Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cottage of Content...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Last June I had finished an antique reproduction sampler,
but due to other commitments, it never got released!

But today is the day...

I'm happy to reveal...

"Cottage of Content" Mary Ratcliffe 1848

Mary's sampler is completely charming throughout!

I love the impressive three story red brick house with
a pathway leading from its front door flanked by an area
 of grass which houses a trio of sheep grazing and a 
guard dog keeping watch over the flock!

There is a tall floral motif to the left and right of the
house with a rose above each which enclose the words
"Cottage of Content"

Mary's name and the date of 1848 are stitched 
across the bottom edge.  Her charming sampler is
 surrounded by a floral border.

~ stitch count 141w by 139h

~  my model was stitched on 
32ct Weeks Dye Works "Straw" linen

~ stitched with overdyed thread
  DMC alternative is provided

"Cottage of Content" now hanging among other
antique reproduction samplers in my Studio.

Mary's sampler is now available through Etsy.
 To visit the listing, please click HERE



Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.

Isaiah 26:3...kjv


Hope the new year is off to a great start for everyone!

Next week I'll be posting a update for 
"Little Wren" Handworke Club!

Until then...
happy stitching, Tammy


  1. Love this sampler, Tammy!! I just put my order in!

  2. Mary is very pretty! Have you checked to see if she is related to the other samplers that are similar to her, like Maria Foster, Nicola released one, and I know there are several others from this school. Melinda

  3. Tammy: What a beauty she is.
    Thank-you for sharing with us.


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