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,

Rosewood Basket

Hello everyone,

From the magazine Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly Spring 2015, a lovely pincushion.

Design by Nikyscreations – Rosewood Basket Pincushion.
The design is in the magazine Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly (Spring 2015).

Stitched on 40 count Flax Linen with DMC floss.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stitching,

1871 Margery Reynolds Sampler


I started this sampler in 2011.

Finally is completed.

From the magazine Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly: Fall 2o11.

1871 Margery Reynolds Sampler is reproduced by Simona B. of Mani di Donna Designs.

Stitched on 35 count Vintage Country Mocha linen.
With DMC and Weeks Dye Works threads.

This sampler have such beautiful motifs! I love the big birds!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy stitching,