Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Tour Starts Here....

Here's one of my sampler walls. I think I was leaning to the left when I took this, so please for give me. These are some oldies but goodies and I loved stitching everyone of them.
So here it goes....
Here is Moulin Rouge. I stitched her in 2004.

Here is Christina Spack. She is from Old Salem ,NC and the kit is available at the Essamplaire.

This is a Weihenburg Quaker that I stitched in 2007. I am not sure which chart this is. Can you tell that I love Quakers. I like the monochromes too. I always feel a sense of accomplishment when each motif is finished.
Thi is Ann Tarbox from Hillside Samplings. I love the big bird!

This is Sarah Erving. She is at the Peabody Museum in Salem, MA. This kit was from the Examplarery and Joanne Harvey. I love those boxed kits!

This is M. Pollard, another Quaker. This one is available from the Essamplaire.

This is Abigail Brown. She is a Newburyport, MA girl and I think she is in the Coffey House Museum there. This one was also reproduced by Joanne Harvey.
So where will this big Bristol sampler go when it is finished? I am sure that I will find a space. I am just chipping away at it. I have some other projects started that I could pick up but I really want to finish this one.

It was back to work today.

This week I have EGA so hopefully I will have lots of stitching news to share.

Have a great rest of the week!

16 comments:

Michele said...

I love a sampler tour! I like all the birds!

Catherine said...

What beautiful pieces you have stitched!

Cindy's Stitching said...

You really did a lot of samplers. They are all so pretty. I love the new look of your blog.

Lee said...

You have a wonderful and impressive collection of samplers there! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Those are big, beautiful samplers! What a lovely sampler wall!

Rowyn said...

Oh wow, they are all so beautiful and look even more stunning grouped together.

Andrea said...

Wow, they are all just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!
I esp. love Ann Tarbox...that one just got pulled from my stash the other day so I can decide on fabric and threads...choices, choices, lol!
Yours is fabulous!

Mary said...

Wonderful wall of beautiful samplers!

KarenV said...

Lovely collection of samplers!

Faye said...

Each of those samplers captured me!!! I love them all and that is a fantastic collection!! Faye

Carol said...

What a gorgeous sampler wall, Chris--I'm so envious! Each and every one is a beauty :)

PegC said...

Love those Quaker samplers...I definitely have to make one of those a "next purchase". thanks for sharing.

Ranae said...

I love your beautiful collection of Samplers.
They are all so unique
Love the wall

Myra said...

What a wonderful collection! Those are all just gorgeous, I especially like the one from Old Salem.

Lana said...

SOOOO gorgeous!!! I love samplers, though I have only stitched a few myself, If my WIP pile was smaller I'd be stitching more!!! Thanks for sharing your collection!!! I think if I started stitching samplers like these I'd be hooked!!!

diamondc said...

Chris: Your samplers are beautiful I am jealous, I love the idea of a sampler wall. My favorite is the big bird The Ann Tarbox beautiful.
Thank-you for sharing