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Moira Blackburn
6068 S. Sheridan Rd.    Tulsa, Ok. 74145  (918) 493-1136  (888) 543-7004   E-Mail    

Three Things Sampler
We've had this sampler hanging in the shop for almost 30 years... and it's STILL a showpiece! *Three things there are that will never come back. The arrow shot forth on it's destined track; the appointed hour that could not wait; and the helpful word that was spoken too late.*

Great advice, charming motifs, pretty colors, that gorgeous house scene neat the bottom, all the cool rows... you will always treasure this finished piece. Stitch count is 263 x 359, so it finishes approx 14-1/2 x 20 on 36ct, and is coded for DMC (I'm not even sure the year Gentle Art started dying flosses... but it might not have been back in 1992!)

Three Things Sampler by Moira Blackburn - click to see more

Time & Season
Another shop favorite, this one measures 325 x 205 - so 18 x 11-1/2 on 36ct. Again coded for DMC.

*To every thing there is a Season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven.*Just look at all those lovely borders all over in this!!!

Time & Season by Moira Blackburn -- click to see more

Beehive Sampler
Moira Blackburn designs some of the most charming samplers! Beehive -- a recent release -- is no exception. Stitched on 32ct linen, in regular DMC flosses, quite a few of the colors are blended in your needle to create subtle color variations. It measures approx 16 x 16... an impressive size for all your stitching!

The verse reads, He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness, gathers love. It includes an alternate verse, as well; and true to old samplers, the commas and rhymes are either not there... or are a bit of a puzzle or lesson! "The busy bee with ceaseless hum, Morn, noon and evening sucks the flower Think you such honey e'er will come To those who waste the fleeting hour?" The next challenge is to find the beeskeps... and the busy bee! (They're in there!) Notice, too the gathered ribbon around the piece a the mat? How cool and such an antiqued touch!

Beehive Sampler by Moira Blackburn -- click to see more!

Keep Me Sampler
"Keep me as the apple of thine eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings," is the verse on this beautiful sampler piece! Measuring approx 17 x 17 on 28 ct linen, it's stitched in Weeks Dye Works overdyed flosses and DMCs of Hazerlnut, Cadet, Thistle, Whiskey, Bark... touches of Blue Spruce and Lilac... lots of great colors.

I love the border and all the lacy trees. Something about this piece is just enchanting -- I don't know if it's the balance, colors or verse... but it's really a neat piece!

Keep Me Sampler by Moira Blackburn -- click to see more

Peaceful Garden Sampler
Eight pages to this huge chart, the finished sampler will measure 15 x 23 on any 28ct linen! Stitched entirely in cross stitches, the verse: Peaceful in my garden, contentment is my lot is surrounded with floral and animal motifs in the most pleasing array of colors!

Although the chart calls for only DMC flosses, you could really add some overdyeds to this and it'd be breathtaking! Lots of charm and detail, it's striking! Of note: the designer: Moira Blackburn is from England! Available as a chart.

Peaceful Garden Sampler By Moira Blackburn -- click to see a larger

Growing Like a Tree
Another of Moira's generously sized samplers... you'll know you've stitched something wonderful when you see it across the room, gracing your wall! Finishing approx 17 x 24 on 28ct linen, and charted in 1995, this has such a timeless sampler appeal.

Stitched entirely in regular cross stitches, the predominant colors are browns, rusts, and lots of sage greens. I see something new in it each time I look at it! Available as a chart.

Growing Like a Tree -- click to see a larger view

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