Thursday, 4 June 2015

Divorced or Beheaded

When mentioning my cabinet fobs last week, I realized that I had hardly any photos of the various embroidered oddments that adorn/clutter the bathroom and so decided to take a couple of photos of the two samplers that are displayed from the cabinets.


I couldn´t get a very good photo as there is a window right next to the cabinet  which reflects light onto the glass and the inexperienced photographer hasn´t read the camera´s instruction book yet and just relies on the automatic.



A great fan of English history and especially the Tudor era, these samplers depict the various fates of the six wives of Henry VIII.




I didn´t follow a chart but used various designs from Eileen Bennett´s needlework samplers. I did this needlework years ago and today would perhaps choose different colours,  At the time I used colours that more or less matched the curtains, but they have long been substituted.



The samplers have a plain white backing fabric and are attatched to the cabinet doors with Velcro

Hope you like them .  Until next week, happy stitching.

Sheryl



16 comments:

  1. That's a very good decoration idea.

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  2. Hello Sheryl! Love your samplers.... I also like the Tudor period of history so really like the subject of the samplers too! :) x

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  3. Love your samplers. I love that little rhyme. I have glass-faced bathroom cabinets also. I hate looking at the contents of the cabinets. What a clever idea to hang the samplers there.

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  4. Wow! Sheryl, your needlework is sheer perfection - you did a wonderful job of these samplers and I loved how you placed them in your bathroom!
    Have a very blessed Friday!
    Kelly-Anne

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  5. What a great idea for the doors to cupboards! I think your samplers are quite lovely as they are.

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  6. Beautiful samplers, and they are a great decoration for your bathroom. I also like how you have identified stitching.
    Thank you for your message and I will send you a mail next week :).

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  7. Those samplers are beautiful, Sheryl!!:) I have not yet decorated my other rooms with my creations so I guess anything in my bathroom will take ages to show.

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  8. Those are fabulous! You have such great ideas and express them so beautifully. I love the colors too. They are subtle enough to work with lots of decorating schemes.

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  9. Oh, Sheryl - these are FABULOUS!! I love, LOVE them - of course, you know I'm nuts about the Tudors…..so, of course, I'd fall in love with them.
    xxx

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  10. Your needle work is really beautiful. Wishing you a nice week!

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  11. It's always a delight to see all your creative ideas and how you embellish your home with all these wonderful pieces.

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  12. That's a really interesting way to display your work. Doesn't the damp affect them though? They are very beautiful samplers and educational too!

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  13. the samplers are beautiful, they are displayed in such a pretty way!!!!

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  14. I love these samplers, and they look wonderful on the cabinet! So pretty!!!

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