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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Am I really that old?  Must be, since I hand printed Sarah Dutnel in 1985.  It's going to the computer now and will be much improved (I hope).  So many of the AVAS silk dye lots have changed over the years, it needs a complete overhaul.  DMC has remained consistent.  While the silk is lovely to work with, it's not consistent and when a color is discontinued it sends all of us into a flap.  Time to toss more logs on the fire, frigid here tonight.  Over and out.

19 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh Marsha,
I love this sampler! I actually saw it for the first time on the post about Barbara H. This will be a must stitch for me!

Kathy said...

I'm in love too! Border kinda reminds me of Emma. Can't wait to see the colors you pick.

H and T said...

I am THRILLED to know that this lovely design will return to circulation. Thank you!

heather

Lanie said...

Make that three "loves" ... this looks like it will make it to my to do list as well! Look forward to seeing her new debut! (I'm starting to think I have a thing for Sarah's ... working on Stuart, have Willson and Harvey in the wings, and now Dutnel ... hmmmm!)

HollyXSing said...

I love-love this sampler! Thank-you Marsha for bringing it out of the moth balls and updating it! Sarah is on my list!

-Holly in VA

Love to Stitch said...

This is fantastic news!!! I look forward to stitching this one for sure as well. Thanks for bringing it back!!!!!

Inguna said...

Great news! Thank you!

Bhooma said...

Another "LOVE" here. Thank you Marsh for bringing it back.

Katrina said...

Love, love, love this sampler, I am so happy you are re-releasing it!!!!!!! I have a list of charts I need to order :-).

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's cold here too - we had five inches of snow between Monday and Tuesday. It's supposed to be Spring!

Stitch Wizard said...

This looks like it is a beautiful sampler and all of us are just going to love seeing it reproduced once again! It looks like to me that you live in total paradise at your farm and when you look for things there you find beautiful treasures instead of junk like I do lol. I just looked at an old post of your farm with your animals too and it is just beautiful there. No wonder your samplers are so lovely for all of us to enjoy!! I am a huge animal lover too.

PoundingSand said...

Looking forward to the re-release. I love tree-of-life motifs!

A couple of questions:
What makes a sampler go "out of print"? The silkscreened ones are obvious, but what about the others?

And: Taking the OOP charts into account, just how many Scarlet Letter samplers are there?

Kate

Scarlet Letter said...

Samplers go OOP when my print supply is gone. Only 200 are printed at a time. If the design is popular it will be reprinted, but if it has been languishing for years, it is generally put to rest. I'm not sure how many TSL samplers there are including those OOP but my webmistress guesses about 350. I've never actually counted!

brod'attitude said...

I am impatiant to see more

PoundingSand said...

Thanks! This is very interesting. So, 'gone' is not necessarily 'forgotten'.

And now I understand some of the silk numbering issues. When I ordered the AVAS for Rachel Jarratt, some of the colors were so close it was very hard to tell them apart in the cut strands, and that didn't make sense.

Kate

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Nicola Parkman said...

Sarah is such a nice sampler and I for one will be stitching her. Thank you for hearing us.

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Sarah was a delightful stitch.

I bought the kit from Marsha when she traveled to York, PA with all her models and kits at an antique show. I was in awe the first time I walked into her booth. I wanted them all.

Fiona said...

I might have to add Sarah to my wish list when she is reprinted.