Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sampler Sunday - an encore edition

Doesn't "encore edition" sound better than "repeat"? Yes, I thought so too. Anyway I can't seem to find my camera. I know it is in the house but I haven't located it so I thought I show a sampler that I have shown before. Now this sampler has a lovely Fall-ish feel and I originally showed it back in May of 2010, so a lot of you may not have seen it before. If you have, well, I think it deserves more than one look.

This is We Gather Together Together from With Humble Heart by Jan Stephens Rogers.

This is one of my largest samplers. It measures almost 24 inches square and there is a lot going on in this one. I loved the border with the grape clusters. A good border really sells me on a sampler. The center features this large blue house and an even larger woman. Does anyone know why so many samplers have people that dwarf their houses? Oh well, I do like the effect.

And there are lots of pumpkins and squirrels in this piece along with a solitary chicken, I stitched this back in 2000 which is my pre-polka dot chicken era so it is just a chicken.

I hope you enjoy seeing this sampler. I realized the other day that I have been showing a sampler on Sunday for about 18 months. I still have some that I haven't shown but eventually I will have to have more "encore" appearances if I'm going to continue this feature. I hope you are will be okay with that, since I do enjoy samplers. I did get another one off to the framers last week and the coupon at Joann's this week is the perfect one (50% off plus $20 off) for a small piece. Last time I used that kind of coupon the whole piece only cost me $7 to frame. Can't wait to see if I can get off that cheap again - LOL!

Well, I have plans to finish up knitting some socks this evening and resting up for the week. Hope you have a great week -

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Oh my!! I love this one!! I adore that border!

  2. Beautiful! Makes me nostalgic for my cross-stitch days. I actually have a few pieces that need framing. Do you have yours framed at an actual frame shop? How do you prepare them for framing? I love the tree with the squirrel in it and that grape border is lovely.

  3. Great sampler! I've never seen this one but I love the grape border and the tree with squirrel with the pumpkins and chicken below. :)

  4. This is a beautiful one. I wish she had designed more. The ones she did were all great!

  5. I've very much enjoyed your Sampler Series!

  6. Sure an glad for the "repeat" - works of beauty - well done!

  7. What a beautiful sampler! I love the colours!

  8. Encore= yes! I love the grapes and the dog. :D


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