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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Picture walk of my Quaker Sampler wall……

Greetings this cold, cold December evening friends~ My decorations are down and packed away... The den looks much roomier!! Too cold to go outside, so I’ve made good use of my time when not in my craftroom.....

My previous post showed a couple new additions to my collection of framed samplers.. I needed to rearrange my wall space to accommodate hanging them... Here’s how my Quaker wall looks now....

 

It puts a smile on my face when I walk into the room and see all of them! A “collection” of Quaker reproduction & Quaker inspired samplers that I loving stitched over the last several years.... 


From monochrome to colorful, they all hold a special meaning to me. Here are some close-ups... (excuse any glares)


Sarah Tatum Sampler anchors the wall... She’s a robust 24 x 28”..... I’m sure Sarah was as proud as I am once she saw her completed work~


This beautiful moulding was selected as it compliments all the many golds and tans used in the sampler.. 



This is another Quaker that kept me company this year... All the flowers and the delicate looking border make this sampler most unique...


Her moulding is particularly esquite, I believe... Ms Patti Nicolosi of By My Hands Needl’werks in Va Beach VA helped make the perfect selection!!


My largest red monochrome Sampler has been streamlined... I inserted my family members initials in place of the Christmas words... 


Legendary Quaker Sampler designer Ellen Chester of With my Needle designed a classic piece that caught my eye back in 2011. I remember purchasing the Belle Soie silks and how wondering what all the hipe was about... Once I began stitching with them, I was a believer... 


Isn’t that center bird just too cute? Taupes and reds are natural compliments.... L*O*V*E this smaller Quaker design....


Since stitching this sampler, I’ve seen many fellow stitchers have stitched it as well.... It’s another classic Stitch~


Sarah Comfort was my third large Quaker sampler stitch for 2017. She’s a beauty using only black thread.... Her frame is actually made of 2 mouldings .... It really is what “makes” the piece.....


Another Quaker inspired Sampler....... Most of you who know me, know I absolutely love stitching red...  I just HAD to personalize this one with my name.....

Thanks for visiting as I shared my Quaker wall of Stitches... I devoted 2017 to stitching Quaker and it was more fun than I could’ve imagined it would be! I still have a couple Quakers kitted up and will stitch them in time. 2018 will be devoted to stitching Reproduction Samplers... In the meantime, I have a small wall of Samplers to show you as well as my Patriotic Corner in my bedroom... so~stay tuned!!

Here’s hoping each of you stay warm, share your blessings and stitch often~

Faye



29 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Faye, what beautiful Quakers you have stitched and have up on your wall. Very inspiring are your Quaker pieces! Stay warm!

Senorita Stitches said...

What a beautiful collection you have brought to life!

Sarah Marchuk said...

Wow that is a serious collectionamd something to really be proud of. Great job

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It turned out beautifully, Faye! Will be watching to see the future additions!
SO cold here, too! ❄️ Stay warm!

Karen said...

You've stitched a beautiful collection of Quaker samplers, Faye.

Barb said...

What a beautiful wall of Quakers. I love to stitch them. They are lots of little finishes and I like that. I am looking forward to all your posts in the coming year.

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Your wall arrangement is really complimentary to the pieces. My favorites are the blue one and the LaDDa one. Stay warm and keep stitching.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Beautiful samplers and frame choices, Faye!

Cathy B said...

Beautiful collection of samplers! Wow!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Thank you for sharing your Quakers--they are beautiful! I only have M Quietier and have her companion ready to stitch in 2018. I also have the small With Thy Needle-

Sandrine said...

Ce mûr est juste superbe
Bravo pour ces magnifiques ouvrages
J'aime beaucoup
Sandrine

LaNelle said...

Spectacular Faye...what eye candy you have created to treasure forever...just fabulous ♥️♥️ Blessings to you in 2018🕊

Vee said...

Your collection is stunning! I now have wall envy.

sandi s said...

Beautiful samplers! You have done a stunning collection and I loved seeing them up close. Hugs,

Maryann Olsaver said...

Your samplers are just stunning Faye. I am so inspired to begin a Quaker Sampler. Thank you for sharing 🙂

Carol K said...

OMG..Faye, you are really quite talented.You make me want to run into my sewing room and put a needle to the fabric that is languisghing there..My Dutch Beauty is halfway done and I want to get back to stitching it again..I think you have provided the gentle push I needed!

Karen said...

They are all so lovely! You gave me inspiration quite a while ago when you posted you were going to do your first Quaker sampler. I follow Yardgirl60 on Instagram and was so wrapped up in her Linen and Thread SAL2017. It is so lovely! So I am joining in with Quaker Sampler group on Facebook and ordered my first Quaker Sampler pattern yesterday, L Haworth 1815 Ackworth Quaker Reproduction Sampler by The Marking Sampler. I am most enamored of browns, greens, and reds in samplers so this is exciting for me. Enjoying your stitching journey!

Karen in Greenville

woolwoman said...

wonderful post Faye to see each of your Quaker girls showcased and with their own introduction. I didn't recall the one from WTN - so neat! I have stacks of Quakers and some kitted up, some started but none finished - BOO! So much to do and so little time. I hope you have a happy and healthy New Year with many happy stitches - with warm and "wooley-thoughts" Love Mel

Mary said...

Oh my Faye, your Quaker wall is stunning!!! I adore the WTNT Quaker Handeworke, it's hard to pick a favorite from all these beautiful stitches but that would have to be it. They are all framed so beautifully, they compliment the stitches so well. Have a Happy New Year, looking forward to seeing what you stitch this year! Mary

Betsy's Stitches said...

Absolutely stunning pieces. I hope that those who come to your house to visit appreciate each one as you have share with us. Bets

valerie said...

What beautiful quakers and I love how they adorn your wall. I am so excited to start Ragamuffin #2 in the new year. I have the supplies...just need to find them! :) I can't wait to see your sampler starts in 2018. Happy New Year!!

Jo Ann said...

Only takes one word ~ GORGEOUS ! You can really be proud of that wall, and all the work.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

These are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your stitching progress in 2018.
Happy New Year.

In My Prime Time said...

As always you are so inspiring!! I need to pick up the needle
and start something ~ or complete something!
Thank you for sharing your beauties and have a wonderful
new year!
Best wishes, Mimi

Halland House Gifts said...

They're are beautiful, Faye. It's great to see them socializing together on your wall. Happy New Year. May it be full of fun stitching and finishing. Judy

Anna van Schurman said...

Gorgeous! But I'd expect nothing less. Happy new year, Faye!

Rebecca said...

All of your Quakers are so pretty, what beautiful work you’ve done. I really like how you’ve displayed them. I am now inspired to try one myself, I think I will start with the With Thy Needle and Thread one.

Ellen said...

What a beautiful wall of Quaker samplers! I'm honored that one of my designs is among those you've stitched. Those Quaker samplers sure are addictive, aren't they?

Bekca said...

You must be so proud of all of the hours you've invested into these beautiful designs. When I own my own home, I can't wait to cover the walls in cross stitch!