Mr. Mugwump is not big on shopping. His biggest purchase most years is a new pair of running shoes. We have been married a long time so I usually spare him the shopping dilemma. Christmas, birthday...anniversary...I find something I like...he wraps it up. Not very romantic, it works for us and we are a pretty unconventional trio anyway.
The sampler above is...a pending gift. I need some input from my wise and knowledgable blogger friends. This is an antique sampler...finally found one that didn't require a second mortgage. It is silk on silk and is dated July 21, 1818. It has been"preserved" on a sticky cardboard of some type...archival...to prevent future loss. My question is...who do I take this to for framing? My local needle shop? Michaels? I do not live in or near a big city with lots of fabulous framers. My selection is limited.
Any info would be most appreciated.
Oh, if you see Mr. M. don't tell him about the sampler. He doesn't know he's giving it to me yet...in fact, he hasn't even seen it...and I want him to be surprised!!!
I'll add a few more pics...it's a lovely sampler, but very fragile. It has a robin on it!
...looks like a robin to me.
I'll try to get some better pictures and post them next week. I took these in a hurry and omitted some of the great motifs.
Thank you for all the kind concern for Annie and her ear. She is feeling better and is her old self again. Your comments mean a great deal to me. Thank you.
Have a great weekend...stay safe.
Enjoy the day,