Saturday, January 9, 2010

a glimpse into my world....

On Friday, I picked up my Mary Busby sampler from Carol, my framer. I am so happy with the result!My original plan was to hang Mary in our bedroom, over our bed, along with Ann Trump, Maria Spence, and Mary Wigham, but when I laid the samplers together I realized it would be too crowded to hang them where I had planned. It was back to the drawing board. I ended up hanging the four “gals” over my dresser instead. Several months ago we stripped the bedroom wallpaper (floral with a lovely blue background), and decided to go with paint instead. This was quite a change after many years with the wallpaper. My goal was to have a wall color that would really show off the samplers which had been “lost” on the busy wallpaper. We went with a neutral paint color which not only looks beautiful with the samplers (all 22 of them!) but also with our new drapes and cornices. The crewelwork cornices are such a wonderful feature!

13 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

The four Quaker samplers look fantastic as a grouping. Love the cornices! Your new bedroom looks terrific.

Margaret said...

Oh Ellen!!! They are simply stunning all together! The frames and the girls themselves, and the wall color -- perfect! You picked a great wall color for them, that's for sure. And I love your window treatments. You have wonderful taste! Congratulations on your Quaker wall!

Nancy said...

The samplers make such a gorgeous display! Now you can look at them every time you open a dresser drawer. Your room sounds lovely!

Sandra said...

Your Quaker samplers look amazing with their matching frames, what a good idea - and maybe there might be room for one or two more 'girls'. Just LOVE those crewelwork cornices, that is what I had in mind for this place, but my husband didn't like the idea so I relented, but wish now I had put my foot down.

Sheila said...

Your "gals" all look wonderful together - love your room too.
And in a previous post, the picture of Hayden looking at the reindeer is wonderful - his face really is full of wonder.
No slacking now on your stitching for Nashville (or soon after) we want to see your new designs :)

Katrina said...

Love your Quaker wall, they are all gorgeous. The paint and window treatments are stunning too. Very soothing :-).

Karoline said...

The Ackworth girls look stunning together, congratulations

Deb said...

I think that your redecorated room is absolutely perfect to show off your beautiful samplers! I am in love with those samplers and the cornice board!

Karan said...

What a fabulous grouping they make. Love the corniche. :0)

dixiesamplar said...

Oh my!! What a beautiful grouping of samplers...and there are 22 altogether??!! Now that is impressive!!

Love the paint color, and those cornices are stunning!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Susimac said...

4 quakers are so pretty together. I love your cornices and the paint colour is perfect for hanging against

Lois said...

The samplers are beautiful. What floss did you use for Mary Busby? The Pearsall's silk it is charted with has a sheen unequaled by any other silk.

Lois

Ellen said...

Thanks everyone for your very kind words. The samplers are the first thing I see when I walk in our bedroom as they are right opposite the door.

Lois, on Mary Busby I used the Pearsall silk and 36-count Maritime White linen from Lakeside.