Monday, October 17, 2011

Did someone say Adam & Eve?


Yes, Ann Smith is an A&E sampler.  Just haven't gotten to the Adam and Eve part yet.  It's coming though.  Here she is so far.


The A&E part comes after those red words down at the bottom.  And it's all over one.  Gulp!


In all the excitement of showing off my new framing last week, I forgot to post a pic of my samplers hanging up.  Would you like to see my A&E wall?  Or rather wall and a bit?  Ta da!


Let's see if I can do this.  On the wall on the left is the Jenny Bean Creation Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler and under that, Guarding Eden by Examplars from the Heart.  Moving to the right, on top is Jane Atkinson by the Scarlet Letter and under it is Frances Eden by Handwork Samplers.  To the right of Jane is the Charlotte Clayton Sampler by the Northwest Sampler Guild.  Under that is Paradise Lost by Plum Street Samplers.  Under that, on the left is Margaret Pence by the Good Huswife and to the right is Fruit of the Spirit by Plum Street Samplers.  To the right of Charlotte is Sarah Esh by Carriage House Samplings.  Under that is Know Ye by La D Da.  And finally on the bottom right is Hallow Eden by Plum Street Samplers.  Whew!   And yes, Paulette, you are represented three times up there with your designs!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week.


75 comments:

Jackie said...

Thank you for showing us your wall! Gorgeous!

Ann Smith is really coming along and you can get through the over one verse faster than probably anyone that I know!

Joy said...

Oh Margaret, your sampler wall is beautiful!! Such lovely stitching and framing. Looks like you've mastered the one over one with Ann...good luck with the remainder.

BeckySC said...

Oh MY! You have completed some most gorgeous sampler Margaret :)
Ann will be another gorgeous sampler when finished! WOW!
Hope you received my email a few days back :)
Big hugs :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love how colorful this one is! I also love the A & E wall. How cool!

Erica said...

I absolutely love your wall! Beautiful!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Ann Smith is gorgeous. I'll be cheering you on with all the over one for the A&E portion of the sampler.
You are stitching an heirloom.
Your sampler wall looks fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Hello Margaret! Ann Smith is stunning. I love the beautiful colors she chose to stitch her sampler. I don't envy you all the over one stitching! The completed Ann Smith will look fabulous on your A&E wall. Hugs to you - kelley

Ranae said...

I love your Sampler wall, it is awesome
Love the colors in Ann, it's looking great

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

A splendid wall indeed, great of you to share with us:)

Kim said...

Margaret!!!! Your Adam and Eve wall is stunning and such wonderful Samplers, I just hope to finish one big sampler one day!!! You are one of the most accomplished Sampler Makers I know!! And such a fast stitcher!!! Thanks for always sharing, I enjoy every post~~

Mindi said...

Beautiful progress on Ann Smith! Your recent posts inspired me to pull my chart out and put in a tiny start. Right now I'm waiting for some floss to come in since I only had a few of the colors needed.

I love your A&E sampler wall, and how you have a great mix of reproductions and modern designs.

Zlata said...

Margaret, your wall of samplers made ​​me swoon with delight! So gorgeous looked all work together! I can only dream of such a wall! And have many many stitching hours without stopping! :)

JillMN said...

You have a beautiful wall of samplers! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Ann is looking gorgeous and thanks for posting your A&E wall. I'm so in awe!!!!

Nancy said...

Your sampler is looking so pretty and will be such a nice addition to your beautiful sampler wall! Mia is such a gorgeous kitty!

Penny said...

You are really making good progress on Ann. I'm amazed by her gorgeous colors every time I see her. I love your A&E wall, it inspires me to want to stitch my fingers off. :)

Tammy said...

Gasp! Your beautiful sampler wall took my breath away!! Thanks for sharing it.

Bertie said...

Oh I am so envious of your quick stitching Margaret:)) it's gorgeous so far.
Your wall is very impressive and a joy to look at!! wonderful:D
Is Mia impressed too? LOL

valerie said...

Ann is looking great! You'll get through that over 1 in no time! You have a gorgeous A&E wall. I absolutely am in love with Paradise lost. When oh when am I going to get around to stitching that?! lol

Rebecca said...

I hope a friend of mine sees your post, I believe she follows your blog. She is getting big into A&E samplers herself.
Your wall is beautiful and so is your new addition in progress. Keep your eye on the prize through all that over one. I know you will.

marly said...

Stunning Margaret. Perfect linen color for those rich threads. All that upcoming over one - yikes! Your display wall is wonderful! It's nice to see a grouping like that - really gives perspective on size of the projects.

Juels said...

Ann is gorgeous! And your sampler wall looks great!

Mia, asleep amongst her boxes, looks so peaceful :-)

BrendaS said...

Margaret --
When I grow up I want to be like you:)) LOVE LOVE LOVE your sampler wall. GORGEOUS!

Ann is coming along very nicely. Great colors!

Deb said...

Your wall looks fantastic Margaret! I see a few in my future that I'd love to stitch. And progress on Ann Smith is flying (although you might not think it that way with all that over one)! The colors are just gorgeous.

Sylvia said...

Your needles are smoking!! Ann is such a beauty. I am living vicariously through you.

Dawn said...

Your project is beautiful!
The wall takes my breath away - it is absolutely stunning. I'll be popping back in to take more looks...AMAZING! So happy you shared.

Lene said...

I must say, I love the brightness of the colours in your latest work. And thanks for showing us your wall. What a wonderful collection!

What is Mia playing with? Cute as ever:)

doris said...

Such an incredible group of samplers!

Andrea said...

Oh Em GEE!!!!!
Thud.
(I think you know the reason I just fell over!)
Sigh.
Such gorgeousness!!!

Mouse said...

ohhhhh just love that wall and a bit :) great going with the sampler in progress, your needles must be smoking ..lol :) take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Cari said...

OH OH OH....First of all, Ann is stunning. Don't you love stitching on a piece with such vibrant colored floss? I do and I LOVE COLOR. Then there's your sampler wall....ahhhhhh. Gosh Margaret, your work is jaw dropping beautiful. I love each piece that you've stitched. Thank you so much for sharing. You are such an inspiration ....and enabler too!! THANKS !!

Hugs to darling Mia.... :)

Deborah said...

I love your wall! Just gorgeous.

Berit said...

Wow! Hallow Eden, with its unusual linen color, really stands out to me here. Looks great!

Diane (di) said...

I am speechless. Your sampler wall is just beautiful and Ann Smith... wow! The colors are gorgeous.

samplerlover said...

Ann is coming along nicely and I am sure that you will handle all the over ones. It does add a lovely dimension to a piece.

Your sampler wall looks lovely and I am sure that when Ann is finished and framed she will look lovely hanging amongst all your other beautiful pieces - Sandra.

Sherry :o) said...

Love, love your sampler wall! Wow, what a lot of stitching...

Melissa said...

I love the colours on Ann - so vibrant!

Your A + E wall is beyond stunning! Congratulations on all your beautiful work!

Anne said...

It's so pretty Margaret! I'm really loving this sampler as you stitch it!! And, wow!!!! Your sampler wall is amazing! I love how I can really spot Rasta Eve and Beatle Adam in the photo :D

Faye said...

wow!! LOVE that wall!! Thanks so much for sharing it....hmmmmm, I ned to get some of mine back up on the wall in the craft room....still pondering the layout..Yours looks fantastic!!

Cathy Lloyd said...

I love the colors on Ann Smith! Fabulous! And I'm so envious of your Jane Atkinson! Mine is all kitted and waiting, waiting, waiting!

Karen said...

OMg.....your wall is amazing! so inspiring to make me want to stitch and frame!

Love your sampler too... beautiful as always... happy stitching...

April Mechelle said...

Beautiful Sampler wall! Love them all!

Lizzie said...

WOW....speechless now... :o)
Lizzie
xxx

Patty C. said...

Ok - I have to go sit down after seeing this wall - SO LOVELY - what a great display - I can't wait to see the A&E - Ann Smith is beautiful .....

Chris said...

Beautiful Ann! I love the colors.
Your sampler wall is wonderful. I really like how you have grouped them together.

Kellie said...

Ann Smith is so colorful and so pretty! I don't envy you the over one stitching, but you seem to have a knack for it. :)

I do however envy your A&E wall! :) Wow! What beautiful samplers and so artistically grouped together. Love it!!!!

Have a great week!

Giovanna said...

Great going on the WIP, and gorgeous wall!

Catherine said...

Ann Smith is beautiful!! Love the colors! And your wall - absolutely amazing!!!

Catherine said...

Ann Smith is beautiful!! Love the colors! And your wall - absolutely amazing!!!

Carol said...

Wow! You are the queen of A&E samplers, Margaret--what a lovely grouping!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh my god !!!!

I love the colors and beautiful stitching ...

have a good day

marylin France

Laura said...

Oh my goodness!!! Your wall!!!!!! I am held in its thrall!!!! Thanks for showing it and your WIP. Gorgeous!!!!!

Jan said...

Ann is looking so beautiful Margaret! I love the colors and thanks so much posting a pic of that wall, it is awesome!!!

woolwoman said...

WOW Ann is beautiful - you always manage to lead me down the primrose path ms margaret ! OMGoodness - the sampler wall is absolutely stunning - magnificient work and gorgeous framing to enhance it. thanks for the showing it - beyond beautiful! Enjoy Melody

Melanie said...

*fans self*
That sampler wall is mighty impressive. Thanks so much for sharing photos of it!!!

krayolakris said...

Oh!! Ann is sooo much prettier than the picture on the retailer's website. Love it and your gorgeous sampler wall! And of course your dear little kitteh!

Lois said...

Oh Margaret, I'm drooling over my keyboard!!! What a gorgeous sampler wall and I love Ann. The colours are stunning and she's coming together so nicely.

Angela said...

I love your sampler wall. It is definitely something for me to aspire too! Thanks for the inspiration!

escargopotte said...

Gorgeous !
just lovely stitching !
kisses

Riverspitter said...

I love your Adam & Eve themed wall! What an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

hello,
a small link to your blog with me .... good day

Sherry said...

I just LOVE your A&E wall. Thanks for showing us! You really have the speedy touch.

Linda Klinedinst said...

I just love your Sampler - that is so neat. I love the colors too...they are sure beautiful.

Take care & Happy Stitching
Hugs :) from Sunny Northern Indiana
Linda K

Lurline's Place said...

Your sampler wall is a work of art - just beautiful!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Always smiling said...

Omgosh they are amazing!

Chris x

Hazel said...

Oh my I can't believe you wrote this 6 days ago and I am only just catching up. I love your sampler and that scripture is one of my favourites - the one you are working on now that is. Your wall is incredible. Me and my good friend Tina are itching to have a wall like that so I will be passing on your link to her next time we chat online. Drool drool - off to get a tissue. x

Sharon said...

Oh Margaret, your work and your wall is fabulous. Oh my gosh I can't stop drooling. Everything is so pretty and perfect. I am just in awe of it. And your kitty she is just so cute, she has grown so much. What a sweetie. I love cats, but right now I have 5 dogs. Yep, I said 5 through no fault of my own, my son keeps bringing them home. NO MORE I put my foot down and its about time. LOL But I must admit I am a pushover for a furbaby. Thanks so much for visiting my blog I am trying hard to keep up with it. I hope you will visit again soon.
Irene was just awful around here. So much devastation. Glad you guys were safe, repairs are a pain but you and your family are more important. xoxoxox

Kathy Ellen said...

My dear Margaret, I am absolutely speechless, as I survey all of the beautiful samplers that you have stitched. They are incredible, and I think that they should be in a museum of art! Adam and Eve is going to be another amazing piece of needlework splendor!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely wall of stitching. And the piece you are working on is gorgeous as well. Silly Mia! LOL! She tickles me. Huggles.

Kielrain said...

Oh, wow. I love your sampler wall. Beautiful.

Deb said...

What an absolutely beautiful collection of samplers. My favorite is Grances Eden but it's OOP - AAaRGh! Oh well I'll just drool over yours.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Ahh (indrawn breath) what a gorgeous sampler wall, Margaret! Thanks so much for sharing and identifying. I'll be watching for more...

Lois said...

I just love the colours on Ann, they just pop off the fabric! Nice progress on her. As for your other pics?!?!?! Oh my, love, just love, seeing everything! What wonderful sampler walls!

Jenny said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous wall, Margaret! It is so much fun, and such an inspiration, to see your gems up on the wall together - beautiful!
Your Ann smith sampler looks nothing less than fantastic! I have to skip over to your latest post to have a look at your progress - things have been a little bit stressful here and I am finally having time to get over and visit my blog-peeps! :-)

Suzanne said...

Ann is looking amazing! I really love your A&E wall, you have a great collection of designs.