This listing is for a CROSS STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished sampler.
Don’t we all love samplers with houses? I know I sure do, and it seems I never get tired of designing them either. This one has a sweet checker-board lawn, single gigantic and cheerful flower, floral border, and those timeless words, “Be it ever so Humble, there’s no place like Home”.
"Home! Sweet Home!" is a song that has remained well known for over 150 years. Adapted from American actor John Howard Payne's 1823 opera Clari. the song's melody was composed by Englishman Sir Henry Bishop with lyrics by Payne. The words are as follows:
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home; A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there, Which seek thro' the world, is ne'er met elsewhere. Home! Home! Sweet, sweet home! There's no place like home There's no place like home!
The song was reputedly banned from being played in Union Army camps during the American Civil War for being too reminiscent of hearth and home and likely to incite desertion.
Stitch Count: 134 x 109 Model stitched on Picture This Plus 28ct. Sand
Using The Gentle Art floss: 0420 Gold Leaf, 1020 Pebble, 1190 Fisherman’s Wharf, 7004 Brethren Blue, 7007 Cidermill Brown, 7061 Caramel Corn, 7080 Endive, 7082 Piney Woods
Frame by Valley House Primitives.
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.