May 24, 2015

The Love Sampler

Hello readers and friends.  As I wrote in prior Memorial Day posts, I become a weepy gal on this day, thinking of the young men lost in the world wars and those that followed.  This year, much worse.  Sweet, gentle, Patti passed this morning.  We were friends in grime, always searching for the early grungy treenware and primitives and rust.  I can't tell you how much I will miss her.  Please revisit Memorial Day 2012's post, or the one from 2013, my sentiments are the same.  Just not up to searching for photos and such this year.




I am offering the Love Sampler chart that Rosanne was kind enough to give to me after spotting it at a unique craft shop in her town.  The craft and hobby items are all donated and the proceeds go to local seniors.  Isn't that a great idea?  This is my version after leaving a section out.
 
This is the chart cover.  I did mine on dark linen to show the details more and chose what I wanted to stitch (as usual).  Please don't be intimidated by the open work, it was my first time doing it and really easy.  Honest.  There are many options for removing sections and even just stitching the LOVE part into a little pillow. 
 
So if you would like this chart, leave a comment on this post expressing that desire.  Open to all as always, but please leave your initials.  More and more comments have become no-reply and Google continues the practice of making that change automatically.  Still not receiving emails from aol users either. 


Will draw a name on Wednesday 5/27 at 8pm. 
That's it for now.  Hope everyone has an enjoyable holiday honoring our heroes.
 
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33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Marly, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your dear friend Patti, so sorry. You were lucky to have found each other in this life and I have no doubt you will again someday in another.
Be extra kind to yourself today, oxox Debbie in IL

Jacqueline said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. The chart is beautiful but please don't enter my name. I have others in the que and it would sit too long before I got to it. But thanks for being so generous.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I am so sorry about your friend.

Anonymous said...

Hugs & good thoughts Marly during the loss of Patti.
Please don't enter me in the drawing as I wouldn't have time to stitch this soon. I would rather it go to someone who will. But of course, thanking you always for your generosity.
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com

Vickie said...

Oh Marly. I am sorry about Patti. I am glad she no longer suffers the horrid pain.

Gill Martyn said...

My condolences, I am so sorry to hear about your Friend.

CathieJ said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Thoughts and prayers for you and her family.

capecodgirl565 said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend Patti. You are so fortunate to have had someone like her in your life. Sending prayers for her family.

Clare said...

May you have happy memories to carry you through this sad time. Your `Love Sampler is lovely`. I would love to stitch this. Happy Stitching Clare.

Theresa said...

So sorry for your loss. Prayers said. Theresa

Linda said...

So sorry for your loss. May you smile with the memories that will always remain. Your sampler is beautiful and I wouldn't miss what you have omitted. Thank you for all you share with us.

Barb said...

Marly, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. Times like this are so hard! I will be thinking about you.

Barb said...

Marly, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. Times like this are so hard! I will be thinking about you.

Marian said...

Hi Marly, I know how you feel - getting teary eyed at the thought of the military that will never return. that is essentially the reason I don't always go to the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day (commemorating the Gallipoli landings in 1915), you see, a howitzer gun fires 2 rounds to start the service & I get upset that a similar sound - but from many more guns - would have been the las thing many of the boys would have heard - and it scars the living daylights out of me too. Sorry too, to hear of Patti's passing - losing friends is not something I am familiar with yet!

Your Love sampler is, to coin a phrase, lovely :D and I'd love (sorry) to win it.

(((hugs))) Marian

Sue, too said...

So sorry for the loss of a precious friend. May you find comfort amongst your real life and online family of friends.

Please do not enter me into the drawing as I also own a copy of the chart.

Truus said...

Sorry to hear your friend passed away-think of all the happy memories you shared with her.Prayers for her family and for you.
Loved this sampler the first time I saw this on your header!
a big hug for you
greetings,Truus from Holland

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss...please remember the good times you shared...
Your Love sampler is a beauty...
Marianne
IkorniQuilt@hccnet.nl

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - as I get older I am more and more aware of how precious friends are. We don't make nearly the effort we should to spend time with loved ones. How did we become so isolated? Memorial Day is always a day of reflection for me. My father fought in WW II and was called up for the Korean War, but didn't fight. Both my brothers served in the navy. Their sacrifices weight on my heart. I'd love to be included in your drawing for your chart. blessings, marlene

Dede said...

My sympathy to you in the loss of your dear friend . May your memories being you comfort.

Please include me in the drawing. Would love to stitch it.

Dede said...

My sympathy to you in the loss of your dear friend . May your memories being you comfort.

Please include me in the drawing. Would love to stitch it.

Anonymous said...

Marly, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. SAH

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your friend passing. Have followed your blog/adventures for quite awhile now. Even though I don't comment, you make me laugh most times, get frustrated when things aren't going right, and stop and think about those in our life. Please do not enter me in your beautiful give a way. I have so many projects to stitch and still buying more. Sending you a very large, but gentle hug. Nancy

Maggee said...

So sorry to learn of your friend Patti's passing. You probably need extra chocolate today, just to get through... Big hugs! (don't need to enter me in the drawing--I have plenty to stitch!) More hugs!

Ali said...

I am saddened to read about the loss of your very dear friend please accept my condolences. I would love to be entered into the draw for the pattern it is very endearing. Ali x

Lorene Frischknecht said...

Marly, am so very sorry for your loss. I know what it is to lose a loved one. I would also very much to enter the drawing for this awesomely beautiful counted cross stitch chart. It would be a pleasure to stitch it!

jhm said...

I, too, get weepy eyed on Memorial day as well as Veterans day. My Dad was career military which is where he met my mom, I followed in the their footsteps and my son followed in my footsteps.

Please do enter me for consideration of the chart

Lastly, I feel for you on the loss of your friend. It is never easy.

Jackie
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

Pam in IL said...

Marly, I'm so very sorry to hear about Patti. Your version of the Love Sampler is beautiful.

Sharon Cuppetelli said...

Marly ....I'm sorry for your loss of your friend Patti..<3
My heart was heavy today, as I watched Parades, filled with such passion I felt a sadness of all the losses, my heart goes out to those taking on the sacrifice to serve our Country...
Bless each one...
Your Sampler is lovely ..
Hope your week is lighter in Heart ...
Sharon

debra said...

My sympathies in hearing of the passing of your dear friend, it is not always easy, just always think of the best times. Thank you for the opportunity to win that great chart- would love to do it- yours looks just great thanks

C. M. Designs said...

Marly, I'm sorry to hear that Patti has passed away.. Although she is not with you in person anymore, she will be in your heart forever. Friends who we've shared our likes with and have had good times together are very special.
Take care. Thinking of you.
Charlotte in Va.

mms said...

Thank you for offering the chart in memory of your friend. I would love to try cutwork.
Mary

JR Bush said...

Love your blog and sorry for your loss. As you get older, life seems to get sadder but we
must keep plugging along. Your work is always so lovely and generous of you to teach
as you go. Thanks, Julia

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Love your Love finish. I stitched mine on blue and even tho it has my ex last name it still remains a fav of mine. My daughter has it now so it'll live on

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