Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Sample of My Sampler

I was blog hopping to some of my favorite blogs and I came across the 39 squares Blog where Amy is documenting her creation of a 39 square sampler.  It's kind of a free form embroidery, not the classic style.  She is embroidering a square a day.  She finished recently and I just loved her finished product.

Keeping in mind, I have absolutely no embroidering experience, I decided to give it a try.  (Ha)  After a little visit to my favorite store...I sat down this evening and dove in.  I'm attempting a 24 square sampler and want to do one square a day.  So by the end of the month, hopefully I will have something worth framing.

Here is square number 1:

I figure if I get good enough, I know three little boys who could use framed samplers hung on their walls, although I don't think I can embroider Darth Vader or Jabba the Hut.


  1. Wow! I'm impressed. What a great idea.

  2. What is the heart in the middle made out of? Good job so far! I am not much of a thread and needle kind of gal.

  3. kmassman - the heart in the middle is a button actually. We used them on some wedding invitations we did for a friend and I had some left over. I think they are so cute.

  4. Good luck, Lindalou ... it's the perfect day to stay inside, work on your craft, and watch the Tigers win!

  5. Nice job! I don't embroider, I just stick to quilting :)

  6. I went out and got the stuff and got excited and square. Maybe two- I need to hunt it up to see. Your post has inspired me. Who says I had to do it in the same 39 days as everyone else? My fear though is that handwork is so much more of a "winter" thing for me that it may not be revisited until fall. I'll be watching for yours to inspire me along!