1863 Honfleur Sampler

Hello everyone!

When trying to find a piece of linen large enough for a project I found this piece of linen with the copy of the design and the recommended threads for it.
I decided not to use the recommended colours and I opted for only a variegated red colour. And of course I decided to finally stitched it!

This design is from the magazine Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly – Summer 2011.
It is the “1863 Honfleur Sampler”, reproduced by Lorraine Mootz.
Stitched on 38 count Nacre linen with a lovely red thread by Atalie called Rouge A.

Please note that I’m not sure the brand of the linen, it can be a 38 count Sampedro linen (a portuguese linen) or a 38 count Sotema linen (a italian linen). I know for sure that I have it for more than 10 years in my stash.

I do really love this french red sampler! Look at that anchor! It is a symbol of hope!

I really miss the SANQ magazine! This issue have more two pieces that I would love to stitch!

Thank you so much for visiting!! Have a great June! Happy stitching,

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  1. A great design with a lot of great motifs.
    You did a good job stitching it, love the red color.
    I too miss that magazine!

    1. Such a wonderful magazine, for sure there are so many stitchers with the same feeling! Thank you so much, Marilyn!!! ❤

  2. What a beautiful little design in such lovely colors and linen! It’s really really pretty! I learned about SANQ after they stopped publishing but I did buy the digital version which I have enjoyed! So glad the digital version is available to us!

    1. Thank you so much, Mary! 💕 I have some paper issues and also the 1991-2015 DVD! They have some gorgeous samplers!! 😘

  3. Hi Lili. Invest in the complete SANQ collection on DVD. It’s a great Investment!

    1. Hello Rose! I do have the 1991-2015 DVD! So many pretty pieces and so many history! Thank you for stopping by! 🌸💕

  4. Love your red sampler finish, Lili–such a pretty shade! Yes, the old SANQ was a wonderful magazine and source for historical samplers–sure wish they still published it! Hope your June is off to a great start! ♥

    1. So true!!! I really miss the magazine! Thank you so much Carol!! ❤

  5. Beautiful work. That is a lovely shade of red you chose to use.

  6. Lili this is a wonderful pattern. I really love all of the different motifs and the color red pops beautifully. Lovely work as always. I’ve been out of town the past five weeks and just checking up on my blogging friends. Have a wonderful week. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  7. Lili, your comments were closed on your post before this one but I wanted you to know I thought it was gorgeous. Such soft color and pretty stitching. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

    1. Yes, my comments closed in a month… Thank you so much for your kind comments, so happy that you enjoyed so much! Big hug! 😘💗

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