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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Another Prize Added !!!

A BIG THANK YOU to Melody of wooley thoughts who has sponsored a super prize of the J.C.S 1707 kit with DMC floss.

Melody's birthday is April 14th so this beautiful kit will be the prize in April for the second name drawn. 


J.C.S 1707

This sampler was made in the German state of Thuringia (in southeastern Germany). This type of sampler was not made to be displayed on the wall, but rather as a reference piece. The German Sampler Museum holds a number of similar samplers, with no top or bottom, left nor right side (hence we have pictured it both horizontally and vertically). This piece was made in a rural area, worked on a slightly coarser linen than urban examples. The sampler contains motifs from Johann Sibmacher's 1597 and 1601 pattern books, including the elaborate peacock, Lamb of God, the corner motifs depicting leaping stags, flowers formed by joining four hearts, and the stars pattern band. Adam and Eve are highly stylized, and appear in similar form on other German samplers of the same period. Stitches used are cross, back, and eyelet.



Melody, your generosity and kindness is appreciated by us all. Thank you for adding to the fun and excitement of the Scarlet Letter year.

12 comments:

Faye said...

Oh my!!! How very generous!!! I am so very excited about this Red Letter Year.... Faye

Chris said...

How generous Melody!

Nicola said...

Thank you Melody, your kindness and generosity is amazing. I look forward to stitching with you.

Elaine said...

Thank you Melody!
This is so much fun, beautiful samplers, stitching, friendship and now more prizes!

Krista said...

What a very generous offer, Melody!

Tatyana (tookie) said...

Melody it's very generous of you!

Katrina said...

Melody that's just too sweet!!!!

Deb said...

That is so generous of Melody. That sampler is wonderful!

anniebeez said...

I LOVE this sampler!! I am partial to the German samplers! Thank you Melody for your generous gift! I hope I win it!

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely sampler Melody and so generous of you.

woolwoman said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments - I'm sure it will find a lovely new home with one of you SL-ers. Enjoy the season! Melody

Vera said...

Oh my! What a generous prize and what a GORGEOUS sampler...another one to add to the "must have" list. I need to quit work so I have more time to stitch...but if I quit work I have less $$$.