She has stitched me in a nurses uniform, my interests are represented with a sewing machine and dressmakers dummy, a watering can for gardening, the WI symbol, the Yorkshire rose and butterflies for my love of nature. Our two dogs and two of the chickens are pictured, Helen has also included the names of all our children (two each!), our wedding date and my birthday. It’s a wonderful record of this moment in time, it’s brilliant!
She borrowed my Jo Verso ‘Picture it in Cross-stitch book to help her design it, had a few secret discussions with my OH and a panic last weekend apparently when she realised it was only a week away…she took it to Artworks to get it framed on Friday and pleaded with them to have it ready for Saturday!! I love it!
This is the third sampler she has done, the first one was when she was 8 years old, she’s a bit embarrassed by it now (being a cool 17 year old!) due to wonky lettering etc, but I think that’s all part of family treasures.
When my OH reached his 50th birthday, she wanted to make him a sampler, so I helped her design one that included the main places he has lived, he was overwhelmed when he received it and he treasures it dearly.
I am so pleased with my sampler, I shall have to find a special place to display it.