Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mary and Martha were Quaker Girls....


Here is a picture of that "Mary Busby Ackworth School Quaker Sampler," that I was searching for last week! Funny story about this one that I've found out. Needleprint has a very similar "cut" of one that they are calling "Martha Brady..." But, they don't have this "Mary Busby..." in the full cut.
You can find Mary by chasing it down through the Sampler Guild in the UK...which was kind of fun to see what they're up to in stitching. Or, you can find it through http://www.needlelace.com/Samplersandembroiderykits.html rather quickly. It's sent from the UK for 15 pounds...pay pal.
I just love the palette of colors and the way she visualized the Ackworth Sampler pattern. It's very artistic and "advanced" for her time.
Thanks to Marjo of A Southerner.... (please see her on my sidebar and go visit her!!) who helped me with this search.
I look forward to your comments. It was a happy occurrence for me this week when a regular "lurker" came out and we made friends. Turns out her parents live very close to me, and we're going to meet at our local needlepoint shop in a couple of weeks!!
Please don't just read....please leave me a comment. I really thrive on them.
Hugs, and happy stitching,
Deb

27 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh I love Mary Busby! She's a pretty one, isn't she? :D

Deb said...

Ah, the things that we'll do to hunt down a pattern, right? I love this one - great colors. I've always wanted to do one of these, but just don't know if I have the patience!

Ann's blog said...

Deb, I really like this sampler and may order it from the UK. Your blog is wonderful and I enjoy reading your posts! Ann ~ Australia

Kelly said...

Hi Deb, I love the sampler! Maybe we should sit down and stitch instead of running around South FL. Oh, what fun is that when we can be buying more... I am excited to see the big cross stitch store in Port Charlotte!! Kelly

Patti said...

I absolutely adore Mary Busby. But first I should stitch some of the zillion I already have.
Love you loads
Quenie (aka Patti xxx)

Harmien said...

Yes, I have been a it of a lurker lately... *shameful grin*... But for you and Mary Busby I'm coming out of hiding...LOL!! Two beautiful ladies...!

Siobhan said...

Good for you for finding Mary Busby! She's a beauty.

Katrina said...

Glad you found your Mary Busby!

Mayté said...

Ohh Deb, you're enabling me!!! I don't need a new quaker chart but how I resist this beautiful piece????

Stephanie said...

That sampler is just incredible, I love everything about it. What a treasure!!

samplerlover said...

Hi Deb,
I haven't see Mary Busby before. Isn't she lovely. I can see why you were on the hunt for her. - Sandra.

Marie-P said...

Love your latest find and I do look forward to seeing your progress.

Brigitte said...

Mary Busby is such a great find. I love the colours that she used for her sampler.

Von said...

So glad you found your treasure, Deb!

Hazel said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the links. xx

Anna W. said...

Love the colors on this one. As if I need anymore enabling...:-) I read your blog and am happy to leave a comment.I love some of the movies and books that you mentioned in an earlier post!

Jeanne M said...

Oh that Mary Busby is so nice! I recentliy discovered the Mary Thompson Ackworth sampler and have my eye on it. :) So many great Quakers and not enough stitching time. Hope all is well with you Deb.

Carolyn NC said...

Cool story - glad you found it!

Kajsa said...

That's a great pattern, I'm happy you found it!

Georgie said...

Hey Deb, so glad you found the pattern. She's so gorgeous!!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb.
I just wanted to tell you I wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season.

Your stitching is always lovely and I have enjoyed visiitng your blog this year. Big Hugs Judy

Cheryl said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2010!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb.

I wish you and your dear husband a Happy, and Healthy New Year. Your stitching is always lovely and I admire your skill. I now have a new computer and boy can I visit blogs now very quickly. NO more getting frozen in spots from music and what ever. vbg

I hope all is well. We have heaps of snow,don't you feel sorry for me. LOL Hugs Judy

Ellen said...

I just finished Mary Busby and hopefully will be picking her up from my framer on Friday.

Hope to get a photo posted at my blog shortly afterwards.

I hope you'll enjoy Mary B as much as I did.

sea gull lights said...

So pretty! I looks like a ton of work.

bathroom lights said...

It looks great!

Marie-P said...

Hey, Where are you???
Hope all is well!