Saturday, April 21, 2012

Delaware beauties!

Here are photos of some of the "show and tell" projects members of the Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild brought to class last weekend.

First are six versions of A Petite Sampling Etui.  Some of you may remember that the guild chose this project as their 2009 group project.  The etuis in the next three photos were stitched by  Pat L., Robin T., Debi S., Marnie B., Jane G., and Stacy S.  (I think we'll soon be seeing some more completed etuis.)  If some of the etuis look familiar, it is because I showed some of them in previous blog posts here and here.  The ladies brought them in for me to see in person.  Thank you!!  I think they all decided that this is certainly not a petite project.  Someone in class also made the comment that each side of the etui could be stitched separately and framed as a sampler.  Oh, so many possibilities!


Did you notice Debi S.'s Mrs. Waddelow's Needlework Basket in the corner of the previous photos?  Here is Debi with both her basket, her huswif, and the companion pieces.  Debi is a beautiful stitcher and finisher, and she is quite prolific in completing projects.  I think she is now working on My Favorite Things Stitching Basket.

Here is a better view inside Debi's basket. (You can also get glimpse of her Quaker Hornbook on the table.)

And here is another view of Debi's projects.  She chose beautiful fabrics!  Debi added beads to her needlebook and ruler--what a cute touch. She also added a second small bag.  Debi, you are amazing! 

Another amazing needleworker I met was Ginny W. who drove in from New Jersey.  Look at all her completed WMN projects!  In the next photos you can see her completed Maidens of the Sea, Ackworth Friendship Book, Petit Carnet d'Ouvrages, Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities, Quaker Hornbook, and Quaker Turtles.  WOW!! Incredible, Ginny! 

Here are some close-up views of Ginny's work.

Earlier I showed you Debi's completed Mrs. Waddelow's Huswif.  Several more guild members brought their "works in progress" for me to see.  Here are good friends Marnie B. and Jane G. with their stitched pieces and wonderful lining fabrics.

Here is a close-up of Jane's stitched pieces and beautiful lining fabrics.  Jane decided to stitch her needlebook over two linen threads instead of over one like I did on my model.

And here are Marnie's stitched pieces and her gorgeous lining fabrics.

And last, but not least is Michelle's huswif in progress.  She brought in two different sets of lining fabrics, but I forgot to photograph them.

Thanks ladies for bringing in your beautiful work for me to see in person!!

I certainly have great memories of my time with members of the DVHSG.  It was good to see old friends and to make some new ones.  Thank you for your very warm hospitality.


Margaret said...

This is such an inspiring post! I'm a wannabee With My Needle stitcher. lol! I have all these projects and more waiting for me to stitch -- just need to get around to stitching them! Beautiful work from these ladies!

Barb said...

The work is just amazing!! I would love to attend such a class. We don't even have a LNS here so I doubt I'll get a chance for a class like that unless I travel to one!Thanks so much for sharing!

Grit said...

Was für wundervolle Arbeiten. Sie sind alle sehr, sehr schön. Die Tischläufer sind absolut super.

I love this works all.

Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Laurie in Iowa said...

Thanks for sharing all those beautiful stitched pieces with us Ellen. All those Petite Sampling Etius... gorgeous.

Cathy B said...

Gosh -- each piece is more beautiful than the next. It must make you feel really good to see the joy that your designs bring to so many people!

Mouse said...

ooooo wiping lady like drool off the key board .... they are all simply gorgeous .... love every one of them ... thanks for sharing and inspiring me to go and get my pattern out of the work basket :) love mouse xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work - Beautiful designs

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work.
ALL of the pieces are soooooooo pretty.
Great job all!

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