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Monday, February 14, 2011

Samplers

I love samplers. I love the alphabets, the houses, the over or undersized people, the colors, the whole thing really. I love reading about them, I love looking at them online or in person on the rare chances I get to somewhere to see them. I just plain love samplers. I love the idea of the hours spent stitching that brought pleasure and creativity to the hearts of the young girls and women who came before us to give us samples that talented designers have reproduced for us to stitch. I go back through the old newsletters of the Attic just to look at all the samplers. I just really love them. I collect the patterns and wish I stitched more quickly so I could have more of them on my walls. Yesterday while I was browsing the usual sites I came across one for sale on Scarlet Letter website. I usually don't even look at the antiques as I know that there is no way I could ever afford one but this time I decided to look.  I really hope they make a reproduction of this one. I absolutely love it. The colors are so pretty to me. And I really like the bargello section. The picture is from the Scarlet Letter website. You really need to go to her site to see it in more detail. Lovely,  Sigh.
Hope you have a very stitchy day. Marjo
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Edited to say, that I had written to Marsha Parker to ask if she was going to reproduce this lovely thing and she already had and for those of you who love it as much as I do, it will be available in a couple of months according to Marsha of Scarlet Letter. She has close ups of this lovely on her site. Check it out.

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and thanks for the info on the reproduction, I am very excited about that.

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  2. Yep, that's a beauty, Marjo! I would love to buy an antique sampler as well. Just not enough extra cash layin' around!

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  3. Ohhh, I can see why you have fallen in love with this one. It is lovely and I shall keep my eye out for it. - Sandra.

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  4. Oh it's beautiful! Thanks for letting us know about it being released soon!

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  5. Funny -- I was just browsing the antiques on Marsha's site too - for no good reason. lol! NIce to know she's reproducing this one -- it's so pretty!

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  6. That is a gorgeous sampler. I love everything about it especially the bargello. I'm happy that Marsha is reproducing this one!

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  7. It's a beauty Marjo and I share your sentiments about samplers. If there was only more time - Happy V-Day - melody

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  8. That is wonderful news about Marsha reproducing this gorgeous sampler. Thanks so much for passing on the good new Marjo.

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  9. Woo hoo! Thank you for finding that out for us! I had browsed this antique also, and I never do it for the same reason you don't--and I fell in love with it but it never occurred to me to ask!

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  10. Ooooh, that is gorgeous!! I'm so glad that Marsha is reproducing it--I love the flowers.

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  11. Oh how LOVELY! I love it! Definitely will be going in the stash to stitch. Thanks for sharing the info!!

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  12. What a stunning sampler - I need to have it!! Thanks for the good news that it will be reproduced.

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  13. Gorgeous! Thanks for the info!

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  14. Oh how I hear you, sister !! I have the same love for samplers and their history. They are fascinating to me and I am so impressed with these little girls that could stitch like that. I just ordered the Scarlet Letter's catalog and I keep going through it over and over again looking at all the many samplers :-)

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