Examplar Gallery
                I hope that you will enjoy looking at some of my favorite needlework pieces.  In some cases, I have made
changes to the original designs.  If you would like a close-up view, click on an image. 
Please also visit my With My Needle  website at http://www.withmyneedle.com to see pieces I have designed.


Around the Palace Green
(Williamsburg Sampler,
Elsa Williams Kit)

Jacobean Sampler

The Wisdom Sampler
(D. Vermillion Giampa,
Elsa Williams Kit)

Aires of the Green
(Dawn Bradford,
Sheepish Designs
)

Variation of  the Richmond Band Sampler
(Darlene O'Steen,
The Needles Prayse
)

Variation of Family Ties (Needle Maid Design)

Posey for a Friend
(Dawn Bradford,
Sheepish Designs
)

Southern Sampler
(Eileen Bennett,
The Sampler House
)

Sampler Wreath
(Mary Beale)

Eleanor Taylor
(reproduction sampler by Joanne Harvey, The Examplarery)

Bargello Sewing Case (Barbara Jackson, Cross Stitch Sampler), Mini Sampler (Linda Howson, Timeless Stitches), and
Irish Sampler (Barbara Jackson)

Home Sweet Home
(variation, Pat Taff,
Golden Thread Design
)

Variation of The Proper Stitch Sampler
(Darlene O'Steen,
The Needle's Prayse
)

Three Things Sampler
(Moira Blackburn)

Sampler Storage Roll  and Berlinwork Rose Scissorskeeper
(C.A. Wells)

Isobell Doig
(reproduction sampler by Joanne Harvey, The Examplarery)

Bless Me Lord sampler
(Maureen Appleton,
The Heart's Content
)

American Sampler
(Treasures Magazine, Spring 1993)

Strawberries & Cream Box and Sewing Accessories
(class with Catherine Theron, Theron Traditions)

Sara Rogers
(reproduction sampler by Joanne Harvey, The Examplarery)

Ann Bowers
(reproduction sampler by Joanne Harvey, The Examplarery)


Variation of Needlework Casket (Sampler & Antique Needlework, 
Vol. I)

Note: This design is from the hardbound book, Vol. #1, and not from the magazine.


Variation of Pineapple Bellpull
(Barbara Jackson- Fine Lines)

Ellen's Stitching Basket--
(Original concept, basket by American Traditions, motifs by Linda Howson, Timeless Stitches, and from Piecework Magazine)

Rachel Allen
(reproduction sampler from The Scarlet Letter)

Sampler Triblock
(class with CA Wells)

Mercy Hopkins
(reproduction sampler by Joanne Harvey, The Examplarery)

Elinor Simpson
(reproduction sampler by Susan Biggers, Historic Stitches)

Variation of The Newburyport Sampler
 
(Page Dorsey,
Samplar Workes)


Seasons of Flowers
(Eileen Bennett,
The Sampler House
)


Mary Victor
(reproduction sampler by Joanne Harvey, The Examplarery)

Williamsburg Sewing Case (class with Merry Cox); Diminutive Sewing Case (class with Catherine Theron, Theron Traditions)

The Embroideress
(Joanne Harvey, The Examplarery)

Grateful To Thee
(class with Merry Cox)

Margaret Gibson
(reproduction sampler from The Scarlet Letter)

Sara Hathorne
(Hester's Needle)

My Stitching Chair Necessaire
(Hillside Samplings)


Strawberry Fields
(Hillside Samplings)


Shepherd's Retreat Sewing Case and Merry's Little Lamb
(classes with Merry Cox)


Pyramid Etui
(class with C. A. Wells)

 


A Sailor's Huswif
(slight variations to design)
(Darlene O'Steen, The Needles Prayse)

 
Swan Lake Mending Bag
(class with Merry Cox)


The House on the Hill Carrier
(class with Merry Cox)

Sweet Strawberry
(Carolina House Designs)

Swan Sampler Stitchers' Box (Carolina House Designs)
(slight variations to design)



Variation of the
Remember Me
album
(Indigo Rose)



variation of Marquoir Mystery sampler


 Maria Spence

(reproduction sampler from
The Essamplaire
)


Rachel Ellis
(reproduction sampler from Simply Samplers)



Queen City Sampler Guild 10th Anniversary Sampler

(variation)


Hannah's Sampler
(variation, The Sampler House)


Red Flower Sampler
(variation, The Sampler House)


Ann Hill
(reproduction sampler from Joanne Harvey, The Examplarery)


Blue Rose Sampler
(Nostalgic Needle)

 


Ann Trump, 1797
 (reproduction sampler from Needleprint)


Janet Gibson (in progress)
(
reproduction sampler from
Whimsey & Wit)

 
   



Dutch Beauty
(in progress)
(reproduction sampler from Permin)

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