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Monday, February 6, 2012

Wedding Sampler

Dear Ms. Bishop,
Your designs are beautiful.  Thank you for creating such pretty items to
stitch!  I am looking for a beautiful wedding sampler to make as my only
daughter is getting married  in September.  I want to make her something
beautiful as a gift.  Do you have a wedding sampler, or maybe an ideas of a
design that you have that can be modified to be a wedding sampler.  Thank

PS:  I have been stitching for 25 years and LOVE IT!  Last Christmas I made
3 of your beautiful designs for gifts  (Noel, Joy and Merry Christmas).


Hello Peggy,
Wedding samplers make the very best gifts!  You might think about.  #L70 The Love Sampler. The words "Today", "Tomorrow", and "Always" are part of the design.  Using the alphabet at the top of sampler, the last name can be stitched in the provided space.  Other stitchers have found a spot for the date. L 81 Celebrations  is a smaller sampler than L70. It has a simpler Hardanger border . The book I designed called Joyous Occasions (available on EBAY) has a beautiful wedding sampler.  The book also has a smaller sampler that was used as an anniversary sampler.  It uses touches of ribbon embroidery along with Hardanger.  An alphabet is also provided. I'm not sure of its current price or the number of copies available. (I have a few copies left if EBAY doesn't work).  Of course, there are others that could be adapted:  L95 The Faith SamplerL107The Charity Sampler.
I'd be pleased to hear how it all turns out.  And, if you decide to use one of my designs, we would love to post a picture of it on our website.
Best wishes,  Emie

A Collection of Beautiful Stitches

Hello from Canada.
I am considering ordering Emie's "A Collection of Beautiful Stitches" book.
Since I do have some books focussing on hardanger stitches, and techniques, I am primarily interested in the 'specialty stitches' section of Emie's book. Could you give me an idea of the stitches covered in this section?
Thank you for any help you can offer that will assist me in deciding whether this is the book I need/want. 
Hello Linda, 
The Collection of Beautiful Stitches has a variety of stitches in addition to the Hardanger.  The specialty stitches include Satin, Rhodes, Mosaic, Hemstitching in most of its forms, Sprat's Head, Woven Cross, Nun's,  Eyelet, Mordovinian.....the list goes on.  It also has a sections on Ribbon Embroidery, Repairing, etc.  Hope this helps.  

Best wishes,  Emie