Jul 21, 2013

Letter to Eliza Low Pumroy

Greetings.  Thanks for your comments regarding my animals!  I will explain more in another post.
Do you remember my Letter to Lucy post?  She was a real trouble maker for me, but I did learn from her, and Eliza (Threads through Time) showed me the light in another sense.  Even with the eyelet, rice, satin, and daisy stitches, she was an absolute pleasure.  Here she is.

I was browsing for samplers and what did I see?
Your many bright colors and thought "this isn't me!"
My primitive style is drab, dull, and dark,
on all those counts, this misses the mark.
But your elements and size were right for my style,
and I knew this large piece would take quite a while.
I clicked with my mouse and you entered my cart,
but when you arrived, I hesitated to start.
The colors, I thought, would need to be changed.
Seventeen in all - would that make me deranged?

I tried and I tried but to no avail.
Calm down, deep breath, and a long exhale.
I toned down the threads with a little gray Rit.
Stitching then began, and soon after I quit.

Too many changes, too dull a look,
I decided to give up and follow the book.
With very few changes that were close to the chart,
once again, Miss Eliza, I was anxious to start.
The more I stitched and followed it through,
those bright colors you chose were fitting and true.

I haven't colored this much since I was a child,
to say your stitches were scattered is putting it mild.

As I look at my finish, so bold, so striking,
I realize that color is now to my liking.

Farewell Eliza!!!
Thanks for visiting and staying with me during this long stitch.
Enjoy your day!


Carol said...

Oh, Marly--not only a wonderful finish, but a delightful ode to Eliza!! Truly enjoyable and beautiful to read :)

Vera said...

Gorgeous finish Marly -- congratulations!!

Mary said...

She's just lovely! So glad she brought you some color. It looks like she fits right in.

Melissa said...

Absolutely stunning! I love Eliza and your ode to her is fab! I love her other two companions on the wall too! YOU did a wonderful job all around! Congrats!.

Sandra said...

What a wonderful sampler.
I would love to have it hanging in my house.
Homespun Elegance

backporchcarver said...

Fantastic!!Both the sampler and the ditti.

Jeanne said...

Wonderful ! Love the bright colors...and I love how you have it hanging on the wall.

Anne said...

Love the poem you wrote for Eliza! It's brilliant! She's a beauty and I love her colours!!

Jenny said...

Marly....You are soooo talented both in stitching and writing poetry! Love the sampler and her colors and I love what you wrote. Eliza looks lovely hanging on your wall! Beautifully done!

Barb said...

Such talent you have Marly, making the sampler so much your own in words . Stepping back in admiration here.

Lida said...

Fabulous, the beautiful sampler as well as your writing!

Margaret said...

Spectacular!!! Love Eliza, love the poem, and love your sampler wall!!

Judy said...

Absolutely stunning!

Judy heartland stitcher

Lanie said...

Marly, your "Eliza's journey made me smile!
I, too, thought I could never use bright colors with my colonial/primitive style, but stitching "Sarah Stuart" changed me! Surprise, Suprise what we can discover when we every so slightly step away from our comfort zone!
I love Eliza and have just added her to my "to do" list. I also love the way you finished her ... full disclosure ... I'll probably be stealing that idea ;)
Great job ... congratulations!

Faye said...

Perfect PerfectPerfectPerfect!!!!! She's all that and more! And your sweet words if song are veery befitting to the classy lady~~~~~

Penny said...

Eliza is just stunning! She looks great in her finish and alongside the other wonderful samplers! Love the "letter" to her.... a fun read and a wonderful tribute!

Mouse said...

wooo hoooo absolutely gorgeous and love that rhyme too :) love mouse xxxxx

Merry Wind Farm said...

Oh, Marly, what a beautiful finish, and do your talents never end? Love your tribute to her!!

Robin said...

Congratulations to you on getting Eliza finished and hanging, Marly! Your ode to her was fun to read!

Robin in Virginia

Barb said...

Eliza is spectacular!!! I love her!

Vickie said...

That's great Marly. A great poem and your stitch turned out so very, very nice.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

lovely!! I love your blog!!

Simply Victoria said...

Beautiful finish and such a fun poem! :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a fun read and great finish!!!

P.J. said...

A colorful ode for a colorful sampler. She is lovely and cheery!

Penny said...

Such a vibrant and beautiful sampler! Eliza fits in so well with her companion samplers. Enjoyed your letter, too. :)

eszter said...

wonderful samplers!

Solstitches said...

Another gorgeous finish Marly.
The colours are beautiful and I enjoyed your poem.

Krista said...

What a wonderful finish on Eliza! Congrats! and a fun poem too!

Chris said...

Fabulous finish!! Her colors are wonderful!

Peggy Lee said...

It's gorgeous! Glad you decided to go with the brighter colors. I would have hesitated too.

Love the poem. Do your talents never end?

Bertie said...

An Ode to Eliza, very fitting and wished I could write like you!
The colours are just stunning Marly, it cheers me up no end as it must you, no more drab lol. Your threesome must do you proud.
Have a lovely week:))

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

This is surely out of my league. It is exquisite and a wonderful accomplishment...Thanks for sharing your adventure with Eliza.

Peace and Blessings,

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

This is surely out of my league. It is exquisite and a wonderful accomplishment...Thanks for sharing your adventure with Eliza.

Peace and Blessings,

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

On top of all else, you're a poet.
It's a lovely finish.

Pam in IL said...

Oh, I so enjoyed this post and your lovely finish! Congrats!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Marly! Eliza is beautiful and your poem is delightful. Deb

Lemon Chic said...

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follow me and let me know with a comment
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cucki said...

Wow so beautiful samplers xxx

Maggee said...

You're a poet! And you have a lovely finish! Hugs!

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