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Friday, March 30, 2012

Worn and torn

 This is a very old and worn sampler. I love the colors and the motifs on the bottom. There are a few letters in the most wonderful aqua blue...some in a very faded beige...and then the dog, teapots, tree and flower on the bottom, in tobacco brown and black.

...dog, tree, three teapots, flower...
...tea pots...

...a wonderful black and brown dog...

I enjoy looking at this old piece of naive needlework when I sit here to pay bills or use my sewing machine. It helps to slow things down when life gets rolling a little too fast...it reminds me of a simpler time when young girls took time out of every day to pull a needle and thread.

The outside view isn't too bad either.

I like my worn and torn possessions around me as I go about my daily doings...and I never tire of fluffy white clouds in a beautiful blue sky.

Enjoy the day,


  1. I love, love love your sampler. I have such a fondness for old samplers and this one is lovely, Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Another commonality - old samplers....but I don't think the two of us are alone in that regard. This one is precious - love the dog and teapots....And you do have an amazing view out your window....Happy Friday Robyn!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. A sampler to treasure, indeed! It makes you wonder about the girls and needlework of days gone by...
    Thanks for sharing... the view too!

  4. Hi, Robyn,
    That is a wonderful old sampler...so simple and primitive. I love the long-legged dog and the teapots. I don't think I have ever seen teapots before...what a treasure!

  5. BEAUTIFUL STITCHERY....goodness it's old and gorgeous. I see why you love looking at this.