Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sarah Elizabeth Brooke 1842


She made it into her frame last night.  Sarah will always be extra special to me.  She was the first antique sampler purchase to make her way from England to my home in Arizona.  I was a nervous wreck when I bought her, but I'm so glad I followed my instinct about reproducing her.  I hope you like her.  The charts are not quite ready, but hopefully very soon.  There are no specialty stitches, but the verse and Sarah's name and date are over one.  I think you could stitch them over two by simply extending the border and raising the roof, so to speak.
Thank you for the nice comments about my trip to the beach.  I'm excited about meeting you, too! 

Blogger wouldn't let me super-size her, but you can double click on her for a larger photo.

41 comments:

Kim said...

Love it!!!!! Just Beautiful!!!!

gracie said...

Lovely....just lovely.

Gabi said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Siobhan said...

Gorgeous!! A definite must stitch. Great job on the reproduction, Tanya!

Valerie said...

She is gorgeous! I look forward to stitching her...just perfect!

Edgar said...

A lovely sampler - and a beautiful job well done!!!!! Must Stitch for sure!

Giovanna said...

Oh dear, I think I've just fallen in love... it's the great verse that does it for me too. Congrats on finishing it!

Adele said...

What a beautiful sampler! I applaud you for plunging into the purchase of such a lovely piece and reproducing her so ALL of us can enjoy her. I want to be one of the first to purchase the chart and stitch it. I have only one question: What is the blank area just in front of the checkered steps? Is it unfinished in the original or is it meant to be part of the yard? Addie

Sharon Crescent said...

oh Tanya!!! She's gorgeous!! Congratulations on a wonderful job

Glenna said...

She's a looker and an absolute must-stitch (sooner rather than later) for me. I'll urge my shop to purchase copies of this as soon as they're available. You have fabulous taste in samplers!

The Scarlett House said...

Thank you, everyone! Adele, the white area is filled in and is how Sarah stitched hers. I did use a lighter color because I wanted it to contrast. I'm assuming that it is a pathway of some sort.

Michele said...

I can't wait to stitch her!!

Rebecca said...

I have to agree with all the others. It is a must stitch, sooner than later.
I may even have to stitch this one twice, once for me and once for my sister Lisa for a Christmas gift next year. (I can say this because Lisa doesn't blog)

Margaret said...

I can't wait for her, Tanya! She is just gorgeous!

samplerlover said...

Oh wow, Tanya, Sarah Elizabeth is just stunning. I am so glad that you went with your gut feelings on this one - Sandra.

Katrina said...

Well you know I am just completely in love ;-). She's gorgeous!

Bertie said...

Congratulations Tanya, hard work reproducing your sampler, she is beautiful:))

Jan said...

She.is.gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tanya, Congratulations, I love it. So glad you are doing reproductions, you are definatly going to be a leader. And I am definatly going to be a follower. Lots of love, Julia in England. x

Karen said...

So pretty!

Mouse said...

ohh that is pretty :0 lovely colours and a nice verse as well .. well done on the reproduction :) love mouse xxxx

Melissa said...

Bee-u-tiful, Tanya! Congratulations. It's now on my to-stitch list!

Vonna said...

Golly moses :) Love it!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

She's gorgeous!

Nancy in WI said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this.....love it! Have fun at the beach too!

Catherine said...

Beautiful!!

Natalia said...

Tanya, I wait impatiently for Sarah's chart. I love it and I think you did an amazing job reproducing her. Congratulations !!

Jeannine 520 said...

What a fantastic sampler, I LOVE it! I'll be buying the chart the minute it's available! :-)

Sylvia said...

She is so lovely!! Its one of those samplers that grabs you right away and then you fall more & more in love with her every time you look at her. Can't wait to stitch her.

Anonymous said...

Sarah is so lovely! Can't wait to get started on her! Blessings from Kentucky - kelley

Dona said...

She's beautiful, Tanya, and sits perfectly in her frame! I so love the verse. She's definitely going on the to stitch list.

Sherry :o) said...

She is beautiful...glad your risk paid off and we will benefit!! I have often thought of purchasing a sampler but just haven't jumped in yet.

Love to Stitch said...

LOVE IT!!!! Cant wait to add this one to my stash, kit it up and get stitching!!!!!!! Have a great weekend :) You are going to have soo much fun.

Cari said...

Excellent... Sarah is lovely !! I'm all smiles.

Sherry said...

Stunning! I just love the birds flying over. You really did wonderful job on this piece!

Laura said...

Beautiful work! I look forward to the pattern!!

Laura said...

BTW, Loved the button jar and pillow from the other day. I'll have to had those to my wish list!

Anonymous said...

Magnifique !
I really like to do it
Mand from France

dixiesamplar said...

Wow...Sarah turned out beautifully...well done, Tanya! I am definitely adding her to my wishlist. Can't wait for Mary Roe; you are reproducing her too, aren't you?? Pretty please??!!

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Karoline said...

Sarah is gorgeous, congratulations

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The sampler looks great with the castle. I bet that it took a lot of time to make something like that.