Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sampler Blog Along

Firstly I must say 'thanks' to Chookyblue for organising this sampler blog along.
Most of these samplers are unframed , although I still have many in frames ,I will leave that for another post maybe.
As there are quite a few pictures I won't include a lot of dialogue as you will want to visit all the other participants. Blackbird designs from one of their cross stitch books.
I love anything quirky and alphabet going around the corner attracted me to this sampler.

I am a fan of 'With my Needle' patterns by Ellen Chester. This needlecase is yet to be made up



as are the accessories, one day !


some more pincushion covers to become pincushions.








not so sure I like the bright colours in this sampler


maybe I will hang it on the clothesline for about a year.










This is a Quaker by Good Huswife (I think). The pattern was called Little Red R


I said I loved quirky

another Goode Huswife I 'm sure
I really enjoy stitching samplers with many motifs
another Goode Huswife pattern, using some of my coffee dyed linen



Samplers with a Christmas theme were also a favourite





another little quirky sampler





in my favourite colour




This sampler has a lot of my own touches to it. From memory it was a French inspired sampler I added and changed many of the motifs




This remains unframed as when I completed it I wasn't in love with it, I thought it a little bland.


Now if you have got to the end of this and would like to be in the draw for this sampler, please leave a comment and I will draw this, hopefully next Saturday before I leave for Germany.





I hope you have enjoyed this Sampler Show and Tell and please Blog A long to the other girls.

I have tried to add all of the links but can't seem to do it please check out Chooky Blue for a list.
till next time
Happy Stitching
J















48 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

who knew you had so many samplers.........all gorgeous.....thanks for sharing as it is wonderful to be able to see them.........and I am pretty sure I could take another post.......

Cardygirl said...

Beautiful stitching Jean! Thankyou for inspiring us and then some!

Farmyard Crafts said...

They look excellent. It's nice to have a favourite type of pattern. I love alphabets... and houses!

Maree: said...

WOW! They are all Beautiful TFS.
cheers

Lizzie said...

Wow, they are gorgeous, I love samplers, thanks for showing them...
Lizzie
xxx

Bellgirl said...

My goodness, what a lot of beauties! I've only done one sampler, I think I need to add some more to my collection! Red is my favorite colour, so I'd love to win this beautiful sampler- thanks for the giveaway!

BTW I've got a giveaway on my blog at the moment too: http://bellgirl.com.au/2010/11/100-followers-giveaway.html

Catherine said...

What beautiful stitches - thanks so much for sharing! I see a couple that I may have to add to my wish list!

Lynda said...

Absolutely beautiful Jean.

Farm Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful - you have such lovely taste.

Ann-Maree said...

Love all the pics Jean...you are my cross stitch hero!

Ann-Maree

broderie said...

the day is wet and dreary here in melbourne today so it will be good to take the 'cross stitch journey'. jean they are so gorgeous. your eyes will be on the way on monday! x liz
ps. the verification word was 'hoopin'!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Oh wow,you have done a lot of samplers,thank you so much for sharing them with us. I am inspired to find a sampler pattern and start one now (I have the linen and threads already)

Nyla said...

And these are just your unframed samplers? Wow, you are a very prolific stitcher! They are all lovely! I have done only one reproduction sampler from the Scarlet Letter. Your giveaway offer is lovely and generous, thanks and count me in.

Michelle said...

Your stitching is beautiful. Cross stitch is my favourite hobby but it has been neglected lately. I'm slowly getting back into it and seeing your stitching has been a great inspiration!! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway....

Maria said...

Thank you sharing all your beautiful work.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, those are gorgeous samplers! I was just cleaning my sewing room today and ran across several sampler kits from years ago -- I really should get them back out and get to work!

Kathryn said...

Lovely samplers. I would love to make your giveaway part of my home. Kathie L in Allentown

suzitee said...

Thank you Jean...for being the inspiration behind this fun bloghop, and for showing us all these beautiful pieces of work. You are truly an inspiration.

Cathy said...

Firstly thanks to you Jean, for inspiring Chooky to hold this great stitchy Saturday, secondly your samplers are so beautiful. I love samplers but alas, have never done one. Thanks for sharing them with all of us. xo

simplestitches said...

gorgeous samplers..

loulee said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful samplers with us.

Chrissie said...

Wow what an array of samplers, beautiful

Sharon P said...

beautiful work as always! thanks for showing them :)

gracie said...

Wonderful stitching!

LuAnn said...

Beautiful stitcheries!!! Just love looking at all of them.

Rose Marie said...

Lovely ..... I enjoyed seeing all of them!

Bertie said...

They are all fabulous, and the bright ones too!! Love the way you got the photo's looking so lookable :))

Karen said...

I enjoyed seeing all the cross stitch. I like samplers with alphabets and houses.

Lissa Jane said...

Oh my.. you have so many samplers.. thank you for sharing them!

I have two or three I think (which I must get framed, ok I WILL get framed) I made them at least 10 years ago...

again, thank you for sharing your pics, I wish I had more time for cross stitch as I really enjoyed doing it!

Ellen said...

Wow, so many lovely samplers! Love them! I found your blog thro' Chookyblue. Thank you for sharing these beautiful stitchings, a geat inspiration to me.

Would love to be in the draw for the sampler.

Hugs,

Dawn said...

Wow...so lovely and gives a gal a feeling of picking up my needle and thread and doing some samplers...
Hugs dawn x x

Flutterby Angel said...

More beautiful work! Thanks for sharing......I was just thinking of the hours of creativity - Phew!!

Liesbeth Wessels said...

Lovely stitches, thank you for sharing, greetings from liesbeth (netherlands)

Kristy said...

OH MY...I would be over the moon to have that lovely sampler...it would be an honor to have it grace my home. Here's hoping!!

Bloom said...

Jean, I knew your stitcheries would be beautiful! So much exquisite work. Too lovely not to be framed! Ros x

Daniëlle said...

Whahhhhhhh!!!! Euhhh, don't what to say Jean!! Beautiful, they all are, really!! How big are your cupboards!! You know I am a big fan of the Blackbird ladies so I have made quite a few of their projects, but the ones you have showed, pfffff, thanks for sharing!! XXXD

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

They're all so wonderful! It really makes me want to go sit and stitch!

Liz said...

I love all of your pieces. I am very partial to samplers especially the older styles. I am amazed/jealous!! of how many pieces you have.
I hope to do a few samplers too one day!!!!

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Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Jean...saw a link to you over at Chookyblue's!!! I love your cross stitches, just beautiful!!! I really must get back in to my ones...Dzintra♥x

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful array of stitching. You have such wonderful taste in samplers, as well as being a talented stitcher and quilter. Thanks for sharing the eye candy!

Karen M said...

Wow! What a fantastic collection of samplers, I just love them. Thankyou for sharing them

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness,they are gorgeous! Your stitching so perfect. I seem to end up with a little background showing...less tension I think.Thanks for inspiring me to try a little harder.So much stitching so little time. Barbara

pj said...

Great samplers! You have such good taste in the patterns...and colors! Beautiful stitching too. I would love to have that many! Samplers always have been my fav! Must love the alphabets! PJ from Iowa

Hazel said...

Beautiful samplers. And such a lovely variety too. x

Diana said...

Loved lo.gking at all your samplers! Samplers are my favorite kind of cross stitch. Thanks for sharing

Nicole said...

Beautiful stitching Jean!! Very inspiring!! :)

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful collection of work! Found your blog via Siobhan...and, I am so glad I did.

Would love to cherish that little red sampler...how beautiful it is.

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri