This sampler is the first in a series of four, which have been designed to honor my Great-Grandmothers. To read more about the life of Pearl, scroll down and read yesterday's post.
I included some snapshots from her life in the cover photo, and the little doll quilt that serves as backdrop is one that Pearl made and gave to my Mama when she was young. The young woman sitting on the barrel in front of Pearl in the lower photograph is my Grandma at about 15 years old.
Included with the pattern is a complete upper and lower case alphabet so that you can customize this sampler to honor the life or death of someone you love.
There is also an instruction sheet telling you my method of inserting a photograph into the finished sampler.
Stitch Count: 226 x 134
Model stitched over-one on
Zweigart 28ct. Cream linen
which was then stained upon completion.
Using DMC flosses:
167, 221, 223, 225, 842, 926, 3100, 3790, ecru
The lovely frame is an antique.
You may purchase the pattern through my etsy shop, but if you aren't an etsy user, you can contact me directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also wait and buy from your local needlework shop. My distributors will receive their shipment early next week. If your LNS doesn't carry my designs, ask! I am still so new to the market that there are many out there who don't know about my work, and I am counting on you to help spread the word.