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Sunday 18 September 2022

M.E. Sampler + Free pattern


M.E. Sampler

This colorful sampler is worked mostly in cross stitch, but with some motifs in double cross stitch, and a long cross stitch basket (?) under the main initial. It is undated, though most probably dating from the second half of the 1800’s.

Along with the classic uppercase, and lowercase alphabet and numerals, the sampler also has four decorative border strips and several little motifs which could be used for other projects too. Note the large, yellow bee (bumblebee)

I named it the M.E. sampler, because those were the prominent initials. One more reason to date and sign your needlework, imagine a collector finding your piece a hundred years from now and trying to figure out the date it was made and by whom.

With little fading, the back and the front has just as crisp colors


The pattern is available on ETSY, and the website.



Just for fun I amused myself by stitching the little flower motif on my spot sampler. 


I used:

DMC variegated  57 – pink, 

DMC variegated  94 - green

DMC solid colour 3863 -  brown.


A cute little addition to my spot sampler


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