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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Scarlet Letter Advent Calendar - Day 8

Day 8 - Emma George 1842 - "Drunkeness"




I adore this sampler - the verse says it all





Do you have a verse that makes you chuckle?


For a double entry into the draw can you help me in naming a new holiday cottage. I am looking for a quirky, stick in your mind name.




It is a very small one bedroom cottage (vaulted beamed ceilings) with a very high finish. Some of you know that I live overlooking a charming Cornish Cove and it is all about the sea views. However, this cottage only has views of the gardens and golf course but does have very easy access onto the beach. 



The other cottages are called By The Seashore, Rest-a-Shore and the thatched cottage is called The Chocolate Box.



Some suggestions already received are Fore Shore, Shore Thing and Shorely Knott.  Can't wait to get some suggestions.



If you would like to win today's giveaway please leave a comment below. The draw for each day will take place on Boxing Day, you may enter each day.

30 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh wow, this sampler is gorgeous, and the verse is so much fun! I have to put it on my wish list for sure. I'm going to have think on a name for your beautiful new cottage. Hmmmmm.....

Margaret said...

Ok, this is weird, but how about Shorely Mist? :D

Laurie in Iowa said...

A sampler I haven't seen... how is that possible! I'll have to think about a clever name for your new cottage.

PoundingSand said...

A cottage near my family home on Lake Superior is named "Thistle Dew". The signpost makes me smile every time I drive past.

I hope you're having a lovely holiday season!

Kate

Jonette said...

Lovely sampler. I like the verse on a sampler that goes something like "when I wed, let it be a man with sense".
Your cottage is lovely. How about Paradise Found?

samplerlover said...

Another sampler that has been on my wish list for a long time.

I like Jonette's name for your cottage. Paradise Found sounds lovely.

Nicola said...

A comment for Barbara G - How about Nougat, “a small piece from the chocolate box, or nugget, also a small precious piece.

Michele said...

Hummm, making me re think the couple of glasses of red wine last night!!! Love this verse on my wish list now.

Elizabeth said...

What about The Retreat, Garden View, The Rookery?

Vera said...

Another great sampler Nicola and one I don't recall seeing. Love the verse...and like Michele, am re-thinking the red wine from last night....

How about Still Watch for your cottage? Or The Bon-Bon?

Cheri said...
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Cheri said...

Lovely sampler. Cottages and retreats make me think pure bliss, how about a different spelling, Blyss.

DawnM said...

What a lovely sampler. I have not seen this one before either.

Nicola said...

Comment on behalf of Wlma:-

Well the verse on the Emma George sampler certainly makes me chuckle. As far as other verses are concerned I am not well into them so I can't come up with yet another verse.

A name for the pretty cottage?
What about 'The shore cottage' or 'Cosy shore cottage'.

Deb said...

This is such a pretty sampler and I've never seen it before - at last that I remember. And I've been though the SL site "several" times.

Gosh, I can't think of a name for your cottage. How about Halcyon House? Being a place that is happy, peaceful, idyllic, beautiful, joyful.

Inguna said...

Love the sampler. Remember seeing another sampler with the same poem somewhere on web.
I am afraid that my English is not strong enough to come up with a good name for this wonderful holiday cottage.

Bethany said...

I have a friend, that this verse go perfect...... Love and made me chuckle.....

"Shore A View Cottage"

Scarlet Letter said...

You might call it "Il Nido", which means "the nest" in Italian. It looks like a lovely place to roost.

Debbie Bauer said...

I never noticed the verse on this sampler before ....love it!
How about the Garden Villa or the Garden Chalet!

Ruth said...

The Cornish Cove Cottage. It looks like a very relaxing cottage. I would love to stay there for a week to stitch and relax.

Brenda said...

I love the fact you are taking suggestions for your new cottage.

Here are my suggestions: Positively Shore, Shore Enough, Par For the Course, Peaceful Shore, and last....Peaceful Course!

I would LOVE to stay there and stitch and relax!

brod'attitude said...

A french name ? "mon rêve".

Erica near Chicago said...

Hello Nicola, I'd like to try for this pattern. As for cottage names, the first that came to mind was Cornish Vault because of the vaulted beamed ceilings. Perhaps a bit too fortressy sounding ...

Wendy Caton Reed said...

How about "Our Spot for Tee". Love your samplers!

Sharon H said...

Remember me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so must you be
Prepare for death and follow me.

A bit on the morbid side, but it still brings a smile, when I think of how true the middle two lines are.


As for the cottage name, Paradise Lost?

Jennifer H said...

Dearest Nicola,

It's been some time since I saw your blog or posted on the Scarlet Letter Year Blog.

For the new name, may I suggest Lavinia? I thought of the name, for Lavinia Ellen Ream who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln that stands in the Capitol Rotunda. It really is a wonderful piece and so beautiful and touching, just like your cottage!

Hugs and Love Dear Friend,
Jen

Bhooma said...

What a charming sampler!! I have never seen this sampler before.

As for the name for your cottage, I sorey lack imagination and cannot come up with a striking name.

EvalinaMaria said...

Oh, this sampler is going on my 'must have' list. As fr the cottage name, how about Sugar Bowl, Hiding Place, Place With a View, Secret Place, Paradise. Yeah, I like Paradise.

Gary Parr said...

Love that verse.
Gary

Kevin said...

I love this sampler!! It's pretty, and of course the verse is just great. I'd love to be entered in the drawing. I always laugh at the verse on Plum Street Sampler's "The Nantucket Girl's Sampler." It talks about a girl's love for a sailor. But the final verse, when he leaves to sail again, says: "First I'll cry at his departure, the laugh because I'm free!"