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Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Sampler

Thanks so much for all the kind words about yesterday's post.  A few mentioned the sampler.  There is a bit of a story about it.  When we first moved to Washington, I could not find a LNS plus I was not used to ordering on-line(I have corrected that problem!!!) Anyway, we went up to beautiful Victoria BC and there was a wonderful shop.  So I bought the biggest sampler I could find so I would have months of stitching!!

 Here is the lovely  Rhoda Hastings 1863.


 I probably used the suggested threads and bought them that day.  Since my photo is a bit blurry, I will tell you that the pattern is by Samplers and Such , Rebecca Dorrie.

I especially like the verse.





This is my newest Ebay purchase.  I have loved this for quite a time.  I finally got it at an affordable price! Have a great day!!


13 comments:

  1. Beautiful sampler! And congrats on your EBay snag! Laura

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  2. So pretty Barb. I am always impressed when someone is able to work over the months and months it takes to stitch something as large as you did. Well done with your eBay purchase!

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  3. Both of them are lovely! A shop in Canada? How fun!

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  4. I'm sure I know the shop in Victoria, as I am there EVERY week :) It's one of my favourite places.
    I have been stitching like a mad woman and love everything I've done. I'm heading down to the Bellevue/Lynwood/Everett area tomorrow for a couple of days, and intend to check out any stitchery shops I can find on google.

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  5. ..........and meant to say - I love the sampler!

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  6. It's a beautiful Sampler.
    Marilyn

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  7. That is a wonderful sampler and I love the story about you stitching it. Great PS chart :)

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  8. That is a beautiful sampler and who doesn't love PS designs. That one is one of my favourites too.
    Margaret

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  9. Lovely sampler, Barb, and I'm so glad you got that PS chart at a good price. I bought it a few years back, but haven't stitched it yet...I just love those older PS designs!

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  10. Barb, what a lovely sampler this is. And it must have taken you a while to complete it, so I think you bought the right thing, lol.
    Chjristmas Village by PS is just wonderful, it was one of my first Prairie Schoolers. Lucky you that you could find it at a reasonable price.

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  11. Wow! That's a beautiful sampler you are going to stitch and you got in Victoria?! I've heard of this store but because of the crazy ferry prices (plus no car) I've never made it over there. I'll have to try to plan a little trip and visit the store sometime. Love the PS chart you got. PS has such charming designs...warms the heart!

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  12. gosh that is a big sampler .. glad you have discovered on line shopping especially the bay of evil ...lol .. great find ... I like that chart too :) stitched in time for Christmas ??heheheh .... love mouse xxxxx

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  13. I am currently stitching Rhoda Hastings. It's a beautiful sampler! Although I am a bit frustrated with the directions/chart. I don't know how you figured out that some of the flowers were supposed to be done in the red yarn! Because my chart clearly shows the symbol for purple. Of course I ran out of purple and the colors ( both the red and purple) have both been discontinued. The designer has retired and I found her on FB. I wrote to her today and told her there want enough purple enclosed. She told me she supplied enough yarn X 2. And I shouldn't have run out but I did because I didn't use the right colors. But I sent her a pic of the legend and the flowers which are in question and it clearly shows "z" which is the symbol for purple. Then the stitching notes talk about a square where the four sided stitching is supposed to cease. Except my chart has 2 squares. Suppose that's what I get for keeping it in my stash for so long before I stitched it.

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