Sunday, October 26, 2014

Update on Etchell's Sampler

Here is an update on Marie's sampler (Please ignore the wrinkles for now).  The flowers and tree are looking great. Thanks Candace for your great model stitching!

Can't wait to see this beautiful sampler done.  Look for more flowers, a basket, and birds.

Have a good week and take time to stitch!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

A sneak peek at a new reproduction sampler by Maria Etchells:

Soon you will be able to see the whole verse. 

Just got back from the Shepherd's Bush Retreat and had loads of fun and met many new stitching friends.  Thanks to everyone for including me!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Another sneak peek at Richards Sampler

Here is another sneak peek of the Richards sampler.  The grass will eventually be satin stitched.    The grass is turning out to be a very close match to the original. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Adam and Eve Sampler

Here is a sampler I purchased some years back and had forgotten totally about.   It is Adam and Eve and unfortunately the name is gone.  It is quite bright.  The sampler was wrought in 1834, and has some religion advice.  I can't say this is my favorite Adam and Eve.  It does have some wonderful motifs.

Catherine Staley


I found this previous little sampler I had saved when I had time to reproduce it.  Catherine Staley wrought this sampler in December of 1842.  She has words of wisdom:

          The loss of time is much
          The loss of truth is more
          The loss of Christ is such
          That no man can restore

Here are a few sneak peeks as I am reproducing it:

What do you think?  Do you like the verse?


Monday, June 16, 2014

Hi everyone,

Just received an updated pic of the Richards Sampler from my model stitcher.  I really like how this is coming along, especially the grass.  The grass will be satin stitched over the cross stitch for the best coverage.  What do you think?


Monday, May 26, 2014

Delaware Historical Society Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone.

I hope you are enjoying your day with family and friends!  We had a beautiful summer weekend in Ohio.   My son, his wife, and dog Max were here along with my Dad and a good friend, Cynthia.  I wanted to give you a quick sneak peek at a new Delaware Historical Society sampler that I was given permission to reproduce. 
It is the Richards sampler.  My model stitcher, Candace, is doing a great job!  I don't know what I would do without my model stitchers they provide me with more time to design.  Thanks!