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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happy Fall!
My Favorite Season of the Year

Hello everyone,
            My newest design, the "Norfolk Diligence" sampler, will be released in mid-October, so I thought I would give you a preview before I take it to the framer.  I've always loved Norfolk samplers and was drawn to a particular antique I found on the Antique Samplers site.  That sampler is the Mary Taylor sampler, stitched in 1734.  It is a little different than the more common Norfolk style as it is a band sampler, but I loved the border so much I thought I would design something based on the antique.  I hope you like my modern inspiration of the original.
It contains several specialty stitches, but nothing too difficult.  As usual, I stitched mine with Belle Soie, but will have a conversion to NPI and DMC with the chart.  If you are interested in purchasing the chart, contact your favorite needlework shop and they can pre-order it for you.   Here is a picture of the antique that inspired my design:
Have a wonderful fall!
                                                                                                               Yours in friendship and stitches,


  1. Another gorgeous design! I now have a whole section for Heart's Ease samplers in my stitching room and will happily add this one to it!!! Laura

  2. Thanks so much! Your kind words really mean a lot to me.

  3. Oh my goodness - I don't know how I missed this post! This design is absolutely GORGEOUS! Another MUST HAVE to add to my collection of your beautiful samplers.

  4. Every year I have a party on Jan. 1st. All my stitching friends come and we start our first BIG project of the year. I now know what my 2014 start will be. I LOVE THIS. Thank you for another fabulous design.