Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday's Vintage Find

I love stamped samplers, don't you?  This Retirement Sampler definitley gave me cause for a chuckle when I read the sentiment at the bottom of the embroidered picture.

This sampler includes cross stitch, satin stitches, daisy stitches, french knots, and stem stitching on an ecru linen-blend background material.

I often wonder why the stitcher didn't finish her project by either framing the piece or stitching it into a pillow.  Many of these stitched pieces can be found on etsy and ebay left unframed.  Then, I remember that I have three finished pieces of needlework in my closet that have not been framed or stitched into pillows.  When I finally finished them, I was tired of the pattern, or I couldn't quite figure out what I wanted to do with the piece.  Perhaps, that's what happened with this one. 

My favorite part of this piece is the kitty who will not be disturbed regardless of what changes are going on with her homeowners.

Here's what I've been working on this week. 
Do you like them?

Have a wonderful weekend.


"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: 
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth."
Romans 1:16


  1. Hi Amy, I'm so happy to meet you. Your crafts are beautiful. I love those cloth flowers! I'm not a very crafty person, but I love them all the same. I hope you're weekend is blessed!

  2. I really like your little flowers. They will be nice embellishments, I gather?
    This is such a cute sentiment and graphic on this vintage embroidery! What will you do with it?

    1. This sampler is in my Etsy shop since I don't think retirement is on the present horizon for quite a while . . . Thanks for visiting, Susie!