Monday, April 14, 2008

The Ann L. Brown Sampler

Thx for the comments! I continue to root thru my repro-sampler-stash-in-the-closet, and pulled out this gem:
The Ann L. Brown Sampler. c.1983 The Scarlet Letter, Accurate & Faithful Reproduction Samplers.
Per information with the graph: it was worked on unbleached 25-count linen, and the finished size apx 16" x 18".

I bought this used graph from GF AmandaG [w/o blog]. I love everything about this sampler, the alphabet, border, flower baskets, pineapples, lions, border -- love everything; however, don't think I have enough time in my life to stitch every repro chart/kit I own!!!

I stitched these motifs per DMC suggested on chart. I used scraps of 32-count waterlily linen, found in my closet!

These squares look good with Lanell scissors.

If I live long enough, I'll stitch it ... otherwise, I was delighted to stitch a few beautiful motifs!

7 comments:

Chelle said...

Oh wow, great sampler! I love the motifs AND the colors. I'm becoming a blue person. Maybe it's just a phase...LOL Anyway, love the motifs you stitched. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve with all of these little motifs.

tkdchick said...

Lovely motifs!

Cathy B said...

I see you've been busy stitching some interesting motifs lately!

Mary said...

More lovely motifs! You know, that might be the way to go...stitch favorite motifs from a sampler instead of the whole thing. Like you say, we'll never get them all completed!

Kim B said...

I love that you do this. These designs are so neat to see. They are lovely!

Von said...

You've hit on a great idea here, Lelia! Stitching at least a portion of these wonderful samplers let's you use and enjoy the designs you have. Since you've photographed them with the Ginghers, are you thinking of making scissor fobs?

Sharon said...

What great motifs Leila! Very pretty! How are you going to use them?

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