More SamplersSaturday, May 2, 2009
I want to show you several more samplers and how they will be finished today. I can't write much as my sister is here working with me. My brother and his family are coming today to help too. We are packing up my mother's things and moving her to Knoxville to be with my sister. Mom is downsizing and it's a hard time for us all.
I feel guilty and sad that my Mom is leaving. She has been here in Kansas City for about 9-10 years and she is a bit teary about moving from her apartment to assisted living. Her tears are because she feels like she is on a downhill slide and is a bit fearful. It's hard to move! The move will provide closeness to my sister's family. She now will have some time with my sister's children and they are all wonderfully fun. My sister is a bit overwhelmed with trying to plan it all. Mix those emotions up and you get a crazy time for all.
The sampler below isn't quite finished yet, but Loretta has an idea to make this sampler into a book cover. It is pictured with her mother's school book. Read below for Loretta's information and the attachment for her blog site.
"We all have favourite books. One of my favourites - the book, which belonged to my grandparents - my mother's schoolbook. It's a Lithuanian literature book for 5. grad.
Quite symbolical, that the year of publishing is 1936, the year my mother was born. The title of the book is "Sakalelis" (Little falcon), so it was a pleasure to me to stitch this title and three birds.
I hope at least one of them is a real falcon:) I also stitch the year of publishing - 1936.
I had the idea for finishing from the very start - it will be a cover for this book.
I tried to make the sampler as vintage as I could, and I hope I succeeded...
My choice of linen 30 ct WDW linen Natural/Straw, floss - GAST Mulberry, Rhubarb, Crescent Colors - Chili Pepper and Madeira 0314 32" Click to go to her wonderful blog All the beautiful things.
Our friend Niky Farrauto from Italy stitched this sampler and is now going to use it inside a wonderful sewing box. Niky is the co-author of our book "My Heart Is True." She has a
A close up of her sampler is below. She overdyes her samplers with a bit of tea.
Her "primitive" style of design makes this one look antique....only the date gives it away.
I bet as internet savvy as you all are you have probably already seen Nancy's finish pictured below.
"Thank you so much for providing us needlework addicts with this lovely chart! I enjoyed it very much. I stitched the sampler as charted and finished it into a pillow. Attached is a photo. If you are interested in more photos, and a little story, I also posted it on my blog (link below)."
The name of her blog is Lovely In Chocolate. I'm sure that Barb would agree that everything looks more lovely in chocolate.
"I started stitching this beautiful sampler the same day you posted it on your blog, but with four kids and lots of other "distractions", it's taken me until today to finish it.
Her sampler is framed and filled with love and symbolism of her friendship. By the way, I did ask before posting. I didn't want to spoil any surprises!!!
Take care dear friends. Enjoy your day and save a bit of time for stitching.