stitches and a contemporary sampler

Let me begin my admitting that I'm not much of an embroiderer but I just found Charlotte Lyons post documenting her progress on this hand printed sampler by Rebecca Ringquist and I'm kinda in love. I think I may just add this project to my long "to do" list. I like that it's open ended- you choose the colors and what you'd like to stitch. No instructions required. That's my kind of craft project, especially for passing the long summer hours at the lake or on the porch in the evenings. There's something so special about how a finished project recalls the time spent making it- what a sweet way to remember this summer.
Here's the link to Rebecca's etsy shop.


  1. This is such an adorable idea! I may just have to get myself a kit!

  2. thanks for the link, Jennifer and a happy, happy birthday to your sweet boy and his bear!

  3. Jennifer - Thank you for the link to Rebecca's Etsy shop!! I have seen this wonderful printed sampler on a couple of blogs but this is the first time there was a link!! I bought one and can't wait to sit on my porch this Summer. I adore your blog, and watching what you will create next! Is your son really a year old already? What the heck! Love his new bear and the knitted "swim suit" - - adorable! Keep creating - you are an inspiration.
    Warm regards,

  4. Wow... thank you for the link! It's new to me. I'm totally loving what you're doing with that sampler... so cool!

  5. I bought one for my mom and one for me! Can't wait to have time to work on it!