17th. c. · embroidery · John Smith · Kittens · Pocahontas · waistcoat


Our little guests are still with us.  Tomorrow morning I’m taking them to the vet for a check up.  One of them is having some tummy issues and, honestly, I’m tired of dipping cat little every hour.  (And I’m running out of bags!)

I posted an album with my current embroidery projects on my Facebook page, but I thought I’d go into a little detail on them here on my blog.

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of John Smith and Pocahontas’s marriage, Historic Jamestown is creating a 17th c. waistcoat for Pocahontas.  I was so excited to find out about this project!  I fired off an email super quick and, in under a week, had the little sample I’m to stitch up and mail back.  I would love an opportunity to work on this project!!

I’ve made progress since I took this picture.  Basically, this little bird must be stitched in an outline or stem stick and the interior with a seed stitch.  I’m almost half-way done with the outlining and will be heading for the seed stitch as soon as I can.  I was sent grey silk to work the little bird in.  So for, I’m pretty please with my work but I’m being incredibly picky, too.  I’m trying not to let that slow me down!

What projects are y’all working on in the New Year?  I’ll post a few more of mine as well as info on the kittens vet visit.  Y’all stay warm!

One thought on “History-foo

  1. I hope you do get to be part of this. What an amazing opportunity. I have a personal interest, though my needlework skills lack my ability to participate. I'm a descendant of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. She is my 10th Great Grandmother. 🙂


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