
I love vintage cross stitch mottos and samplers and have always collected them. In this month's Country Home magazine there is an article about collecting these pieces and what to look for. As the article states, the pieces that are still in good condition, unusual patterns and nice crisp colors are the most desirable.
The "Forget Me Not" piece is stitched on punched paper. The paper punched ones have a nice old world look to them. This one is in the original criss cross frame.
When looking for a stitched piece, be sure that there aren't any holes or glaring discolorations. I also look at the quality of the stitching. You can find wonderful pieces on eBay, however be sure to ask questions, especially if the pictures aren't really good. Antique stores, flea markets and estate sales are other places to find these.
I also would like to thank everyone who left a comment on my 9-11 post. Yesterday was a sad reminder of where our world is. I cried all day and then cried more when I watched Oprah. Many of you had lovely postings and scripture for reflection. Thank you for your comforting words.