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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Pull up a chair and sit down! Mini Sampler finished.

Have a seat while I ramble on about the mini sampler!


The mini sampler was finished a bit quicker than anticipated. Some squares were a lot easier to do than others.


                                    
                                            and here are the close ups.....
from left to right:
a pile of books, hopefully kindle will never take over from the real thing!

 My fountain is still stalemate, but one day eh.

I used to have a black handbag with jewels on back in the 60's. Should have kept it as it would be very retro.

A little pair of mittens to remind me of all those that were knitted and lost over the years.

 Little stitchy sampler.

Pair of high heels to match the bag. (Unfortunately I can't wear heels :0( but I do like them)

A bowl of apples....gotta keep healthy!

Love getting real letters as well as emails.

Fancy flowers.

All the hats I used to knit over the years to match the mittens.

All the knitting of little jumpers when the kids were wee bairns.

Got to include a monkey....yay


bottom row:
Sewing thread without which this sampler wouldn't have been made.
Large chocolate cake on fancy tablecloth. Got to keep our strength up.
Signed and sealed!

Top row;
A nice pot of hot tea goes down a treat with a piece of cake.
I don't have a cat, but this one is cute!
The hollyhocks.

From left to right
Top row;
A Scottie dog (I don;t have a dog either but you can't a cat and leave out a dog now can you!)

Daisy the caravan, with a fancy door.

Watering can (although we use a hose pipe, but this little can looks cuter)
A quote which I quite agree with :0D
An exotic birdie. Would be pretty cool if they came like this.
Gingerbread men that I used to make with the children.....oh the memories.

This section was posted last week.

The lighthouse is because I like them and HH has made a few for me for one thing or another.
The top of the hollyhocks, they go through 2 of the squares.

So there you have it all done and dusted. Except I think I will have to take the wheel of Daisy and embroider one instead as it wont fit behind glass. Also the label of my swanky pink garden shoes fell of so I'm thinking of fixing it on the veg patch. It says 'garden, just grow it' so seems appropriate.

So now it will be going to the framers for a suitable frame.

(In case you want to know the little chair has a beer bottle back and the wire thingy that stops fizzy wine shooting out)

And next week I will be having a giveaway so tune in for that.

Here are this weeks linky parties;
handmadeharbour
http://www.flamingotoes.com/
iamonly1woman
sewmanyways.blogspot
sweetlittlegals
linda-coastalcharm
chef-in-training
thediydreamer.blogspot
lavendergardencottage
michellestastycreations
craftionary
jannolson.blogspot













43 comments:

  1. Yaaaaay!! All done....good for you....but I bet you've already started on the next project, lol.
    My new favourites are the books and the dinky ikkle heart....yum! And that chair is cool....I know a few fellas who would like a bigger version...haaa!

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  2. It is really lovely! The little cat is adorable :)

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  3. Oh, what a gorgous finished sampler - well done you! I love how this has come together x

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  4. this is just fab!! I can't decide whether the caravan or the birdie is my favourite! I so have to do one of these... one day!

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  5. I am really impressed with this. I love it all - especially all the memories and stories that go with it. A really great idea that has turned out really well. Can't wait to see what is next!

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  6. I am so impressed with you mini sampler! It has turned out great!

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  7. I love this more and more the more I see it, and the finished article is just perfect! Especially in love with the cute woolly hat and mittens, and the tiny little goldfish in the fountain are great too. I love that you've used two squares for the hollyhocks too- very clever!

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  8. Your sampler is wonderful all the work that has gone into this, beautiful

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  9. Such a detail in every square ! It obviously means a lot to you - it tells a lovely story and makes a great showpiece.

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  10. Your sampler is so beautiful. I am almost speechless.

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  11. It's wonderful, Penny! You've done a great job, and I'm glad you told us the story behind each square.

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  12. Ooo, i got distracted by the seat - very cooL! Love the sampler too - must have taken aaaages

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  13. Love the sampler, so many details, chair is great too :)

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  14. One of your most gorgeous projects. I love it, you are so clever P. x

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  15. Superb Penni - the more you look the more you see.

    Just a suggestion - when you frame it put your story of the squares at the back of it for posterity. xxx

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  16. this is beautiful , wow , love it

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  17. Absolutely fabulous! Really enjoy looking at this.

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  18. This is gorgeous, look at all these details, and the design is so fun and fresh. I have a soft spot for the mittens and books :)

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  19. Your sampler's an amazing idea and turned out brilliantly. Each little section is sweet on it's own but they all go together so well. Looking at the whole thing, my eyes are darting about all over trying to take it all in.
    Teresa x

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  20. Hello! Just stopping by from Sew Many Ways linky party to view your mini sampler. I love the hollyhocks and the way you allowed them invade into another square. Love these little samplers, so thank you for sharing yours! Please take a moment to visit me when you can.

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  21. Fabulous! You are very clever and have far better eyesight than I do! x

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  22. Each time I thought I'd found a favourite the next box took over - loving it all. your work is beautiful. Cx

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  23. I love it!There's so much to see on it and I just want to touch it!

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  24. Your sampler looks lovely. I have to agree about having to include a monkey :-)

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  25. What an amazing achievement! So much detail and love and care, and all original! WOW!

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  26. This is just fabulous...I love it, really beautiful...what a lovely way to treasure and keep memories xx

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  27. Your sampler is absolutely lovely, there's so much detail. I love the 'eat dessert first' quote!

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  28. Oh my goodness - that is just amazing! So many fabulous details and memories! Love your work!

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  29. The detail on your work is just amazing - very impressed!

    http://imadeitforyou.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. Oh, you and your daughter are so talented! Very pretty! Thanks for stopping by!
    Sherry

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  31. Incredible work! I love it. BTW loved your comment about heels, I do admire them but cannot wear them at all. Don't even like the IDEA of having them on my feet. But they are pretty, I still have some in my closet.
    Love love love your piece tho, it is beautiful, and each bit is gorgeous close up. Just stunning.

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  32. I love this! I could spend all day just looking at all the tiny little details!

    ~Trisha

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  33. Those are gorgeous! I die of the cuteness :)

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  34. Oh...this is so cute! You must have spent hours and hours stitching on this adorable sampler!
    I love it!
    Smiles,
    Carolynn

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  35. Absolutely fabulous, so much detail and lovely colours. A triumph!

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  36. Wow, this turned out fabulous! I so need to get my stitchery out and work on it. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  37. Hopped over from Cottage link party. wow, this is fab! Lots of work. Love all of the fun details.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  38. Well done you've done a fantastic job, you've put a modern twist into the Victorian sampler. I'm sure it will become future generations most treasured possession.

    Sue

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  39. They are just gorgeous! It must take so much time to make each of these.. but so worth it :)

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality! :)

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  40. I love your finished sampler. Love hearing what each one means. I took the e course and thought it was a blast. I hadn't done needlework for ages. Your work was done so well.

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  41. WOW! I admire your patience dear Penelope. It turned out gorgeous.

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  42. Just wanted to thank you for sharing this darling sampler with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  43. Your mini sampler is beautiful and full of such fum menories for you.Hugs Mrs A.

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