Thursday, July 26, 2012

As promised, a few more samplers

Greetings...

Here are a few more samplers to share with you.  Some are really oldies, others are not.  Excuse me for not crediting all the designers, a few I can't remember anymore.  Again, sorry for the flash bounces.

Mary Slatter 1792 (the one with the glued on faces)



Katherine Jones, by The Exemplarery.  I love the ribbon surrounding it.



Martha Smith, a real oldie from Scarlet Letter.



Freelove Hazard.   The name cracks me up, sounds like a hippy chick from the 60's!  Scarlet Letter.



M. Pollard, an Ackworth Sampler.  Scarlet Letter.


The Dragonfly Sampler, love the verse!    I think The Essamplaire.  The wings of the dragonfly (lower left) are stitched in silver thread.  I remember having to buy an entire price packet of metallic threads at Hobby Lobby just to get what I needed.


This goes way, way back, as evidenced by the l981 at the bottom.  I can't remember where it came from, but it is a Newburyport, Mass. sampler, maybe Mary Starkey or Sharkey was her name.  Maybe somebody else can remember.


Lois Minshall, Threads of Gold, I think.  I made this as a Mothers Day gift.



Maria Theresa Wilkinson, Scarlet Letter.  Love the verse about the "silly butterfly"



I hope you enjoyed looking, I enjoyed sharing them with you.  I still have more... but need to get some things finished.  We just missed another round of nasty storms...hope you all are safe.

Hugs,
Melinda

15 comments:

  1. Oh another beautiful collection of samplers. Thank you for showing them to us. I have really enjoyed looking at them. It is always lovely to see other collections. For some reason I have always like the Newburyport Samplers. - Sandra.

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  2. Melinda ~
    Your samplers are simply breathtaking!
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  3. Hi Melinda,such a joy to see the beautiful workmanship, I agree totaly,breathtaking each one, thanks for sharing, Francine.

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  4. Just wonderful!!!!! Oh my gosh, I so enjoyed seeing all of your samplers. Will there be more? :D Mary Slatter is my favorite -- wow, I need to stitch that!!!

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  5. Freelove and Wilkinson were always ones I thought I should stitch. Your collection is wonderful. Nothing wimpy! Really enjoyed seeing them and hope to see more soon. I do love Mary Slatter but sold her recently knowing I would never stitch it (wimp that I am!). We got the fringe of a bad storm and quite a bit of rain.

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  6. I love the sampler with the ribbon instead of matting! My daughter's used ribbons on their wedding cakes and they looked fantastic. But this is a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!

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  7. So beautiful samplers!!! Your collection is fantastic!!!

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  8. Oh my goodness.......lovely, lovely, lovely!!! You have stitched some beautiful samplers. Thanks for sharing, I've loved seeing them all.

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  9. You have a collection that just doesn't quit!
    Beautiful.
    Karen

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  10. Your collections of samplers are wonderful. You have really stitched some beautiful ones.

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  11. those are beautiful, and I love all the details!

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  12. Gorgeous~ Gorgeous~ I am in awe over these~
    thanks for sharing~
    enjoy your day~
    smiles
    Teresa

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  13. You have so many beautiful samplers you have stitched. I am in awe of all your beautiful work. I have added a significant number of charts to the list I want to stitch one day, just by looking over your blog.

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  14. I can't stop drooling over all your samplers you stitched! it's hard to pick favourites because they are all so beautiful! I really love the free flow of the Hazard border! Very hippie-ish!! The silver dragonfly is awesome and I love the stick on faces of Mary Slatter! Cracks me up!!

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  15. Beautiful samplers, truly. The one you ID as Newburyport, MASS is actual called "The Chase" - a Williamsburg repro buy Elsa Williams. It is one of my all time favorites. I just finished while recuperating from a broken foot. Couldn't do much of anything else. :)

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