Tavern Signs - Samplermaker
Carriage House Samplings
30 ct. Iced Cappucino
I have so much to share on this post! We had a wonderful Christmas. I received a new camera, a notebook and several gift cards. The food was absolutely delicious and we will be enjoying leftovers for many days.
I want to share the pictures of the Altoid sewing kits I made. One for myself, which was for practice and to work through the kinks. The other two were gifted to my sister and my bestie, Cathy. All the tops were the same, but I finished the insides to coordinate with the crane scissors.
Inside I put needle threader, tweezers, scissors, and some packages of petit needles. Yes the black on the inside lid is a magnet. Pretty proud of myself with the making of all the coordinating cording out of DMC. My electric hand mixer, sure got a workout!
Once I finished the last sampler, I pulled out my stash. Talk about being over the top! I actually made a spread sheet of my existing stash.
I had someone point out to me, with all these charts, I'd have to live to be 200 to finish them all. Never underestimate a driven stitcher like me! Got me thinking of my completions in 2015.
Here they are:
EH 1875 (started in 2014)
Amish Life- Tending the Garden
Family Name Sampler
Amish Life- Hanging the Quilts
Rhoda Hastings 1863
Isabella Gray 1838
Ann Pegg 1877
Tropical Quaker Sampler
Mexican School girl Practice Sampler
In addition to
Knitted 3 baby blankets plus 3 teen scarves
Knit one eternity scarf
Made 3 tin topper sewing kits
Plus made slip covers for a couch and love seat, cushion covers for both. Plus recovered the pillows.
And made a valance.
Made one small baby quilt
Samplermaker Tavern Sign
If I hadn't been so crafty with sewing and knitting, I'd had a few more samplers finished!
Which brings me how I will decide what is next in my stitching rotation. I decided to go by copyright year, and start with the oldest. However, anything overseas had no copyright year and so I may occasional slip one of those in randomly.
So with that being said, if I have the right material my next sampler will be Hannah Lancaster with a 1985 copyright date.
Next post will officially be in 2016. May the New Year bring you happiness and joy. May it allow plenty of time to stitch!