Monday, June 22, 2009

Couldn't resist

I saw this idea on Siobhan's blog, who saw it on someone else's and I couldn't resist the idea. I'm planning on taking some of these in for framing today so it was my last chance.




Don't they look cool this way?


Let's see if I can remember what they all are. From left to right they are: The Historic Countries Mystery Sampler from TGOSM, Time and Season by Moira Blackburn, The Plantation Sampler by Canterbury Designs, This is the Day by Hands to Work, Dutch Beauty by Permin, Lois Minshall by Threads of Gold, Rachel Hyde by Threads through Time, Ann Rogers by the Essamplaire, Hannah Lancaster by the Porcupine Collection, and Charlotte Clayton by the NW Sampler Guild.



I have a plan for framing. Some I will take to my LNS, some I will send to Jill Rensel for that Jill touch, and some I will send to Valley House Primitives -- I love their hand grained frames!

I forgot to mention in my last post for those of you who are interested in stitching the Plantation Sampler. Tracy J has started a blog dedicated to the piece and to stitching and admiring it. If you're interested, click here. I joined a bit late. I got to show off my finish. :D

In other news, the father type had a nice relaxing Father's Day yesterday; Wimbledon has started; the boy child just finished his last final ("It was easy."); and the girl child can't wait to come home. She'll be home Saturday evening. Unbelievable!

Oh, and I did start stitching something, but I'm not showing it yet. I'll just say I needed something small to get a quick finish. Hopefully I'll show it soon.

Have a great week, everyone!

33 comments:

D said...

First post! :)

And you didn't mention that I am now a Flame Warden of Kalimdor! 'course that doesn't have much to do with stitching, I admit...

-- th' DH

Nicole said...

Very Cool Margaret!! Can't wait to see what you get framed!! :)

Barb said...

Awesome lineup of stitching. So beautiful!

Cari said...

Your picture is great - very neat idea.

I can't wait to see the finished products. The Plantation Sampler is on my list - between you and The Scarlett House I just had to add to my list of wants.

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Cari said...

Holy Smokes Margaret -- this is just AWESOME. Count 'em....10 beautifully stitched samplers!! I am overcome. These are something else and so are you!! Great work. Hugs and Happy Stitching!!!

Andrea said...

What gorgeous samplers, I'm drooling here :-)
Can't wait to see them all framed!

karenv said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I really must try and get some of my finished pieces to the framers this summer. Can't wait to see them all framed up :)

Sherry said...

Oh all your samplers look so neat lined up like that! I can't wait to see them framed and I am really anxious to see your new start!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

You're in the drawing! Do come see me sometime, Dawn

Siobhan said...

Man, you ROCK!! I love it. Okay, I admit, I snagged one of your photos for my desktop background. :D I can NOT wait to see all the framing--woohoo!!

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret,
What lovely photos of all your amazing samplers. Can't wait to see them all framed,
Boy the time away for the Girl Child went quick. - Sandra.

Laurie in Iowa said...

You are amazing Margaret... that is a very impressive collection of finished samplers you have. YGG

I can't wait to see all these beauties framed.

Jan said...

OH and what gorgeous samplers they are, Margaret! I love the pics, cool idea...just maybe if I ever get up to as many as you and Siobhan, I will try this!

I know they will all be framed awesomely! Excited to see them!

Melissa said...

Oh I'm totally in drool-mode! Very very impressive bunch of lovely stitching! I'm looking forward to seeing the framed pieces.

ps - I thought about doing the same thing over the weekend (bundling the finishes) then realized I have to stitch a whole bunch more first! ;-)

Tracy J said...

Very beautiful way of arranging all of your samplers. Wow, and you have so many collected. I know they are going to be an amazing display!

Thanks for mentioning the PSM blog.

Isabelle said...

Wow Margaret, what a gorgeous and original way to show all your samplers : this photo is too cool !! It is just wonderful !!
I can' wait to see them framed.
Thanks for sharing your beauties with all of us :-)
Isabelle

Tanya said...

Those are some awesome samplers, Margaret. I can't wait to see them framed.

Dona said...

Margaret, you are right - it is very cool to see them all together like that! Such an impressive and beautiful collection. Just think of all the hours that went into stitching them. Can't wait to see them framed.

Alma Allen said...

Love the stitching line up! Can hardly wait to see what you are working on now.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous pics Margaret, makes me want to stitch like a mad woman :-).

woolwoman said...

I had to laugh that you needed a quick finish - Everything you do is a quick finish my dear friend! LOL - this display of huge samplers is simply smashing! truly I'm awestruck and can't wait to see them framed - it's nice that you are using different framers for different effects.

Deb said...

Wow, Margaret. What eye candy. I can't wait to see all of these framed! They're going to look spectacular. And you crack me up about wanting quick projects - I think you're the fastest stitcher I know. It would take me two weeks to stitch some small LHN piece and it only took you about that long to stitch the Plantation Sampler. Your needles amaze me.

gio162 said...

I was thinking exactly the same thought as Woolwoman, lol. Great show of samplers!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Those ARE gorgeous, Margaret. I can't wait to see your framed masterpieces come back!

I'd like to do a pic like this - even with my wips but alas, there's not enough stitching on any of them to make the picture worthwhile. Rolled fabric just wouldn't have the same impact!

You are one amazing woman!

Joy said...

I just love this Margaret!! They are all incredibly gorgeous. I love the little snippets of Hannah Lancaster, as she has become my new "best friend."

~ Joy

Nancy said...

Beautiful photos of your samplers! You have so many amazing finishes, and I can't wait to see them framed.

The Scarlett House said...

That is an amazing dislay of accomplishments. I love how they all look together.

doris said...

Your gorgeous samplers have really started my wishbone working. I love them all. I can't wait to see how they end up framed. You're amazing.

Michelle said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!! So amazing! And how fun to see all of them together like that! And congrats on your beautiful Plantation Sampler finish - boy are you fast!!!

Cathy B said...

Margaret, that is an awesome photo! You have so many beautiful samplers in that collection. Hope you will share some pictures of them framed with us! Have a great weekend!

Kim said...

That's some fabulous work you have there! I love it! Cannot WAIT to see them all framed! I need to buck up and take some to the framers myself. I'll have to check out those hand grained frames! Those and burlwood are my fav'!

Joke said...

This looks really beautiful! And you stitched so many samplers, how many years were you stitching on them?
I've got the plantation sampler in my stash, maybe I have to get a start, now there is a blog dedicated to it :)
Thanks for being such a regular visitor at my site, I really appreciate your lovely comments :)

Paulette said...

LOL about "th' DH"'s comment.. too funny, even though I have no idea what he's talking about. Sounds like a WoW thing?

Anyway, great photos! I love the sampler showcase!! Fabulous!!!

Paulette