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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Advent Blog Hop December 14

Hi all you cloud friends! I have joined Jo again this year for her Advent Blog Hop.  Thanks so much to Jo at Serendipitous Stitching for organizing this fun blog event.  I am sharing a Christmas sampler this year.


This sampler was offered last year by Melinda at Merry Wind Farm.  She offers many beautiful samplers on her blog, Merry Wind Farm.  Melinda called her sampler Emmaline Cole 1835.  She suggested you could replace the name Emmaline with one of your ancestors.  My DH is known as the family genealogist.  So I turned to him for help.  I wanted the name of a young girl who would have been a good age for stitching a sampler in the year 1835.  We found several names on both sides of our family.  I also considered the space I had to work with.  In honor of his research, I chose his great great grandmother, Rebecca Morris.  Rebecca would have been 10 years old in 1835.  She is the perfect young lady for my sampler.  Thanks to Melinda for designing this pretty little sampler and thanks to my DH for helping me find the right name for my sampler.
I hope you will find this interesting.  Jo wanted us to talk about what we do on Boxing Day.  Years ago when I lived in Louisville and my sister lived in Cincinatti, we went to a store known as the Santa Shop.  Everything was 50% off.  I still have lots of wonderful things I bought at that store. Plus I have great memories of the time spent with my sister.
A very Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

31 comments:

  1. Hi, Barb, I'm glad you liked my simple little Christmas sampler. I love the colors you used and that you used an ancestor's name. I take it Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, I used to go out to sales but haven't for years. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Melinda

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  2. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year.
    I love the idea for personalising this sampler, it really makes it special to you.
    I bet you got some great bargains in the Santa Sale!

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  3. We go for a walk along the shore, we have vegetable soup using all the leftover from lunch with fresh baked bread. We call it Christmas dinner soup, another family day.

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  4. Barb I love your sampler and really love how you researched the family for the perfect name. I would love to do something like this someday. It is so very pretty. Love it. I also love your wreath...so lovely with the fresh greens and fruit. Happy Holidays. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  5. Hello from Jo's Advent hop~ I love how you've personalized this sampler! Christmas sales are nice but lately I'm finding it a lot safer to stay at home haha.

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  6. A wonderful christmas sampler.
    Merry Christmas for you and your family.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  7. What a great idea to put a name from your heritage on it.
    Marry Christmas to you also!
    Marilyn

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  8. That's a nice way to personalize the sampler. Merry Christmas to you !

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  9. Barb: Beautiful Sampler, nice touch making it your own.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  10. A very pretty sampler and a lovely idea to stitch anancestor’s name.

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  11. Lovely sampler and I love the way you gave a family name on it. Joyeux Noël !xxx

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  12. What a pretty sampler! I love how you honoured your husband's ancestor too. How funny in the future if someone finds this and thinks it was actually stitched by her!

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  13. I love the name Rebecca and what a great way to personalize this beautiful sampler. Mary

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  14. A lovely sampler. I like the idea of your ancestor's name being on there.

    Have a wonderful festive season.

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  15. Great sampler! Love that you chose a relative to stitch in place. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  16. How pretty Barb. I like that you incorporated family history into the sampler.

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  17. Your sampler is very beautiful.

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  18. What a great way to make this sweet sampler more personal! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Barb.

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  19. I'm a bit behind with reading and commenting to all the previous blog hop posts but I am catching up today.
    What wonderful sampler you stitched, Barb. I love the idea to insert the name of one of your husbands ancestors who could definitely have stitched this, at that age, at that time.

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  20. What a lovely memory of your Boxing Day and your sister. There are so many memories wrapped up in our Christmas decorations, decorating our house is like taking a trip down memory lane! Your sampler is lovely, not only do I like the saying on it, but that you took so much thought into finding the right name. What a lovely tribute to your ancestors! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  21. I love your Sampler. It is so sweet.

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  22. So precious, I love how you found his great, great grandmother to honour it.
    Have a very Happy Christmas!

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  23. You sure did a great job making that sampler 'yours' with an ancestor's name! It is a really nice sampler! Thanks for sharing! Hope your Christmas is very merry for you and yours! Hugs!

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  24. Hello I'm hopping over on the blog hop. Thanks for sharing your beautiful sampler and your traditions.

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  25. Hi Barb, Lovely sampler, nice that you searched out your ancestor and honoured her by adding her name.
    That’s a nice memory of bargain shopping with your sister in the Santa sale!
    Sending Seasons Greetings to you and your family!
    Happy stitching too!
    Barbara xx

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  26. Sorry to be visiting so late, but the Christmas crush was crazy. How nice your husband was able to find the perfect person to honor with your stitching!

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  27. Just hoping in the advent blog now.That's a beautiful story and sampler. Happy new year!AriadnefromGreece!

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