Thursday, July 2, 2009
Time to view more of your work! I want to post all of the samplers that were sent in for our first contest. I will continue to post these. Barb wants to see them too as all the pictures are stored on my computer and she hasn't had a chance to see them yet! So dear friends and Barb....here they are!
Judit Posch from Hungary sent the above picture of her two samplers. She writes:
"The first (red) sampler I've made on 28 ct linen Zweigart with a Hungarian floss: Venus. I've made it for my daughter with her name.
The linen of the other sampler is a gift from Canada: 27 ct hand dyed linen. I've worked on this with Six Strand Sweets flosses. This contains my name."
(Don't you just love the pink linen? I know I do!)
Lily Kidwell sent in the above sampler. She has a blog also...but I don't have her site. Lily please post your site in the comments section. I know it's wonderful. She writes:
"Stitching this little sampler has brought to mind so many happy childhood memories. My stitched piece is resting on a tablecloth I stitched at age 12 (62 years ago) for Easter. It was part of my elementary school curriculum taught by French/Armenian nuns.
Dolores sent in the picture above and she writes:
Instead of stitching this in memory of someone or a family member I decided to do this for my other family members,my Great Danes. Each initial in black is either for one I have now or for one I have lost. I currently have 4 Danes, which was hard for me to choose which ones name to use. I chose Tucker (his full name is Tucker Danes White Lightning) because he is a special boy. He just turned 2 and he was born deaf. I knew this when I bought him as a baby, it did not stop me from wanting him. He does know sign language and he is so very sweet. I am such a proud mother and he does wonderfully. I also have a little girl who is almost 2 and she is also deaf. I did not buy her as a baby, I've only had her about 7 months and she wants no part of sign language. Both of my deaf ones do really well and they are good at watching my other Great Danes. Anyway this is my story on why I chose to do my piece different."
Natasha sent the above picture in of her sampler. She writes:
"I used my married name and the year that I got married. I used a 25ct piece of fabric that I dyed myself with coffee and vanilla it was then baked in the oven, it smelled like coffee cake. ( LOL) Made me hungry every time I stitched on it. I used silk floss from Vicky Clayton HDF names are unknown, they were all a mystery."
Natasha could you let us know about the vanilla....do you use it to add color? How do you mix it up in the coffee solution? Inquiring minds want to know!!!
Amy Frazier's sampler is pictured above and she writes:
"I know I am too late for the drawing, but I wanted you to see my sampler. Thank you for such a fun Sampler to stitch! I've enjoyed looking at all the beautiful samplers that the stitchers have done and I am hoping that you will put all the samplers that were entered on your site! Happy stitching!!" (By the way....Amy was entered into the contest...how could we leave her out? Barb and I bend the rules all the time.)
We will do this again and again....but for now I must close! I'm off to the warehouse to get some work done.