Thursday, October 24, 2013

Samplers Not Forgotten......and a contest!

I wanted to share with all my readers about a new design company.  It is called Samplers Not Forgotten.  I meant to take pictures when I went to The Attic on Sunday during Sampler Sunday but I just forgot.  So I went back on Tuesday to take pictures at The Attic because Jean is having this designer as Sampler of the Month for October.

Samplers Not Forgotten is a company dedicated to preserving the past by reproducing old samplers from long ago.  Kimberly has 4 new releases and the Attic is showcasing her Black Cat Sampler as Sampler of the Month.  You can read more about it on the Attic's newsletter HERE.  Be sure to click on the newsletter for 10-3-2013 to get to the newsletter describing her charts.

This is what the chart looks like.

I did remember to take a picture of Jean's WIP of it on Sunday and here is Jean's progress on her sampler.  Jean is stitching it on 50ct linen!!!  WOW!!!  It is just exquisite and I agree....I love all the animals at the bottom!  She gives more details in her newsletter so be sure to read all about it.

Kimberly has 3 other samplers reproduced but one is already sold out at the Attic.  I had to hold the Elizabeth Lamb chart to get a good picture of the sampler so you could at least see it and that is why the chart looks a little bent in the packaging.  You know how hard it is to photograph things in their plastic sleeves.

I don't have pictures of Isabill Robb or Louisa Dodd ....yet.  But you can read about and see them on Jean's newsletter on 10-3-2013.

Now.....for the contest part.  I have quite a few followers and I am looking to having more follow my blog.  If you share my blog and post a comment here that you have shared this link about the contest on your blog, you will be entered to win one of Samplers Not Forgotten chart of your choice.  When my followers reach a total of 100, a drawing will be held and the winning name will receive the Samplers Not Forgotten chart of their choice.  So let's get the word out there about this new design company!

Happy Stitching!

28 comments:

  1. I am a follower of your blog (via Google Friend Connect) and I shared your blogpost on my blog:

    http://stitchwraith.blogspot.com/2013/10/time-2-xstitch-samplers-not.html

    Thanks for a great contest!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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  2. Yay for Kimberly! I saw some of her samplers at the retreat and they are gorgeous!

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  3. Hi Brenda, I'm a new follower of your blog. Terri P sent me! It would be amazing to stitch one of these samplers. I posted about your giveaway on my blog too!
    http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2013/10/another-great-giveaway.html

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    1. Debbie,

      You are my winner of the Samplers Not Forgotten contest!! You can chose which chart you would love to receive. Here are the ones I know she has out now: Louisa Dodd 1834, Maria Simocini 1806, Black Cat 1861, Elizabeth Lamb 1837, Isababill Robb.

      Please email me your mailing address so I can get this chart out to you.

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  4. Hi Brenda
    Debbie (see last comment) sent me. I need a new chart like a hole in the head, but I love reading blogs and am happy to become a follower!

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  5. Hi I've posted your giveaway on my blog and started following your blog! Debbie from Debbiescrossstitch sent me over :)
    http://crossastitch.blogspot.com/2013/11/great-giveaways.html
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  6. Hello! I don't want to enter, just want to encourage you to keep blogging! We will get you more followers! Hugs!

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  7. Hello Brenda! I found you through Debbie and want to say hi, welcome to the blogging world!! I'll add your giveaway to my sidebar. Please throw my name in the hat, as I adore samplers!!
    Hugs!

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  8. Hello Brenda!
    I found you through Debbie and want to say hi, welcome to the blogging world!! I'll add your giveaway to my sidebar. Please throw my name in the hat, as I adore samplers!!
    Hugs :)

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  9. I don't want to enter, but do want to say that I found you through So Cal Debbie. Beautiful samplers.

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  10. It's always totally fantastic to find new companies making new products so thank you for the heads up on this one and please put my ame ito the hat as I love samplers!

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  11. Why not, let's spread the word! I'm your follower too! And I am a robot and I do not like to prove that I'm not...

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  12. Oh, and I forgot to add that Debbie from http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.ca sent me here :)

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  13. Thanks for the info! Beautiful samplers. Would love to win and I am a follower.

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  14. Hi! I read about your giveaway on Evalina's blog, this and that. I became your 78th follower.

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  15. Hi I also read about your giveaway on Evalina's blog , great giveaway I would love the chance to win, thank you. 79 follower.

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  16. Hi, Brenda, I just learned of your blog from Evalina. I am a stitcher too and have just joined your blog. Does that qualify me to enter your giveaway as a new follower? I love the black cat sampler as I have two black cats!
    Melinda

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  17. I was referred here by the blog "this and that" . Wow I am awed by some of that work. I particularly love the series of christmas trees on a hanger. I have been working on a project using up some of my family heirloom christening gowns etc. I found a sampler amongst them all and will blog about it tonight and put a link back to your post. Count me in, I am your newest follower via bloglovin.

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    1. I just posted about your giveaway - here is the link http://africanaussie.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/old-lace-and-embroidery-samplers.html

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  18. Thanks for the info, she has some beautiful Samplers.
    I heard about your blog on Numegger's blog. :)
    I would love to enter your giveaway.
    Marilyn

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  19. I am a follower now that Evalina sent me your way! I need to look over your previous posts to see some of the stitching others are commenting on. I would love to have a chance to win your give-a-way!

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  20. I am now a follower! I shared your link on facebook. Wow, your work is absolutely beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful samplers! I was lucky enough to get to visit The Attic on an AZ vacation a few years ago. What a wonderful shop for a sampler lover!

    I just became a follower and posted about your blog and contest on my blog.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  22. Beautiful samplers,would love to stitch one,please enter me for the fab giveaway
    I am a new follower

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  23. I am a new follower via Vicky's blog - Nutmegger's Stitching Works.

    The samplers are beautiful and I have shared your post on my blog.

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  24. I am a new follower over from stitchersanon's blog. I do not have a blog to post on but happy to be a new follower!

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  25. I've been a follower for quite some time and enjoy your blog! I used to follow through Google, but now through Bloglovin'. Thank you for the heads up about a new sampler designer. LOVE LOVE samplers, and I'm always looking for new/old ones. Thank you for the contest and for a chance to win!! :)

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  26. I found your blog through Nutmegger's Stitching, and am so glad I did. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I also posted your giveaway over on my blog. MissLindaLee@ec.rr.com

    CrossN' My Stitches

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