My Jane Austen sampler wall has an addition. I’ve made some tiny changes to Rose Hill Plantation from Little House Needleworks to make an Emma Sampler. I was inspired by the newest adaptation from the BBC. This movie is full of light and the colors of this sampler made me think of Emma’s wardrobe and home in the movie. The architectural style is all wrong but with the big flowers it’s a bit whimsy anyway.
I will admit that Emma is my least favorite Austen novel, yes I even like Northanger Abbey more than Emma. This film version is very enjoyable but I was interrupted at least 19 times while watching, interruptions that required me to pause the DVD. I’d like to watch it again, without pausing, sometime soon.
Title – Little House Needleworks, Rose Hill Plantation
Stitched on Antique Ivory Belfast using threads listed on pattern
I have also made a tiny start on Rose Quaker by Stickideen von der Wiehenburg (see the ‘W’ for Woodhouse), I’m using 40ct linen that I’m not in love with color-wise. I think I’ll try distressing this when it’s done. I’m using the DMC threads as listed on the pattern – so far.
PS – if Ethan had been a girl we were either going to name him Ella or Emma