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This design has a wonderful old alphabet that I have seen in antique samplers. I always wanted to stitch it but couldn't because there were three missing letters. Finally I worked out the missing letters so it is complete. There is a mix of DMC and Caron Threads in this sampler and I have bordered it with realistic roses. My manager Kim said "I'll never stitch all those roses..." so I have included a plain border as an alternate choice for Kim and all her friends. The Quote is "When this you see...remember me..." This will be a Butternut Road design because I think improving samplers is always a reflection of the stitchers skill.
We used -Charcoal and Royal Jewels- Caron Collection Wildflower thread
32 count Belfast Dirty Linen (2 over 2) from Zweigart or
28 count Cashel Dirty Linen (2 over 2) from Zweigart
242 x 250
15 1/6" x 15 2/3" (32 count)
17 1/4" x 17 7/8" (28 count)
Frame no. 491 CW from Larson-Juhl
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