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Thursday, 26 May 2011
Anniversary sampler *Edited*

This is a sampler I have stitched for my son Justin and his wife AnnMarie for their second wedding anniversary in June. It is stitched on 40ct antique white Newcastle linen with HDF Jadeite 2467. The pattern is a freebie but I cannot remember where from - does anyone recognise it? It originally had the word 'Amitie' where the A and J are and I lowered the pattern to add in the date.

*Edited* - The pattern is called 'Petits coeurs de l'amitié' from Jura Point de croix and can be found *here*

Recently we had this little visitor to our garden. He doesn't seem to be very old and got quite scared when he found the high wall around our garden was quite difficult to climb. I managed to get this picture of him before he eventually clambered up the ivy and made his escape.

I now have my Summer issue of SANQ. I have been subscribing to this magazine for a very long time and my collection goes back to issue 1. I wish they had binders but they are all in an immaculate condition.

And I succumbed to more scissors to fill up the holes in my glass frogs! The pair with the 'A Stitch in Time Saves Nine' tag are new but the other pair were another bargain from ebay. If you look closely (click on the picture) you will see the letters ER and 1953 which refers to the Queen's Coronation - how exciting is this?

I have been busy 'tweaking' two new iStitch Designs and once this is completed and I have stitched the models, I will reveal them.

And now back to Douceur de vivre which my French tells me refers to the 'sweetness of life'. I will work the border first and then complete the remaining two little boxes.

Thanks for visiting
Take care

Photobucket posted by Carol R at 16:27 | Permalink | Photobucket


  • On 26 May 2011 at 18:34, Blogger valerie

    Beautiful Anniversary Sampler! I can't believe it's been 2 years already. Time sure flies!

    Love the new scissors and how great to have a pair to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's coronation!

  • On 27 May 2011 at 16:08, Blogger Sally

    Very pretty anniversary sampler. Love the colour of the thread.

    Nice new scissors!

  • On 30 May 2011 at 06:05, Blogger Poussy Stitches My Love

    oh very beautiful !
    have a good day

    marylin France

  • On 30 May 2011 at 09:22, Blogger VALIE

    Love the Coronation scissors - envy you !
    It is a beautiful sampler that you have stitched : I am sure it will be appreciated.

  • On 31 May 2011 at 21:53, Blogger Meari

    What an interesting blog post!

    First, how exciting to see a fox in your gardens. Didn't know they could climb!

    Second, new scissors and ones with the cornonation date. Fun!

    Lastly, your sampler is beautiful.

  • On 4 June 2011 at 16:25, Blogger Lisa

    Lovely finish for your son.
    Aww cute fox.
    Those scissors are gorgeous, I'm still looking for a glass frog, think I'm going to have to succumb to ebay before long.
    Can't wait to see your new designs!

  • On 13 June 2011 at 14:53, Blogger irenemarsat

    merci Carol d'avoir choisi notre free " petits coeurs de l'amitié " et votre blog est très agréable à visiter !!
    Amitiés de France
    Jura Point de Croix