Friday, February 24, 2012

They Say It All

My Favorite Sampler Sayings and Quotes. Do you have a special favorite?

1. Seek Joy in All Things

2. Treat Yourself Well (La D Da)

3. There is Always, always, always something to be thankful for (Erica Michaels)

4. It was Enough (Free Pattern by Heartstring Samplery)

5. Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can in every place you can, and all the times you can with all the zeal you can - as long as ever you can. (Praiseworthy Stitches)

6. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil. (AAFG by Rosewood Manor)

7. Needle small with magic power. Charmer of the circling hour. May thy various uses be ever understood by me. (Examplars from the Heart) My mother used to recite this as she would mend clothing, knit or do needlework.

8. I sigh not for beauty nor languish for wealth, but grant me kind providence virtue and health. Then richer than kings and more happy than they. My days will pass swiftly and sweetly away. (C Street Samplers and Little House Needleworks)

9. No joy I covet. No riches I want. Ambition and beauty are nothing to me. The one thing I beg of good heaven to grant is a mind independent and free. (Carriage House Samplers and The Scarlett House)

10. There is an eye that never tires. A God who never sleeps. He knows the secret of each heart. A watchful eye o'er us he keeps. (La D Da)

Plus one (11). How I love the samplers of old. The wonderful stories they must hold. A name, a date, of twiming thread. Who knows the path their lives led. (ByGone Stitches)

Thank you for dropping by! Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart!

7 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice collection of sayings! It's a good group! I definitely recognize some of them from samplers I've stitched.

Peggy Lee said...

We can learn alot from samplers!
These are great.

:o)

Maggee said...

Well, now that I have read all these... making me think! I do know two 'sayings' not necessarily on samplers: "Needles and pins, needles and pins, If I can't stitch, your troubles begin" (Sunflower Seed) AND "I cannot count my day complete till needle, thread and fabric meet" (Blackbird)but I KNOW there are more... will ponder your question now... Hugs!

RuthB said...

Oh I do love this post. Samplers are a joy.

Jeanne said...

I have a few but don't record where I got them. Here they are and hope you enjoy them:

"I feed my soul...by the stitches I sew"
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"We share with all who stitched before,
And those who follow after
Birds and flowers..
Peaceful hours..
Sunshine, tears and laughter."
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"The Joy of my Heart is the Work of my Hands"

Siobhán said...

Wonderful sayings. My friend writes down sampler quotes and saves them in a little notebook.

Carolyn NC said...

Agreed!