I have been getting books of antique samplers to get ideas to make my own.
I saw this piece as part of a larger sampler and wanted to do it by itself as a pillow.
I think it would make a nice pin keep piece to show off the border better.
Here is a photo of the piece, after I finished it.
Here is it, after I sprayed with walnut ink. I like the antique look, but not the flat finish. Wanted it to be more spotted in places to give the look of water damage. I will have to try it outside with the sun, that seems to lift the stains into the piece, more than drying in a dryer. I may do this with a saying and/or date in another try. Let me know what you do and don't like about it, so I can practice more on designing, cross stitch pieces.
Amelia's Aviary 1: Partridge & Palm
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