Thursday, December 01, 2005

UPDATE re. my name

re my name ... My middle name Lee is my maternal Grandmother's Monogram (LEE - Lelia Evelyn E------). My Grandmother passed away 3 weeks after my birth. At that time, my older brother started calling me Lelia or Little Lee. I didn't use my first name until much later in life (when I was no longer "Little"). When I wanted to start a stitching web log -- I noticed there was a Carol (Garden of Stitches) and a Lee (Lake Stitcher). Thus, I chose my more formal name. I'm comfortable with all my names & when in doubt "GF" works : )

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c.1991 The Scarlet Letter N. Hinde 1778 - A Miniature Sampler. What a joy ; ) I used AVAS 945 Red Silk on 32 ct Antique Ivory Linen. 2.75" W x 1.75" H (apx) The rabbit motif was from Brenda Keyes Alphabets Motifs & Borders c.1999, published by The Sampler Company.

I think I'd like to try another miniature soon. I like the Mini Flower Basket from EGA. (www.egausa.org under merchandise). Another one in my stash is "Better Late Than Never" Sampler (Circa 1820-1830) c.2001 by Eileen J. Bennett for The Sampler House. Plus, who can resist the wonderful selections at The Scarlet Letter and Threads Thru Time -- so many miniature sampler patterns to choose from! Working over one thread is a challenge & I take a lot of breaks! I try to stitch for about an hour & then put it aside for another day.

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c.2004 Mill Hill. Charmed Stocking MHCS43 St. Nick Stocking. Stitched by Alexander for Grammy K (my Mom). Grammy should receive this very soon!

14 comments:

Jenna said...

Your miniature sampler turned out so lovely! I like the rabbit addition. ;)

Please tell master Alex that he did another beautiful job on the Mill Hill ornament. I'm sure your mom is going to love it!

Oh, and how stupid do I feel right now that I've been calling you Lelia all of this time and your name is actually Carol? :(

Selina said...

The Mill Hill stocking is great - I got it from an exchange on a message from an Italian girl :) love it :) Your miniture sampler is great. I'd probably go nuts on it heheh

Susimac said...

I love your miniature sampler, its beautiful. I enjoy reading your blog.
Su

Von said...

What a beautiful mini sampler! I'll have to try one. And Alexander did such a marvelous job - you must be so proud!
What is the secret of your name? I've been thinking of you as Lelia too :)

Barbara said...

I really like your mini sampler a lot!!

AnneS said...

Woohoo, your little sampler is just gorgeous! I don't really enjoy over-one stitching on the whole, but it really does look fantastic when it's done - and this is definite proof of that! Alexander did a fantastic job of his MH ornament too - takes after his Mum! ;)

KarenV said...

I love the tiny sampler - your stitching is amazingly neat! Alexander did another great job on the MH ornament - congratulations to him!

Terri said...

Well, it's already been said, but I love your miniature sampler as well! In fact, I'm finding myself, more and more, loving the "mini" things :) Can't wait to see more.

Carol said...

Hi Carol! Very cool to learn today that you are a Carol too!!!!!!! I love the name Lelia, though!! Wanna trade?? LOL!!!!! Your teeny tiny sampler is just so inspiring. Your work is just amazing!

Lee said...

GREAT work! Love the mini sampler.

My Life In Stitches said...

Love your mini sampler and the Mill Hill stocking that Alex stitched.

happy stitching,
Annette

Dawn said...

The mini sampler is so pretty! Great job!

Mylene said...

Hi Lelia, that's a lovely sampler and wow! the mill hill stocking looks great. Best wishes,
Mylene

Cathy said...

I really like the mini sampler too. I think I've probably called you by all three names at one time or another in the short time I've known you. LOL!

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