What better way to commemorate a milestone anniversary than with a lovely personalized sampler. Twenty years ago I said, “I Do.” In 2007, I was happy and lucky enough to be saying that I still did. A full alphabet and numeral set is included to help you customize this for your special tribute.
But because not everyone needs or wants a large anniversary sampler, I’ve reworked many of the motifs into a smaller all-occasion sampler. These motifs were given a “second chance” outside of their initial romantic setting. This sampler went through many naming iterations and was known for a long time just as that purple sampler. Because of its resemblance to oriental tiles, it flirted briefly with the French title: “Les Carrelages de l’Orient.” What ever you wish to call it, it looks fabulous done up in Carrie’s hand-dyed floss.
Stitch count for I Still Do is 300w x 380 h. It was worked in a collection of overdyed reds on 32 count Antique Ivory Belfast linen, two over two.
Stitch count for Second Chances is a more modest 250w x 196h. This one showcases 11 of Carrie’s purple hand-dyed threads on 32 count Light Mocha Belfast linen, two over two.
Carrie's Creations - Ruby, Light Raspberry, Colonial Red, Garnet x 2, Hearts On Fire x 3, Masquerade x 3, Olde Plymouth x 4, Olde Salem x 3, Olde World Red x 4, Raspberry x 2, Scarlet, Crimson, Passion
Grape, Boysenberry, Eggplant, Lavender x 2, Masquerade, Violet, Black Cherry, Concord, Deep Purple x 2, Ultra Violet, Wild Orchid x 2