September 26, 2010

Mary Beale, Her Sampler

She's done!



And what a joy it was to stitch this sampler!



One of those you enjoy working on so much, you almost hate to be done with it!



I had to change the wording along the bottom....my whole name didn't work with the way it was charted, (her sampler, finished in ****), so what you see is my version ;-)

I will miss working on it, but it's headed to the framers soon, so we can enjoy looking at it on the wall :)



Mary Beale, her very ownself, recommended not filling in around the verse, so that's how I left it :)



"Mary Beale, Her Sampler"
Designed by Mary Beale
from the Pocketbook Needlework series, 1998 edition
available from Mary's online shop (click on link to go there)
Stitched on 40 count Park City Blend by R&R
over 2 with one strand DMC thread


Thank you all for visiting my blog and always saying such nice things. The stitching and blogging community is so wonderful...I'm very grateful to be a part of it.
Have a wonderful week ahead and stitch much!
xox

47 comments:

Hazel said...

WOW!!! This is amazing. I absolutely love it. I have just clicked to go to her shop to have a browse. Well done and big congrats. x

Melissa said...

WOW!!! Amazing finish. Can't wait to see it framed. Congratulations on this beautiful piece of work.

Melissa said...

oooh-weee, Andrea, what a BEAUTY! She is just gorgeous and I hope you find a perfect frame for her!

BeckySC said...

Oh my goodness!! She's a BEEuty :)
Absolutely stunning, Andrea :)
((hugs))

Joy said...

Wow...it's beautiful!!! What a great finish...I have to say some of the old patterns are the best.
Happy Week!

Meredith said...

This is absolutely stunning! Congratulations on finishing such a beautiful piece! Can't wait to see it framed!

Joanie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! What a great sampler! Looking forward to the pic of it framed!

Ranae said...

woohoo!!! What a beautiful glorious finish
Congrats!!!!

Nancy in WI said...

Gosh Andrea, it's gorgeous! And I can tell how happy you are!!! :)
Nancy in WI

Katrina said...

It's really gorgeous Andrea, I love it!!!!! Congrats on the finish.

Nancy said...

Andrea! You have created a stunning sampler! Everything about this is just beautiful including your work as always. I love the different blocks on either side of the verse. Beautiful job!

Chris said...

Beautiful finish!!! What a lovely sampler.
Inquiring minds want to know....what's next ?


Chris

Glenna said...

What an absolutely gorgeous sampler--such wonderful work!

Margaret said...

Oh my! I just love it!!!! And isn't Mary nice? I've emailed with her online too. Thanks for the link. I'm going right over -- I need this one in my stash for sure! :D Congrats on such a gorgeous finish!

Cari-in-VA said...

Andrea, it is absolutely beautiful. You should be so proud of this exquisite piece, it is just lovely. I look forward to seeing it framed. So, what's next on your list?

natalyK said...

What a gorgeous finish. I love the detail and colors. My favorite part are the sheep grazing. Beautiful finish!!

KsMaryLou said...

Andrea congratulations on a fantastic finish! This sampler has all those great elements that add up to a real show stopper....alphabet, verse, pastoral scene, and gorgeous border. Can't wait to see how you have this framed.

Deb said...

OMG - I take a vacation from blogging and what is the first thing I see? Your beautiful sampler. I love, love, love it!!! Did I say love? I have to get this pattern. Everything is so wonderful about it and you did a fantastic job of stitching it! Absolutely beautiful!!

Catherine said...

Stunning piece! Can't wait to see the frame you choose!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful piece! Can't wait to see what frame you pick. :)

mainely stitching said...

Wow, wow, wow. It is the most beautiful sampler. Wow!

Love to Stitch said...

Well done Andrea! Her Sampler is just exquisite and the colors are fabulous. I am so glad you put her on the front burner. I am even more inspired! Cant wait to see what frame you choose for it!!!!

Deborah said...

Absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see her framed.

valerie said...

Stunning...absolutely stunning! Great job Andrea...I love it!

Annemarie said...

Darn, that's gorgeous. I would've gone potty over that border and so much solid stitching but... darn. That's gorgeous.

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous finish, Congratulations

Vinniey said...

"Her Sampler" is absolutely awesome! Very beautiful, Andrea :)

Siobhan said...

That is such an awesome sampler, Andrea! Congratulations!! I just love Mary Beale's designs, and this is no exception. Great job!

Michele said...

That is beautiful, truly an heirloom! I love Mary Beale, but I spend more time looking through the charts than I do stitching! You've inspired me to move that one closer to to the top of the Must-Start pile!

Julie M said...

It's beautiful! Can't wait to see it framed!

MyLifesAStitch said...

W.O.W. Absolutely stunning, Andrea! YGG on the beautiful finish!!!

Donna said...

Simply stunning. And you did this so quickly or at least it seems quick to me!

Anna van Schurman said...

Wow.

Melanie said...

Stunning!!!!

Sally said...

Oh wow that is truly stunning!

Alice said...

Andrea, if we had to choose our favourite sampler for 2010, I would choose your Mary Beale. It looks just out of this world. Awesome job!! I think I already told you but really, awesome job. I am inspired. ; ) Cannot wait to see it framed.
Alice

Blu said...

Cognrats on a gorgeous finish! Isn't it so cool to be able to say such-and-such designer knows/likes what I did?

Paisley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratuations!

Sherry said...

absolutely beautiful! Enjoy it once framed!!

Lois said...

Oh my Andrea! Gorgeous, gorgeous finish! Looking forward to seeing this beauty framed.

Nicole said...

Oh wow Andrea!! This turned out so beautiful. It's really an heirloom. Definitely one to add to my must-buy-soon list! :)

Carin said...

very beautiful !!

Jan said...

Beautiful. Lots of work went into that one. Also, I love your autumn blog design--reminds me of you.

Dovilė said...

gorgeous work:)

Tobie said...

Beautiful sampler Andrea!!! I love it!

Elaine said...

Congrats on your finish Angela, it;s stunning!!

Teri said...

Gorgeous finish! It's nice to see Mary Beale's designs brought to life. Your sampler is beautiful!