Friday, December 30, 2011

~A Collection of Samplers & New Year Wishes~

I thought it would be fun to share some of the cross stitched samplers that I have made this year. Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of all of the samplers I have made. This is just a small sampling of them.

I started cross stitching in August. I had never really cross stitched before. I did make two little ornaments when I was in junior high that were cross stitched, but that was it.

All of my samplers are original. They are hand drawn by me on graph paper and then stitched. I then tea stain my samplers to give them an aged look. Just looking at the few pictures I have taken, I can see that I have gotten better with each sampler. I guess that is true of anything we do. The more we do, the better we get.

Most of my samplers have been made as gifts so I only have a few for myself. I keep saying I am going to make some for me, but I haven't done it yet. Take a look at my samplers and let me know what you think.

Which is your favorite?

I also wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy New Year. I hope that 2012 is one of the best years yet and that you find complete happiness, contentment, and peace in the new year!

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will continue to come back as often as you can. Don't forget to look for Yesterday Once More on facebook. I would love to see you there too.

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."
~Benjamin Franklin~

All My Best,


Becky said...

Dan they are all just beautiful.I love the Simply Christmas.
Your home is just lovely.I enjoy your blog very much.
Have a very Happy,safe New Year.Blessings,Becky

Never So Simple said...

Dan I can't choose a favorite because I love them all. I think you have done a great job on each and everyone!

Happy New Year to Dan,Jeff,and the P's!


Prims By The Water said...

Hi Dan, Your samplers are so cute! I use to cross stitch many years ago. LOL.. My fav would have to be the little stockings. Keep up the great work! Take care, Janice

Merry Wind Farm said...

I really like your samplers, Dan. I think my favorite is the Jolly one, I really like how you finished it. You are doing wonderfully, especially for a beginner. If you like, take a look at my blog I have been a stitcher for over 30 years, and still love it! Love your blog, your decorating, and your articles in APP.
Happy new year,

janet said...

They are all beautiful..I love the first one..Halloween with the witch legs and year..My second favorite is the Simply Christmas one..You do great work..
HaPpY NeW YeAr to you,Jeff and the 3P's..

alltheseboys said...

Dan they are beautiful. I use to cross stitch year ago..your inspiring me..maybe I will have to try it again!

Tell your niece I LOVE her name...I'm Kathleen Elizabeth..Katie's really are great, lol!!!!

Have a wonderful 2012! Katie

Judy said...

Dan~ Happy New Year! Love them all! Simply Christmas, Country Treasures both really caught my eye BUT being a teacher, I love the school house one BEST! Keep stitching!

~Judy P~

Judy C said...

Hi Dan,
I am torn between two favourites!
The love love love and the three christmas stockings! I realy love the simplicity of the stockings.
Happy New Year! Judy

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow Dan, you are amazingly talented!
It's hard to pick a fave, but I think I love the Simply Christmas one best, too.

Thanks so much for the visit to my blog, so nice to "meet" you!

Happy New Year!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh....very, very, tough question - each is wonderful Dan - truly. I'd have to say though, I'm loving the "Simply Christmas" one - and the first "Halloween 1692" one....You truly have a gift.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

lilraggedyangie said...

O Dan ,
it has been such a fun year following you , especially with your stitching , you have come along beautifully . you honestly cannot expect a person to pick a fave as they are all exquisite! Congrats to you! Wishing you and yours a VERY HAPPY NEW YEARS! hugs lilraggedyangie

Penny said...

All of your samplers are wonderful, Dan!! Hard to believe that you just started cross-stitching in August!!

My fave is the one with the 3 stockings, but it was a hard decision since all of them are so nice.....

Happy New Year!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh my Dan you made all of these since August. Wow I am in awe of how lovely each one is.
My fav is hard but I think the Simply Christmas.
Just had to come by and say hello one last time for the year.
You have been such a dear sweet friend this past year and I am looking forward to 2012 with you.
Wishing you and Jeff the best of everything this coming year
Happy New Year's honey

Cross Stitch Woman said...

I love all your stitching but also your designing.
I love the Halloween as my first choice because of the witch legs.
Then second is the Christmas Stockings.

Your home is beautiful!!

Speaking of favorites...your blog is at the top of my favorite blog list!!!

Thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year!!


nancy huggins said...

I like them all but if I had to choose one it would be the one with the house from Illinois (go figure) would fit right in with my lifestyle and where I live :)
Good job Dan

DianeM said...

I love them all! And you framed them too...ask any seasoned cross-stitch addict & I think most of us will say we have loads of unfinished projects completely stitched but never I think my fave is the 'saltbox' one, but they are all awesome :)
Happy New Year to you too!
Smiles, DianeM

NnN said...

Hi Dan, I usually don't comment much on blogs, but love to read yours and I love the stockings sampler!! Rosie

earlene said...

I loved all of them!!!!
Happy New Year!

Farmhouse prims said...

Youor samplers are beautiful I admire your talent. Lecia

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Happy New Year Honey. I am back this morning. I wanted to show my girlfriend your beautiful samplers you have made this past year.
She is amazed like me how many in such a short time and how beautiful but I told her how you are with everything in your life so she understands now why these are as lovely as they are. Just like you

Y1M said...

Dan they all are very FAV is "SIMPLY CHRISTMAS". Happy New Year, with many Blessings to come.


bettyj said...

Beautiful work Dan. I especially like the feather tree ones. You are certainly talented. Working in Sp Ed certainly teaches us patience, flexibility, and generosity. You have all three.

Angie Berry said...

Dan, those are wonderful! Only since August?!? Wow, you are coming along beautifully! I really like the Simple Country Treasures one that I'm sure was for Kimberlee. They are all wonderful but I will have to say that my favorites are Autumn Blessings, Give Thanks, and Simply Christmas. All the frames are beautiful also. Great job!

Looking forward to following your blog this year. Gonna stay on top of it now so I can keep up with all your talent. =]

Happy New Year~

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Dan: You may not even see this but I hope you do! I love ALL of your samplers and am blown away by how many you have done since August. Of course the little pillow with "JOY" on it is my favorite..for obvious reasons! LOL I wish I had your talent. Thanks for sharing! {{HUGS}} Joy