All blog content and photographs are copyright © dixiesamplar (unless noted by the author); all rights reserved. Please do not copy or reproduce without permission of author. Use of the term dixiesamplar™ for the creation of other pages, groups, identities, blogs, businesses, etc. requires the prior approval of the author.
Thank you!

Sunday, September 28, 2014


*****SOLD OUT*****

Friday, September 26, 2014

Harvest Exchange 2014 Update

More exchange packages have the tab to see what everyone is receiving :-)

And I was gifted with a very special RAK today...Deb Cade sent me this lovely bunch of handmade goodies...aren't they lovely!! TY, TY, TY Deborah...I love it all :-)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Harvest Exchange, Surprises Inside, and a Pug Mug

How's that for a post title, LOL!
HARVEST EXCHANGE 2015~ Ladies and gents...we are fast approaching our mailing deadlines, so wrap/box up those goodies and get them ready to travel to their new owners :-)  Just finished mine and plan to post it by Friday! Some of you have really been on the ball and have sent yours out already...KUDOS!! Pictures of the packages that have been received can be viewed on the Harvest Exchange 2015 page...just click the tab under my blog banner to go there. I will be uploading a few more pics in just a minute.
IN OTHER NEWS: I have been so busy with the fabric dyeing business that I have not really stitched much...but, I am blessed with some awesome stitching buddies who always nudge me back to what I love most!!

Debra Lynch is one of those nudgers...and thank you, my friend, for the inspiration to get back to my Halloween stitchin'! She sent me a sweet little surprise that is just perfect for Halloween finishing...aren't these precious...tiny wishbones and keys?!

Tiny keys and wishbones for
some fun Halloween stitch!
 Once I found my urge to stitch kickin' in, I went surfing and found this sweet little Stacy Nash design...although it's not Halloween, I love the simpleness of the design :-) I'll save it for a winter stitch to be ready for Valentine's. Right now, I plan to start hitting "Jack in the Hat" by Nan Lewis, so I can catch up with my SAL buddies, Deena and April!!

"A Token of My Love"
Stacy Nash

 And, now that I have finally finished my LAST EVER commission piece, I plan to begin stitchin' ALL the things I have wanted for myself for years, LOL! But, as a last project, this one actually turned out quite cute, I think...Jane loved it, and I hope that her grand-daughter does too!

"Pug" freebie
Well, I got nothing more, so I will leave y'all to your stitchin'...until later!

Happy Stitchin'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

dixiesamplar hand~dyed fabrics

*****SOLD OUT*****
Please check back next week at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sunday, September 14, 2014


First, let me send out a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of my customers and perspective customers!! As with all new ventures, there are growing pains...and at dixiesamplar hand~dyed fabrics, we are experiencing one at present...a good day to post that is convenient for as many as possible!

Sadly, I cannot please everyone with this particular concern, so I must go with my gut...and, with my family and work demands, that... means that I will have to go back to and remain with Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm (central). I am sorry for anyone that cannot work with that timeframe due to location or prior commitments, but it is truly the only free time I have for the foreseeable future! I appreciate your consideration and support, and hope that you will continue to stop by and visit each week when a new batch is posted.
Happy Stitchin'

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fabrics are up Folks!!

They are loaded ...FINALLY!! Blogger is not cooperating this evening, so there are no photos, I'm afraid...but, the names are pretty straightforward :-)  I will keep trying to load the pics, but it is not looking promising!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Sweet Treat RAK

Deena surprised me and April with a sweet little package of Halloween treats...yummy candies (oh yes, they are gone :-), two adorable Halloween-themed ribbon trims, an awesomely spooky handstitched and handmade door hanger, and a new spooktacular Halloween design from my favorite designer..."Jack in the Hat" ~ Nan Lewis/Threadwork Primitives !!!!

Halloween Sweet Treat RAK ~ Deena
I love all of my new little treats...and am so thankful for such thoughtful and generous stitching buddies. And, to make it even more fun, the three of us are going to stitch the design as a mini SAL :-) So excited to get started...already have my threads and fabric ready to go, and am trying to come up with a unique finish for it...what to do, what to do!! Maybe a tie-on for my Longaberger Trick or Treat basket I use to give out candy on Halloween :-)

Thanks again. Deena...looking forward to our SAL kickoff tomorrow :-)

Happy Stitchin'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Harvest Exchanges are Starting to Arrive

I need to get moving...some of you are already sending your packages out, and I have only just started stitching mine!!

Deena (aka Parsley) received her sweet exchange package from Denise and shared a photo with us...stop by the "Harvest Exchange 2014" page and see the lovely goodies! Great job are a natural at exchange giving!

Please remember to send me a picture of your exchange when you receive it, so I can add it to the page.

Happy Stitchin'