Monday, August 11, 2014

Pat's Friendship Sampler for her Very Special Friend

How much fun it was to receive a photo from Pat L. of her Tell Me Ye Knowing sampler!  Pat is a member of the Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild and is also a prolific and talented needleworker.

Pat wrote, It is so hard to find friendship samplers and I was thrilled when Ellen designed one.  I stitched it for a dear friend of mine who will be retiring soon - I think it will be soon as she has postponed the date twice.

I stitched it with the recommended fabric and threads.  However, I did change a few things.  I changed the "his" in the verse to "her" and I adapted the bottom band so I could place both my name and my friend's name there.  And I may add a few very tiny motifs there as it looks a little sparse.  The space in the row above is awaiting her retirement date.  I enjoyed stitching this piece as I do all of Ellen's pieces and can't wait to get it framed.

Pat, thank you very much for your note and photo.   What a special gift for your special friend!  I know that she'll love it, especially with the personalization you added.  I hope when you get your friendship sampler framed that you'll send me another photo to share.


Barb said...

A beautiful sampler and what an amazing gift!

Marilyn said...

Very pretty, and what a great design and gift.