This listing is for a CROSS-STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished sampler.
To create this design, I studied pictures of antique samplers in my digital collection, looking for borders and bands that would suit. I also copied or adapted some bands from my blackwork band sampler “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm”, so that the pair could be displayed as a set or alternately fill the same spot in your house. I then added some key phrases from a favorite Valentine song, written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1937 for the musical Babes in Arms…
My funny valentine Sweet comic valentine You make me smile with my heart Your looks are laughable Unphotographable Yet you're my favourite work of art
Is your figure less than greek Is your mouth a little weak When you open it to speak Are you smart?
But don't change a hair for me Not if you care for me Stay little valentine stay Each day is valentines day
Stitch Count: 125 x 233 Model stitched on Picture This Plus 36ct. Sand The Gentle Art floss: 0511 Country Redwood (3 five yard skeins needed when stitched with one thread over two)
The lovely frame is an antique.
All of my patterns come with a fully detailed & professional thread chart, color photograph, & my recommendations for floss and fabric. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.