Christian Nimmo 1847
This sweet little sampler is very likely Scottish, as the surname “Nimmo” suggests. The reproduction is stitched on linen with cross, petit point (cross stitch over one thread of linen), straight, and counted satin stitches. Three pots of flowers are stitched at the top, above a scene with a large gray tabby cat hunkering beside a church, with a stylized shepherd and his sheep in a meadow beneath a tree. Family initials (presumably) are stitched in four places. This is a rare sampler made by a young boy. On 25 count linen the finished piece will measure approximately 11″ x 16″, and is recommended for any level of skill.