Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Sampler Bookshelf

Hello Stitching Friends,

Over the last couple of weeks a couple of sampler book have come my way.



The first is Columbia's Daughters. This is the result o a wonderful research project that details the samplers from the different areas of our Capitol.
It can be ordered from the website. If you had the chance to see the exhibit on Baltimore samplers a couple of years ago that exhibit was curated by Gloria Seaman Allen. The Maryland sampler book is also available on her website.



This is the next book that I received. It is on the Norfolk, England samplers. The pictures and the research that went into this book are wonderful. These are gorgeous samplers. You can order the book from the In The Company of Friends Website. It also comes with a lovely sampler chart.

They are both wonderful additions to my library.

Chris
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18 comments:

Margaret said...

Lovely! I'm waiting for my copy of the second book.

Vickie said...

Your library is growing BEAUTIFULLY!

Krista said...

Both look so lovely! How nice that the one comes with a chart too!

Peggy Lee said...

I love to read the history behind old samplers. These books are a great addition to anyone's collection!

Cole said...

Great books Chris, enjoy!

Catherine said...

Looks like some great reading! Enjoy!

Siobhán said...

They look like wonderful books! Enjoy!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Both books look like wonderful additions to the needleworker's library.

Teresa S. said...

Lovely books, Chris.

Would you post a picture of the sampler that In the Company of Friends designed in the Norfolk sampler book?

Sarah Beth said...

That second one looks awesome. Would love to see a few pages..not patterns of course but give us a little peek:-)

Carol said...

You must have quite a library of lovely sampler books by now, Chris! I'm sure you'll enjoy looking through them again and again...

marly said...

Thanks for the info Chris.

Yana Hanim said...

they are so gorgeous!

Nicola said...

I would love the second boo but with the postage and cutom charge to the UK it is so expensive

Anne said...

Fabulous books Chris! I really should get my act together an order a nice stitching/sampler book to drool over too!!

Hugs from me and Titus :D

Mary said...

Lovely new books! I enjoy the history of old samplers and am in awe of the intricate work.

Suzanne said...

What great books you have there. I have a few sampler books and I love reading through them, they give me inspiration to stitch more.

Barb said...

Those are such great books! Wonderful additions to your stitching library!