Linen count: 35 count
Finished size: 17-1/2″ x 18-1/2″
Stitches: Cross, counted satin.
A sampler using 18th and 19th century painted and stitched elements
This sampler was inspired by two discoveries: the verse found on an early nineteenth century American sampler, and the house, on an anonymous eighteenth century American watercolor painting. The two have been merged into a cohesive design enclosed by a four-sided stylized berry border. The six line verse is followed by an epitaph from an early eighteenth century English tombstone.
Exactly proportion’d and prettily spaced
A Sampler resembles an elegant mind
Whose passions by reason subdued and refin’d
Move only in lives of affection and duty
Reflecting a picture of order and beauty