Monday, November 26, 2012

Where are the Christmas samplers?

There are so many wonderful things I love about Christmas.  One of my newest Christmas loves is seeing other bloggers decorate their homes, cook and bake their favorite family dishes,  view all the stitched ornaments and  learn about others family traditions.  As I have been reading blogs and decorating my own home, I made a discovery!  I have no Christmas samplers!  I couldn't believe it.  I have Adam and Eve samplers, fall samplers, spring samplers, Scarlet Letter samplers and the list goes on, but nada, not one Christmas sampler. 

Now, don't go thinking I am going to have one stitched for Christmas 2012, maybe 2013.  Where to begin? Blackbird Designs has some great ones:  Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Tis the Season and Christmas Garden. 

Paulette (Plum Street Samplers) will be releasing a sampler "A Yuletide Welcome to Thee."  Many wonderful elements to this sampler--a big house with peacocks and flower pots.  What's not to love?

In reading the latest Attic Needlework Newsletter, the December sampler of the month is Isabella Fox 1827 from Gigi R's private collection.  The sampler has lots of red  in the border and the tree of life looks like a decorated feather tree.  And, if all this goodness is not enough throw in Adam and Eve. 

Can you help a girl out?  I am looking for ideas and open to suggestions.  Thistle Manor needs a Christmas sampler. 


  1. How about Emma Miles, the holly band is stunning.

  2. Yes, Emma Miles is lovely! And also there's Mary Ann Hutton, also by the Scarlet Letter. :D

  3. Oohhhh...Nicola is right, that holly band is amazing! And, there is Adam and Eve!

  4. How about Mary Ann Hutton from Scarlet Letter? Or Sarah Piggott?


  5. Or, if it doesn't have to be an SL, Stacy Nash Primitives has this gorgeous brand new sampler!