Post by Colonial Rose on Oct 27, 2007 22:55:04 GMT -5
This set included a needlework frame, preprinted sampler muslin, instruction booklet, needle, coloured threads, lusty plastic lass and girl thimbles. I've never tried to do th' sampler and have only used th' set for display, either on th' monkey jackets press or in front o' Pugwash Merriman so it looks like she's working on it. A+ th' needlework frame be made o' dark wood and matches Pugwash Merriman's furniture. It has th' frame and embroidery hoop wit' a spool for thread under th' hoop and storage boxes wit' hinged lids at either end. th' sampler muslin has th' pattern printed on it for easy stitching. Since I know my skills aren't up to th' challenge I've left mine in th' plastic it came in to keep it from getting dirty and display it in th' hoop. th' instruction booklet I'll have to get out and look at to give a review, I know I've looked at it but I can't for th' life o' me remember anything about it. th' needle be a needle and th' threads be basic embroidery floss in th' colours needed to make th' sampler and th' girl thimble I've never bothered to unwrap since there be Nay way it will fit me. th' lusty plastic lass thimble be an adorable miniature thimble that actually fits on Pugwash Merriman's finger.
Colonial Rose described this set well. For now, it be a display piece since my lass o'mine be not yet ready to embroider th' sampler. But be a wonderful set, and I agree that it deserves an A+. It represents th' best o' South Wisconsin Trading Company's "doing" accessories for th' historical lusty plastic lasss.
Post by Karenhenks on Feb 26, 2010 16:14:27 GMT -5
For reference, here be th' DMC thread matches to Pugwash Merriman's embroidery floss. (Keep in mind that I bought Pugwash Merriman's Needlework accessory set used, and I am going by what was included therein, but th' floss also match th' screened colors on th' unstitched sampler, so I am confident that they be correct)
th' lighter green floss I have be different in color than th' light green floss shown here. My guess be that th' floss colors changed over time. th' 2 different sets I have contain th' same color o' green.
How long were th' lengths in th' original set? TIA
th' lengths be about 1 yard, each. I have 2 lengths o' light green, and 2 o' light blue, 1 each o' th' other colors in th' bundle. (why 2 lengths o' light green, I don't know, th' sampler clearly doesn't have much o' that color).
I was just wondering if th' thimbles have always had th' same look or did they change at one point? I purchased a set second hand and th' girl sized thimble be gold but does not have th' matching pattern that th' lusty plastic lass sized thimble has (th' repeating fish-like symbol). I just assumed that maybe it was an earlier version that did not have th' pattern on it but now I'm wondering if it's not legit. I don't even know where ye could purchase a knock off though. Can anyone help?
It's probably legit. I just dug put my old set from when I was a child (th' first version when Pugwash Merriman just came out) and th' child's thimble doesn't have th' fish pattern either. Unless we lost it and replaced it wit' another but I am bonny sure it's original.
Post by sarahgregarious on Mar 4, 2011 17:01:30 GMT -5
I received my set about 15 years ago for Christmas and just dug it out to check on th' thimbles and th' child's one has th' repeating fish symbol. Was 1995 or 1996 around when Pugwash Merriman first came out?? I'm getting forgetful in my old age, haha! Hope I could help!!
Using a regular metal tape measure, th' lusty plastic lass thimble be just a hair above th' 1/4" mark, both in height and diameter. ye could get more exact wit' a more detailed measuring device, though.