Sunday, 23 June 2013

I do love me Samplers ..

My Camera wouldn't allow me to take a photos direct on that wasn't washed out, so let's just skip this first photo shall we?

... ahhh, this is better!  Isn't she pretty?  From the latest Magazine, Sampler & Antique Needlework Summer 2013, Sarah Day Sampler Bag, 1827.  The magazine article says that the maker of this sampler apparently decided to turn her sampler into a drawstring bag, based on the apparent age of the bags lining.
 I think this is just adorable and couldn't resist stitching her up for myself.

R&R Reproduction Linen - Straw 30 Count
DMC threads

A photo showing the original sampler from the magazine.

And how about this pretty little thing?  Also from the same magazine - think this would look good in my bedroom, love the blue.

photo of the original taken from the magazine, says original was stitched on 55 count silk gauze with silk threads.

Well as much as I would love to continue working on my Sarah Day sampler today, alas that cannot be as I have a Bothy Threads sal I must do, not to mention a dirty house to tend to - insert groan - so as always my friends, ignore the husband, children and the housework (but of course you can play with your pets) and keep on stitching!
xxx Amanda


  1. Hi, Amanda,
    I also really like that sampler bag in SANQ. I would like to stitch it also, I wish they had told how she put it together. Yours looks great!

  2. Beautiful start. I try and ignore the kids/husband but they won't return the favor lol:)

  3. Such a pretty sampler start!

  4. Wow very sweet sampler start ..I love it xx

  5. Lovely progress on this sampler.

  6. Do you plan on making the sampler in to a bag like what is shown in the magazine? It's gorgeous so far. I also really like the one with the blue in it. Very pretty colors.

  7. Oh so pretty! I stitched this weekend, but not enough. I have the same housework problem. ;)

  8. Gorgeous samplers Amanda. Your making great progress. Are you going to make it into a bag?


  9. I have recently gained a new appreciation for Samplers... I love the bag - Yours is looking beautiful

  10. Beautiful start on your sampler! That's going to look fantastic as a drawstring bag. :D

  11. I'm going to enjoy watching your progress on this one Amanda as it caught my eye too when the magazine popped through the letterbox. Looking lovely so far!