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Friday, February 11, 2011

~~~~Elizabeth Emma Bice Wade Sampler is finished~~~~


Imagine me dancing a jig right here in the craft room!!! YIPPPPEEE~~
Elizabeth Emma Bice Wade Sampler is finished after a L-O-N-G stay in my to do basket!!
Poor thing was started back in 1992 ( I am embarassed to admit that!)
But, the good news is, that this sampler is my third "up for a challenge" finish in 2011..

A bit of history according to the current owner of the orginal sampler:

"Elizabeth Emma Bice Wade finished her sampler 3 days before Christmas in 1840...Which leads us to believe at age 9, she was so anxious to finish, she left off the last pair of leaves in the right hand corner.
Comprized mostly of cross stitches, she also incorporated the Algerian eye stitch and the 4 sided stitch. The original sampler was stitched on a fine linen of 55-60 thread count. This original sampler is now privately owned, however there was a certificate found tucked in the back of the frame from the Royal School of Needlework in South Kensington, England dated Dec 6, ,1916."



Elizabeth Emma Bice Wade Sampler
Threads of Gold
40 ct creme linen
DMC threads




 Algerian Eye stitch


 4 sided stitch


 dainty floral band


outside border of flowers and vine

This has been a most wonderful stitch for me and has renewed my interest in samplers.....Maybe my next one will not take quite as long to finish!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Faye

61 comments:

Teresa S. said...

Just lovely, Faye!

BeckySC said...

Congratulations, Faye-it's lovely!

Cindy's Stitching said...

How sweet. I really like the story behind it. Its a great feeling when you finish a piece. I can see you dancing now.

Susan in SC said...

She is beautiful! I know you are very proud of her.

Mary said...

Congratulations, Faye. It's a gorgeous sampler! Go ahead, you deserve to dance!!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Congrats Faye, she's lovely!

Joy said...

Faye, it is gorgeous!! Thank you for the story behind the sampler...makes it even more special. Also, the baby book is just tooo perfect!! I know your friend will cherish it.

Robin said...

Congratulations on your sampler finish! She is lovely!

Blu said...

Gorgeous finish!

KimV said...

Faye, it's simply beautiful! I can't wait to see it framed... just lovely...

Michele said...

Woo Hoo!!! Happy Dancing with you! She's lovely! Congrats on the finish :)

samplerlover said...

Ooohhh, that's a lovely one Faye. Haven't seen that one before. Congrats on finishing her. - Sandra.

Robin said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I love the algerian eyelet stitches, they create such a lovely texture. Doesn't it feel good to finish up something that has been lanquishing for so long?

G. said...

Wow! I'm impressed!! You were not kidding when you said you'd finish it by next week! It's beautiful. And I love the story that goes with it. I hope I can see the finished product!!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Just stunning. Congratulations!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on finishing your beautiful sampler! I love the flowers in the border. Isn't it amazing that some of these samplers were stitched by such young girls? I don't think I could have done this at age 9!

Lynn said...

Congratulations Faye, it's truly lovely!

Christine said...

Just beautiful - love the look of the different stitches. Congrats on another finish!

Christine

Maggee said...

Congratulations Faye! It is quite a beautiful piece--you should be very proud! Hugs.

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish!

Carla said...

Beautiful, Faye! That's quite a feat!

CalamityJr said...

What beautiful stitching on a most interesting piece. Thanks for including the history.

Deborah said...

What beautiful work.

Anne said...

Wonderful finish Faye! I like the bit of history that goes along with the sampler...I'm thinking of doing one myself this year. It'll look fabulous framed!

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish. Look forward to seeing whats next.

Lois said...

Beautiful Faye! Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish.
It must be a great feeling to finish up one of your older WIPS especially one as lovely as this.

Margaret

Tatkis said...

It is so sweet and nice sampler, congratulations with the finish! (it was a long term project I see)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Bekca said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish Faye, you must be so pleased :)

Chris said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Mama Joan said...

Very nice sampler. Great job. I am sure you are thrilled that you have finished it:)

Margaret said...

She is really beautiful, Faye! I love her!

Lee said...

It's a beauty, Faye! Nice job.

Sherry said...

Emma is just beautiful! Congratulations on another finish.

robindefender said...

Congrats on your finish, it looks lovely!

Katrina said...

It's so pretty Faye!!! Congrats on the finish :-).

Deb said...

It is such a beautiful sampler Faye!! Beautiful finish!!

Carol said...

Another beautiful piece for your sampler wall, Faye! Thanks for sharing the history of it, too--very interesting :)

Have a great weekend!

Beth said...

Tippity Tappity, that's my happy dance tap shoes dancing with you!! That it a beautiful piece of work. I know that you have to feel on top of the world for finishing it - congratulations!!

Patty C. said...

Wonderful finish - Congrats :)

Littlebit said...

Congratulations, Faye! It's so lovely. Do you ever sleep? You amaze me at all you are able to accomplish!

LyndaB said...

What a wonderful accomplishment - absolutely beautiful!

BrendaS said...

Beautiful sampler. Congrulations to you for crossing another one off the list!

Vonna said...

It is utterly gorgeous Faye, utterly and totally :) I know you must be busting with pride!! (I know I would be!!!)
CONGRATS!!

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats - what an awesome finish! Love these pieces that have such a rich history to them!

Jennifer said...

so elegant and lovely, Faye! Great job!

Karen said...

beautiful finish Faye! woohoo another one finished!

Fiona said...

What an achievement to finish your sampler after such a long time. Also that is quite some feat to have finished 3 projects already for you challenge. You deserve a long happy dance.

Susan said...

What a beautiful sampler! Congratulations on the finish! (Length of time to stitch doesn't count - just the finish.)

Happy Stitching!

PegC said...

what a great celebration of sticking with it!

Karen said...

Kudos Faye on another UFO finish! You re doing so well with your challenge...can't wait to see what's next!

happy stitching...

Jodie said...

Congratulations, Faye!! Thanks for sharing the history of the sampler, it's so interesting, and really adds a depth to stitching it!

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Faye!! I love it! :)

valerie said...

Wooo! Congrats Faye! It's a stunning sampler and you did a wonderful job.

DonnaSews said...

So glad I found your blog. Just lovely. Enjoy!!

Loraine said...

What a pretty sampler! I am so inspired by your finishes. So happy to see you finish this, and can't wait to see how you frame it!

Jan said...

So very very pretty, Faye!! The colors and design itself are so very delicate..Elizabeth Emma Rice Rose must have been a very dainty and feminine girl! So glad for your happy dance!!

Congratulations!!

Scattered Threads said...

How gorgeous is that? Beautiful; and the enjoyed the history about the piece.
Thanks for sharing.
Jackie.

Brigitte said...

Faye, how gorgeous is this! Finally finished and it looks so great. And already the third challenge finish! Congratualtions!

Nancy said...

Faye, I have a new idea on those leaves not being there. I think she wanted to show that the vine started on the right and grew up and over and down on the left. And it could also have been that she was so anxious to finish that she just left them off or forgot about them. We will never know for sure. But it sure is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the finish.

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Emma is absolutely stunning Faye! What a beautiful finish...

Happy Stitchin'
Terri