Time for the latest Brenda Photo Challenge! The subject is Numbers, picked by the current challenge hostess, Karen M. at Loved and Engraved.
Handmade Numbers – Below is a section of a needlework sampler that I completed in May 1995. (No, my memory is not that good. I read the label on the back of the frame.) This is one of three of the Garden Samplers, Book No. 45, by The Prairie Schooler. The chart was issued in 1994 and now out of print.
Those are little peas surrounding the top part of the sampler and framing the cross-stitched numbers. The set of three samplers hang in our upstairs hallway. I love the early Prairie Schooler designs because of their folk art appeal.
Timely Numbers - This is a close-up of our grandfather clock in the great room. It was handmade by hubby’s uncle (who has since past away). A master woodworker, Lawrence enjoyed making clocks and was also an antique clock dealer. The dial and works are from Germany, and he made the case out of black walnut. The wood was from a 100 year old tree that was in the front yard of his wife’s childhood home.
Monetary Numbers - With all of our household budgets under scrutiny these days, I had to include a money photo! We have a few coins and paper money left over from our trip to Ireland in 2001. Shortly after that journey, Ireland converted over to using the Euro. How can you resist the charm of that nun on the five-pound note?