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!

1 comment:

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)