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Pink House Sampler

Hello again!

We celebrated my Sophie-Joon's fourteenth birthday yesterday! I can't believe my little baby is fourteen! Do those of you who have been reading my blog a while remember when she was just a little thing, constantly annoying Bre and Cody? Or when she got dressed up to play her guitar and sing a Taylor Swift song? Or when she tied up her Barbie doll and pretended "the others" from the Lost tv series had done it?

She's not as bouncy and giggly as she used to be.. she's very much grown-up and much quieter these days.


Anyway, more on Sophie's birthday in another post. I haven't looked through the pictures yet, but once I do, hopefully you'll stop back and take a look! 🙂

Next week I've got two releases coming out, and I hope you like them! You've seen Esther Syer's reproduction sampler, but this next one is an original, and since its main color is pink also, I thought it would make a good release companion for Esther.

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If any of you are like me, you like to read the back of a chart before you start to work on it. If you're familiar with the backs of my charts, you'll know I have a Bible verse on each one. I always try to choose one that reflects either the content of the sampler, or perhaps one that I simply like. In this case, I chose Psalm 42:1, which reads, "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God." You may know that a hart is a deer, and since this sampler has a deer on it (and I love that verse!), it's the one I chose.

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Mary Jane Carver was my great-grandmother, and her birth year is under her name. I've included a personalization chart for you to stitch either your own name, or the name of a loved one in place of my great-grandmother's name.

The verse on the top left of the sampler is one that you can find on many old samplers. It's always been a favorite of mine.

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Pink House Sampler

Stitch count: 247w x 215h

Fabric used: 40 ct. Olde Towne Blend by R&R Reproductions
(Some suggested alternatives: Weeks Dye Works' Parchment or Lakeside Linens' Lentil)

Threads used:
Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art, and Classic Colorworks…

Weeks' colors are: Brick and Cranberry Ice.
Gentle Art's colors are: Faded Rose (2 skeins suggested), Cameo Pink, Old Hickory, Piney Woods (3 skeins suggested), Roasted Marshmallow, and Garden Gate (2 skeins suggested).
Classic Colorworks' colors are: Cinnamon Toast, Old Money, Blue Beadboard, Jakey Brown, and Toasted Marshmallow.

All stitches in this sampler are cross stitch over 2 threads.

Can you just stand how gorgeous that moulding is? I love love love what Sherri has done with the model! If you'd like more information on it, give her a call at Total Framing! The number is 703-426-0660, or you can find them on Facebook.

The model was stitched by Kathy Krause… Kathy! Are you recovering from my demands on your stitching time? You are positively wonderful, and I can't thank you enough for stitching this model for me!

These charts will be heading out the door tomorrow to the shops on my automatic, and then a week or so after that, they'll make their way to the distributors.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my new "pink house," and I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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  • Kathy Furlong

    Yes….I have noticed Sophie is now a beautiful young lady….sniff…been there done that & it is so very bittersweet!!! I’ll be back to see the pics!! The chart is beautiful & the moulding is beyond perfect!!!!!

  • Robin in Virginia

    Happy birthday wishes to Sophie! What a lovely sampler you have created, Paulette.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Margaret

    I love this one — the sheep on the bottom border are what first caught my eye. So unique and I love it!!!

  • Sheryl

    Happy Birthday to your not so little one, I remember everything you posted. It’s so sad that they grow up so fast. My twins are going to be 28 and they now live in NY and have lives of their own and it seems like yesterday they were holding hands going to school. Enjoy every moment

  • Susan

    I’ll definitely be purchasing this one and it will be bumped to the front of the stitching line. My father just recently passed away, Sophie and my birthday are a day apart and anything with a sheep and a deer are faves and pink is my favorite color. It’s almost as though you designed this for me.
    Happy Birthday to Sophie! Just like her sisters, she is a beautiful young lady.

  • becca green

    Happy Birthday, Sophie! She’s such an adorable girl. I love the colors you have chosen for this sampler. I’m definitely buying this one!

  • Lynn Jones

    Belated Happy Birthday to Sophie! I hope she had an awesome day.
    I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of your Pink House Sampler at my online shop. I look forward to making this my summer stitch! Although we will not be lakeside this year to a recent hip surgery, I will spend many enjoyable hours stitching this out in my gazebo.

  • Jeanne

    Wow this one just went on my list to get as soon as I see it out for sale – pink is my color so I’m just loving it! Great sampler!

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