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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A post on behalf of Barbara H

Here is my first day progress on EK 1653. 

EK 1653

The following is was I wrote in my journal.

‘“Began stitching  early Sunday morning.  

Worked for about  1 ½   hours.  Needed to make my blue crab salad for my Annapolis Historic Sampler Guild meeting.

Last minute, remembered to print out photos of a private house tour I had been to in Federal Hill, Balltimore, MD the previous week.

Dr John Hawkins had the most spectacular home filled with antiques and sampler collection.  

Great party.   Home by 5 pm,  resumed stitching by 6 pm for about 3 hours.

Listened to Mad River by John Sandford while stitching.

Happy to have a new friend – Nicola.”

ps.  I did not stitch at the meeting – had too much to talk about.
        I promise not to bore you with future full entries of my SAL Journal.



Nicola said...

A wonderful start Barbara and its gone straight onto my must order list.

You haven't bored me with a journal entry. Its very interesting to read.

Krista said...

Great start, Barbara! What a wonderful idea to keep a journal along with the project. Interesting to go back to and see what was happening while working on that particular project. I will have to start that in the new year!

Kaisievic said...

Love the journal entry, Barbara and I wish that my new start was as far along as that one - so far all I have done is a little bit of border backstitching!

Deb said...

I love the idea of a journal entry while working on a sampler. I can usually remember things that went on while I was working on a piece, but just a few things here and there. I think that I should keep one this year and put my thoughts and experiences on the back of the piece after it's framed. Are you going to do that?

Elizabeth said...

I love your idea of recording what is going on with your life whilst stitching and I would love to use your idea when updating what is going on in my life whilst stitching. Watch this space!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

fabulous start and am loving the pink and green colour - yum

Deanna Chavez said...

Barbara, I really enjoyed your journal entry and I hope you'll keep posting them. I really like your start too!

Kathy said...

Barbara, this is looking very pretty already!! And, I enjoyed your journal entry, not boring at all. This really sounds like a good idea to me too, so guess on 1/1/13 I will try and start a journal too.

Joanne O'H said...

Barbara, your progress looks wonderful. EK is currently in the mail somewhere on its way to me in New Zealand, so please keep up the photos of your progress. It will really inspire me to get started (when I've finished my other WIPs).

Merry Wind Farm said...

Oh my gosh, Barbara, that is your first DAY of stitching? That would be my first week :) Love how you are keeping the journal.


Lelia said...


your stitching is beautiful! Never a bore to share needlework journals or journal entries.

Stitch well

Jennifer H said...


What a beautiful start to EK! I do have to agree with the one comment - that it'd take me a week to do that much...maybe...LOL

You are certainly a fast one! And I love your stitching journal entry, it's something I never thought of doing. It makes one think of doing the same thing.

What color and fabric are you using on this piece? I am sure the color is not accurate in the photo - monitors are so difficult that way.

Hugs and Love,
Jennifer H

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

The linen is what came with the kit. Next time I will take the photo outside. I have ordered a new full spectrum light that may help too.

I will be putting info into an envelope that will be fixed to the back of the framed sampler. I am not sure how much of my journal will go into the envelope. I hope the journal will stay with the completed sampler.