My Camera wouldn't allow me to take a photos direct on that wasn't washed out, so let's just skip this first photo shall we?
... ahhh, this is better! Isn't she pretty? From the latest Magazine, Sampler & Antique Needlework Summer 2013, Sarah Day Sampler Bag, 1827. The magazine article says that the maker of this sampler apparently decided to turn her sampler into a drawstring bag, based on the apparent age of the bags lining.
I think this is just adorable and couldn't resist stitching her up for myself.
R&R Reproduction Linen - Straw 30 Count
A photo showing the original sampler from the magazine.
And how about this pretty little thing? Also from the same magazine - think this would look good in my bedroom, love the blue.
photo of the original taken from the magazine, says original was stitched on 55 count silk gauze with silk threads.