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First there was Salem Sisters…


Sisters of mine,
We've done no crime,
yet here we go to hangin'.
These foul townsfolk –
They thought us cursed,
And now we're up here swangin'.


Then there was Salem Sisters II…


Sisters of mine,
'Yon rope shall they twine
'round our necks, 'til be
gnarled and a-squeezin'.
Yet we have no fear,
for our Justice draws near;
Where they're going
it won't be a-freezin'.

While the first two designs were a more lighthearted approach to what is commonly associated with Halloween, this last installment depicts more soberly the tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials…

Here is Salem Sisters III:

Salem Sisters III tp

Sisters of mine,
A tree be our shrine,
Tho' these treach'ries
we've not committed.
Our brethren have
judged us, Their
mercies begrudged us;
But God holds our
souls as Acquitted.


The model was stitched on 36 ct. Vintage Woodsmoke from Lakeside Linens with Gentle Art Sampler Threads in Tradewind, Pebble, Piney Woods, Espresso Bean, Wood Trail, Nutmeg, and Cherry Bark. The stitch count is 161w x 282h, and the model was stitched by Rindy Richards (who did a gorgeous job on it… and I learned a new technique from her regarding using variagated threads: if you stitch your rows vertically – one x at a time – instead of horizontally, your result will be a very cool weathered-stone look, as you can see on the top and bottom of the headstone on the model, where it says "Gallows Hill." I love it! Thank you, Rindy!) 

For those of you heading to Celebrations of Needlework in St. Charles, Missouri, September 19-21, you can find the model there. I hope you like the newest pattern in the Salem Sisters series!


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