Saturday, April 10, 2010

More samplers...

Thank you for all the lovely notes about my sampler wall and the new display cabinet in my office.

I thought that you might enjoy seeing some more samplers that I've stitched over the years. There are samplers in every room of our house except the dining room. I guess I need to look into getting some in there also. Now that the children are grown and on their own, even their rooms have samplers. (Poor Stephen has 16 in his old room!)

Here are some more samplers in the family room. Some of these designs are old, and I don't remember the names.
Starting on the left and working down in three columns:
Column 1--Blue House sampler (??) from Merrily Beams, Pomegranate sampler from The Needle's Prayse, Blue Tulip Sampler (??) from The Golden Needle
Column 2--Marquoir Sampler (with lots of changes), Sarah Owens from The Essamplaire, A Time to Sow from Margaret and Margaret
Column 3-- Aires of the Green from Sheepish Designs, Elizabeth Easton from The Good Huswif, Mary Sharp from Handwork


Next are the samplers on the stairway looking down from the top. (No matter how I stood, I couldn't get Mercy Hopkins in a photo.)
Eleanor Taylor from The Examplarery, Mary Trelfall from The Marking Samplar, Mary Ann Rundle from Historic Stitches, unknown (a gift from a friend), Mercy Hopkins (just a snippet shows in the photo) from The Examplarery, Elinor Simpson (just a snippet shows in the photo) from Historic Stitches


Here is a view looking up at the samplers. (We hope to get rid of the wallpaper later this year.)

Mercy Hopkins (just a snippet shows in the photo) from The Examplarery, Elinor Simpson from Historic Stitches, Blue Flax Sampler (not visible) from The Sampler House, Sarah Rogers from The Examplarery, Ellen Murray from The Essamplaire, Isobel Doig from The Examplarery, Simple Guidance from Sheepish Designs, and Ann Bowers from The Examplarery

This is just the tip of the iceberg....I guess I'm a true addict!!

On the stitching front, I've just finished stitching the first set of needlework accessories for Mrs. Waddelow. I hope to publish them in the fall and then do a second set in time for Nashville 2011. I've had so much fun with these pieces. Your many sweet notes about my designs have really been inspiring me!! Thank you!!!

Hopefully tomorrow I can get in some stitching on L. Haworth from The Marking Samplar. L. Haworth will look so nice in our bedroom next to the four other Ackworth samplers I've stitched.

17 comments:

Margaret said...

Lovely! You're so lucky to have a staircase with a wall to hang samplers on. No such area in my house. I have a great lack of wall space in general -- a real problem. I'm going to go drool over your pictures some more now. :D

Nancy said...

Wow Ellen! Your samplers make your walls gorgeous! I hope you will share more.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

In one word ~ stunning! Thx for sharing pics of your samplers with all of us:) So very inspiring indeed.

Hillery said...

It's just amazing at how many lovely designs you have stitched. I wish I had time to stitch more.
Thanks for sharing,

Barbi said...

Thank you soooo much for sharing your sampler walls. I hope that you'll be showing more. They are all incredible and there is nothing like a wall full of them to make them truly spectacular. I hope my wall looks just as nice when it grows up.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Beautiful! TFS

Deb said...

Oh, all those wonderful samplers. I think that my DH would have a stroke if I put that many holes in his walls! LOL Since he does the painting he's real anal about holes, but the friendly guys at Home Depot pointed out those wonderful hangers that barely leave a whole. I think I want my stairs to look like yours - wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Deb, your wording cracked me up (no pun intended) LOL

Ellen,
Your samplers are gorgeous and oh so many hours I'm sure went into all those!! What beauty and talent. Your home is beautiful!!
I have 2 stairwells and I'm tempted now to start sampler wall number 3 on the stair well.
I have one in a guest bedroom and one smaller one downstairs and then scattered throughout the house but I love, love your display.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

WoolenSails said...

Love the design wall and all your beautiful pieces. I still need to frame the two I made, but forgot how to mount them properly. Need to read up on that.

Debbie

héloise et lucky said...

It is magnificent, I am 8 years old I exaggerate and my mom also I am to create a blog to show my embroidery goodbye
Lucky héloise and

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Wow, youve stitched so many amazing samplers! I was lucky enough to see an Ackworth up close and in person last week. My local antique shop has 5 of them done by sisters grouped together. Happy stitching....Nancy

Karan said...

Wow! So many beautiful pieces.

marylin & poussy said...

I find your magnificent samplers which works! Congratulations, it is too too beautiful at home, I shall really like seeing these beautiful paintings(boards) closely!
Magnificent it is the dream
Best regards of France
Mary

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! That's a lot of samplers and a good display of the many hours we dedicated stitchers spend on our obsession!

Robin said...

I am drooling here! Beautiful samplers and what a wonderful display. Can't wait to see more of your samplers.

Marjo said...

I love all of your samplers. I enjoy each one. I am waiting to get fabrics and fibers for the Huswif so I can get colors to match for the basket and the accessories. I just love it and all the pictures you have shared.

Suzanne said...

Thank you for sharing all your beautiful samplers. You have stitched so many over the years.