Wednesday, July 25, 2012

More oldies but goodies

As I don't have any new finishes to show you, I thought I'd post a few more oldies but goodies from my collection.  Sorry about all the flash bounces, I don't know how to turn my flash off!
First, Ann Hair 1762 from Scarlet Letter.  I know, the frame is ugly, but it is all I could find at the time.
All the over one verse...oh, my, I thought I'd never get through it.

Sarah E Pope, I think it was an old Sheepish pattern.

Polly Coffin, I think an old JoAnne Harvey pattern.  Mistake on the Boston band row :(

Hannah Atkins, from the old Historic Samplers book by Pat Ryan.  I went a little overboard with the aging,,,

Mary Ann Hutton, Scarlet Letter.  I need to unframe (is that a word?) it and remove my initials and year.  A simple sampler but quite striking, and very unusual in that is has the Christmas carol.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at these.  If I haven't bored you too much, I'll post some more tomorrow.



  1. Bore us some more tomorrow. Love seeing your finished samplers. Brenda

  2. You have some lovely samplers on your walls! I certainly did enjoy looking at them and I'm looking forward to seeing what more beauties you have to share!

  3. You can bore me as much as you like with beautiful samplers such as these. They are all really beautiful and some of them I have and others are on my "wish list". Looking forward to see tomorrows.

  4. Hello Melinda, oh no, not boring at all, love them all, wonderful work. There is something about samplers that are so dear, keep showing them please. Blessings Francine.

  5. Oh please show us more! I just love seeing what you've stitched! They're all beautiful!

  6. Beautiful samplers Melinda...I always love to see all the old patterns.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful work, Melinda...never get bored looking at all these lovelies!

  8. Theses are very beautiful and I know from experience....very time consuming. I think I would need a magnifying glass do one now.

  9. Melinda ~
    You have stitched some magnificent samplers! I started Mary Ann Hutton at least 25 years ago and have it more than half done. I'd really like to get back to it. I once blogged about some of my unfinished samplers and those that are done and not framed.
    Pug hugs :)

  10. I really love the Polly one. I shouldn't have joined your blog because seeing all your samplers is dangerous! Just kidding! I'm really in awe of all of the samplers you have stitched. I hope one day to have a sampler wall!