A New Project?
Kim offered to give this Weeping Violets Sampler from Sweetheart Tree to a good home, and I totally fell in love with it. I love the soft purples and greens in it and it even had beads that I can play around with. THANKS KIM!!! *hugs*
Now, this broaches the topic of the 'sampler.' EK has been trying to get me interested in stitching these for the last couple of months now. The girl is addicted to them!! So much so that I've threatened her with no more sampler viewings on the occasion that she didn't do something... I forget what it is now. I realize, as I'm writing this, that my forgetfulness would render the threat useless. LOL!
Back to the topic of the sampler... I can't understand the involvement of the alphabet in them. A and I had a long chat about this, and we decided that since we know our ABCs, stitching them is quite redundant and boring. Now, EK and Novi insisted that the sampler was used in the olden days for the gentlewomen to learn their alphabet while sitting straight and tall in their sitting rooms embroidering and drinking tea! Shiver me timbers!!! Oh... the boredom!!!!
So what I would like to know, dear readers, is if it's against some kind of stitching rule to not stitch the alphabet and replace it with either a saying or our last name. Surely, something like "Love Conquers All" would mean a lot more in this household than ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ... then again, perhaps walking around singing the alphabet song at the top of our voices could be an interesting past-time. ;)