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Friday, 25 January 2013

It is Giveaway Time

Dear Pin Pals


It is a very wet and blustery Friday in Cornwall so I thought it would be fun to cheer up the day with a giveaway sponsored by Marsha. 



Eliza Shipton 1807


If you would like to win the chart of Eliza Shipton 1807 all you need to do is to answer the following question:-

Which is your all time favourite Scarlet Letter sampler, now this could be a hard question as they are all so beautiful. It will be fine if you have to mention a few, you do not need to have stitched them (yet).

Answers in the comments box for this post and I will draw a name next Friday.

The winner will be announced on blog 2 with the details of a special giveaway to mark the start of my birthday month. Watch out for it, you will not be disappointed.


Thank you Marsha for sponsoring the chart.

58 comments:

Angie Burrett said...

Hello Nicola: you are right, such a hard decision - but for me it has to be Rebecca Robinson - I so loved sewing this beautiful sampler and the end result is probably one of my all time favourite samplers ever. It hangs here in our home and gives me pleasure on a daily basis. You are so generous with the giveaways - thank you for all you are doing with this SAL - it is great! xx

Margaret said...

Oh wow, tough question!! I have so many that I love! Off the top of my head, Rebecca Robinson, Jane Atkinson, Ann Smith, to name those I've stitched. Polly Phillip is one I haven't stitched but love. I'm chicken about stitching her because of all the over one. Maybe someday.

Sharon H said...

I think that my all time favorite is The Huntsman - I love the canvaswork pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries and this one is so whimsical. I love that the flower on the hill is just about as tall as the tree! This one is on my SAL list and has been one I've wanted to stitch for many years. Of course, speaking of the 17the century, I also love any of the 17th century band samplers. And then there is . . .I could go on and on. Stay warm - the South is on track to get a winter storm today - have milk and bread and stitching, so I'm ready.

Dawn said...

Right now by favorite is Ruth Bacheler but that could change tomorrow when I see another sampler that I had not noticed before, haha. I have been so inspired by the samplers everyone is working on.

Deb said...

That is so nice of Marsha to sponsor the chart. I love it. I would have to say that Ann Medd is my all time favorite that I've stitched. For ones that I haven't stitched it would be Jane Atkinson (on the to-do list) and Rebecca Robinson, with Polly Phillips and a few others that I haven't stitched. There are so many wonder samplers that it really is hard to pick.

carolm said...

MY favorite must be the first one I stitched and framed, Susannah Lane.

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

I am going to give my vote for AW 1662. I have this as my next start. I am afraid to go back and find any more because I will probably pick up too many more :)

Krista said...

Oh boy, this is so hard to choose but I have to say my most favorite sampler would be Ann Medd. It is quite a masterpiece and ever since I watched Nicola stitch hers to finish I have also wanted to do that one too... and will someday!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Dorothy Walpole is my favorite SL sampler that I've stitched to date.

Erica near Chicago said...
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Erica near Chicago said...

Wow! That is a hard question. I pick Joyce Leedes -- spot samplers were the first type of sampler to catch my attention many, many years ago.

HollyXSing said...

Well...that is a deep subject, don't fall in! Ha Ha

Ann Grimshaw for the one I have completed...yet to do favorite Ruth Batchelor.

Happy Stitches,

-Holly in VA

Lynn said...

My favorite that I've seen on these blogs is The Christmas Sampler, which doesn't appear on the Scarlet Letter website. I'm not sure I'd want to stitch it, but it is beautiful!!

Brenda in WI said...

My vote is for Jane Atkinson and Sarah Willson. I am working on the both of them now and think they are gorgeous. I could mention many more but those two come to my mind immediately.

Ellen said...

My favorite is definitely Dorothy Walpole, I am stitching her now! I also love Rebecca Robinson, the border is so beautiful!

Hugs,

Ellen said...

My favorite is definitely Dorothy Walpole, I am stitching her now! I also love Rebecca Robinson, the border is so beautiful!

Hugs,

ilana kaye said...

Tough decision. I'll say Anne Lawle, Mary Hurst, SDW, As The Wind Blows, and Coraggio.

Katherine said...

I would have to say - although I will never take on the challenge of it - my favorite sampler would be Ann Medd.

Elaine said...

Very difficult question! I have to say SDW because I am so enjoying stitching it with our SAL!

Elizabeth said...

Goodness me - where to start. For me at the moment the choice would be Emma Miles. One day I may even get to do her.

Lelia said...

I completed (+frame) circling alphabets - which was a delight to stitch. That was my first SL + special. the WIP, Ann Scutt, that I've been stitching on the longest, is the most beautiful of all her kits (IMO).

enjoy the day - stitch well!



Michele said...

Gosh so hard but I have to say Ann Medd. She is my next big project after I have finished VS and my Scarlet year celebration.

Loraine said...

Oh Nicola what a wonderful giveaway. Thank you Marsha for being so generous.
I have to say that I love so many samplers that I can't choose. I could probably list 25 that I want to do someday!
One of my favorites is Ann Medd. I haven't wrapped my head around the idea of stitching this one, but I still love it. I also love Dorothy Walpole, and will be stitching that this year.

Kathy said...

Wow, hard question for sure!! There's so many pretty ones. But, today there's four that speak to me the loudest and they are Emma Miles, Jane Atkinson, The Christmas Sampler and The Chimneypiece. My list keeps growing/changing day to day, lol.

Thanks Marsha for adding to the fun of this SAL. And, of course thanks to Nicola for making it all happen.

Jennifer H said...

I have to say my sentimental favorite is Sarah Brignell, as she was the first sampler I purchased so long ago from the Scarlet Letter. I don't know what made me fell in love with it, but there it is. :)

I have other favorites too, for various reasons. I love them for their style or for the colors that they have, sometimes both.

Those would be: Joanna Warren, Ann Grimshaw, Elizabeth Harborne, Ellenor Wyckes, The Lady and the Caastle, and most recently Hannah Carter. All of these I have - Don't even get me started on the ones on my wish list! :)

Hugs and Love, Marsha and Nicola for this give away. So exciting!

Jennifer H

Pat L said...

Circling Alphabets is my favorite although the 1854 (I 'm pretty sure that is the year) sampler I did many years ago comes a very close second.

Stitch Wizard said...

I am just loving my Elizabeth Sheffield sampler and it is the one that has helped me really master over 1 stitching as well as being my first Scarlet Letter Sampler!! I will always feel how very special it is to me. I am also in love with the Manifesto but don't have it yet, but hope to one day!

~mj~ said...

Ohh..this is a hard question! There are so many beautiful ones, but my favorite would have to be MD The Unicorn Sampler. I saw the original during a visit to the V&A in London a few years ago, and I fell in love with it. I have the pattern, but have not been brave enough to attempt the lacis at the top!

Bhooma said...

It is so hard to pick just one. At present I am in love with Margret Gatis.

llknbillburg said...

This is so hard! There are so many beautiful samplers! If push came to shove, I would have to say my favorite is Dorcas Haynes. I have had her for a long time and although she's not stitched yet, she is definitely on my bucket list!! Laura

Kim Hummel said...

my all time favorites are the first kits I purchased--Amelia Boyce and Heaven is My Hope. Still love both of them.

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

I would have to categorize.
Under samplers I have stitched:

Joanna Warren was my favorite 17th Century.

Sarah Dutnel 1818, (OOP) was the first SL I stitched & still love her to pieces.

Marsha's originals -
The Chimney Piece

That was like choosing a favorite child.

Rebecca in TN said...

Today my favorite is Rebecca Cullin. Tomorrow it will be Polly Phillip. Or maybe Ann Medd.

Nikki said...

I think my favorite would have to be Dorothy Walpole. It is my first one to stitch and it spoke to me the loudest.

Nikki

Cindy L said...

My favorite right now is Elizabeth Sheffield.

C Street Samplerworks said...

I couldn't even name my top dozen favorites, let alone one! I've always loved the Unicorn Sampler, and also the Boscobel Oak because of the history behind it. I've stitched Margret Mason, Ann Scutt, Phebe Smith, Abigail Gould and love them all. I adore the original designs Coraggio and Hornbook Bestiary. And of course there are dozens more!

Leona S said...

Oh my! That is a hard question. As we all know there are so many absolutely beautiful SL samplers. Last night I put in the last stitches of Emma Miles, so she would be high on my list. SDW is one of my all time favourites. I have it in my stash and one day will stitch it. I love the motifs on it and have been watching (with little bit of envy) the progress of those who are doing the SAL. Grey day here today so looking forward to having the needle, thread and linen in hand. What more could one ask for?

Vera said...

Ahhhhh decisions, decisions, decisions...I think my most favority that is currently in my stash (and not being worked on) is And All Was For An Apill. At the top of my list of charts not in my stash but llonging for would be Dona Dorothea, SDW and Dorothy Walpole, and only about 50 or so more. And, I am loving A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion. What a delight to stitch. Thanks Marsha and Nicola for yet another great give-away!

Donna said...

Love Jane Atkinson this was totally fun to stitch also Ann Grimshaw, and all was for an appil.thanks so much for another give away and a fantastic sal..

Gabi said...

Oh boy, there are some few I love. SL has such a large amount of samplers I truly love.
Emma Miles, Jane Atkinson, A Parrot-A Leopard-A Lion and Margaret Gibson. Oh and of course Polly Phillip. Did I forget to mention Elizabeth Sheffield? What about the new one...the Manifesto?
I better stop here before I go insane...lol. Too much choices. There are way too much choices on that website.

Ann said...

Oh, dear . . .my favorite is whatever I'm working on at the moment, so currently that's Ann Scutt--but on the horizon are Anne Lawle and Joanna Warren and MD The Unicorn Sampler. And Ann Hair is on my list with Betsy Manchester and Betsy Davis. There are simply not enough hours in the day!

Faye said...

Wow..... I am currently stitching Rebecca Robinson and am head over heels in love with her..... Additionally I hope to stitch Jane Atkinson and the great Dorothy Walpole somedays as I love love love them also!!!!! Thanks for this great giveaway!!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW This is like asking who is your favorite child--all of them!

Jane Atkinson
Ann Medd
Lady and the Castle

Robert said...

Jane Atkinson and Ann Grimshaw - both stitched, framed and hanging on the wall.

Robert said...

Jane Atkinson and Ann Grimshaw - both stitched, framed and hanging on the wall.

Bristol Stitcher said...

My current favorite is Elizabeth Sheffield, as I am SO enjoying stitching it right now! Of course, there is also a lovely red Vierlande, the two Betseys (Davis and Manchester), and I have recently been daydreaming about tge 1824 European Spot motif sampler with the daffy-est collection of characters I have ever seen! Hmmm... my birthday is in February and I know DH has actually called and talked to Marsha before for presents....

samplerlover said...

Oh, so many beautiful Scarlet Letter samplers to pick from. I have done quite a few Sl charts and love everyone of them. If I had to pick one that I have finished and framed, it would be The Tablet Sampler. It was part of my life for many weeks while I worked on The Ten Commandments all over one and the stunning border is just beautiful. I was originally going to give this sampler to one of my Sons and DIL but couldn't give it to them. I wanted to enjoy looking at it.

One that I'm working on would be Rebecca Cullin. Fell in love with this one as soon as I saw the bird :).

Inguna said...

It is difficult to name one or just a few, I really like many of Scarlet Letter's designs. But Rebecca Cullin is my first love and all time favorite:)

Mindi said...

So hard to answer this one, there are so many beautiful samplers and my favorite seems to change from month to month. Two that I always come back to are Jane Rees (a current WIP) because of my love for red and alphabets, and Tablet Sampler. I love the bold flowers on the order of the Tablet Sampler, and would really like to chart and stitch the Song of Solomon inside.

Mary said...

My favorite at least for now - is Ann Medd. She's just so specatcular! Unfortunately she's not in my stash, but I do plan to remedy that situation. Thanks Nicola for introducing her to me.

Suzanne said...

Ooh such a hard question to answer! I have so many charts that I love. My favourites would have to be And All Was For An Appil, Spot Motif Sampler, A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion and Lydia Hart

Rachel said...

Rebecca Robinson is my favorite, as I can't wait to get started on her and have such a lovely piece of fabric to stitch her on!

H and T said...

This is tricky because mine seems to change every week, depending on the photos posted here. Currently I am enamored by Lucretia Maus. Thank you Marsha for the additional give away.

GerriG said...

Ann Grimshaw has moved to my list of favorites! I am new to Scarlet Letter and after looking through all the samplers, I like Ann the best. I am fascinated with the Ackworth School Samplers.

Fiona said...

There are so many, how do we choose a favourite. I would pick Mery Cox as my favourite and would love to stitch her someday, I think it would be a challenge.

Needlewoman said...

My favorites of the historic reproductions are Betsy Davis, Lydia Hart 1744, Jane Atkinson, and Elizabeth Short. But my favorite Scarlet Letter piece right now is the Hornbook Bestiary. I love all of those animals and the colors are so vibrant.

Dot said...

Funny enough, my favourite is one that I don't own. Jane Atkinson. I love the one I am stitching on which is Rachel Ayres but Jane is definately my favourite.

Terri said...

My all time favorite is a tie between Ann Grimshaw and Dorothy Walpole. I think I have a hard time choosing between the two because they are so different. I'm happy that I own them both though.