This sampler won a contest put on by Just CrossStitch magazine back in 1987. So this design is 25 years old. I think it has held up well. I tore the pattern out of the magazine and aged it for 10 years before I got around to stitching it. You can see I finished mine in 1997.
I love the flower motifs of this sampler - the blue iris...
the pink peony...
and my favorite, the yellow tulip.
This piece is an anomaly in my collection in that there isn't a house in sight on this one. And while I almost always choose wood tone frames, this one had to have a nice brushed gold one.
I walk by this sampler many time during my day and this verse from Corinthians makes me smile... "the greatest of these is love".
Well I got some quality stitching time in last night while I
Have a great week! Happy stitching-