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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Sunday, 16 March 2014

EK 1653

Not a lot of stitching has been done this week but yesterday I had a mammoth stitching session and finished the next two bands of EK which I combined into one as they were only narrow.

The next bands will be divided by some sentiments about sisters are our names and DOB's

EK certainly has grown.

Before I went to bed last night I had to squeeze a little bit of Ellenor in. Here is the start of Band 4  - the three little motifs at the bottom.

It is quite a deep one so will take a fair bit of work.

I have been floating on air all this week with my surprise quilt and all it represents. I can never, ever thank you all enough or put into words what I felt. It was a very well kept secret and I had no idea whatsoever. It will be treasured forever. I have decided to hang it in my sewing room out of direct sunlight and over my sewing/work table. I spend a lot of time there.

Jo has been very busy working on the gallery and I think we now have about 330 samplers on display but some old OOPs keep on popping up that have been forgotten about over time. If you know of any that have not been included please let us know.


Margaret said...

You have stitched so much! Wow! This is getting to be more and more gorgeous with every band! Eleanor is gorgeous too, of course! The gallery is amazing! Thanks so much for such a wonderful resource!

Bhooma said...

WOW !!! Your EK looks amazing !! I agree with Margaret. It is becoming more and more gorgeous with each band.

Jenny said...

EK is truly a work of art Nicola! It is just lovely!

Krista said...

Wow! You have made amazing progress on EK! Love it with the verses.

Rowyn said...

This is going to be such a stunning sampler when it is all finished.

Do your sisters stitch? (Both my sisters and my mother have stitched in the past, but not at all now).

zenuwpees said...

Un magnifique début de broderie Marie-Claire

Debbie Bauer said...

Oh my Nicola this sampler is so..... pretty! Are you planning on keeping it or giving it to one of your sisters. Or... making them each one! Do any of your sisters stitch?

Lanie said...

Oh my goodness, Nicola, your EK is beautiful for so many reasons! Such a lovely tribute to your sisters' relationship.
'Ellenor' continues to outdo herself!

Vera said...

So gorgeous Nicola -- just lovely.

Heritage Hall said...

Your EK is unbelievable...what beautiful sentiment encompasses it. You are such an inspiration,
dear lady.

Cindy L said...

Both samplers are so gorgeous!