Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles with warm woolen mittens....

No, no not those favorite things.  I was thinking that I would share with you some of my favorite things that I purchased last weekend.  Are you interested?

My most favorite purchase is this book:  Sampler Motifs and Symbolism by Patricia Anderle and Lesley Rudnicki.  I'm not sure whether the book is still in print or not.  I found it on the shelf at Stitch'n & Stuff in Clinton, IA.


It's a great reference book explaining the meaning of the various symbols used in samplers.  Many of the motifs are charted and would be great for smalls.



My second favorite purchase are these LHN ornament patterns acquired at The Inspired Needle; particularly Quaker Birds.  Cathy kitted it using a sage green linen and Belle Soie silks.  The model at the shop was gorgeous.  I'll have to stitch this up for you soon so that you can see it!


Third favorite purchase - this older chart from Hillside Samplings.  It's called Legacy Sampler and the verse reads: "With careful hands our work complete, Let kindness guide our deeds. For knowledge, friendship and virtue seek; Our legacy, flowers not weeds."


As I mentioned in an earlier post, if you are looking for older patterns and have lots of time to peruse through  rows and rows of patterns, Tomorrow's Heirlooms is the place!

Sing it with me....These are a few of my favorite things!  Gotta run - work is calling.  Have a great day!

11 comments:

Ranae said...

Wonderful stash
The book looks very interesting.
I'm so glad I met you in person, it was fun seeing everyone and all the stitching
Take care!

BrendaS said...

Great purchases Cathy. I really like the linen you got the for the LHN ornament. I will need to check that out the next time I'm at Inspired Needle.

Have a great day:)

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What a wonderful book! I've always found the symbolism behind motifs to be fascinating. And, the possibilities for stitching treasured little pieces from it seem to be endless! Love the saying on your Legacy pattern. I know you have to be anxious to start that one!
Linda

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Thanks for the review of this book. I have it but don't think I have even looked at it. I will now :)

Vickie said...

Well guess what is going to be sung by me all day now. A big sigh and roll of eyes from the family. :) That happens to be MY favorite movie!
The Quaker Birds is excellent!♥ http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great stash, Cathy! I love your book and the thread keep!

Katrina said...

Fun, fun stash!!!! Isn't Inspired Needle just the cutest little shop :-)????

Margaret said...

Great purchases you made on your trip! It's fun when you find old charts like that too!

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, just caught up on your posts for the past few weeks and YOU hav ebeen very busy...and what lovely stitching!! Great stash enhancement pieces too...looking forward to seeing their progress.

Barb said...

You have added some wonderful things to your stash!! Can't wait to see some of them stitched up!

Lois said...

What nice things you've added to your stash!