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Monday, January 26, 2015


Spent this past weekend sick and exhausted...but, spent last weekend dyeing fabric!
Linens will be posted today, and Aidas & Evenweaves tomorrow...need some better pictures of those. Details for purchasing will be provided on the site as well.

I will also continue to offer the sale night once a month with the odd pieces I come across. I already have a pile that is growing as we speak, LOL!

Here is a sneak peek at what will be available for your viewing and purchasing pleasure...Antique Lace, Vintage Buttercream, Summer Sand, and Vintage Quarry!!/dixie.samplar

Happy Stitchin'

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Ladies and Gents...DSHDF is officially a small business as of Dec 29th :-) As such, I have been able to procure massive amounts of fabric yardage in a variety of counts that will soon be dyed and offered for your purchasing pleasure. Gone are the days of sitting at your computer on Sunday evenings hoping to elbow your way into a few cuts of this delicious fabric :-) Now, you can just browse through the color options, pick a count, and place your's that simple.

As soon as I receive the bulk shipment (tomorrow or Tuesday), I will have a standard selection of 5 to 6 colors in various cuts to choose from on a regular basis. I will be offering limited edition colors for seasonal and holiday stitching...these colors will be advertised well in advance of the actual holiday, so that you will have plenty of time to order, receive, and stitch your heirloom pieces. I am hoping that this will make things easier for you, my customers...and, will help you in making your stitching decisions for future projects :-)

I will NOT be offering special orders colors...but, I will be able to offer special order cuts of standard colors for those needing large cuts for projects. These orders may involve a waiting period if my yardage is low at the time of the order.

If you are a designer or shop owner and are interested in using my fabrics in a limited edition design or class, please email me to discuss the options

I will be hosting a table at the Merchant Mall, so I hope you will stop by if you are attending :-)

Just be watching this page and/or my blog for the  official announcement that we are up and running...hopefully, by the weekend...please be patient as we grow!

Happy Stitchin'

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Santa has been berry berry good to me!!

Sweet card from Debby Berry

More Christmas Wishes from Jim Dear and Deena

An adorable surprise from Ridgely

And some delightful pom-pom trim by Dames of the Needle
Sweet Surprise gift from Pat
These precious gifts are in my studio with past treasures from dear stitchin' friends. And that pom pom trim is perfect for a Christmas design I am still working up :-)

Since we were hosting Christmas Eve for family and friends, I went out and brought this home...
New Dining Table and Carpet
It matches my existing chairs and china cabinet perfectly...well, until I find one I like better anyway, LOL!

For Christmas, my sister sent me awesome stitchin' goodies!
Awesome gift from my sister
 I love old needlework books and patterns, so when my sister saw this in a shop in Washington, DC, she made sure to grab it and gift it to me. From 1963, this is a complete set of American Needlework patterns from Simon&Shuster...the box is a little worn, but the patterns themselves are in excellent condition!!! LOVE IT!!!
The Complete Pattern Set
She also scored this pile of loose fabrics and the awesome Homespun Elegance pattern, "Primitive Landscapes"...I just love all this stitching goodness!!

My in-laws treated me to a GC from Hobby favorite place in lieu of a local needlework shop...can't wait to get in there and spend it, LOL!

Lynn gave me a bunch of wonderful goodies...

Heated lap throw
an awesome heated throw blanket to keep my legs and feet warm when I stitch, my favorite caramels and chewing gum, some notepads (I live from lists), three accessory caddies, two stitcher's stands (they arrive next week)...and, one BLANK CHECK...for any piece of furniture I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it???? That blew me away...see, Lynn is a penny-pinching, this was HUGE, people...HUUUUUUGE...LOL!

Santa finished my Christmas in big fashion, with these beauties...

Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and
The Constitution/Declaration of Independence
(some light reading material)

antique bobbins & shuttles

kid's writing desk

antique watchmaker's cabinet
storage for lace, ribbon and other trims
antique pine chest
storage for personal linen stash
BUT, the best gift of all was spending this holiday time with my loving daughter and son-in-love even surprised us and showed up from Texas!! Such a blessed year this has been.

I hope your Christmas was an extra-special one too, with lots of love and laughter!!!

Until later...happy stitchin'

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
from dixiesamplar

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun Times at Dixiesamplar High!

Been getting things finished and receiving some sweet surprises in the past weeks...thought I would share with my blogging buddies...

Finishes first...
Amelia Mae's baby blanket
Heart Knits freebie

Harvest Exchange for Edgar
"Give Thanks"~Threadwork Primitives
And my sweet Christmas surprises from some very dear bloggin' and stitchin' friends...

Sleigh ornie from Gabi...adorable :-)

Close up!!

A precious hand-stitched mitten from Barb

A "Blessing" Angel from April...who is an angel!!
It came just when I needed it :-)
What a blessing you all are to me...thank you for thinking of me!!

Well, back to work and counting the minutes until my vacation excited!!

Happy Stitchin'

Friday, December 12, 2014


We have a winner...


BloggerCatherine said...
Would love a chance ~ thanks so much!
December 1, 2014 at 7:36 PM
Congratulations Catherine...please email me to make arrangements for your giveaway!
Thank you so much for participating my stitchin' friends...wish I could give all of you a special something as you are so important to me :-)
Happy Stitchin'

Sunday, December 7, 2014


They are ready folks…stop on by and see what’s up for grabs this week!! Please make sure to include the following in your email when purchasing:


Item price and (number)

Any special postal requests

Name and mailing address

PayPal account or other billing preference


*All large pieces can be cut in half; make sure to ask when purchasing!!


If you have any questions, please email me PRIOR to purchasing J





Monday, December 1, 2014


Merry Christmastide to hether and yon!! I decorated yesterday, so I am now in the mood for a giveaway :-)
Ho~Ho~Ho Giveaway 2014
And because this year has been especially blessed for me and mine...I want to bless someone else with some wonderful Christmas/Winter goodies!!

I will be offering a hand-stitched set of goodies, my own hand-dyed fabrics, some lovely over-dyed flosses, charts from a few of our favorite designers, a sweet selection of edible treats, and a super-duper surprise...

One entry per person, and United States entries ONLY please...SADLY, due to rising postage costs and the short-time frame, I will not be able to offer this to my international friends this year...I am so sorry my dears!!

 So, if you want to gamble on a chance to win this cheerful bundle of Christmas sure to leave me a comment ON THIS POST ONLY. Entries will be accepted Dec 1st through Dec 11th at midnight (central time). I will announce the winner on Friday, Dec 12th at noon (central time).

Best of Luck!!