This is a memorial to the Earls favourite deer! There is not much left to read but I can make out 'died age seven years the favourite deer of George Earl of Crawford Lord Lindsay fed daily 1842'
Look at the cobwebs on those windows I wander if anyone was watching me pass?
Anyway my needle has been busy stitching this La D Da piece, Something Wicked.
I don't normally do much round Halloween apart from supplying the local children with tooth rotting fodder. However whilst recently rummaging through my stash I uncovered some linens I inherited from my gran (I used a piece in the Madame Chantilly design) but the rest are peculiar colours like this bright orange or pastel shades. I am guessing they were purchased sometime during the sixties/ seventies? certainly the orange reminds me of an ercol suite my grandparents had. I never thought I would use this particular piece as it is quite garish and is only 24 count but I stumbled on the La D Da piece and loved the Shakeaspeare quote and thought it might look rather nifty on the orange and it does, if a bit bright. I stitched using 1 over 1 otherwise it would have been huge. I am thinking of making this into a little hanging piece.
Now for the freebie part, there is rather a lot of the orange left and I thought someone else might like a piece of this rather garish orange to be creative with :0) So I am offering a piece measuring approx 19 3/4" by 14" to someone who would like it, no strings attached just leave a message stating that you
would like it and I am going to be cheeky and ask that you might mention what you might do with it but that's not compulsory lol. If more than one person wants it I will get my kids to draw a name from a hat and if no one wants it frankly I won't be surprised or offended lol! That still leaves me with a large piece which I will put back into storage till something inspires me again. I dearly wish I knew what my gran had planned to do with this linen. If there is any interest I will try and get this sorted out before Halloween. Thank you for popping by.