Text Colors
Just starting this. It's going quickly & going to be cute. It's from an historical sampler, but the colors look modern. Plan to do the text differently, since it's impossible to read. The designer says to do anything you please.
Posted by: jlhewes on 06/12/14
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yes U can make this and add the spouse name and his bride too.
by: miss crossstitc on 06/12/14
Hi J....This is a nice little sampler. The verse is great - but I agree , it is very hard to make out. Are you thinking more monochromatic, maybe with the first letters in a different colour?
by: MissKitty on 06/13/14
Exactly, Miss Kitty! Haven't decided on the colors yet. Suggestions welcome.
by: jlhewes on 06/13/14
I don't think the white or the orangey colour add anything. How about just the dark colour and the purple , in either order ? I think I'd do most of the letters in the purple, with the dark as the first letter...but it could work the other way too.
by: MissKitty on 06/13/14
I made a judgment error on the linen. It needs a raw or dirty, as called for. I used a natural color from my stash. Think I will do the text either in the teal w/lilac first letters, or medium green w/light green first letters. The darker colors stand out better.

Lesson for me. I didn't lay out the floss on the fabric, as I usually do.
by: jlhewes on 06/13/14
What does the text say? One of the problems with the EXS/ECS site is that they never list, in the item description what each item says. Bless the sites that do, as I won't even buy just a pattern without knowing...I give everything away as gifts, but I don't want to buy anything that is impossible to read. Perhaps it's my brain or my eyes that are failing...LOL!
by: Su Pitt on 06/13/14
Su Pitt, with a couple of errors by original stitcher, Shakespeare's Peddler says: These birdies perched on flowering tree, this side and that, as all can se(e), are not on speaking terms, for this one waking stole away, and while that slept at break of day, eat up the early worms. December XC1X.

Original is English & unsigned. Date looks like 1909. Designer says 1899.
by: jlhewes on 06/13/14
If it's 1909 or 1899, both are WRONG! In Roman numerals, it would be one-thousand-nine-hundred-nine. If 1909, then it would read MCMIX. M is 1000, CM is nine hundred [written as one hundred (C) from 1000 and nine IX, with that meaning one from ten (X)]. Very difficult system that I was required to learn along with four years of Latin. MLCCCXCIX is 1899! Shorter, huh? I wasn't ever fond of these numbers, but the Latin has been a great basis for all the romancee languages and stood me in good stead for medical school studies.
Thanks for telling me the words, jlhewes.
by: Su Pitt on 06/13/14
Wow! The girl spelled and did Roman numerals as well as modern folks. I just read it as 19 +9. The pattern has a full page of information. Very interesting. The designer says there were a lot of newly educated middle-class in the late Victorian era.
by: jlhewes on 06/13/14
Despite my advanced age, my resultant poor eyesight, and the fact that I once owned a Victorian-era home, I am well-educated, not a Victorian and certainly never middle class. I am poor, but once was wealthy. I prefer being wealthy, but as an old motto says, "Riches are always restless; 'tis only to poverty the Gods give content.". I am content, old, poor, very well-educated, very ill and very happy. There are folks not Victorian who probably meet your criteria. And the date on the sampler is still wrong. It doesn't read 1909, it reads 909.
XC is nine hundred; and IX is nine. Too early for this sampler.
by: Su Pitt on 06/13/14