Sunday, 13 October 2013

Finding....... Don't Remember and Forgotten!

One thing about clearing stuff out - throwing it away, giving things away to charity shops or free-cycle, putting to one side for boot-fairs or vintage fairs, you find things that you just don't remember doing or have completely forgotten about!

I don't remember stitching this, well....... perhaps vaguely I do.  I do know it is my own work because the alphabet and numbers are ones I use on all samplers designed by me.  I must have thought I will give other stitches ago as there are a variety of designs and cut-work in this sampler.  Think I might just wash it and get it framed as a treat for me.

A close-up of the work, (click on pictures) to get a closer look.  The coin is a five pence piece so you can see the size of the stitches.  I think I am quite proud of this piece of work as I am of the following piece.

Stitched by me when I was about eight years old.  I bought the fabric myself with my pocket money from Harrods of Knightsbridge on a day trip to London with my mum.  We lived  a train ride away so it was regular trips to museums and shops at least twice month.

I think I was going to just fill it in with owls and flowers!  The patterns for the owls and flowers were from knitting patterns because that is all I had to follow otherwise it would have just been basic patterns.  I think perhaps it should have been basic patterns but I seem to have ambitious adventurous tendencies.  The more complicated I am at my happiest!


  1. I love it when you find things from long ago, I found a lace collar I knitted when the kids were young, I used to take it to the swimming baths and do it while they swam. They are all in their 40's now so that's how long its been hidden.
    I love the sampler, that deserves to be framed.

  2. Goodness what beautiful stitchery and to think you were only 8 when you did the second one! Amazing. Certainly frame them they are well worth keeping for posterity.

  3. Lovely work Julie. You must have so much patience to do all that cut work! x

  4. Two very beautiful projects.

  5. What beautiful work Julie. I love the little owls.

  6. What great finds! Yes get them framed :) x

  7. Wow, you must frame it. It's beautiful, so delicate and detailed. It's amazing that you did the other piece at 8 yrs old, so talented :) xx

  8. Beautiful work Julie. You must have lots of patience!


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