Thursday, January 7, 2010


Three samplers showing the GOLD COACH that I love so much. The one above was worked by me from a D.M.C kit and the coach is worked in gold beads. I've never tried beading before but think it looks effective and I'll try anything if that coach is involved, click on the pic to get the full effect. Because of the beads there is no glass in the frame and I had to take it down from high on the wall to photograph and can now see it needs a wash and still has red dust on it from that dust storm weeks ago. Collecting and dusting should go together but I have found they rarely do.
Gold coach again and one of my favourites (I think I say that about all of them)
this was an ebay purchase and came in very bad condition. It reeked of damp,was covered in mildew and has rotted away in one corner. The dark shadow above the Abbey is mildew I couldn't remove as I didn't want to leave it soaking too long in case I was left with nothing and the surround covers the rotting corner. I hope I have saved it for another 50 years. It is a coronation sampler and the Queen can be seen sitting in the coach. All the damage was fully described when I bought it but I do like a challenge

Another Gold Coach coronation sampler, beautifully embroidered, sadly not by me and I have'nt found a frame to fit yet so it is displayed on a board. Shows the horses and coach leaving the Palace and heading to Westminster Abbey. Some samplers come, like this one did with no fabric left outside the embroidery and one I bought was the size of a tablecloth with the embroidery the size of a doiley in the middle.


  1. Hello darling, I do hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year and that 2010 turns out to be the best year of your life, followed by many more. Thanks for all your visits and sweet comments; you are a dear friend...a treasure.

    Love & Hugs

  2. Very nice work, keep it up!

  3. I don't think dusting and collecting really can go together, too much dusting equals less collecting and cross stitching time.

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