Saturday, October 6, 2007

Sampler from Sampler & Antique Needlework

This is a sampler that I did a few years ago. It is from Sampler & Antique Needlework Magazine from a few years ago.

I like the Rhode Island style samplers. I have posted the above sampler before. This one is from Treasures in Needlework and is called "The American Sampler". It is one of my favourite samplers.

I have another graph of a Rhode Island style sampler and it is called "The Wisdom Sampler". It saw it quite a few years ago as a kit and it is only recently that I have been able to get it. It is on my "to do list". There is just something about them that I really like.

Have you checked out the new Needleprint website. All I can say is that it is beautiful. The website to check it out if you haven't is

Today in the mountains we are having extreme fire weather again. Its very windy, the humidity is dropping and the temperature is rising. All the Rural Fire Stations all over the State are on standby. On Wednesday we had one of these days and we ended up with a few fires. One was at Wentworth Falls not far away from here. It was started by 2 - 11 year boys playing with matches. They are in BIG trouble. It was in the bush but a lot of houses were in danger. I suppose thats what happens when you have children on school holidays and with not much to do.

Its amazing the fire season is only 6 days old and already we have had quite a lot of serious fires. One poor person has lost his house up at Port Stephens and a lot of sheds etc. have been lost also.


Barbara said...

Lovely sampler!

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi there,
Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad that you enjoyed your visit. What pretty work you do and the views that you have are just stunning. Drop by again any time, you are very welcome.

Jacqueline Holdsworth said...

Your journal site is wonderful - I love your work and reading about your interests.

Yuko said...

The sampler is sooooooooooo beautiful!!!
I really like the colour and design of the one on the top from magazine!
I would like to see your beautiful stitch in person!!

Squazi said...

These are beautiful samplers you have done. Thank you again for sharing your lovely work with us.

I think that fire season should start after the school holidays and not during them. With the media making such a big deal of it, no wonder naughty kids go and light fires.

Anonymous said...

What a Lovely Blog!

Lelia said...

How beautiful. I enjoy samplers, too. Just don't seem to get around to larger projects these days.

Take care of yourself -- those fires are scarey

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

So agree with you about the Rhode Island style samplers. It's the side borders that are so beautiful and full that I like, as well. I love the American Sampler that you did. I have to look that one up. The typical thin vine borders of antique samplers just aren't the same. I think the very old English Samplers, tapestries and Illuminated Manuscripts from which they probably evolved had this type of bordering.