August 20, 2010

L'enfer c'est les autres

The Words!

Oh where to begin to describe how much I love this embroidery... I enjoy seeing photos of embroideries in progress and I have a soft spot for sampler pieces.  But the most awesome thing, I think, is the pretty embroidered lettering in combination with the bleak quote. This cross stitch sampler piece in it's first (fabulous!) stages is stitched by Robyn Enz. The famous quote is from a play by Sartre and usually translates as "Hell is other People". In later stages Robyn added wasps and pretty flowers to the borders. If you feel inspired to make your own sampler piece, Robyn has shared some of her resources with me. Find them here and here.

5 comments:

  1. Wow that is really different. Beautiful. Cracked up at the meaning!

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  2. I'm loving the French inspiration on this blog for the past few posts. This piece is just phenomenal!

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  3. I love samplers with way-out sayings

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  4. No Exit has so many quotable quotes!

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