Thursday, June 10, 2010

Stitching friends

Yesterday I called my friend, Carol, to see if she wanted to get together for lunch--something that we don't do nearly as often as we should. Luckily she was free today, and we had a great time catching up on things. After lunch, we went back to Carol's house, and I asked her if she would take a photo of our two Deborah Walker samplers together.

On the top is Carol's. She is using a natural linen which certainly adds warmth to the sampler. You may remember my mentioning earlier that she is not doing her version as a true reproduction. She is changing some of the thread colors to go better in her living room and is also changing the verses and personalization.

My version is on the bottom. I'm using Lakeside Linens' Maritime White. I made a slight change to one of the thread colors, but other than that my version is true to the chart.
Isn't it fun to see the two samplers side by side?

Carol told me that another member of our sampler guild decided after seeing Carol's and my samplers decided to also stitch Deborah. I haven't seen her version yet, but Carol says that it is different than either of ours. We're going to see if the three of us can get together in two weeks for "show and tell".

When I got home, I found a package waiting for me. I was puzzled because I certainly wasn't expecting anything. Look what was in the package!Rindy from Nashville had mentioned a while back (after seeing my project, A Pair of Pin Cubes) that she was going to send me one of her antiques. Not only did she send me the little pin cube, but she also sent the berry pins on the left. Wow--wasn't that sweet? The little pin cube is so dainty--it's quite a bit smaller than the one I have in my collection. Thanks, Rindy, for your generosity and kindness. It was such a wonderful surprise to receive your gift!

What a nice day I've had and it's only a little after 5pm! Perhaps tonight I can stitch on "Baby Boy Chester's" Family Record Sampler. My goal is to have all of the sampler, except for his name and birth information, stitched before he's born; then in an evening or two, I can finish it.


Natasha said...

WOW I love them both. Marintime by Lakeside Linen is one of my favroites, but her Natural linen does look wonderful. If I was'nt already working on a fairly large project I could see myself stitiching this one :)

Take care

Cari said...

I love seeing both samplers...both are lovely! Thanks for sharing Ellen.

Patti said...

I love seeing both samplers together too and they are really lovely.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Laurie in Iowa said...

It's fun to see the two samplers together. TFS

Margaret said...

Seeing the two samplers together is so cool! I love both versions! I like your idea of having your favorite linen color by the yard. :D What a lovely present you received as well! I love antique sewing items like that. Enjoy! Hope you meet your goal on your future grandson's sampler.

Nancy said...

Your sampler and Carol's are so different, but they are both beautiful! Have fun stitching this with her.

A very nice gift!

Kajsa said...

Both samplers are beautiful!

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Rebecca said...

Do you know where I can find this sampler?

Rebecca in IA