Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Meaningful Sampler for Sunday

It has been awhile since I've had a new sampler to show for Sampler Sunday and I must say that this one make me very happy! I love all the motifs and the colors!


This is Willow House by Blackbird Designs. I stitched this on a yummy pumpkiny colored linen and I changed the house color to a lovely buttery yellow! That certainly makes it the house of my dreams. I loved how this sampler includes the symbolism of the different motifs too.


According to Barb and Alma, the red tulips are a symbol of love, sweet memories and charity. The basket symbolizes bounty.


The house is a symbol of family and community. The willow tree is found in many mourning samplers but willow bark is used medicinally to relieve pain and suffering. I love the two birds (they make me think of my sons) and the stars remind me of quilt blocks. I tucked my initials in under the tree.


I was happy to be able to highlight the "C" and the "N" in the alphabet as these are my sons' initials.

I hope to get some more pieces finished and framed soon. I've found a couple more partially stitched pieces in my stash and I'm in the mood to get them done. Hope your weekend has been fun. We've had a blast of Fall weather and I am loving it! I've worn some handknit socks the last 2 days and they make me happy!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

13 comments:

  1. This is a lovely one. I have missed your Sunday sampler posts!
    The meaning of the motifs is great.

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  2. That is a great sampler Carol! I love all the symbolism that goes into a sampler. It looks like it was a fun one to stitch!

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  3. This Sampler is so beautiful.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  4. The sampler is grogeous... and I love the symbolism of it too :D

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  5. I must have missed you working on this - love the finished product - and the frame. And I really like your yellow house on that pumpkin linen. Are your socks as pretty as mine? :) It's Sock Sunday around here and I had the perfect pair to celebrate!

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  6. Carol - I so enjoy your Sunday Samplers - each and everyone. I especially like how you personalize them and 'make them yours'.

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  7. Carol, I really love this one. I think it's the symbolism that really got me. Thanks for telling us about its meaning to you. Hugs from here!

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  8. I love Willow House. You are making think about yellow houses. I always thought I was a red house person, now I'm not so sure!

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  9. Oh wow! That is just beautiful.

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  10. Great new sampler. I love Sunday samplers.

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  11. Beautiful work, as always, Carol! Love that pumpkin-y background. Tulips are my older daughter's favorite flower :)

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  12. Very pretty! Love the colors you used.

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