My Beloved circa 1780
Origin and date: England, circa 1780
Linen count/finished size: 35 count, 2-1/2″x4-1/2″
Stitches: Cross, satin, lazy daisy, stem, back
Source: Private collection
This is an exact reproduction of a sentimental miniature gift sampler, the original is in the collection of Maureen Morris. It can easily be personalized for a wedding or anniversary gift by filling in the space between the verse and scene with initials and a date, as we have done on our model. The kit is supplied with silk floss, and is stitched over one and two threads of linen, with cross, counted satin, lazy daisy, counted stem, and backstitches, all clearly diagrammed in the instructions along with a separate charted alphabet and numerals for personalizing it.