Friday, June 15, 2012

Taking it to a vote

Which of these three samplers should I reproduce next?  I need your opinion.  Leave your vote in the comments here, and whichever gets the most votes (only one vote each person, please), will be the one I work on.

These are in alphabetical order by last name (which is a very diplomatic way to list them, don't you think?)  You can click on each of the pictures to make them larger (all the better to SEE you with, my dear!)

Mary Bate 1796


VERSE:

THE human soul without Education
is like marble in the quarry which shows
none of its inherent beauties until
the skil of the polisher fethes out
the colours makes the surface shine
and discovers every ornamental cloudy
spot and vein that runs through the
body of it Education after the same
manner when it works upon the mind
draws out to view every latent virtue
and perfection which without such
helps are never able to make their
appearance
Keep such Company as you may im
prove or that may improve you and
if you or your Companions cannot
make one another better rather leave
than grow worse by them
MARY BATE
Her Work In The Year Of
Our Lord 1796 B Oct 29 83
Strait School

Eleanor Hawkesford 1838


VERSE:

Lord Jesus guide me day by day
And lead me in thyself thy ways
Preserve me from each dangerous snare
And make me thy peculiar care
Thy wisdom gracious Lord impart
And take possession of my heart
Work in me all thy sovereign will
And guide me safe to Zion's Hill
Eleanor Hawkesford
Her Work Aged 11 years 1833 
Ann Womack 1838 
 
VERSE:

Time is always moving on,
Time, we soon may say is gone,
Time, is fleeting, and we know,
Time, at last, will disappear.
Ann Womack, Aged 8 Years
1838
Voting will close June 29th in the evening.

By the way, voting for one sampler does NOT mean that I won't reproduce the other two.  I am just trying to decide ... what's next!  Thanks for your help.

126 comments:

Annette said...

I'm voting for.... hmmm...this is tough... I say Ann Womack :)

Anonymous said...

I say Eleanor Hawkesford!! Beautiful!!

Wanda

Terry P. said...

No. 1 Really like that one.

Faye said...

Whichever has the least over one... all are beautiful!

Marjorie said...

Love Ann Womack, though the others are nice as well.

Funkarella said...

My vote is for Eleanor Hawkesford!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Mary Bate is beautiful

Sandi Valpiani said...

I vote for Eleanor Hawkesford!

Daniela said...

I like Mary Bate the most!

lynda said...

I would vote for Ann Womack...I like the little dog motifs

CarolG said...

I would like Ann Womack 1838.

SharoninStitches said...

Mary Bate, please!!!

Hazel said...

Ann Womack!

Carol B. said...

Mary Bate - love the borders!!

Nancy in WI said...

Hawkesford without a doubt!

Dee Bridges said...

I especially like the verse of Ann Womack 1838. It gets my vote.

Marilyn said...

I vote for Ann Womack 1838.
I like all of the different motifs and the verse.
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

cannot decide I like them all So there now you have to do the three ::))
GIGI

Rita said...

They're all so beautiful!

I vote for Eleanor.

Terri said...

I vote for the 2nd one - Eleanor

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Ann Womack 1838 for sure!! I love the motifs and the red thread!

Sandy said...

Eleanor Hawkesford, please.

Adele said...

I vote for Eleanor Hawkesford!

Anonymous said...

Mary Bate, definitely! - Anna from Poland

edie said...

Ann Womack gets my vote! Thank you for all you and your family do for the critters.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Eleanor Hawkesford 1838

I love it but only if the colour is made more vibrant

Devon said...

wow that is a hard one no wonder you are having us vote,,I would say Ann Womack,,good luck..
Devon

Cari-in-VA said...

My vote is for Mary Bates - but I look forward to stitching all three :-)

Anonymous said...

Ann Womack 1838

i too like the dogs!

joann in tx.

Anonymous said...

I vote for Eleanor Hawkesford.
Cindy

Anonymous said...

I like Ann Womack

ChrisB said...

Ann Womack!!

Anonymous said...

Mary Bate.......please!!!

Sharon said...

Without a doubt Ann Womack please!

Merry Wind Farm said...

I vote for Ann Womack. I have never done an all red sampler, and I like how young she was.
Melinda

Melissa said...

Mary Bate please! As much as it's a lot of wording to stitch I love that border! Thanks Theresa!

Amy said...

Ann Womack, please.

diamondc said...

Ealeanor is postively beautiful.
Catherine

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Eleanor Hawkesford 1838

is my favorite!

Barbara

Zlata said...

Mary Bate! Amazing border on it!

RuthB said...

Oh it has to be Eleanor or Mary --- Ohhhh the torture of choosing. ......... Eleanor!

(Argh -- don't hate me, Mary!)

Rindy said...

I choose Eleanor Hawkesford 1838.

Anonymous said...

I vote for Ann Womack.

Anonymous said...

I like Eleanor Hawkesford.

pj said...

I vote for Ann Womack also....love it!

Anonymous said...

Hawkesford

The Scarlett House said...

Ann Womack

sylvia shenk said...

I vote for Ann Womack

Mary in TN said...

I like Ann Womack the best in verse especially.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Mary Bate gets my vote!

wranglerkate said...

Eleanor Hawkesford! What a gorgeous piece with that garland detail. I hope you chart this one first. Thanks for sharing! Kate

Lenita Virtue said...

I probably should choose the first one, inasmuch as it has my family name in it, but no--Ann Womack wins for me! Love the dogs, trees, hearts, and redwork always appeals. Such a happy sampler to speak about the end of time!

Jen said...

I vote for Ann Womack!

Stef said...

Ann Womack

Diana said...

Ann Womack is my pick!

Anonymous said...

I vote for Ann Womack. So pretty
all in red.

Missy Ann said...

Mary's. I love the verse and her fetish for borders.

bszejk said...

Tough one! But, I'll vote Mary! : D

Helen said...

Please, Ann Womack

Thanks, Helen

Theresa said...

Ann Womack - a difficult decision for sure.

Jacquie Poteete said...

Eleanor Hawkesford, please, as it's very different from most other sampler designs.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Eleanor Hawkesford

Cristina said...
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Cristina said...

I'd choose Ann Womack!

samplerlover said...

My favourite is Eleanor Hawkesford. Love the bottom section. Truly beautiful.

Mindi said...

Mary Bate, but all 3 of them are beautiful in their own way.

Erica said...

Ann is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

I like the Ann Womack sampler

Sharon said...

Ann Womack definitely!

marly said...

Ann Womack

robindefender said...

Of these three, Mary Bate, but I thought you recently acquired an adorable sampler with cats on it? That's the one I really want to see reproduced!

Lisa M said...

My vote is for Mary Bate 1796. A wonderful verse!

tarheelchris said...

I love the verse and the alphabets of Ann Womack.

Marie in TX said...

Ann Womack. Love the verse and motifs.

Ginger said...

I would vote for Ann 1st, Eleanor 2nd and Mary 3rd, with the understanding that they are all lovely.

Judy said...

I vote for Ann Womack 1838, although they all have great points of interest.
I love those little dogs, birds and trees at the bottom. And the rows of alphabets is really nice too.
Good luck!
PS...sorry about your little kitten, so sad.
Judy in Kansas

P.J. said...

Ann Womack

Kathy K said...

Mary Bate sampler - please!

Natasha said...

I love Ann Womack. The verse is a reminder to live each day to the fullest. They are all beautiful though!!

Anonymous said...

Ann Womack has my vote....Trudy

Beth said...

Eleanor for me!

Carole said...

My vote has to be for Eleanor......so elegant! But all three are wonderful.

nathalie-poppy said...

I'm voting for.... Ann Womack !!!

Anonymous said...

I love all 3 I love the verse and simplicity of Ann, but my vote has to go for the elegance of Eleanor.

Meryl in England

Plain Jane said...

I choose 'Mary Bate 1796', but I hope you will eventually do all of them! Thank you!

Kerry said...

Eleanor Hawkesford FTW! All are lovely.

Cath said...

I like Eleanor Hawkesford , the colour palette is lovely .X

Anonymous said...

Mary Bate would be wonderful!

Deb on the Cumberland Plateau said...

Ann Womack!

J Rae said...

My vote is for Mary Bate

Anonymous said...

Mary Bate's with that wonderful border........

Mary said...

Mary Bate, without a doubt! She's awesome.

Jo Ann said...

No doubt Ann Womack

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Definitely would like to stitch Eleanor Hawkesford. Lovely

Shelly said...

I like Ann Womack

natalyK said...

I love all of them but I am most interested in stitching Ann Womack.

Cindy said...

Tough choice. I like Ann Womack because of the cute brown dogs at the bottom, and they remind me of my dogs! But I like the verse on Mary Bate and the fact that it is an older sampler. Can't decide!

Rebecca said...

I like them all but Eleanor is my favorite because it is just beautifully different.

Elizabeth said...

Eleanor Hawkesford! Those motifs are so unique and pretty!

dxponhs1 said...

Oh my gosh! The border on Mary Bate is wonderful! She gets my vote.

April said...

Eleanor Hawksford is my vote!!!

Jeanne said...

Ann Womack !!! Love it !!

Anonymous said...

Eleanor Hawkesford...They are all gorgeous in their own way, but the floral swag in Eleanor's just draws me right into the verse. All winners! Enjoy the process!

Joan Wentworth said...

Since I just turned 60 years young yesterday, the verse in Ann Womack struck a chord -- she gets my vote!

Joan

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Love too much "Mary Bate"! but they are all gorgeous!
Françoise

Melissa Demas said...

I vote forEleanor's sampler. Absolutely stunning!

woolwoman said...

all beautiful but I would never stitch all that wording on the first one (shrieking in horror) and I am really attracted to Ann Womack - so that gets my vote. Mel

Anonymous said...

I vote for Ann Womack! Have loved it since way back when you first showed her to us!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

No wonder you needed help!
Ann Womack 1838

Anonymous said...

I vote for Ann Womack.

Anonymous said...

I choose Ann Womack!!!

Debbie said...

I vote for Eleanor Hawkesford please! It is so unique!

Sorry about the tiny kitten!

Debbie in Kansas

Alicia said...

I would vote for Ann Womack 1838. I think that this is my favorite out of the 3.

Blessings,
Alicia

Diane said...

I love Eleanor. She's special.

Stitching Noni said...

They are all lovely but I would vote Eleanor first then Mary & Anne a close third.

Anonymous said...

I love the Mary Bate because I am a teacher and I love the look of the sampler. Different and unusual. O will be waiting for this one whenever it comes out
!!! Love it. Jo

Ann said...

I would go for the first one = Mary Bate (verse is different than usual).
Have a nice day!
Ann

Meriem said...

je vote pour Eleanor Hawkesford 1838

merci

Denise SA said...

I prefer the Ann Womark sampler but all are nice

Tina said...

Ann Womack for me

Tina

Paula said...

Eleanor

Roxy said...

Please,please, please. Mary Bates! Please do it for ALl of uthe teacher and principal stitchers. . Education!!

Kristin said...

I would LOVE to see Mary Bate as a reproduction; am absolutely taken with that one! Good luck making the decision. : )

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...


I say Eleanor Hawkesford! But I'll take one of each!

Becky Lightsey said...

Hawkesford

Anonymous said...

I vote for Mary Bate.
So sorry to hear that you won't be at TNNA in St. Charles, MO in Aug.
I haven't been there in 3 years and am going this year and was so looking forward to seeing you.