Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mystery Sampler

I managed to carve out a little time to stitch the Mystery Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread. I really enjoyed some pleasure stitching.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Finished Pieces

OK Ladies, I am waiting for finished pictures of your class pieces from the Western Reserve Guild. LOL

This heat has been terrible....too much humidity for me.

Thought I would provide a quick picture of two new sister samplers, the Peak girls. I purchased these samplers recently. I think it was so fun to purchase sister samplers! Now to carve out some time to design.

Dissertation is started, a few chapters done. Lots to go!

Have a good summer and take time to stitch!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Western Reserve Sampler Guild


I just wanted to thank all the ladies that came out for my classes this last weekend. I had so much fun teaching. I hope everyone had a good time.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mary Jones New Reproduction Sampler

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your summer! I have been busy working on my dissertation (what was I thinking when I decided to take on this huge obligation??!!)

I have just finished designing a new reproduction sampler by Mary Jones of Guilffield School, dated 1836. It is a beautiful sampler (which I own) in shades of greens and browns. The sampler includes the Hymn to Providence. Mary should be ready to be delivered to shops in the very near future.

I want to thank my model stitcher Chris for a wonderful stitching job! Without her help I couldn't get this accomplished. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek. The picture just doesn't do the sampler justice. I will be taking Mary to the Western Reserve Sampler guild this weekend. Have a great rest of the summer and take time to stitch!

P.S. Also look for a new reproduction sampler in the September issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework. You can see a preview at
Watch as the pictures change and look for Emily Bradham.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Western Reserve Sampler Guild - July 16 & 17

I am excited to be teaching at my own guild this weekend, July 16, & 17. We will be stitching the Gingerbread Etui and My Favorite Scottish Sampler.