Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dear Edith

I make some good and some bad shopping decisions early in the morning or late at night. I click buy and can't take it back.

Edith is a good click.



Look at this pretty girl. I had liked her listing and then another early morning I really looked at the price and the buy it now option and BAM!! This pretty girl is now mine.



Look at this fabulous band. Is it bleeding hearts or lily of the valley?



Look how Edith stitched the bottom of the gs over the dividing band.



Sweet verse.



Look at this Gothic alphabet with the straight stitches.

Do you think that 1877 is late for this style sampler? It looks like it is stitched in silk.
I bet the original colors were gorgeous. I might have to chart it out. There is one dividing band of eyelets at the bottom.
The sampler came out of a barn south of Boston. Has anyone else seen a similar sampler anywhere?




It looks like it is mounted on a wood backing. No other clues here.
I am going to treasure this sampler.

Sweet Dreams.

Chris


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29 comments:

Peggy Lee said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Yes, a good buy indeed.

Margaret said...

WOW!!! Fantastic buy! Glad you clicked that button!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Definitely a good click... beautiful sampler.

Faye said...

Love it!!!!!! Happy fingers paid off!!!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

It's gorgeous, Chris! What a treasure!
Linda

butterfly said...

Beautiful buy, hugs.

Krista said...

What a great find! Love it!

Anne said...

WOW!! I love Edith's sampler!! I think those are lilies of the valley...but they could be bleeding hearts now that I think on it. Looks like silk to me. Such pretty delicate colours and the verse is from one of my favourite psalms. GOOD CLICK CHRIS!!!!

Vickie said...

Beautiful! I thought it looks like bleeding hearts. Too cool!

Shirlee said...

Gorgeous! What more can I say?

Susan said...

Yes, I'd say that was a good click! On the flowers? I'm leaning towards bleeding hearts.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Very, very pretty Chris - I love the soft muted colours.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like a fine click to me! It's lovely - and would be a great reproduction.

Carolyn said...

Chris,
Wow! I love it! You did the right thing by clicking that button.

It is a beautiful piece and I can't wait to see what you decide.

Carol said...

I'm sure you'll have no "buyer's remorse" with that beauty, Chris!! Really pretty sampler...

Mary said...

Nice sampler! Good buy indeed! I would say bleeding hearts for the flowers.
Happy New Year!

diamondc said...

Chris: You are so lucky to have this beautiful piece.
I think they look like unopened chinese lanterns.
Catherine

Kellie from Indiana said...

I had Ruth Ann from C Street Samplers research an antique sampler I had bought. She is very knowledgeable and has experience with these things. She is also very kind and helpful.

marly said...

You betcha that was a good click!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Cool purchase!

Brigitte said...

A great purchase. So beautiful.

Lynn said...

Edith is definitely a good purchase! She's quite lovely!
I'm afraid to even look at these samplers online in case my clicky finger gets active.

Kathy Ellen said...

'Edith' is truly a gorgeous sampler....one to treasure for a lifetime. Love the verse. Imagine, now you have a real heirloom, and aren't you so happy that you felt that little voice inside of you saying that this was meant for you...

Blessings!

Ranae said...

Very cool purchase
Edith is a beauty, enjoy it!!!
Happy stitching year 2013!!

Myra said...

Oh my Chris! Edith is beautiful. Now I know you have been researching - have you been able to find out anything about Edith?

Nicola said...

Well done on a wise buy. I am always nervous about buying a sampler on ebay in the UK. Edith is beautiful.

Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

Mindi said...

Edith is gorgeous! You definitely need to chart her.

Catherine said...

Swoon! She's beautiful!

Suzanne said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!

What a great buy, definitely a very good choice. It's a very pretty sampler.