Remember Me : Cross Stitch Pattern by Heartstring Samplery

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This listing is for a CROSS STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished sampler.

I returned to one of my favorite categories of needlework to create this design… 17th century band samplers. Strong on graphic appeal, and with an emphasis on floral motifs, they are often quite symmetrical and well balanced. They also don’t repeat the alphabet over and over, which is refreshing to anyone who does much in the way of sampler stitching.

The quote, circa 1700’s is a reflection of a time when death was a frequent, familiar, and expected occurrence. Young sampler workers were directed by their teachers to stitch phrases that led them to reflect on the shortness of their lives in comparison with the length of eternity. I imagine that this was done in order to either comfort them, knowing that they had already or would soon experience the death of a loved one, or to frighten them into good behavior!

It reads:
When this you see remember me
& keep me in your mind
& be not like the wethercock
That turn at every wind+

When I am dead & laid in grave
& all my bones are rotten
By this may I remembered be+
When I should be forgotten

Stitch Count: 123 x 279

Model stitched on Weeks Dye Works 35ct. Cappuccino linen.

Using Weeks Dye Works flosses:
1108 Honeysuckle, 1193 Guacamole, 1230 Havana, 1236 Mocha,
1267 Kris’ Bon Bon, 1336 Raspberry, 2202 Bullfrog

Conversion to DMC included.

The frame is a thrift store find.

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.

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lovely sampler!
Apr 29, 2012 by A fellow maker
Apr 29, 2011 by A fellow maker

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