A Victoriana Story
My story begins with my portrait of Queen Victoria as a Royal Bride and expands to include antique needlework tools, lace, crowns and the story of a small sampler.
Each few days I will add another chapter, till it culminates in a surprise Christmas event from Carolyn Meacham.
I hope you will follow along.
Chapter 2: Backstory
Click on the photo above of Theodora of Byzantium.
Chapter 1: My Portrait of Queen Victoria
To read Chapter 1 click on the photo above of Queen Victoria.
Chapter 3: A Pair of Scissors
To read Chapter 3 click on the photo above of Carolyn's Scissors.
Chapter 4: A Collection of Needlework Tools Commemorating Queen Victoria, and Let's Not Forget Prince Albert
For larger photos and identifcations, click on the photo above.
Chapter 5: The Imperial State Crown, Two of Them
To read Chapter 5 click on the photo of the Crown.
Chapter 6: A small sampler depicting a king's crown, and coronets for a duke, marquis, earl, viscount and baron, stitched by Sarah Radburn 20 years into Queen Victoria's reign.
To read Chapter 6 click on the photo of the Sampler..
Chapter 7: Sarah's Sampler Adapation while it is close to the way Sarah Stitched her sampler 162 years ago, it is not a reproduction. For a comparison of the original and my adaptation, along with notes about my decisions, click on the little sampler above.