Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Wonderful Heirloom Gift from a First-Time Grandmother!

I was so excited to receive this photo from Linda M. of her adaptation of my Adorn Thy Heart sampler!  Linda, who lives in Hereford, England, decided to stitch this design as a birth sampler for her first grandchild, Tara Elizabeth Charlotte.  Isn't it wonderful?  Linda, I bet your daughter and son-in-law were thrilled to receive this very special heirloom made by their daughter's loving grandmother.

I think one of the nicest things about using a design such as Adorn They Heart as a baby sampler is that is doesn't become out-dated as a child grows.  Often as a children grow up, they find their baby sampler too juvenile.  However, in my humble opinion, Linda's adaptation of Adorn Thy Heart won't become outdated and can remain in her granddaughter's bedroom throughout her life.  Linda, I'm truly honored that you chose my design to stitch for your granddaughter!  Thank you for sharing this photo of your beautiful work.

Adorn Thy Heart can also easily be made into a wedding sampler as I did for my son and daughter-in-law.  I simply replaced the text on the original sampler with the couple's names, wedding date, and location.   I wanted a sampler that was not so "wedding-ish" that it would be relegated to the bedroom. I'm delighted that Stephen and Michelle have their sampler hanging in their living room. It's hard to believe that they celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary in June. Where does the time go?

I stitched my model on 32-count linen and used 22 different stitches.  If desired, cross stitches can be substituted for the majority of the specialty stitches.


Cathy B said...

Both samplers are beautiful - what a fabulous idea. I agree with you, when I stitch birth samplers, I like to choose a design that can be hung in the home for years to come!

Scattered Threads said...

They are both beautiful.
I agree that children out grow things that are much too juvenile. The pieces are often placed in a box in storage or a basement.

Margaret said...

It's such a beautiful piece! Does great as a birth or wedding sampler. I just love it! The colors.... Sigh. I have that problem about birth samplers. My son's especially is awful. lol! I need to stitch new ones for both kids. Now that they're adults/almost adults. lol!

Grit said...

Wunderschön. Und ganz toll so eine Stickerei zur Geburt.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Laurie in Iowa said...

Both the birth sampler and wedding sampler looks fabulous. You designed a great sampler!

Mary said...

What a versitile design this is! Both are gorgeous.

Barb said...

The samplers are both beautiful. I totally agree with you. Samplers need to be timeless. I never stitch one with little Teddy Bears!

Abdul Latif said...

u r a stunnig collectiondesign and captured i realy like it.