Thursday, November 29, 2018

Vintage Sampler, Embroidery and Doilies

This is a vintage looking sampler that I stitched recently using mostly Nancy Turner's Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe threads.  I have been in her Primitive Limited Edition Floss club for a while now and am thoroughly enjoying it!  The chart for the sampler is from an old Just Cross Stitch publication and I had been meaning to stitch it up ever since I first saw it. 


Here's a little embroidery from a vintage pattern made with a variety of threads.  I do like to use many different kinds of threads for embroideries, I think it makes them more interesting to look at and more fun to do.  The vintage doilies that you see surrounding these stitched pieces are ones that I found in a thrift store last summer for the incredible price of three for a dollar!  There was a very large tub of them so I ended up buying about 30 or 40 of them, lucky me!

This is me and my dear little grandson, Calvin, hasn't he grown?
Thanks for visiting, I hope you will come back next time!





7 comments:

Robin said...

Oh, Karen, it is so wonderful to see you and your work again. I was just going through your blog a few weeks ago, wondering how you were doing. Your stitching is gorgeous and just look at that big boy now! I'll bet you are having the grandest time with him. Your work always makes me want to get my embroidery out and get to it. You are such an artist. xxoo Robin (in Montana)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Your needlework always leaves me in awe! So lovely! I love the older patterns from the magazines like Just Cross Stitch. I have a large tub full of cross stitch magazines from years back and I never tire of looking through them to find something to stitch. How lucky for you to find that many pieces of doilies. People just do not realize how much work goes into these beautiful pieces. Oh my goodness, what a cute little boy your Calvin is. I bet your Christmas will be so fun! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a lovely design on both pieces and you stitched them beautifully. You leave me in awe! Love the doilies and how lucky you found so many!
What a cutie pie Calvin is!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Stopping by to wish you a blessed and happy New Year!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Stopping by to wish you a blessed and happy New Year!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hello, just wanted to see how you are and what your needle has been up to! Hope this finds all well!

Connie said...

Hi Karen,
This is my first visit to your lovely blog. I am so impressed with your embroidery . . . you do amazing work. I love your Flower Basket Purse, it is so pretty.
You inspire me . . . your newest follower, Connie