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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

~~~Sarah Elizabeth Brooke 1842~~~and my awesome weekend!

Greetings friends and fellow stitchers~~  I wanted to share with you my latest finish....
In all her glory, I present, Sarah Elizabeth Brooke 1842
by The Scarlett House.........an amazing sampler......

Sarah Eliz. Brooke 1842
The Scarlett House
40 count Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside
Belle Soie Silk threads as specified
Started Oct 2011
Finished Jan 2012

Think about it....a  little girl that was only 11 years old stitched this originally....
way back in 1842.....
I find that amazing.....






This was my favorite tree....so different and unusual....
A big thank you goes out to Tanya Brockmeyer for taking this sampler and reproducing it so we could all enjoy it! It will forever remain one of my favorites~~~~



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Now, I need to tell on myself just a little bit.....This past weekend, some of us stitchers in the Carolinas met up for some retail therapy in Statesville NC...Lynn, who many of you met at PALS, invited us to her house for a weekend of fun and fellowship....She has the most fantastic home and is a most gracious hostess...(And she's a brave o le soul taking on this undertacking.....!)
Thanks so so much Lynn for having all of us....

.There was a totally awesome Quilt and Fibers Show in town also........Wools, quilting fabrics galore and many goodies were surveyed and purchased....more about those purchases as time unfolds......

We also did a mini shop hop...First we were off  to Stitch n Frame in Rock Hill SC....This is one of the cutest brick and mortar cross stitch shops I have ever visited....So, if you are in the Charlotte NC area, Stitch n Frame is just south a few country miles.....Well worth the trip! Thanks ladies for welcoming us all in...And, thanks Charlene for meeting us there and "enabling" us all~~~
 Love your LNS!!!

Next, we found our way on up to Salisbury NC where we visited Spring Robin....
OH MY GOODNESS!!! Not only does Robin have ALL the goodies to buy, she has decorated her cute shop with warmth, coziness and it oozes that inviting ambiance that screams "Shop, shop and BUY"!!
Not only did I bust my budget at Spring Robin, but I walked out with a mental list a mile long of "wants".....I WILL be back~ Thanks Robin for helping all of us nuts and laughing along with us~


(Thanks to the 17 of you who have ordered project pouches....I aim to work on and finish up orders this weekend and next week.... Thank you so very much to supporting me!)

Until next time, here's hoping all of you are stitching yourselves away...
Enjoying each and every project....

Many blessings....

Faye




74 comments:

Catherine said...

Simply stunning finish!! Whoo~hoo! Do you have a frame in mind? Your weekend sounds like a ton of fun!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on finishing Sarah! She looks so beautiful! I'm glad you had a fun weekend too. Shopping is always fun if it's the right kind. :D And this sounds like the very right kind!

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the finish! It is truly a lovely sampler.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish. Your weekend with stitching friends sounds wonderful.

VegasJilly said...

sounds like a wonderful trip!!

Natasha said...

Beautiful finish!! pretty amazing that an 11 year old did that :) Sounds like you ladies had a wonderful time! I love getting together with fellow stitchers its always sucha great time

Thank for showing us your lovely finish.

Deborah said...

A really beautiful finish! Can't wait to see it framed. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

Deb said...

A wonderful finish. Doesn't make you wonder how girls so young could produce these wonderful samplers. I did one years ago and the girl was 11 and I was amazed at her work. Don't think that I could do that at 11.

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. There's nothing better than friends, stitching and retail therapy!

Pamela said...

What a beautiful finish!
Sounds like you had a very exciting weekend! What could be better than shopping for stash!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

An absolutely phenomenal piece, Faye! Congratulations on a beautiful job!!! I'm in awe.
Linda

Katrina said...

A beautiful, beautiful finish. Pure bliss = friends and visiting stitching shops, lol. Sounds like lots of fun!!

Michelle May said...

It's just gorgeous!

Krista said...

Beautiful finish! Love it!

Anna van Schurman said...

What a fun time that must have been! I think I might have to stitch Miss Brooke's sampler...I love that quote--am stitching one with that saying right now. :)

doris said...

Holy cow, what a speedy girl you are! She's gorgeous. I may have to have her!

Sounds like you had quite the weekend. Good job!

Patty C. said...

Lovely sampler & i am so glad you enjoyed your trip!

Robin Hager said...

What a beautiful, beautiful job on your sampler, Faye! It is a real beauty. I know you will find a perfect place for it to show it off! I really appreciate the kind words about my shop. I had SO much fun with all of you. I feel guilty some days for having so much fun at "work"! Blessings.

Robin

Joy said...

Awesome finish...it's beautiful! Sounds like a fun outing!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Hi Faye,
Can I get some info on the project pouches? I didn't know your were selling them. BTW...your S.E.B. sampler is just stunning. Quite an undertaking. Amazing.
~Nan
nanlewis@comcast.net

Chris said...

Beautiful finish Faye!
It sounds like you had a perfect weekend. I think I need to take a trip to Salisbury.

MoonBeam said...

Sounds like a budget-busting good time with the best...stitching friends.

Bobbi

robindefender said...

Your Sarah looks gorgeous! I love the colors in this piece.

Sounds like a fun weekend. I'm definitely going to have to check out that Salisbury shop... maybe after I get married.

Beth Pearce said...

What an amazingly beautiful piece!! I find it hard to believe that an 11 year old could stitch that. If for no other reason the time requirements - amazing!!

Glad you had such a great weekend! It appears to have all the ingredients to be fabulous!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish! SEB is beautiful! It also sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Can't wait to see your new stash.

sunny said...

Very beautiful! I'm glad you had a fun weekend stitching and shopping with friends.

samplerlover said...

Congratulations on finishing the beautiful Sarah. She is a stunning sampler isn't she. I think half of the charm for me with samplers is thinking about how old these girls actually were. They were quite amazing.

Jennifer M. said...

Gorgeous finish! This came out stunning. Glad you had a great time with friends. I wish their were more great stores down here in South Florida.

Jen

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Beautiful sampler you've done, Faye.
I just started stitching the Polly Daggett Sampler. What a weekend you
ladies had.
I'm a new follower.
Hugs,
Susan

Peggy Lee said...

Stunning finish...congratulations!
Sounds like you had a terrific weekend.

MartyG said...

Faye, how lovely. It is a fantastic sampler. Glad you had a great weekend with your stitching buddies.

The Scarlett House said...

Woohoo, Faye! I am so thrilled that you have enjoyed stitching Sarah. I love that I got to see it in progress in MB. It's truly gratifying to reproduce a sampler like Sarah's when she brings such joy to us through our needles, so thank YOU!!
Now, I am truly jealous that y'all got together and I wasn't there to laugh and shop (two of my favorite things). I can only imagine the fun you had :)

Beth said...

An awesome finish Faye - and it sounds as though you had a wonderful trip with some much needed retail therapy!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish - it is gorgeous. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Nicola said...

Sarah is beautiful and I look forward to seeing her framed and your new stash. How nice to be able to get together with your stitching friends for the weekend.

Giovanna said...

Beautiful finish - huge congratulations to you!

Elisabetta said...

The stitch is so wonderful thet I have no words!

Siobhán said...

Beautiful finish! It's gorgeous. It sounds like such a fun weekend--I'm glad that you had such fun!

Mouse said...

woooo hoooo well done ... it looks fab and I agree with you its an amazing piece for so young a person to have originally stitched ...
glad you had a fun time shopping and love the I blew the budget .... mmm me thinks that is normal for a stitcher don't you think heheheh ... love mouse xxxxx

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh oh oh quelle merveille ! je l'ai commandé !!! cette broderie est splendide ! bravo ma douce amie avec de gros gros bisous de France

Bekca said...

Congratulations on the stunning finish.
I would love to see pics of all the things you purchased during your fun weekend.
Best wishes.

Nancy said...

Your sampler is very pretty! It always amazes me that young girls stitched these masterpieces originally.

Tatkis said...

Absolutely charming stitching! So beautiful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Sarah is so beautiful - great job! So glad the rest of your weekend was as much fun as the beginning. And once again, I'm so happy I got to spend a few minutes with y'all. Great fun!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your finish is totally stunning Faye! And your weekend sounded like a little slice of heaven :)

Fiona said...

Fantastic Finish and your weekend with the Pals sounds awesome.

Jeanne said...

Sarah Eliz is beautiful Faye - congrats on a wonderful finish. You seemed to stitch that one pretty fast.

Your outing with friends sounds great - nothing like stash shopping in new places! :)

BrendaS said...

Sarah Elizabeth looks beautiful! Your weekend sounds like pure heaven:)) So glad you all had a great time and bought lots of goodies!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finish! It' looks awesome. Isn't it great to road trip with your peeps?! Nothing like good company and stash enhancement. Sounds like fun!

Loraine said...

Awesome finish! It is hard to imagine that an 11 year old designed and stitched this! Amazing isn't it.
Have a wonderful weekend! Sounds fabulous.

Bernadett said...

It is really fabulous.:)

Nancy said...

Beautiful finish! Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finish. Sarah is stunning! Sounds like you had a fun weekend. Getting together with stitchers is fun but dangerous. All that stash enhancement! lol Sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Sarah Elizabeth is gorgeous, Faye! Congratulations on your finish! Your stitching weekend sounded grand!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

TeresaB said...

What a wonderful finish! Congratulations. Don't you just love seeing what little girls used to produce? I'm always amazed.

Carol said...

Wow! That is one gorgeous finish, Faye!! Beautiful work :)

Nicole said...

Congrats on the finish Faye!!! It turned out gorgeous!! :)

P.S. Next time you meet up at the Stitch N Frame, I'll drive up and meet you all!!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finish!!!! Love it :-)! Sounds like a fun, fun weekend too.

Rosa said...

Your finishes are so beautiful! Could you tell me the name of the last design with the fringe and button in centre. What materials did you use?! Thanks!

Rosa said...

Your finishes are so beautiful! Could you tell me the name of the last design with the fringe and button in centre. What materials did you use?! Thanks!

Michelle said...

Oh my its stunning well done. Is is too late to sign up for one of your project wallets - I am in the UK though xx

Laura said...

Glad you had a wonderful time with your stitching buddies and had some good shopping time. I had my stamp ladies over the weekend for some stamping (homemade cards, papercrafts, etc) and then did a little battle with strep throat(gift from the sweet little preschoolers). Think I need a little stitchy retail therapy now. Never been to the place in Salisbury--may have to check that out sometime.

Beautiful finish on your sampler!

Cristina said...

Congratulations!! your fantastic job is finished and it looks amazing ^^
Hugs!

Sherri said...

Love your finish...congrats! I had my first piece framed at Stitch 'n Frame shop while in college YEARS ago. It was a cute little shop back then. Nothing better than a girls shopping weekend!

Louise said...

Oh my!!! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!


:)
Raggedystitches,
Louise

Myra said...

She is gorgeous Faye! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I will miss you tomorrow!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish Faye.

Sounds like you had a great weekend:)

pam said...

Great finish! Great weekend too.

Sherry :o) said...

glad you had a fun time with your friends! My stitching friends are the best - literally! They are the food my soul craves!

Love your finish- stunning!

Lynn said...

What an amazing finish Faye! Sarah is soooo beautiful!

Your retail therapy weekend sounds like it was a lot of fun. Getting together with other stitchers is always a great way to pass a weekend!

VALIE said...

Hi Faye,
Merci ! for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Glad to get to know you, I'll be back, a lot to see here :-)
Valie

Carolyn NC said...

SEB is just beautiful - great job! Sounds like a fun weekend, too. I've heard that Spring Robin was worth checking out - glad to hear more good things. We need more good LNS' around, don't we?! And Stitch and Frame is always awesome!
Can't help but think of you when I stitch on the HD emblem I had out at Pals. My goal was to finish it at Christmas...haha...you knew that wouldn't happen! And yep, I'm still stitching on it... :)

April said...

Catching up on blogging Faye !! Sarah 1842 is so Beautiful!! Glad you also had a great time with stitching friends.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Gorgeous finish, Faye! I love the colors in this pretty sampler. Can't wait to see it framed!

Sounds like you had a great time!

Kruissteekies said...

stunning piece, love it