Apr 23, 2012

Oldies but goodies

Hello and how are you today?  I was dusting and decided to show a few of my favorite samplers, all of them oldies but goodies.  I'm not positive about origin on every one, since I DESTROYED them many years ago.  I saw no purpose in keeping something I had no intention of using again.  AUGH!!!!
The Lords' Prayer
Stoney Creek
Lots of metallic threads
I still have this chart



Lydia Bond
The Examplarery












Safrona Ager
The Examplarery




Chloe Lincoln
                                    Sheepish Designs











Aires of the Green
Sheepish Designs
Margaret Blackington
                      Scarlet Letter






Salina Dunwoody
Sheepish Antiques





Hannah Breed
Scarlet Letter







Phebe Smith
Scarlet Letter





Hannah Gibson
Simply Samplers









McCarthy Sampler
Sheepish Designs







Almira Eaton
The Examplarery?







Remember my finding the filth on the inside of the glass even with a sealed dust jacket?  Still undecided if I will open them all for a good cleaning.


I finally finished the eyelet stitches on Lucy after having to rip out several letters and start over.  I had trouble with the color symbols again.  The next border is rice stitch and I've decided to go low carb and dump it.  I am so anxious to start something smaller so standard X's is what the border will be.  You can see from the samplers above that I'm not used to very large pieces.  Fanny Erb and France F (on the basket) are also favorites but you've already seen them.
That's all for today.
Thank you so much for your comments and visits and emails.  I truly appreciate each and every one.  And if I would quit finding more blogs, I would have more stitches completed.  You are addictive!!!

38 comments:

Rita said...

I feel like I just went through a museum. BEAUTIFUL samplers!

Margaret said...

Oh my! What a feast for the eyes! Thanks for showing off your samplers. I so enjoyed the show!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Lydia Bond and Hannah Breed are my favorites--but they are all GORGEOUS!!! So much time (and eye strain) in each piece! I wish I had the time to do one.--Jan

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Gorgeous Samplers~ my fav is the Lord's Prayer~
thanks for sharing
Smiles
Teresa

Carol said...

What a beautifully stitched collection of samplers, Marly!! Your blog name fits you perfectly :)

Penny said...

Hi Marly.... LOVE all your samplers! What beautiful work you have done! These have served as a real inspiration for me to finish up a few samplers I have started.... I so want to have a sampler wall (or two!) in my new/old home, which I will be moving into very soon. Stitching will commence as soon as I finish up on here....... :)

I thought of you this morning, as I was in the supermarket, dripping wet with sweat, while others were bundled up against the cool weather and rain..... I could have worn shorts and sandals and still been sweating..... My thoughts turned to the kindred spirits out there who are suffering along with me.... Oh, how sorry I feel for all of us..... as I now sit in my FR with the fan full blast on my face....

Krista said...

Wow, such pretties! I love the Sheepish designs one with the sweet animals.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Thank you for sharing photos of all your beautiful samplers. I loved seeing them all.

Shirlee said...

What gorgeous samplers! Stopped at The Lord's Prayer, hunted it down on Google & bought the chart before could continue reading your post ... lol! Where do you have all these hanging? Would love to see a photo of your displays : )

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Thank you for the tour! Your samplers are amazing!

I have stitched Phebe and Hannah is waiting for me. Hmm, maybe I will give her consideration as I am about ready to tackle another large project.

Marie-P said...

So many beautiful samplers...

Vickie said...

Such wonderful samplers. I too find the Lord's Prayer stunning. :) Do you put all your samplers under glass?

Paula said...

Gorgeous!

Deb said...

I really enjoyed seeing all your samplers. You have stitched some wonderful ones.

Joanie said...

What gorgeous eye candy, Marly! Each of them a gem! You have beautiful pieces....

Melissa said...

Oh gosh, Marly, they are definitely Goodies! Beautiful!

Carla said...

Absolutely beautiful samplers! I love them all and wish they were hanging in my house! Your work is wonderful!

sandi s said...

You have many beautiful samplers. I loved seeing the pictures. Thank you for the graph, I really like it.

Mouse said...

oooo gosh what eye candy :) gorgeous samplers there :) love mouse xxxx

samplerlover said...

Having a lot of trouble at my end seeing all these wonderful samplers in full with internet problems. But from what I can see (half way)you have a wonderful collection there. When the internet is going a full pace again I shall call back and see them properly. - Sandra.

Terri` said...

Such a beautiful, and inspirational, collection! Thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

What an incredible collection!! Thanks so much for sharing them. It makes me wish they would not go out of print!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
Such wonderful samplers! I stitched 2 or 3 of them ~ MANY years ago.
Hugs :)
Lauren

The Humble Stitcher said...

Oh my, Marly...your samplers are all so wonderful. You do such beautiful and inspiring work...love them all :)
Sandy

Chris said...

Fabulous! what wonderful samplers!

Rebecca said...

Such beautiful samplers. It would be hard to pick a favorite. You have a wonderful collection, I can see why you have such great inspiration about you for your wonderful newer projects.
Thanks for the mini tour.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh my god ! Beatiful blog ...

FANTASTIC

bisous de FRANCE

Kaisievic said...

Hi Marly, Sorry that I haven't visited in a while - love the sampler gallery, thank you so much for sharing. I think that I like the Sheepish Designs and The Scarlet Letter designs the best but they are all lovely.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wonderful showing! And you don't think these are 'very large pieces?' They are each lovely in her own respect. Thanks for sharing!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a treat! I loved seeing all your beautiful samplers! A few of them are most certainly on my "to do list, one day" list.

Thanks so much for sharing!

earlyamerica 1815 said...

What a beautiful post Marly!!! Love, love, LOVE your samplers...especially the Lydia Bond...Enjoy your day, Tina

Bertie said...

A wonderful display Marly, you have been busy over the years. Almira Eaton is one I did as well but on the kit's darker linen, I do love your linen, at least you can see it. SD samplers are also wonderful, have many charts but never stitched one, and am infected by you now LOL.
Thanks for showing us your beauties!

Penny said...

What a wonderful collection of samplers Marly! I love them!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
I really enjoyed seeing your oldies but goodies. I just love Salina Dunworthy, but I suppose it is OOP now. How do you photograph your samplers without getting a flash bounce? Thanks for sharing.
Melinda

Laura said...

What lovely work! Thanks for sharing!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh my heck....I'm humbled, awed, and dumb-sticken. These are GORGEOUS Marly!! And you do not consider these "large?" Yikes....I repeat - I am humbled, awed, and dumb-stricken.... You have a mad kind of talent lady....simply mad. Hugs ~ Robin

tina said...

Congratulations, your collection of Samplers is fabulous!! The Simply Samplers is fantastic .... you tell me where I can buy it??
Tina...from Italy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! The Lords Prayer...what are the measurements and are you interested in selling that? please email me at nrwhisler@hotmail.com
Thank You,
Nicole

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