Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Round Robin Stitchery Sampler

Here it is....

my finished sampler! 

It's been lost twice, found twice, traveled to a number of states, including Texas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Oregon. One stitcher moved to Oman shortly after signing up, so she sent an add-on stitchery (which I really must photograph and show you). 

It started with my own border defining the stitching area, plus I did the Queen Anne's lace on the right hand side. Someone else added the bow. 

You can see that I didn't take the time to press it before photographing it. I'm just enjoying looking at all the details - ribbon embroidery, beads, fine stitching, unique shapes and fabrics, lace and button. 

I love all the details and the way it looks so coherent with everyone's unique style. It's truly a sampler of friendship and love between friends - many of whom I've never met. 


  1. Lorrie, both this and the one before it are absolutely gorgeous! I dabble a little, but would pale in comparison to those who participated in your round robin.


  2. Lorrie,
    Your sampler is absolutely divine.


  3. Lorrie I'm so pleased that your sampler has been found again, it is wonderful.
    I'm fascinated by how all the different elements created by "strangers" have added up to such a beautiful whole.

  4. Oh how beautiful!

  5. Now there's a lovely idea, a sampler of all the talents!

    You could have a sampler for peace, sending it round and round the globe.

  6. It's gorgeous - and with a history! Congratulations.

  7. It really does look amazing...especially considering its journey! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  8. Very pretty. I'd like to see what you do with it too -- a pillow? a frame? a quilt?

    and yes, you do sound like at English teacher.

  9. Hee hee! Yes, it was on a journey! I did the house! Love it!

  10. I thought I added a comment, but it seems to have disappeared.

    Your sampler is EXQUISITE..... wow.... amazing! What a journey it's taken!

    I look forward to seeing how you finish it. Hope you'll share.

  11. Really beautiful! Good job.


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