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Anyway, isn’t this GORGEOUS?! I was absolutely gobsmacked when I saw it. Had to have it immediately and couldn’t look up my paypal info fast enough. Absolutely couldn’t wait to send my money to the UK! You know how it is when you see something you absolutely MUST HAVE (this is not a want, this is a must HAVE); waiting is not an option. Ever. So, I ordered, and when I got home today, there it was, all 13 pages of sampler pattern just waiting for me. It is not nearly as big as it appears. The stitch count is only 237 x 232 and it measures 8.46 “ by 8.29” when stitched on 28 count fabric, which they recommend. I’ll be stitching Marianne on 32 count something, just as soon as I finish my little Farmhouse.
Marianne is brought to you by the lovely folks at Needleprint (click on Needleprint). For a mere $15 US, you can own the pattern to this beauty! The great part is that the proceeds from the sale will go to Carrow House Museum, Norwich where this is housed. Yeah! How great is that!? If you've not been to their beautiful blog, head on over - it's full of beautiful eye candy and loads of information, too!
There have only been two other samplers that when I saw them I thought “I HAVE to have that”. The first was "And They Sinnned", which Deb (click on Deb) introduced me to. The minute I laid eyes on it I knew I had to have it. I began stitching this in Feb 2006 and finished it in September of the same year. Although it was fraught with all kinds of frustrations, I enjoyed stitching it and was thrilled when I actually completed it. I stitched it on 32 count fabric so it’s a tall piece. Including the frame it measures 16 ¾” wide by 57 ½” tall.
I can’t wait to get started on beautiful Miss Marianne and will be ordering fabric ASAP but in the meantime, I will finish my Farmhouse Sampler. Here’s the progress so far:
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