Past Work of the PHM Artists

Road trip to the Morven Museum and Garden

Road Trip...

Sometimes you just have to put the needle down and have a girls day out...
and that is just what we did. Last week we visited the
  Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, New Jersey. 
It was the last week to view the exhibit 

In five galleries of the museum, we were able to view 151 wonderful antique samplers. 
Each one cataloged and referenced by the curators. The samplers were organized 
geographically featuring every region of the state of New Jersey. 
Samplers were also grouped by the girls academies and the instructors. 

We were very fortunate to have met Dan and Marty Campanelli two of the curators. 
They explained the huge task it was to acquire all of the needlework, 
the way the pieces were framed and even hand delivered to the museum. 
Marty showed us specific details to the samplers that linked them to a specific area or teacher. 
The "collared deer" for example was a motif used in Hunterdon County. 
The samplers also included alphabets, pictures, slogans, family birth and death records, 
the girls name, age and date it was stitched. 

Here are a few of the ones we enjoyed...
If you are interested in looking at samplers to purchase, here is a site to drool over...

Here are my two fellow stitchers who who enjoyed the day with me.
We missed the trip with a few others from PHM but were so glad we made this one...
even in the dreary, rainy, "where is spring" kind of day!

We hope you can join us again on another road trip...
who knows where it will be.

Hugs from all of us to you!

PHM 3rd Year Anniversary Giveaway

Starts January 15, 2015 at 9PM 
Winners will be drawn February 19, 2015 
You have 5 Ways to Enter:
 1. Be a Newsletter Subscriber!
 2. Post a comment on our FB Page! 
 3. Search each Artist page for a ~Winter Word~ and email all 26 words to! 
4. Follow us on Pinterest! 
5. Follow our Blog! 
Good luck!

New Offerings!

New updates on PHM! 
 So many wonderful new handmades this month!  Please stop by! 
And... if you see something sold out just email.... you never know if an artist will have time to make one for you! 

 We welcome back Betty Dekat of ~*primitivebettys* and a new artist Teresa Kogut Creative Whims
 Two very talented artists! 

Time to enter our Giveaway is running out!

Thursday evening at 9PM the gals from PHM will be offering new hand mades! You don't want to miss this one! 

If you haven't taken the time to enter our giveaway stop by and browse the pages of PHM to collect all 23 Fall words!  You can start Here and then hit the next artist button at the bottom of each page.   
 You could win one of these 7 handmades!

We are so excited to have Betty Dekat of ~*primitivebettys*~ back with us and a new talented artist Teresa Kogut of Creative Whims joining us! 

Fall Giveaway!

It's giveaway time on PHM!  
You could win one of these 7 handmades! 
 Search all the artist pages and find a Fall word appearing like this **Fall Words**
Email all 23 words to ( to enter the drawing! 
Good luck!