Tuesday 3 May 2011

Coming This Week - and 5 Give Aways in the Draw

You have told me you love monochromes, so we have this delightful sampler by Deborah Cockin in production for you and it will be ready by the end of this week for download. Deborah came from Doncaster in Yorkshire and was at Ackworth School from 1805-1808. I was invited by my good friend Jean Panter to image this sampler. Jean was a remarkable and energetic needlewoman who lived in a house called The Octagon - she always said, given the octagonal format of many of the Ackworth School motifs, that her sampler was perfectly at home with her! I hope we can continue to remember Jean's love for all things wrought with the needle through this lovely sampler.

And remembering Jean's kindess, I am offering 5 free giveaways of this download - just click on the flying angel below and tell me why you would like to win one. The two winners will be notified on Saturday 7 May. Good luck!


  1. Well if I won, I think I would give it to someone who can do fine needlework. I need to find a way to work on linen, and will have to look into magnifying lights, so I can see the holes.


  2. This is just beautiful!!! If I won I would be thrilled- I am new to this kind of work and am working on Mary Peacock at the moment (with my stitching group) and LOVING it, so this would be a welcome project as well!

  3. I have loved antique samplers for a very long time but never thought I could stitch one myself. I joined a local embroidery guild four years and learned that yes, I can! I have yet to stitch an antique sampler pattern and would love to try my hand at this one.

  4. Because…. When I have finished my Hannah Gilpin (I am now about half) I have a new one to make. I have sent you an email.
    Regards Riet.

  5. Another beautiful one! I have just finished Mary Peacock and am now working on Ann Trump. So Deborah will be having a great time in my house together with Mary and Ann!!

    karinzk at yahoo dot com

  6. love it, love samplers, love motifs, love cross stitch