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!