May Offerings...

Folky Pinkeep
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I’ve used favorite motifs from my pattern, “This Have I Done,” to make this folky, little pinkeep.  It features a large, white flowering bush and a tiny black mister and his miss.  A little white bird rests at the top of the bush.  “Needlework” is stitched across the bottom.  Stuffed with raw flax and backed with a delightful blue/gray calico. A tiny treasure, it measures 3.5”w x 3.25”h. Only one!

Folky Pinkeep ~ $65.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold ~ thank you!
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com.

Sister’s Flower Ditty Bag
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This useful bag, featuring “Sister” and a large flower, is fully lined with calico and has a convenient ribbon hanger.  Use it to store your punch needle tools, scissors, or tuck in some drieds.  I’ll include the sprigs of Sweet Annie you see in the photo to get you started. Looks great hanging from a door handle, on the back of a chair, or laid out in one of your vignettes.  The bag itself measures 9”h x 4”w.  Only one!

Sister’s Flower Ditty Bag ~ $85.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold ~ thank you!
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com.

Antique Sampler: Mary Rason 1835
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Terrific marking and motif sampler stitched by Mary A Rason in 1835.  The threads are predominantly brown, but there are some pops of color in the fruit basket and vertical border in the lower left, as well as a white bird in the same section.  One of my favorite things is the squirrel (or other critter) walking up the side of the tree in the lower right section!

In addition to rows of alphabet, our stitcher worked the following information:
Mary  A Rason
Ag’d 15 years
the 17th of Octo
1820 Pelham
School 10th of
May 1835

In doing some research, I found a Mary A Rason born to William and Sarah Rason on October 17, 1820.  She was baptized October 30, 1820.  She lived in the County of Welland, Pelham Township, Ontario, Canada.

Miss Rason employed cross, four-sided, satin, and Algerian eyelet stitches.  The sampler has suffered significant thread loss around the borders and to the second row of upper case alphabet worked in Algerian eyelet stitch.  A few threads remain in these areas on the front and back to determine they were cream and tan threads.  Still a nice, folky sampler.  I have not reproduced it, but always thought the two sections at the very bottom would make wonderful pinkeeps! 

It measures 16”h x 11.5”w

Mary Rason Sampler ~ $185.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold ~ thank you!
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com.


Until next month, my friends, I wish you many pleasant hours!