In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sarah Williams

I've been asked exactly which sampler I worked on last night. This is Sarah Williams, a reproduction by  The Essamplaire.

My father's family came here from Wales a couple of hundred years ago, and this is the only Welsh sampler that I'm familiar with. I started it awhile back, then, as usual, was distracted by something else. It has been languishing in the stash room since.

The blog may be silent for a couple of days. I have to go out of town on a business trip. Although I am packing needlework--can't leave home without it!--I doubt that I will have a chance to thread a needle.

And of all the times to have to be out of town. There is good mail coming my way, and I won't be home to get it. Dearly Beloved has been alerted to stalk the mail carrier in my behalf.


  1. Lovely sampler. If you're interested in another Welsh sampler take a look at Rachel Howells from The Scarlett House, it's Welsh, very lovely and full of red. One of my favorites.

    1. Thanks for letting me know--I will go look for it!