Ta Da! Here are the five picks from my generous stash! It was so much fun to go through everything and pick five. However, it was also rather daunting. Why do I buy so many charts? Why do I have so much fabric and fibers....why do I kit so much up. I know I have more than I can possibly stitch. It is just that so many things call to me and make me happy and dream of all of the possibilities of finished projects. Then there are my friends and things they have stitched...and then those charts call to me. Then there are things I see on blogs, Facebook and Instagram......it is never ending. Then there is market coming up. Help me!
With that being said, here are the five that made the first round. First up is this fabulous sampler that Patti is also working on. This is Mary Edmondson 1812 by Pineberry Lane. I love love love every chart there is by Pineberry Lane. She is a "desert island" designer...meaning if I had to be stuck on a desert island I would be perfectly happy to be stuck there with just her charts.
When we were at The Attic last summer we saw this chart all stitched up. Patti and I hyperventilated over it quite a bit. This is The Kinsford Sampler by Carriage House Samplings. I am deeply in love with this.
I have been in love with this sampler for years! It was printed in an Antique and Sampler Needlework magazine. This is the Isabella Johnstone Sampler. I love the red cow!!!!! Why I have not finished this is beyond me.
My friend Pat started focusing on stitching samplers with red thread only last year. It is really fun to look for samplers that lends themselves to this style. I was infatuated with her idea and am following in her footsteps. First up is this lovely reproduction sampler by Brenda Keyes......Hannah Wells.
Here is Sweet Adeline 1873 reproduced by Gigi R. My friends Pat and Brenda both stitched this recently and when I saw this chart I was obsessed with it. I have since made quite a bit of progress on this one.
One thing that is really fun about these red and white samplers is picking out the reds to be used. There are so many variations. As you can see for the Hannah Wells sampler I picked Ribbon Red. For this sampler I am using Schoolhouse Red.
And the accessories! Above you see a mother of pearl heart thread holder that was a gift from my friend Brenda several years ago. It is perfect to hold the red threads for this sampler!
Below you see one of my Kelmscott needle minders. I love them so much! It is great to have a ton of them to match up with each project.
Coming Soon: Kellie's 5 WIPs! I need to take pictures of them at our next get together.
Also coming soon: A post entitled I already added a 6th WIP!!!!!! Yes, last night I broke down and kitted up and started a new project. But that is it! No more until I finished one of these. I will blog about my new start soon.