Tuesday, July 12, 2016

My Fellow P&P Lovers, This Might Be Just For You!

I was browsing through my Facebook feed today and I noticed something so adorably cute, I just had to share it with you!  It's Pride and Prejudice themed cross-stitch pictures!  I couldn't believe it when I saw it and thought, omg I just had to share this.  I am currently in the middle of a very large cross-stitch picture myself, but as soon as that is done, I will immediately be picking this one up!  I have loved Pride and Prejudice (my favorite book ever) since the first time I read it when I was ten (yes, yes I know that was a long time ago) and pretty much anything to do with it, or Jane Austen in general, gets me all excited!  In fact, one of my dearest friends gave me very large and thick hardcover book with all of Jane Austen's works in it and I thought I had died and gone to book heaven!

One of the things I really like about this design is that it is reminiscent of the cross stitch patterns of old, better known in history as samplers.  These were very popular among girls and women in Britain during the 18th century and I am certain that Jane Austen herself must have done a few.  They were mostly employed as a learning tool for girls, very often in schools, and were usually comprised of the alphabet, a set of basic numbers, religious quotes, some pictures, and often bore the name of the girl stitching as well as a date.  As the girls grew older, the designs became more and more intricate.  Many elaborate pictures were sewn by women and you can see examples of these in the Victoria and Albert Museum located in London.  Here is a link to their page on the history of Samplers.

Ok, ok I'll end the history lesson here.  One of the hazards of being a history major is that I have a tendency to get too "historical" on people so I'm sorry if you started nodding off.  Anyways, here's the link to the cross-stitch.  The seller has other themed cross-stitch patterns as well, so enjoy!

Links:
Pride and Prejudice Cross Stitch

Petalpusher Main Page

Slainte,
M

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